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The Lake Forest Swim Club is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are deductible under current IRS regulations.

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    Be the best that you can be at the Lake Forest Swim Club! With over 50 Illinois State Championship trophies and 10 Olympic team members you know your championship dream starts here.  To speak directly with a coach please call 847.735.5372

     Lake Forest Swim Club . . . the home of Champion Swimmers!

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    Miss the Mesh Bag order and still want one? No problem! Visit www.agonswim.com click "Feature" and then "Team Name" and look for Lake Forest Swim Club. You can choose to personalize your bag or or just don the LFSC logo. 

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    Friday
    Feb122016

    We're Getting Ready For The Championship Season ... Are You?

    Thursday
    Feb112016

    Order Your Championship Meet Apparel Today!

    The Championship season is fast approaching and we want all LFSC swimmers in full team uniform at each meet. This season we have a hockey-style jersey as the centerpeice of our uniform (instead of the traditional t-shirt). The jersey features our LFSC logo on the front and shoulders with the year on the back.

    An order form has been distributed in practice or you can download the form here.

    Orders must be pre-paid by check, cash, or credit card; $30/jersey. In order to have these by the Regional Championship meet all order forms with payment must be returned by Monday, February 15th.

    All LFSC swimmers can order a jersey-- not just Championship qualifiers-- and parents are encouraged to order a jersey and show your team spirit in the stands. Remember ... all orders are due by Monday, February 15th.

    Tuesday
    Feb092016

    Get Ready To Go For Your Goals At The Arlington Last Chance Meet

     Arlington Alligators Last Chance Splash

     20-21 February, 2016

     Elk Grove HS 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village Il

    The Arlington Last Chance Meet is the final regular season meet on our schedule. Whether you are reaching for a Championship Meet or going for your lifetime best performance it is time to bring a season's worth of training into focus. Entries have been submitted and you can check your list online in your member account.

    Note that the meet is at a different facility this year, Elk Grove High School. Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!

    • Timing Assignments -- all teams are generally required to time one lane throughout the meet
      • Sat AM -- 
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      • Sun AM --
      • Sun PM --
    • LFSC Warm-up Information --   positive check-in required for each session
      • Sat/Sun AM session (13/14, Sr) -- 6:40am, behind the blocks
      • Sat/Sun PM session (10&under, 11/12) -- 11:10am, behind the blocks
    • Psyche Sheets--->          Saturday        Sunday          All Days
    • Results--->          Live Results         Print Results
    Monday
    Feb082016

    Swimmer Of The meet -- Schroeder A+ Meet

    Schroeder A+ Meet

    Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Schroeder A+ Meet. It was another great LFSC team effort with many outstanding performances and Championship qualifying times!

    Be sure to visit the USA Swimming website and review your updated IMX/IMR score. The Age Group Swimmer of the Meet for each squad are listed below . . . pick up your award from Coach Michael or Coach Laurel in practice!

    Next up . . . the  Arlington Alligators Last Chance Meet . . . stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --   Elyse Jacobs

    Bronze Squad --  Mary Grace King and Colin Kingsley

    Green Squad --   Dylan Walsh and Abby Reich

    Yellow Squad -- Sidharth Jindal and Kay Perry

     Meet Landing Page (all info)

    Sunday
    Feb072016

    Swimmer Of The Meet -- PX3 February Challenge

    PX3 February Challenge

    Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the PX3 February Challenge Meet. It was another great LFSC team effort with many outstanding performances and Championship qualifying times!

    Be sure to visit the USA Swimming website and review your updated IMX/IMR score. The Age Group Swimmer of the Meet for each squad are listed below . . . pick up your award from Coach Michael or Coach Laurel in practice!

    Next up . . . the  Arlington Alligators Last Chance Meet . . . stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --   Flynn McClellan

    Bronze Squad --  Holly Doyle and George Bentley

    Green Squad --   Alexis Bentley and Zach Kutnick

    Yellow Squad -- Sidharth Jindal and Delaney Umbleby

     Meet Landing Page (all info)

    Wednesday
    Feb032016

    Our Annual Duck-A-Thon Is Set For February 18th

    Due to a LFC scheduling error we have to move the Duck-A-Thon to February 18th. Only the date has changed, all other info remains the same.

    Mark your calendar for February 18th and the 2016 LFSC Duck-A-Thon! This is our swimmer's opportunity to show their support for their team raising funds while testing their skills, endurance and toughness in a fun team environment. Need a little motivation? . . . check out the prize list on the Duck-A-Thon information packet.

    Each swimmer has up to 2 hours to complete 200 laps of the Lake Forest College Pool. Here's the schedule for the Duck-A-Thon:

    • 4:15pm   Bronze, High School Prep and Sr Squads

    • 6:00pm   Mighty Ducks, Yellow and Green Squads

    Information including a letter of explanation, prize list and receipt for tax deductible donations received has been passed out to each practice sqaud. Music and refreshments are provided and we always need a few volunteers to help count laps.

       Prize List

      Questions? Contact Karin Longeway  today.

    To make a tax deductible donation now use the "Donate" button below.

    Donate

    The Lake Forest Swim Club is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are deductible under current IRS regulations.

     

     

     

    Tuesday
    Feb022016

    Here's An Interesting Start Drill from Olympic Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo

     

     

    Tuesday
    Jan262016

    Mini Ducks Session 5 Starts Tuesday . . . Register Today

    Be "Water Smart" . . .

    The Mini Ducks helps youngsters age 5+ explore movement, increase comfort in the water, and develop solid swimming skills. The LFSC Mini Ducks teaches Water Smarts and builds your pathway to fun at the pool.

     

     

    Read more and complete registration using the links below or click here to contact Coach Laurel Liberty.

    The Mini Ducks is an advanced swim lesson for children ages 5+ who are comfortable (floating) in the water but have not mastered arm strokes and breathing in freestyle or backstroke arms and kicking. In addition these swimmers need basic "Water Smarts" and are able to use a kickboard.

    The goal of these lessons is to build on learning and listening skills, increase comfort in the water, let children explore movement, and put them on a path to joining the swim team.

    Teaching Fundamental Body Position, back stroke arms and kicking, and rhythmic freestyle side breathing are the target goals of the Mini Ducks. All swimmers must be able to independently use locker rooms and observe facility and team rules.


     Session 5 -- Feb 2 - Feb 25, 6:20- 7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

        Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Friday
    Jan152016

    Save The Date . . . 10 June 2016

    Join the fun in 2016!

    Join us in 2016 . . . Save The Date . . . 10 June 2016 at Deerpath Golf Club!

    News clipping from Forest&Bluff, September 2015

     

    Tuesday
    Jan052016

    Mighty Ducks Session 3 Starts Monday . . . Register Today

     

    Ready to swim like a Champion?

    If you said “YES!” then you are ready for our Mighty Ducks Squad. In the Mighty Ducks you will learn advanced competitive stroke skills, starts and turns. You will also participate in our “Age Group Challenge Mini Meets” to test yourself.

     

     

    We know that our current members are our best resource for recruiting new members. Please pass this on to your swimming friends or send contact information to Coach Laurel Liberty.

     


    The Mighty Ducks squad is for young swimmers (generally 5-10 yrs) who have progressed beyond basic swim lessons and would like to make further progress to our competitive team.

    Swimmers in the Mighty Ducks must be at least 5 years old, complete a skill evaluation with a LFSC coach (usually Coach Laurel), and be able to complete the following abilities:


    25 meters of freestyle with correct side breathing and arms completely out of the water

    25 meters of backstroke with horizontal body position, arms out of the water and a basic backstroke kick

      comfort in a group learning environment, basic "Water Smarts" and be able to use a kickboard

    other skills as may be necessary


    The goal of the Mighty Ducks Squad is to build on the skills of the Mini Ducks, swim lessons or other competitive team experience. Most swimmers progress to the Yellow Squad after about 18 months in the Mighty Ducks.


         Register for the Mighty Ducks

    Session 3 -- Jan 11 - Feb 24, 6:20-7:00pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

     

    Monday
    Dec212015

    Distance Duck Results . . . New LFSC and State Records!

    Extra! Extra!

    Read All About it!

    New LFSC and Illinois Records Set at the Distance Duck Meet!

     

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Distance Duck Meet last Staurday. Every swimmer recorded a new Best Time with huge time drops from the veterans. And a special THANK YOU to our meet officials Steve Good, Kate Good, Pete Reich and Eric Meier, and all volunteer timers for the event.

    Clap your hands for Colin Kingsley for his new LFSC Distance Duck record in the 11/12 Boys 1500. His time (17:41.99) was also an Illinois State and Open Age Group Record. Mary Grace King joined the record rush with a new 10&under Girls Illinois State and Open Record of 20:25.84. She just missed the Distance Duck record set by Rachel Stoehr in 2004 (20:24.56) in an un-sanctioned vent.

    "The Big Drop Award", given to swimmers who achieve the greatest time improvement, went to George Bentley and Anna Gates (1500 free), and to Thomas Holecek and Cassidy Meyer (400 free).

    The next Distance Duck Meet is set for mid-June, dates and details TBA. Check the links below for more information and results.

     

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    <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/duck/" target="_blank">Meet Landing Page</a></strong></p>
    <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.swimlfsc.info/2013N/" target="_blank">Live Results</a> <em><span style="font-size: 80%;">June 2014</span></em></strong></p>
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    Sunday
    Dec132015

    Another Duck On Fire At The Duel In The Pool!

    Former LFSC Duck Matt Grevers sets a new World Record in the 100 back!

    Sunday
    Dec132015

    US Open Record for Conor Dwyer!

    Congratulations to former LFSC swimmer Conor Dwyer! US Open Record in the 200 free!

    Sunday
    Dec132015

    The Importance Of Underwater Work On Turns

    Wow! 15 meters on every turn and the start...........fast result.

     

    Saturday
    Dec052015

    My First Meet, First Best Time

    Wednesday
    Nov252015

    LFSC Named To Host 2016 Spring Sectionals

     Speedo Sectional Championships

    10 - 13 March 2016


    RecPlex Aqua Arena, 9900 Terwall Terrace

    Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    Mark your calendar and set your swimming goals for the 2016 Spring Sectional Meet. LFSC will once again be the host for this great event. This year, as in 2012, we will host the meet in long course format, allowing top swimmers from throughout the country a chance to qualify for the US Olympic Trials. Watch for more information as it comes in.

      


     
    Wednesday
    Nov112015

    Ten Great Reasons to Support Lake Forest Swim Club

    A chill is in the air, the leaves are falling, and the Ducks have moved indoors to chase their dreams. Our 2015 Annual Fund Campaign is also underway and we are asking you to support those dreams by renewing your support of the Lake Forest Swim Club.


    To date LFSC Families and Alumni have contributed $2750 to support and enrich the LFSC experience for future generations. Please download a Donor Form and show your support today!

     

    Ten Great Reasons to Support Lake Forest Swim Club
     
     #10       The Annual Fund helps every part of the Club from providing programming to our youngest swimmers who take part in the Mini Ducks, to the laying the foundation and necessary skills for long term success with our Bronze and Senior Squads.
     
    #9        We are unique among competitive swimming teams in Illinois in that we receive no support from public funds.  Our club is a not-for-profit organization and is solely dependent upon program fees, sponsorships, advertising, and contributions from members, friends and local businesses. 
                                                                                                                                    
    #8        The Duck friends you made here are your friends forever.
     
    #7        We have over 50 IL State Champions and 10 Olympic Team Members.
     
    #6        Outstanding coaches that transform lives.
     
    #5        For over 50 years LFSC swimmers and coaches have set the highest standards for themselves and have been richly rewarded with tremendous achievement at the highest levels of American swimming.
     
    #4        Lake Forest Swim Club attracts and retains the best swimmers and coaches.
     
    #3        Because giving feels good.
     
    #2        We adhere tightly to a plan of long term athlete development.
     
    #1        The reason Lake Forest Swim Club is special and important to you.
     
    As you consider a donation to the Lake Forest Swim Club Annual Fund, think about what a gift will support —the coach who inspired you, a special program in need of funding, or additional swimmer education.
     
    Your gift will make an immediate impact.  Thank you very much for your consideration.
     
    Please make your tax deductible gift today using this download/print form or by calling 1-847-735-53721-847-735-5372.  Gifts made by credit card or online must be received by December 31st to be eligible for a 2015 tax deduction.
     
    P.S. Does your company participate in a matching gift program?  If so, you could double your donation to Lake Forest Swim Club.

    Download A Donor Form

    Donate Today
    Monday
    Nov022015

    Congratulations To Coach Laurel! OLYMPIC TEAM!!!

    BIG BREAKING NEWS!

    Coach Laurel has just been named to the 2016 USA Olympic Team as Head Manager of the Open Water Team.

    She was also the the Head Manager for the Open Water World Championship Team in 2015 (Kazan, Russia) and 2014 (Shanghai, China), Assistant Manager for the 2012 World Championship Team (Istanbul, Turkey), and Assistant Manager for the 2010 Jr Pan Pacific Games Team (Honolulu).

    This is a very big honor for Coach Laurel and our club. More news to follow as it comes in.

    USA Swimming press release

    Sunday
    Oct252015

    Coaches Do a The Mash, Too! 

     

    Saturday
    Oct242015

    Ghosts and Goblins Are Doin' The Mash