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 LFSC is proud to have the support of Wintrust Financial, the Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company, Rummel Associates Insurance, Tamarack Day Camp and Arena North America for our annual Golf Outing and other swimmer recognition programs.

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    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for June 10th!

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    Wednesday
    Jun222016

    New Team T-Shirt Orders Are Due Tomorrow!

    Click Here to download an order form ... return to Coach Laurel tomorrow in practice

    Wednesday
    Jun222016

    2016 Team Travel Meet for 13 & Older Swimmers

      Lake Forest Swim Club Team Travel Trip

    61ST Annual Eastern Invitational

    Greensboro, NC

    June 23-27, 2016

     

     

    Team Trip Eligibility All 13 and over swimmers who attend a minimum of 4 practices a week are eligible for this trip. Keep in mind that this is a minimum practice number and that 13-Over swimmers require an intense daily training commitment for progress.

    Meet Landing Page, Forms and Other Instructions

    • Air Transportation 

    6/23/16     Southwest Airline Fl #2193

                           Depart   Chicago/Midway: 6:50am

                          Arrive     Raleigh:  9:35am

                6/27/16    Southwest Airline Fl #1837

                          Depart    Raleigh: 1:45pm

                          Arrive     Chicago/Midway:  2:40pm


    Ø  Swimmers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Chicago Midway. Please arrive at the airport by 5:15am. We will go through security as a group.

     Ø  All 18 and over swimmers must have government issued photo ID for airport check-in. Other swimmers should travel with picture ID if possible.

     Ø  There is no fee for checked luggage under 50lbs with SWA.

     

    Note: Swimmers who participated in a HS spring sport need to begin meeting the attendance requirement as soon as their other sport season is completed.

    Please confirm your attendance on the meet page in Team Unify and print the permission form. Permission form and the initial deposits are Due APRIL 5, 2016. In the event of a last minute swimmer cancellation, fees will be refunded to the extent that the hotel/LFSC can accommodate.


    Pool Facility – The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) is a state-of-the-art facility featuring leading edge concepts in aquatic design.

     

    Air Transportation  

    Southwest Airline Fl #2193

    6/23/16            Depart   Chicago/Midway: 6:50am

    Arrive     Raleigh:  9:35am

     

    Southwest Airline Fl #1837

    6/27/16            Depart    Raleigh: 1:45pm

    Arrive     Chicago/Midway:  2:40pm

     

    Ø  Swimmers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Chicago Midway. Please arrive at the airport by 5:15am. We will go through security as a group.

     

    Ø  All 18 and over swimmers must have government issued photo ID for airport check-in. Other swimmers should travel with picture ID if possible.

     

    Ø  There is no fee for checked luggage under 50lbs with SWA.

    Wednesday
    Jun222016

    South Eastern Aquatics Meet Update

     

     

    South Eastern Aquatics Summer Sizzler

    June 24-25, 2016

     

    Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

     

    Be sure to check back regularly for new information.

    • Team Timing Assignments
      • We have not been asked to time at this meet at this time.
    • LFSC Warm-up Information
      • Friday AM Session        (10 & under, 11/12)     7:40am
      • Friday PM Session        (13/14, Senior)          12:15pm
      • Saturday AM Session   (10 & under, 11/12)     7:40am
      • Saturday PM Session   (13/14, Senior)            1:15pm
    • Officials
    • Results--->   Live Results       Print Results 
    Monday
    Jun132016

    SwimFest Update #2, Draft Results and Files

     

     LFSC SwimFest 2016

      June 11-12, 2016

     Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

    Thank you for attending our meet this weekend past.There was lots of fast swimming and we are always very happy to see first timers in the 400 and 800 free get a chance to test themselves. Thank you also to your team and parents for graciously helping with the timing chores.

    The meet Results file, Backup file, and Results in PDF are available using the links above. These are in draft mode, we will send to Wisconsin Swimming on Wednesday for upload and posting to the WSI website. If you have any questions or note any problems PLEASE let us know immediately so we can check and correct if necessary. If you have outstanding entry fees expect an invoice in the mail this week.

    Our next competition is the LFSC Monster Mash, 22-23 October, at the RecPlex.This is a great meet ... single session, two pools, your entire team together to start the season. We will have information and reservation forms available soon, all teams in the SwimFest can expect an invite.

    Again, thanks for coming and good luck through the rest of the season.

     

    Contact us at lfscentries@sbcglobal.net with questions or if you need further assistance.

     

    Monday
    Jun132016

    Swimmer Of The Meet -- LFSC SwimFest

    LFSC SwimFest

    Swimmer of the Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the LFSC SwimFest. It's great fun to see how much our swimmers improve from the previous season and this meet was no exception.

    Be sure to visit the USA Swimming website and review your updated IMX/IMR score. The 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 Greensboro Summer Sizzler and the SEA Sizzler,  June 23-26 ... stay tuned for results!

    Senior Sqaud --  Nathan Gates and Sofia Vazquez

    Bronze Squad --  Colin Jette and Sophia Phoeniix

    Green Squad --   Sidharth Jindal and Cassidy Meyer

    Yellow Squad --   Clayton Reich and Delaney Umbleby 

    Tuesday
    Jun072016

    What’s Up DUCKS???

    What’s Up DUCKS???

    The summer long course season is always jam-packed and over before you know it. It's also a challenge to keep up with LFSC competitions, events and activities.

    Our schedules are always subject to change due to changes with LFC or LBPD schedules so check-in regularly on the Club Calendar for updates or changes.

    Click Here to download and print a copy of this information

    We've become a little more adept at using social media and can also find us on Facebook and Twitter (@swimlfsc).

     

    Warrior Wednesdays! -  a new tradition. For the past few years all swimmers at LFSC attend Wednesday morning practices as Lake Bluff and test themselves in the pool followed by breakfast on deck. Don’t miss these they are sure to make you a little tougher and a lot faster!

    June 8 – Team Photo … CHEESE!!!! Put on your green jersey or a green LFSC t-shirt and join us at the Lake Bluff pool for our team photo. We will have a few green t-shirts on hand for purchase ($15) if you need one … sorry, no hockey jerseys left!

    June 10 – LFSC 3rd Annual Golf Outing at Deerpath Golf Club. This is great fun and we hope to see all of our adult members on the course or in the 19th Hole! And if you don’t golf but you want to be on the course, we need several volunteers to help us get the event started.

    June 11-12SwimFest …  This is the second meet that we host during the summer. It is looking to be a fast event as we head into Olympic Trials this summer. We will also need our awesome parent volunteers on hand to help out!

    July 4Lake Bluff 4th Of July Parade …  this year marks our first appearance in the annual LB Parade. We hope to see everyone lined up and showing off their MIGHTY DUCKS TEAM SPIRIT!

    July 11 – The Last Gold! …  LFSC is hosting this World Premiere Movie screening at the Showplace 8 in Vernon Hills, 7:30pm. The Last Gold is the story of our 1976 women’s Olympic team and the challenges they faced in East German doping scandal at the Games.

    July 14 – “Take your Mark to RIO” … Lake Forest Swim Club Summer Club Invitational, 4:45pm at the College. Join LFSC for this exciting event! This meet is designed for swimmers ages 12& under that are currently swimming with a summer club team.

    July 19 -  Fun At The Beach relaxing family fun at the North Shelter of Lake Bluff Beach, 4:00-9:00pm. More information will be available soon; for now, Save The Date and get ready for food, games and sand in your suit!

     July 1st -  Short Course Season Registration Opens … July 1st is our target date … stay tuned for more information.

    Other upcoming competitions … it is very important to go to swim meets in order to test yourself and qualify for championship meets! Don’t miss out on the swim meet fun this summer. Check the Events tab on our website to find more information about any meet. Information is posted as quickly as possible … check regularly for updates.

    June 23-27Greensboro Team Travel Meet … we head to Greensboro, NC, with our Sr swimmers for some great competition in a great pool. Watch the website and pay attention in practice for the latest info!

    June 23-24 – Central Zone Open Water Meet at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie. Check with Coach Michael for more information or click here to register.

    June 24-25 – SEA Summer Sizzler at the RecPlex . This meet is for all age group swimmers ages 12 & under AND any Senior swimmers not traveling to Greensboro. Entries are still being accepted, contact Coach Laurel to enter.

    July 8-10 – PX3 Summer Sizzler at the RecPlex. Same name, same place, different races! All swimmers in all squads should be entered in this meet. (Maybe next year they can be a bit more creative!?!) Entries are still being accepted, contact Coach Laurel to enter.

    Championship Meets …

    July 21-24Speedo Sectionals @ Brown Deer, WI

    July 22-24 – ISI Regionals @ Niles North HS, Skokie

    July 24-28 – ISI Age Group Championships @ Pleasant Prairie, WI

    July 4-7 – USA Swimming Futures Championships @ Austin, TX

    July 4-7 – ISI Senior Championships @ UIC


    Important Contact Information

    LFSC General Club Contact Info

    lfsc@sbcglobal.net

    (847) 735-5372

    Coach Maureen Sheehan

    coachmosheehan@sbcglobal.net

    Coach Michael Lawrence

    coachmdl@sbcglobal.net

    Coach Laurel Liberty

    coachlaurel@sbcglobal.net

     

    Coaches are generally available in the office 10:00-12:00pm Monday-Thursday. We make every effort to respond to messages within 48 hours, your patience is appreciated.

    Sunday
    Jun052016

    First Timers Were Great and A New Record

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their efforts and success at the Distance Duck Meet. We had 6 first-timers in the 1500, 100% Best Times in the 400 and 89% Best Times in the 1500.

    Meet Landing Page

    Live Results Online

    Colin Kingsley broke his own Distance Duck record in the 1500 with a time of 17:40.90. That time is also under his Illinois State Record but is an un-official record as the meet was not a sanctioned event.

    Big Drop Awards (greatest time drop) go to Isabella Piatek and Colin Kingsley in the 1500, Cassidy Meyer and Clayton Reich in the 400. Be sure to pick up your award in practice.

    First Timer 1500 recognition goes out to Connor Boyle, Abby Reich, Dylan Walsh, Ben Longeway, Win Thuente and Katie Meier. And ... Audrey Zimmerman, Aliah Levinson and Cassidy Meyer each posted times in the 400 that make them eligible for the 1500 free next December!

    Congratulations to all!

    Wednesday
    Jun012016

    How To Be A Champion! Like Conor Dwyer!

     

     

    Wednesday
    May182016

    Keep Your Swimming On Track Right Into Summer!


    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.

    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.

    All Mini Ducks must be water safe and able to use a kickboard (provided).


    Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 3 -- May 31 - 6/23, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 28 - July 21, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

       Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mini Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.

    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, demonstrating 25 meters of freestyle and backstroke, comfort in a group learning environment, basic water safety and use a kickboard.


    Register for the Mighty Ducks

    Session 2 -- June 1 - July 18, 5:45 - 6:30pm @ Lake Forest College

     

      

    Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mighty Ducks Landing Page for detailed information and to register online.

    Wednesday
    May042016

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee


    Don't miss out on the fun . . . click to register now!


    It's shaping up to be another great event! Our 3rd Annual LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 10th, at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Festivities start at 1:00pm with a 19th Hole Reception immediately following.

    Even if you think golf is a good walk spoiled, we still want you to join us and keep the party going at the 19th Hole Reception featuring entertainment, cash bar, appetizers, awards, silent auction, and camaraderie with colleagues and friends.

     

    And for those on the course . . . our Hole In One contest is sponsored by Knauz Motors! That's right, a perfect tee shot puts you in a new car! Now that's a return on investment.


    So mark your calendar, hit the online registration link and warmup those clubs, we can't wait to see you on the course.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals and businesses including Presenting Sponsors, Contest Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Family & Friends Sponsors are still available.


    Contact Coach Mo for more information about sponsorship opportunities

    The LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing Is On The Tee


    Don't miss out on the fun . . . click to register now!


    It's shaping up to be another great event! Our 3rd Annual LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 10th, at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Festivities start at 1:00pm with a 19th Hole Reception immediately following.

    Even if you think golf is a good walk spoiled, we still want you to join us and keep the party going at the 19th Hole Reception featuring entertainment, cash bar, appetizers, awards, silent auction, and camaraderie with colleagues and friends.

    And for those on the course . . . our Hole In One contest is sponsored by Knauz Motors! That's right, a perfect tee shot puts you in a new car! Now that's a return on investment.

    So mark your calendar, hit the online registration link and warmup those clubs, we can't wait to see you on the course.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals and businesses including Presenting Sponsors, Contest Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Family & Friends Sponsors are still available.


    Contact Coach Mo for more information about sponsorship opportunities

    Tuesday
    Apr262016

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic Results

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    April 30 - May 1, 2016

     

    Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI   53158

     

    Thank you to all of the teams that competed in the 38th Annual Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic this past weekend. Below are several post-meet files in draft form. On Wednesday we will submit the files to Wisconsin Swimming for upload to SWIMS. If you note any problems please contact us immediately and we will review and correct if required.

    Contact us at  lfscentries@sbcglobal.net information about this meet and any future Lake Forest Swim Club events.  Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!

     

    Friday
    Feb122016

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

    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

     

    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="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
    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