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Click the Family Login button below to login to your established family account.

Click the Online Registration button to register for the team using our online registration process.

Our new online club calendar is filled up and ready for viewing. Click the calendar icon to find the new Club Calendar. At the top of the calendar you will see a drop-down box labeled "Pick a Calendar:"; simply click and select the practice squad you are looking for.

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LFSC Fundraising, Sponsorships and Advertising


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

LFSC is proud to have the support of Wintrust Financial, the Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company, Rummel Associates Insurance, and L3 Capital/Market Square for our annual Golf Outing and other swimmer recognition programs.

The LFSC Mini Ducks program is currently seeking a sponsor. If you or your business would like to sponsor the Mini Ducks please contact Coach Michael Lawrence.

LFSC team apparel and equipment is available at Kiddles Sporting Goods in Lake Forest.

For information about sponsoring one of our events or programs, or to advertise in one of our club communications please contact Coach Michael Lawrence.

Calendar and Events

Next up . . . the Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic, May 2-3, hosted by LFSC at the RecPlex.

Your help running this meet is greatly appreciated . . . please sign up today.

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    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic -- Update #2, Psyche Sheet and Warmup Times


    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    May 2-3, 2015



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

    The psyche sheet for the 37th Annual Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic is included below as Version 1. Please send any corrections to Entries are now closed and we will not be able to accept any new entries; we will accept corrections through noon but no time updates for heat limited events, please.

    Update #1 had an incorrect warmup time for the morning sessions. This has been corrected below.

    Teams entered in the meet this year include Academy Bullets, Alligator Aquatics, LFSC, McHenry Marlins, Scott County Dragons, Barrington Swim Club, Byron Tiger Sharks, Vernon Hills Turtles, Sun Prarie Storm, Waterloo Swim Club, Baraboo Area Makos, Badger Aquatics Club, South Central Swim Team, Elmbrook Swim Club, West Bend Swim Club and Flying Fish.

    Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information about the meet.

    Here are a few details to note:

    ***     In order to manage the timeline heat limitations will be necessary as follows: Sr 200 IM -- 60 swimmers, Sr 800 FR -- 30 swimmers, 12&under 200 IM and 400 FR -- 30 swimmers. We do not limit the 400 IM as that event is more difficult to find racing opportunities for and the 200 IM is typically offered at every meet. We will make refunds to all swimmers who do not make the "cut" but we cannot make switches to other events as that negates the affect limitations have on the timeline.

    ***     All events in the Sr session will be Positive Check In; all events in the Age Group session, with the exception of those limited, will be Pre-Seeded.

    ***     The current timeline projections with Heat Limitations imposed are (hr:min) Sat AM - 4:15/Sat PM - 4:10 and Sun AM - 4:35/Sun PM - 3:45.

    ***     We will reconcile all entry fees and surcharges due after all corrections are made on Monday. Note: the RecPlex has a new $4 per swimmer surcharge effective this season, as in the meet information. The original entry file did not include this surcharge properly as $7 ($3 to Wisconsin Swimming + $4 to the RecPlex). Our apologies for any resultant confusion.

    We look forward to seeing everyone soon for some early season racing!

    • Psyche Sheets
      • Psyche Sheets are included with the price of admission! Please remember to download and print a copy prior to the meet.
    • Warm-up Information
      • Sat     Session 1 -- 8:00am     Session 2 -- 1:00pm
      • Sun    Session 3 -- 8:00am     Session 4 -- 1:00pm
      • Session 2 warm-up times are a non-binding estimate, 60 min warmup period is scheduled.
      • Meet start time for Sessions 1 & 3 -- 9:00am
    • Officials   Volunteer officials are always need at swim meets! Contact Bob Edwards, Meet Referee, to volunteer to serve as an official . . . or Phone: 847-436-3712847-436-3712.
    • LFSC Volunteers
      • All LFSC families with a swimmer in the Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic are required to provide at least one worker for each each session in which their child swims by working the full session in which their child is participating. If you have two or more swimmers competing, please provide two workers.

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    A Little Racin' To Start The Season

    Short Course Meter Challenge


    Family Fun Day

    April 26, 2015

    Lake Forest College Sports and Recreation Center

    Get the season started off right at our annual season opener for all swimmers in the Yellow, Green, Bronze and Senior squads. Just five events (duh!) and you're done. After the meet we will celebrate the start of the summer season with our annual Family Fun Day.

    This is the fun way to start a new season. Be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!


    Date           Sunday, April 26th

    Warm-up    8:00am. We will start the meet as quickly as possible.

    Finish         We will finish the meet around 11:30am

    Family Fun  Immediately after the meet!

    Timers        Volunteer timers will be needed.

    Entries      Login to your LFSC account to check entries OR click the Live Results link.

    Live Results

    Meet Landing Page



    Save The Date For Fun On The Links!



    Don't miss out on the fun . . . Save The Date!


    Online Registration        Sponsorship        Press Release


    Five Things Fast Swimmers Understand

    Here are 5 of the things that fast swimmers and swammers understand:

    1. The power of routine.
    2. The need for purpose.
    3. The need for patience.
    4. The formula for success is simple. (But not easy.)
    5. The necessity of failure.

    Read the complete article here.


    Coach Laurel Heads Back To The World Championships!

    Congratulations to Coach Laurel, named today to the USA Swimming World Championship Team as Manager of the Open Water team.

    The World Championships will be held in Kazan, Russia, in late July. This is Coach Laurel's third World Championship appointment and second Open Water assignment. The team heads to Bled, Slovenia, for a training camp prior to the competition in Kazan.

    Pretty exciting! Congratulations and Good Luck, Coach Laurel!


    First Swim!

    We had a fantastic short course season and now it's time for an equally FANTASTIC long course season. Tonight is the first day for all Mighty Ducks, Yellow, Green, Bronze and Senior Squad swimmers.
    As you have no doubt noticed we are re-tooling our website and have added a new online registration and payment platform, the current industry standard, Team Unify. We are in a pretty serious learning mode with the new season-- 25 years with our "old" system builds habits hard to break-- and we need everyone's patience as we bring our operations up to speed.
    We are maintaining the current website homepage as it provides better advertising, news reporting and branding capabilities. The services provided on the new website are available for viewing but require login for specific things like Meet sign-up, Membership registration and Invoice payment. The upcoming Season Starter meeting on Wednesday, April 8th, will include a "How To Use The New Website" led by Coach Laurel.
    Please familiarize yourself with some of the new features. Be sure to create a Family Account and Register for the new season prior to practice. There is a special registration process for the Mini Ducks and Mighty Ducks using the links below (there's a long technical explanation!). For current and new Members the registration link is below.

    It's going to be a GREAT season . . . see you tonight!


    Practice, Practice, RACE!!!


    2015 Long Course

    Meet Schedule

    Entering meets can be a confusing process, especially when you are new to the team. The simple and most important piece of information is this: meets are entered as much as 6-8 weeks in advance of the meet. This requires a lot of pre-planning and an organized approach to entering each meet.

    After the season meet schedule is determined and posted to our website, each swimmer authorizes the coaches to enter them in a meet by "committing" to the meet. To commit to a meet simply login to your family Account and click the Events tab. The process is fairly intuitive, just follow the links and selection choices for each meet.

    Important Notes:

    • To change your commitment prior to the posted Entry deadline login and edit from the Events tab.
    • To change your commitment after the posted Entry deadline please use the Meet Schedule Change Form ($10 change fee applies).
    • Wisconsin meets (except LFSC hosted events) require a $40 reservation fee from each swimmer prior to entering the meet.


    2015 Long Course Meets

    Illinois Masters State Meet

    April 10-12, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex. LFSC has once again partnered with the Libertyville masters (Coach Laurel's team) to host the Masters State Championships. Not ready to Take Your Mark? . . . volunteer to help using the SignUp Genius button on the homepage.

    Age Group Challenge Meets

    LFSC intrasquad meets for swimmers in the Mighty Ducks and Yellow Squads. Held the first Wednesday of each month during regular practice time.

    Short Course Meter Challenge

    April 26, 2015, Lake Forest College, Intra-squad. Our traditional season first splash followed by Family Fun Day and Sr Recognition.

    Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic

    May, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    PX-3 Sunshine Invite

    May 29-31, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    LFSC Distance Duck Meet

    June 6, 2015, Lake Forest College, Intra-squad

    LFSC SwimFest

    June 13-14, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    Georgia Tech Sizzlin' Invite

    June 18-21, 2015, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA

    Central Zone Open Water Championships

    June 26, 2015, Pleasant Prairie, WI

    PX-3 Invite

    July 10-12, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

    Championship Meets

    All swimmers qualifying for championship meets are expected to participate and will be automatically entered. Swimmers qualifying for more than one championship meet will work with their squad coach to determine their schedule. Information about championship meets will be posted and/or distributed as it is available.

    Illinois Regional Championships

    July 17-19, 2015, Mundelein

    Illinois Age Group (JO) Championships

    July 23-26, 2015, Pleasant Prairie, WI

    Illinois Sr Championships

    July 30-Aug 2, 2015, University of Chicago

    Central Zone Championships

    July 31-Aug 2, 2015, Topeka, KS

    US Jr National Championships

    July 30-Aug 3, 2015, San Antonio, TX

    US National Championships

    Aug 6-10, 2015, San Antonio, TX


    BIG Fun With The Mini Ducks

    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 to be water safe and 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.


      Register for The Mini Ducks

    Session 1 -- April 7 - 30, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- May 5 - 28, 5:30 - 6:10pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 3 -- June 2 - 25, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 4 -- June 30 - July 23, 5:00 - 5:40pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mini Ducks Landing Page for detailed information.


    It's Time To Be A Mighty Duck!

    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 safety 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 1 -- April 6 - May 29, 5:30 - 6:15pm @ Lake Forest College

    Session 2 -- June 1 - July 23, 5:45 - 6:30pm @ Lake Forest College

      Contact Coach Laurel Liberty

    Visit the Mighty Ducks Landing Page for detailed information.


    Online Registration For The Long Course Season Is Open


    Online registration for the 2015 Long Course season is now open. Just click the button (top right  ) to join the fun. Grab your suit, cap and goggles and head to the pool this summer with LFSC.


    New to the team? Sign up for an Evaluation with Coach Laurel Liberty! today.


    All New Swimmer Evaluations are held at Lake Forest College, times/dates below.

    April 6   5:30pm   *   April 7   5:30pm


    Duck Power! New State Record Holder!

    Congratulations to our new Illinois State Record holder, Zeynep Kivanc.

    Competing in short course meters format at the Turkish Nationals in December, Z set the following new 15/16 age group records:

              100 back   1:04.46

              200 back   2:16.45

              200 IM      2:20.89

    Congratulations, Z!



    Fast Start In Orlando

    Dylan Boyd got off to a great start at the NCSA Jr Championships in Orlando. Swimming in an early heat of the 500 free Dylan blasted to a new Best Time of 4:37.89. In his first post-season competition Dylan showed textbook splitting, out in 53.0/home in 53.9.

    The meet continues through Saturday with Dylan set to race the 200 free, 50/100/200 fly.

    Keep it up, Dylan!


    Here's A Cure For The Summertime Blues!

    LFSC SwimFest 2015

      June 13-14, 2014

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


    Join us for a weekend of great swimming at the Midwest's premier competition venue. Our unique fast-paced meet format encourages spectator involvement and fast swimming.

    We had a great field in 2014 with swimmers from California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin competing in the meet. Join us for a weekend of FAST FAST FAST swimming and be sure to check the LFSC website regularly for updated information!



    Announcing . . . LFSC Long Course Team Travel Meet!

     Southern Crest Sizzlin Summer Invite

    19-21 June 2015

    Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA

    Get ready for a special trip to Atlanta for the Southern Crest Sizzlin Summer Invite! The meet will be held at Georgia Tech University, site of the 1996 Olympic Games.

    Click this link for more information and to make your deposit. The information flyer and required permission form are available here.

    Please check with your squad coach if you are unsure as to whether your should enter the meet.


    Look What Rachel Stoehr Found . . . 

    hanging on the walls in Lawrence, Kansas.


    Home For The Holidays


    On Sundays We Swim With Olympians!

    Yeah, we do!

    What a great day with Olympic Gold Medalist Conor Dwyer dropping to pass on tips drills to teammates.

    "It brings back a lot of memories to be back at my home club," Conor reminisced. "I swam a lot of laps in those lanes.

    "At least fifty percent of what got me to the 2012 Olympics happened at the Lake Forest Swim Club with Coach Mo, Michael and Laurel.

    "It's good to see the tradition of hard work and dedication still going strong. Take pride wearing that Duck on the side of your cap."

    More to follow! You can send pictures and thought about the day to Coach Michael. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures (you will be prompted to login to your Facebook account).


    A World Famous Duck Goes Around The World

    Hey, Ducks, Coach Michael here!

    Actually I'm about 7,000 miles away in Dubai which is in the United Arab Emirates. I will be here for a few days teaching coaches from this part of the world how to be better coaches.


    It takes a long time to get here and sleeping on a plane is not easy. I adjust pretty well to travel and take lots of naps so I can get on local time quicker. I always try to make do things to make things like home so the first thing I did? Order pizza! It was pretty good, check out the picture . . . and notice it's add your own tomato sauce (Heinz ketchup!).

    This morning I woke up and went exploring after breakfast. My hotel is in a kinda crazy area, vacant lots then a skyscraper. There's a 3 lane each direction highway out front with a 25 meter median between. It's a bit windy and the sand blows pretty steadily. There is a grocery store next door and I got LOTS of water. It's about 90 during the day and 75 at night. My driver said I'm lucky to be here during the cold season!

    I walked to a BIG shopping mall-- Sahara Centre-- and wandered around. I got there before they opened but was able to go for about a 3mile exercise walk, just like in States. It was 5-6 stories and about 2 football fields long, 1 field wide. It had a full amusement park on the 3rd level! Crazy shopping and the biggest food court I've ever seen.

    Tonight I went for a swim in the rooftop pool which was pretty fun but closed at 10pm. twenty laps . . . yep, perfect stroke.

    Then at 10:40 the fire alarm went off! They called and told me to stay in my room wait til they called again. Yikes!!! The alarm was piercing and my ears are still ringing.

    Keep up the good work in practice and I'll bring you more news and pictures soon.


    How To Reach Your Goals . . . 

    Coach Mo likes to say "You eat an elephant one bite at a time" when talking about going for your goals. Well one little girl got it right . . . and tried to eat a WHALE! And here's what happened . . .

    ~~ Melinda Mae, by Shel Silverstein


    Eadie Wetzel is an LFSC alum in need of our prayers

    Cards and notes are welcome! Whit and Casey (sons) request messages to Eadie be upbeat, full of love and good wishes. Please honor their wishes by refraining from writing expressions of sadness or sorrow.

    Send your mail to:

    Eadie Wetzel Davis
    c/o Casey Hansen
    377 Rector Place, Apt 18D
    New York, NY 10280

    On behalf of Eadie Wetzel Davis and her family, thank you for sharing her story and for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.

    More on Eadie here