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It's shaping up to be another great event! Our 2nd Annual LFSC Wintrust Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 12th, at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. Festivities start at 1:00pm with a 19th Hole Reception immediately following.
We are very excited to announce two major "upgrades" from our inaugural event. A 60 minute “Happy Hour Golf Clinic” is set for 4:30pm at the clubhouse. This is the perfect way for our non-golfing friends to enjoy a short lesson, appetizers and beverages prior to the 19th Hole Reception.
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.
Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic
Another big to every team, coach, official and volunteer who made the meet such a success.
Final results and other files as submitted to Wisconsin Swimming for upload into SWIMS can be found using the links below. Mark your calendar for our upcoming competitions at the RecPlex in 2015 and 2016: LFSC SwimFest 13-14 June, Monster Mash 24-25 October, Windy City Open 9-10 January 2016.
Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about LFSC or any of our upcoming events.
Daniel Jaekel Friendship Classic
Swimmer of the Meet
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Daniel Jaekel Classic. It was another great LFSC team effort with many new outstanding performances!
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 PX3 Invite, 29-31 May, at the RecPlex!
Overall Team -- Dylan Walsh and Abby Reich
Senior Sqaud -- Wyatt Foss and Elyse Jacobs
Bronze Squad -- Thomas Dupont and Holly Doyle
Green Squad -- Saige Joseph and Ben Longeway
Yellow Squad -- Cassidy Meyer and Connor Boyle
Meet Landing Page (all info)
Congratulations to Caroline Good (New Trier HS, Merchant Marine Academy), Summer Hemesath (Vernon Hills HS, Butler University) and Kalla Sturonas (Libertyville HS, Wooster College).
Congratulations are in order to Coach Laurel, new Masters National Champ in the 1000 freestyle. The pic above was taken in the 100 fly, a race she placed 4th in. Coach Laurel will be in San Antonio through the weekend racing in the Nationals. Go, Coach!
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.
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!
2015 Long Course
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.
- 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
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.
LFSC intrasquad meets for swimmers in the Mighty Ducks and Yellow Squads. Held the first Wednesday of each month during regular practice time.
April 26, 2015, Lake Forest College, Intra-squad. Our traditional season first splash followed by Family Fun Day and Sr Recognition.
May, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex
PX-3 Sunshine Invite
May 29-31, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex
June 6, 2015, Lake Forest College, Intra-squad
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
July 10-12, 2015, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex
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
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
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
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!
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!
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.
Please check with your squad coach if you are unsure as to whether your should enter the meet.