Membership in the Lake Forest Swim Club is open to young people of all ages and abilities. Click the links in the Navigation area (right) for more information about any LFSC program. To speak directly with a coach please call 847.735.5372
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.
Volunteer today to help at the Monster Mash Meet, October 25-26!
Get ready for scary fast swimming at the Monster Mash Meet!
Monster Mash Meet
October 25-26, 2014
See you in January for the 2015 Windy City Open, 10-11 January, at the RecPlex!
- Print Results (2014)
- Meet Manager Back-up File (2014)
- Team Manager Results File (2014)
LFSC Monster Mash Meet
Swimmer of the Meet
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Monster Mash. 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 Welcome To Winter Meet, 14-16 November, at the RecPlex!
Overall Team -- Zach Holecek and Jessica Gitzinger
Senior Sqaud -- Wyatt Foss
Bronze Squad -- Nathan Gates and Isabella Lewin
Green Squad -- Thomas Dupont and Cleo Meyer
Yellow Squad -- Connor Boyle and Marissa Gitizinger
Meet Landing Page (all info)
Nathan Gates and family traveled to Tempe for the Soma Lifetime Triathlon this past weekend.
Nathan was second out of the water in the men's division with a time of 31:13 for 1.2 miles!!!
More to follow, stay tuned.
The 2013-2014 Illinois Swimming Long Course rankings are out and LFSC was well represented by Colin Kingsley, Dylan Boyd, Pat King and Zeynep Kivanc. Congratulations to all . . . see the summary below.
Colin -- (10 & under) 50 free (30.94, 4th), 100 free (1:08.28, 3rd), 400 free (4:54.53, 1st), 100 breast (1:31.42, 8th), 50 fly (34.25, 5th), 100 fly (1:17.62, 6th)
Colin-- (11 year old) 50 free (30.29, 9th), 100 free (1:05.56, 7th), 200 free (2:18.30, 3rd), 400 free (4:47.36, 1st), 800 free (9:56.44, 1st), 1500 free (19:14.35, 1st), 200 breast (3:16.22, 9th), 200 IM (2:45.28, 10th)
Dylan-- (15 year old) 500free (25.75, 8th), 200 free (1:58.08, 1st), 400 free (4:12.58, 3rd), 800 free (9:06.14, 8th), 100 fly (58.76, 4th), 200 fly (2:14.51, 5th), 400 IM (4:59.33, 10th)
Pat-- (18 year old) 200 fly (2:09.03, 3rd)
Zeynep-- (16 year old) 200 free (2:09.70, 6th), 100 back (1:05.68, 2nd), 200 back (2:20.50, 3rd), 200 IM (2:23.38, 2nd)
Use the links below to complete registration or ask a question. Mark your calendar with the important dates . . . see you poolside soon!
- Annual Membership Registration -- your best value is Annual Membership . . . Sept 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015
- Seasonal Membership Registration -- sign-up for the Short Course Season . . . Sept 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015
- High School Prep Squad Registration -- get ready for the High School Season in this special squad
- Mighty Ducks Class Registration -- for novice swimmers age 5-10 prepping for our competitive team
- Mini Ducks Class Registration -- get water smart in this class for children ages 5-8
October 25 & 26th – LFSC Monster Mash at the Rec Plex. Great fun with a costume contest for coaches, officials and meet worker . . . and sppoky fun for little ghosts and goblins, too!
We need a full-team volunteer effort for this event from parents. Watch the website for details and use Sign-up Genius to volunteer.
November 19 – Annual Meeting -- We hold our Annual Swim Club Business Meeting at Lake Forest College followed by a lively coach’s panel discussion with a Q &A. Make sure not to miss this great event.
January 10-11, 2015th – LFSC Windy City Open -- at the Rec Plex. All parents should go to the LFSC website and volunteer on Sign-up Genius today.
February 22, 2015th – Last Chance Meet more details to follow but make sure to put this great season ender on your calendar.
Make sure to follow all club activities and schedules on the website.
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LFSC newcomer Bora Hopali made the most of his first racing opportunity as an LFSC Duck! At the Rising Star Pentathlon he set new meet records in the 11/12 Boys 50 Fly (32.92) and the 100 IM (1:17.45). His times surpassed the previous records set by Josh Hodges in 2003.
Great swimming BORA!
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
Fifty-four Mighty Ducks, Yellow and Green Squad swimmers raced in our first Age Group Challenge Meet. Energy was high, efforts were great and we saw a lot of new Best Times.
Here are the top performers and performances at the meet:
Greatest Combined Time Drop -- Ethan Lane (Yellow Squad), Anna Gates, Jack Curtin (Green Squad)
Greatest Freestyle Time Drop -- Abby Reich, Fox Duelli (Yellow Squad), Anna Gates, Thomas Dupont (Green Squad)
Greatest Backstroke Time Drop -- Katelyn Heydorn (Mighty Ducks), Ethan Lane (Yellow Squad), Leyla Reininger, Ben Rosa (Green Squad)
The next Age Group Challenge Meet will be on Wednesday, 5 November, at the College.
Lake Forest Swim Club is now officially sponsored by ARENA!
Arena suits and apparel are the choice of the USA Swimming National Team and champion swimmers around the world. We are proud to join the best in the world on Team Arena.
LFSC Team Suit Fitting and Equipment Day
Presented by our new team supplier Kiefer
Date: Sunday, Oct. 12th
Location: Lake Forest College (During LFSC Pentathlon Meet)
Stay tuned for more details on new Arena team suits, bags, warm-ups, towels, training equipment and customized team caps.
Be sure to make your purchases on this day as you will get a discount and help the team!
Work works. Hard work really works.
The Training Animal Award for swimmers in the Yellow, Green and Bronze squads returns this season! Swimmers who achieve 90% practice attendance receive a special T-shirt given only to your Training Animal teammates.
LFSC is proud to have the support of the Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company for our swimmer recognition programs. For information about sponsoring one of our events or programs, or to advertise in one of our club communications please contact Coach Michael Lawrence.
Bronze Squad -- Catherine Holecek, Colin Kingsley, Selin Sonmez, Caitlin Walsh
Green Squad -- Holly Doyle
Yellow Squad -- Dylan Walsh, Abby Reich, Jessica Gitzinger, Marissa Gitzinger
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Windy City Open
January 10-11, 2015
Lakeview RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Join us at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI, for the LFSC Windy City Open. The RecPlex is the newest and fastest facility in the region and has hosted many Wisconsin, Illinois, Zone and Sectional Championship meets.
Information and entry files can be found below. Secure your team's entry using the Reservation Form below. Send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 735-5372(847) 735-5372 .
Your best high school swimming season starts with quality preparation.
Improve technical skills, increase fitness, and build strength for your next high school season in our High School Prep Squad. Whether you are getting ready for another great High School season or want to keep the season going our HIGH SCHOOL PREP program is ready for you!
Read more and complete registration using the links below or click here to contact Coach Laurel Liberty.
Session 1 Registration (Sept 3 - Nov 13)
Session 2 Registration (Dec 1 - Jan 15)
Session 3 Registration (Jan 19 - Feb 24)
Session 4 Registration (May 23 - July 21)
Click here to contact Coach Laurel Liberty or call (847) 735-5372(847) 735-5372 for more information.
Congratulations Coach Laurel on your performances at the World Championships!
10th place in the 200 fly
5th place on the 400 free
We are so very proud of you and what you teach our swimmers.
Coach Mo received a wonderful season recap from one of our Sr swimmers. As the author writes, "Bring on" the new season!
Looking back on the 2014 long course season, it seems almost impossible that anyone could wake up at 5am five days a week and still make it to afternoon practice.
In the end however, this heavy practice load allowed the dedicated swimmers to reach their maximum potential at main swim meets, such as Purdue, Regionals and the grand finale, the state meet.
Who could forget Michael Hambletons incredible 1500 freestyle where he averaged 36 seconds per 50 meters, or Pat King coming in second in the 200 butterfly with a speedy time of 2:09.03.
The Lake Forest Swim Club Senior squad altogether achieved success from getting through obstacles and still reaching maximum potential, like Kalla winning her event after tearing her speed suit or Robin bouncing back after adding time in various events to drop time in the 200fly and make the C final at state.
Our team has shown amazing swims and will continue to drop more and more time as the new seasons come up.
Bring on Short Course season 2014-2015!
This was posted without crediting as it was received privately. If the author would like to be acknowledged send a note to Coach Michael.
It was a daily honor to coach these guys. Olympians Doug Lennox (2008, Puerto Rico) and Conor Dwyer (2008, 2012, USA). They had some tough training days in the pool for sure, but never two in a row.