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Karen Borgerding

Read the January 13, 2020 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the January 8, 2020 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the December 16, 2019 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the December 9, 2019 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the December 2, 2019 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the November 26, 2019 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the November 18, 2019 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the November 11, 2019 version of What's Up Ducks? HERE! Read the...

Michael Lawrence

Windy City Open -- Forest Bootery Swimmer of the Meet Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the Windy City Open. We had many outstanding performances over the weekend, new Championship Meet cuts and breakthrough swims. 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! #FastDuck #swimLFSC #swim4mo Next up . . . The LFSC Windy City...

Karen Borgerding

Yellow Squad… Green Squad … Bronze Squad … Alex McCann Senior Squad ... National Squad … MaryGrace King Congratulations to all! Let's try to make January our biggest Training Animal month!!! Yellow Squad… Raleigh Asfour Green Squad … Madison King Bronze Squad … Delaney Umbleby and Ben Longeway Senior Squad ... National Squad … Congratulations to all! Let's try to make December our biggest Training Animal month!!! October 2019 This month’s Lawrence Screw Products Training Animal Awards go to (drumroll, please) ..... Yellow Squad … Sophia Maffioli, Basia Jozwicka, Raleigh...

Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon 29/ September 2019 Check-in: 8:00am Warm-up: 8:10am Finish: 11:00am Our annual Season Kick-off Event for all Squads, including Mighty Ducks. Five events (1 each stroke) plus a 100 IM. We conclude with the Great Pumpkin Relay and post meet treats! We will need some volunteers to help with timing behind the blocks and recording results at the table. No experience necessary, just raise your hand on Sunday. Head to the EVENTS Page and select Pumpkin Patch Pentathlon to sign up.

Every athlete wants to get better but how we get better is not always obvious. Coming to practice, listening to lessons, trying hard are all important of course, but the real key is in developing GRIT. Throughout the season we will have team meetings and activities focused on teaching our swimmers what it means to have GRIT, why it is important, and how it can be developed. Read GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth, if you are curious or want to learn how to help your...

From Coach Michael ... Coach Mo is facing the difficult challenges cancer deals her like a Champ. Like the toughest Duck ever. Brave is the only word in the dictionary to describe what I've seen, and it's a weak descriptor at best. Last week she "appeared" on the beach at the RecPlex, unannounced, to cheer on MaryGrace and Sidd as they tok on the incredible challenge of an International Open Water event. I know she thanked them for their prayers but beyond that, talk to MG and Sdd. To Sidd...

Online Registration for your Olympic Season is Open! We had a great summer and it's time to get ready for a new season and new goals. Our New Swimmer Evaluations are going well and we anticipate seeing many new teammates this fall. Register today and get ready to make 2020 your best season ever! Click this link to go to the registration page. https://www.teamunify.com/MemRegStart.jsp?team=illfsc Have a friend or another family member ready to give swimming with the Ducks a try? New swimmer evaluations are just around the corner. Don't forget...

Online Registration for Mini and Mighty Ducks Classes is Open! Classes fill fast and we have a long list new inquiries. We love our Mini and Mighty Ducks and want to see all of you back in the pool soon. Register today to beat the rush and secure your spot in class! Click this link to go to the registration page for the Mini and MIghty Ducks. https://www.teamunify.com/SwimLessons.jsp?_tabid_=105060&team=illfsc Have a friend of other family member ready to give swimming with the Ducks a try? New swimmer evaluations are just around...