Join the Club of Champions…The Lake Forest Swim Club


  • Founded in 1958, we are the oldest and most successful swim club in Lake County.


  • We are a performance-focused USA Swimming member program that encourages its athletes to reach their full potential. We strive for excellence at all levels: local, national, and international.


  • Together our coaching staff has over a 100+ years of experience working with both developing swimmers as well as with the most elite coaches and athletes in the country on multiple National Teams, including Olympic Teams.  Meet Coach Michael and Coach Laurel.


  • We offer both Developmental Programs as well as various levels of Competitive Team Squads.


Developmental Programs



At this time we are unable to offer our Developmental Programs.  To be placed on our wait list, please go ==> HERE




The Mini Ducks Program 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 the Mini Ducks we build learning and listening skills, let children explore basic aquatic movement, and put them on a path to joining the swim team. 


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Our Mighty Ducks are young swimmers ages 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 6 years old, complete a skill evaluation, and be able to swim 25 meters of freestyle and backstroke with fundamental stroke integrity.

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Competitive Team


The Novice Squad is for swimmers ages 7-12 years. All swimmers in the Novice Squad must be able to participate in a structured group learning environment and have appropriate personal independence. Previous swim team experience is not required.


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The Age Group Squad is our "meat and potatoes" squad for swimmers ages 9-13 years. Previous swim team experience is recommended but not required. Our Age Group Squad prepares young swimmers for future success as a Senior swimmer. This is the place where Olympic Dreams are forged!


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The Senior Squad is for swimmers age 13 and older with previous swim team experience. Competition attendance and performance goals are required in the Senior Squad.


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Our National Squad is a specialized elite squad for swimmers striving to achieve in National level competitions. This squad is by invitation only and requires a level of fitness and commitment consistent with the demands of elite-level swimming. Competition attendance at National level competitions, if qualified, is required.


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For more detailed information on our squads, please click HERE.


For additional questions, please go HERE to see our FAQ.


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