Last week of January

Here are this weeks practices.  Please note that Saturday is from 6:30am - 8:00am.  We will have a normal practice on that day, but I will be pulling every lane aside to check something off my list....

For a downloadable/printable copy of the workout, click here


Saturday Cancelation and Make Up

Due to today's last minute cancellation, we will be having an extended practice next Saturday from 6:30am - 8:00am. We will be doing a normal practice along with a "check off challenge". You have all week to mentally prepare for it.....

and for all you Saturday only swimmers, you have an open invitation to come one night this week to make up your time.

Sorry for the inconvenience. See you on Tuesday

Coach Steve

Week of January 24th

This Sunday I will be attending a Masters Coaches Seminar in Joliet from 12-8pm.  I am sacrificing my entire Sunday in an effort to become a better coach for you guys. ALL DAY SUNDAY!

I expect all of you to make sacrifices this week for me!


For a downloadable/printable copy of the workout, CLICK HERE


Evanston Meet Recap

Nice pic, Karin!
I just wanted to say to everyone that competed in the Evanston meet yesterday...


We had some really impressive swims and acquired quite a few ribbons!!  It was a ton of fun having you guys at the meet, It makes all the difference in the world to have such great teammates to enjoy the day with.  We provided ILMSA with just a small glimpse of what we are capable of.  Our relays are going to be incredibly competitive as the season goes on.  We, as a team, did not place at the meet.  It has nothing to do with speed.  We had some VERY fast swims.  The only way we can be competitive as a team is to INCREASE the number of LYONS swimmers that participate.  

You should NOT be afraid!  What you do everyday in practice is proof enough that you can do great and more importantly have FUN!

Thanks again to all that participated!  It was so great to be a part of that yesterday!  I had a blast.  I know you guys did too!

That being said......

OUR next meet is on February 5th in St Charles.  For more information on it, click here.

Week of January 17th

Have a great week!

For a downloadable/printable copy of the workout, click HERE


Evanston Meet Information

Here are some helpful links for those interested in swimming in the Evanston meet:

Evanston Meet Information:  Link
Consolidated Entry Card:  Link
USMS Registration Number Look-up:  Link
USMS Registration Card Look-up:  Link

Directions to Evanston High School:  Take I-294 or I-94 and exit at Dempster St. East. Travel east on Dempster to Dodge Ave. Turn left (north) on Dodge and continue for 2 blocks. ETHS is on the west side of the street; the pool entrance is at the north end of the building. There is ample street parking or in either of the two lots on the east side of Dodge Ave.

Not swimming in the Evanston Meet?  Mark your calendars for other upcoming meets!

February 5 - St. Charles Meet - Link
March 11 - Fenwick Meet - Sanction Pending

Week Of January 10th

Hello All,

A couple of things.

1. Our first meet of the year is quickly approaching! It is on January 22nd @ Evanston High School. Entries are due by this coming weekend, the 14th. There are a few of you already signed up, so lets see who else we can get to go! Talk it up at practice. Don't worry we will be working on our racing skills in the upcoming weeks. No Experience is necessary!


2. I am excited to announce that on January 29th I will be attending a ASCA Masters Coaching Level I & 2 seminar. I am going to learn all kinds of fun stuff to share with you guys. For more information on what I will be working on, CLICK HERE

3. Here are the workouts. Its going to be an interesting week! Have fun!


Announcement - Saturday's Practice is canceled

Due to the Lyons Classic swim meet this weekend, Saturday Am practice will be canceled.

Any Saturday only swimmers are welcome to make up the practice on Thursday this week or Tuesday next week.

See you on Thursday night.

Coach Steve

Week of January 3rd

See you tonight!  Lets have a great week of practice!

For a downloadable/printable copy of the workout, click HERE


Go The Distance

Interested in tracking your yardage/mileage in 2012?  

If so, consider signing up for U.S. Masters Swimming's free Go The Distance (GTD) program. 

"GTD is a self-directed program intended to encourage Masters swimmers to regularly exercise and track their progress. There is no time limit for the distance milestones, except that they must be achieved in the calendar year 2012. Speed does not count - just the effort to attain whatever goal you set for yourself.

GTD is on the honor system - you track the distance you swim. Daily, weekly, or monthly, you enter that information into your online Fitness Log (FLOG). When you achieve certain milestones, ranging from 50 miles through 1500 miles, you will be recognized on the U.S. Masters Swimming website and will receive special prizes from Nike Swim, our event title sponsor for the event.

There is no cost to enter GTD. You may register for GTD through your FLOG in the My USMS section of the website. Your FLOG allows you to to track all your fitness activity, not just swimming, while simultaneously participating in GTD. Once you've entered GTD, your results are automatically included in the daily summary reports, and your milestone awards are sent directly to you."

If you have questions about signing up or participating, feel free to contact Nicole at