200 skips
4 x 50 fly
100 free
4 x 50 free
100 IM
4 x 50 back
100 free
4 x 50 free
100 IM
4 x 50 breast
100 free
4 x 50 free

Bonus set:
20 x 25 choice

Leon's on TV

You can watch some of our team mates competing on TV. Tune in!

Read more:

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, presents, Leon's World's Fastest Triathlon.

Best of the U.S announced Leon's "World's Fastest" Triathlon as host of the 8th annual National Championship, June 2, 2013. Qualifying races for the 2013 Championship run throughout 2012.

In 2013 Leon's Triathlon is celebrating its 30th anniversary as is Zoot Sports. Together they have teamed up to create the Zoot Team Cup Challenge Championship. Teams of 5 to 10 members compete for the title of Fastest Male Team, Fastest Female Team and Fastest Coed Team. Leon's has also created the Amateur All Star Class for triathletes that are the best in their class.

Leon's Triathlon was picked as one of the World's Best Triathlons this year by Triathlete Magazine and Insid Triathlon. In 2013 the Leukemia Team in Training will be participating in Leon's Triathlon.

Leon's, World's Fastest Triathlon, held at Wolf Lake Park, Hammond, IN, will be televised on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago and affiliates, part of the NBC Sports group, on the following dates:

Leon's World's Fastest Triathlon Chicago Comcast Sportsnet, Channel 37 and 200 Chicago DMA, DISH 429, DirecTV665.

Sat 06/30/12 3:30 PM
Sun 07/01/12 7:00 PM
Wed 07/04/12 11:00 PM
Thu 07/05/12 3:00 PM
Fri 07/06/12 11:00 PM
Sat 07/14/12 5:00 PM
Sun 07/22/12 4:00 PM

Also airing on Comcast SportsNet Northwest, California, Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic. Check your local Comcast Sportsnet TV listing.
See behind the scenes features and Triathlete interviews. Unprecedented extra camera angles from the air and water to bring you up close to the action. No one gets you closer.

Show Your Support!

Please visit our Swim Across America website and show your support for your fellow swimmers and coaches.  Each swimmer must raise $500 to participate (not as easy as it sounds).  Thanks!


500 swim
200 drill
4 x 50 sprint cycle
7/5 x 300
200 easy



300 swim
200 pull
4 x 50 build
8/6 rounds of:

100 "see below"
50 free drill
50 free build
50 free sprint
50 free easy

1. IM
2. Fly
3. Back
4. Breast
5. Free
6. IM
7. Back
8. Breast


Open water swim

Hey all Check this out!

Please help us publicize the 4th Annual Ohio River Open Water Swim held on August 11, 2012 in Prospect (Louisville area), KY.

This is a great chance to introduce swimmers to open water.
· Events include a ½ mile, 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile races.
· The entire course is accessible to spectators along the riverbank.
· No age restrictions. Last year swimmers ranged in age from 10 to 65.
· Safety personnel include kayakers, the Coast Guard and local fire departments.
· Act now and save $10. Early registration discount ends June 30, 2012.

For more information, see our website:

Thanks for your help.

Randy Scherer
Ohio River Swim - Aug 11, 2012
615-224-6150 (fax)



The dare2tri organization has 12 athletes racing at Pleasant Prairie this Sunday.  They have 2 athletes doing the Olympic distance race, 7 doing the sprint race and 3 doing the duathlon.  They are looking for a few more handlers who can hand the athletes their legs and crutches etc. when they get out of the water or help them get ready for bike to run etc.  This role does not require you to do any portion of the race with your athlete.  

They also need a few guides for our wheelchair athletes.  This role will require you to bike with your athlete when they bike and bike with them while they run.  You do not need to swim with them.  You will need to bring your own bike for this.  

The Olympic and Sprint will start for our athletes at 6:30 AM and then the duathlon will start around 7:00ish.  They are asking handlers to be there around 5:45 if you are helping a Olympic or Sprint triathlete and around 6:30 AM if you are helping a duathlete.  

Please contact Keri Schindler ( if you are interested in any of these roles. 

Thanks so much!


1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 = 3200


1,2,3,4,5,6,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 = 2450


1000 swim
10/7x100 free on 1:35/1:50/2:15
8/6x 50 choice on 1:00/1:15
5/4x 100 IM on 1:45/2:00/2:25
100 easy


200 kick
200 swim
200 DPS swim
200 pull
200 pull with paddles
200 swim with paddles and fins
200 DPS swim with fins
200 swim with fins
200 FAST KICK swim
200 record your time
200 5 secs faster
200 5 secs faster
200 5 secs faster
continue to failure

4 x 50 DPS swim
4 x 50 easy


Saturday - Short Course

Water Polo is having a tournament this weekend so we will be back to short course for the weekend only.

We still need four more swimmers for Swim Across America!

600 swim
4 x 100 drill/choice
The rest you will find out at practice.


Currently, we have four swimmers signed up to participate in Swim Across America (SAA) on August 4th.  We're looking for at least six five four more swimmers to join the team.  

If we get four more swimmers, Coach Steve will swim butterfly for a portion of his swim!!! 

Please consider joining the team or supporting a swimmer.


400 swim
300 pull
6x50 drill on 1:00/1:15
3/2 rounds of

300 free
3x100 choice on 1:40/2:00


Bonus set if time: 8x50 IMO

200 Easy


200 swim
200 DPS(distance per stroke)
4 x 50 choice
5/4 x 400 on 6:00/6:30
4 x 50 fast!
200 easy

Please help us in our fight

Here is a great opportunity to get some open water experience and help fight cancer.  Please consider joining the team or simply donating to a team member.  Every little bit counts!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or our Team Captain, Nicole.

Coach Steve


Swim Across America (SAA) is a non-competitive charity swim held on the 1st Saturday in August (August 4th), which benefits the Rush University Mediacal Center.

Participants have the choice of swimming a 1/2-mile, 1-mile, 1.5-mile or 3-mile distance. The 1/2-mile and 1-mile distances are along an out-and-back course. The 1.5-mile and 3-mile distances are along the same triangular course that Big Shoulders utilizes. The 1.5-mile distance is a single lap around the triangular course while the 3-mile distance is two laps around the triangular course.

In order to participate, each swimmer/member of the team must raise $500. In 2011, our team raised over $4,700. With other teams and swimmers the Chicago event was able to raise more than $160,000 for the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola University Medical Center.

Please consider joining the team or supporting a swimmer.

 2011 SAA
 2010 SAA


200 swim
200 pull
200 catch up drill/finger drag
4 x 50 choice
3/2 x 700 swim. Hold pace on all three. 3 minute rest between each

Embrace the distance work!

Pool equipment

Starting next week Tuesday we are not allowed to use any of LTHS's equipment (paddles, kick boards, pull bouys). This means if you want to use swimming equipment, you need to buy your own.


500 swim
300 pull
4 x 50 choice
3/2 rounds of:

200 free on 3:00/3:15
2 x 100 free on 1:30/1:45
4 x 50 IMO on 1:00/1:15
200 Easy

Total: 3000/2400

Long Course Begins!

The bulk head has been successfully moved!

Lane assignments will be given out at practice.

For Tuesday:

400/300 swim
200/100 pull
6/4 x 50 kick
Descending Interval 100's (you go until you can't make the interval anymore)

1-3 on 1:50/2:00/2:10/2:20
4-6 subtract 5 more seconds
7-9 subtract 5 more seconds
10-12 subtract 5 more seconds
13-15 subtract 5 more seconds
16-19 anyone still making them??


200 cool down.