Lake Forest Swim Club Coach Named To World Championship Team
Lake Forest, IL -- The USA Swimming National Team heads to Gwangju, South Korea, later this month for the
18th World Swimming Championships with Lake Forest Swim Club Coach Laurel Whittington leading the way.
This is Coach Laurel's 7th assignment with the National Team and 4th World Championship assignment. She was
also a member of the 2016 US Olympic Team staff.
"It's always an honor to work with USA Swimming and the best of our best around
the world in competition. There's never a dull moment and I have so many great
memories to share when I return. The year before the Olympics (Tokyo, August
2020) brings out the best in everyone at the competition and I can't wait for Team
USA to give the world fair warning of what to expect in Tokyo," says Coach
Laurel's previous experience on the global stage includes the US Olympic Team
(2016, Rio de Janerio), World University Games (2017, Taipei), and the World
Championship Team (2015, Kazan, 2012, Istanbul, 2011 Shanghai). "Every
competition has been a learning experience," according to Laurel, "and I become
a better coach for my team each time I work with our National Team."
"We are extremely proud of Coach Laurel and all that she has accomplished," said LFSC Head Coach, Michael
Lawrence. "This honor reflects the confidence that USA Swimming has in her leadership skills and her ability to
create a winning environment for our team. International competition and travel is hard work but we are
equally confident that she is up to the challenge."
About the Lake Forest Swim Club.
The Lake Forest Swim Club is a USA Swimming member program that strives for excellence at all levels of American and
International swimming. We value health, fitness, sportsmanship, citizenship, honesty, integrity, hard work, discipline, teamwork,
and fair play. Our program strives to provide a safe educational environment to develop these life qualities through sport. We
are a 501(c)3 youth sports organization based at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, serving over 200 youth annually with
both competitive and instructional programs. Established in 1958, LFSC has won over 60 Illinois State titles and sent 10 swimmers
on to the Olympic Games. To learn more please visit www.swimlfsc.org, or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service
organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to
participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the
age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training
teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build
the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.