About US

The mission of the Oak Lawn Lightning Club is to create and sustain a nationally recognized, competitive swimming program. We emphasize the involvement of all ability levels, the highest quality and consistency of coaching, and family participation. We promote community, cooperation, and sportsmanship, in an inviting and supportive environment, while encouraging each swimmer to maximize their potential. The success of our program is defined by the lifelong enjoyment of swimming, developing champions in and out of the pool. 

Our Vision for OLSA Lightning Swimmers: Constant improvement of self-discipline and self-improvement; the commitment to excellence and pride of sportsmanship; the joy of swimming in a supportive and productive team environment.

Coaching Director:  Wally Forsythe
Meet Director:  Linda Forsythe

Meet Marshall:  Michelle Forbes
Officials:  Tom, Linda, Greg, Sandy



Head Coach:  Wally Forsythe since 2011

  • Has been coaching since 2007 within the South Suburban Conference.
  • In additional to being our Head Coach, he is a local High School Girls Head Coach, Diving Coach and is dedicated to the sport.
  • All certifications (First Aid /CPR /AED/Water Safety) are current and is a proud member of USA Swimming. 
  • Level 2 member of ASCA
  • ASEP certified.
  • Alumni swimmer & diver of Oak Lawn Community High School.


Assistant Coach:  Kaylee Furiasse since 2015

  • Brings coaching skills for our beginner levels with several years of swim lesson instruction.
  • Several years of age group and high school swimming experience.
  • Began as a volunteer with our team. 
  • All USA Swimming Certifications current.

‚ÄčAssistant Coaches: Michelle & Steven

Parent Board


President:  Anita Lugo

Vice President:  Brian Bilski

Treasurer:  Beata Stanek

Secretary:  Sandy Gordon

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