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Head Coach Search
The Evanston Masters Wild Catfish are currently looking for a new head coach.  If you are an experienced swim team coach who is very enthusiastic about leading a large group of swimmers of all ages and all skill levels, we would love to hear from you.
We want a team that's Fast, Fun, and Friendly.
Please read the Head Coach Job Description and then Contact Us.

August Events

Free Freestyle Clinic

Sunday, August 3rd
Time:  Lanes 1-4 at 1 PM; Lanes 4-9 at 2 PM
Where:  OLPH Playdium - 1776 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
More Info:  The Big Blue Swim School is hosting two freestyle swim clinics for Evanston Masters swimmers this Sunday, August 3rd at the OLPH Playdium - 1776 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL.  The clinic for Lanes 1-4 is at 1 pm and Lanes 5-9 are invited to come at 2 pm.  The clinics are free of charge.  Limit of 24 swimmers per clinic.  Sign up by sending an email to:
Ride the Water Slides!
Dates:  Saturday, August 8th and 23rd
Time:  After Saturday Practice
Where:  Centennial Pool

More Info:  Saturday, August 8th and 23rd, the Wilmette pool has agreed to open up the water slides for the last 20 minutes of practice.   If you haven't had a chance to try out the water slides, come on down....  It's lot's of fun!

Sign up for Summer Swimming with the Catfish!
So are you an Early Bird or a Moonlighter?  That's right, it's time to get signed up for summer swimming with the Catfish at Wilmette's Centennial Pool -- 50 meters and just a great outdoor experience, morning or evening.
New to the team?  We have graduated lanes, starting with novice lap swimmers and ending with former college competitors.  Our age range is roughly 19 to 80.  Our summer practices typically have two coaches covering the lanes, with each coach running the practice and providing advice on technique.  Don't be shy, try a couple of practices and talk to the coaches and swimmers before joining.  You're gonna love it!
Summer Swimming is June 16 through August 23:
  • Weekday Mornings  Mon/Wed/Fri:  5:15 - 6:30 am
  • Weekday Evenings  Tues/Thurs:  9:00 - 10:15 pm
  • Weekend Mornings  Sat:  7:15 - 8:45 am
 You can get signed up right now by visiting our Member Signup page.  And don't forget your 2014 USMS registration -- it's required.

The December and January Invites

The Wild Catfish would like to thank the swimmers and the volunteers who helped us make two Sunday mornings of great swimming happen.  We are already looking forward to next year!
December 8th Results:  PDF

January 26th Results:  Online


Our practice pool (fall, winter, spring) was featured on the website Swim Swam as one of the top ten must-visit sites for a swim meet in the United States.


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