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September Means Recruiting

Volunteer: Northshore Triathlon
Dates:  Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th
More Info:  The Northshore Triathlon has graciously agreed to help us advertise our team by placing Evanston Masters flyers in the goody bags. To say thank you, we are asking for volunteers to help with the triathlon for a few hours this weekend. Wear an Evanston Masters t-shirt as you cheers on competitors!
If anyone is interested, sign up on the event website and indicate that you are with the Evanston Master Swimmers so that they can try to place volunteers together.
Volunteer: EV Farmer's Market
Date:  Saturday, September 20th
Time:  6:45am - 1:00pm
More Info:  We've got a table for the Evanston Masters at the downtown Evanston farmer's market non-profit day on September 20th from 6:45am -1pm on University Ave.

Sign up at  to volunteer for an hour or two to share how much you love swimming with the local masters swim team and help us recruit new members!  Wear your Catfish gear and show how welcoming swimmers can be.

Evanston Masters 2014-15 Winter Season
The 2014-15 Winter Season at Evanston Township High School will be starting on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM.
Online membership registration will be available soon.

And if you don't have it already, don't forget your 2014 USMS Membership.

Thinking about joining?  Evanston Masters (aka, The Wild Catfish) is a masters swim team that strives to provide quality workouts and plenty of social fun.

Looking to get in shape or stay in shape?  We have nine graduated lanes, starting with novice lap swimmers and ending with former college swimmers.  Our age range is roughly 19 to 80.  Our practices typical have one coach covering three lanes, with each coach running the practice and providing advice on technique.

Looking to meet some fellow swimmers and hang out?  In addition to the camaraderie with the folks in your lane, you’ll probably enjoy the Catfish team parties and post-practice social outings that are scheduled throughout the season.

The first time is always a bit scary, of course.  Just show up, meet the coaches, and try a free practice.  You'll love it!

We are located at Evanston Township High School on Dodge, immediately south of Church.  Free street parking!   

The Winter 2014-15 Schedule:
  • Tuesday: 7:30-9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30-9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:30-8:00 AM and 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:30-8:00 AM and 3:30-5:00 PM
The pool is in the building on the SW corner of Dodge and Church.

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.

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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