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Winter Swimming 2015-16


Get Wet! Get Wild!


evening practice


The 2015-16 Winter Season is underway and we want to see you on deck! We will be holding practices at Evanston Township High School (Dodge and Church Streets) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (please check the calendar for cancellations that may occur throughout the season).

We have a great year planned. We will be hosting two meets at ETHS and will attend two "away" meets. The first "away" meet will be at Lattof YMCA in January and the second will be in March at a meet to be determined (You can find details on all meets at the ILMSA web site, We will we will end the season with the Illinois Short Course Championships next spring, where we look to improve our standing from the last several years.

We also have a full social calendar planned. We have already had several "Thirsty Thursdays" after practice to rehydrate and refresh body and spirit. We have also begun our schedule of parties (a special thanks to Dave Ackermann for hosting our Halloween Party with his world-famous haunted house - if you missed it ... well, come join us so you don't miss any more!)

For more information about the "Wild Catfish", go to the "About Us" and other tabs above. We invite you to give us a try - we are sure you will like it.



Summer Swimming 2015
Catfish in the Swim
Congratulations to Steve Mullins, a founding member of the Wild Catfish, on his outstanding performance at the FINA World Masters Championships held in August in Kazan, Russia. Steve took 2nd place in the 200 meter freestyle, 3rd in the 800 and 100 meters freestyle and 6th in the 200 meter backstroke. 
Steve Mullins displays the hardware he won in Kazan.


Closer to home, Catfish Tom Holmberg and Richard Ruderman swam at the USMS Long Course Nationals in Ohio in August. Tom took 10th in the 100 meter breaststroke and 8th in the 200 meter breaststroke, while Richard, one of the newest members of the team, placed 11th in the 50 meter freestyle and 17th in the 100 meter freestyle. They also made up half of a men's 200 meter freestyle relay team that placed 7th. Congratulations to both on their fine swims.


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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