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Summer Swimming 2015
Starting after July 4th?  Sign up for our discounted full membership - $125.
This year we are swimming at Evanston Township High School.  Due to several years of fee increases (30% for this summer) and reduced lane availability, the team will no longer be swimming at Centennial Pool in Wilmette.
Get Registered
Swimmers who are new to the team are invited to try us out for a practice our two:  talk to the coaches, meet the swimmers, and see if you like it.
 We're back! The schedule for the last two weeks of summer swimming at ETHS will be:
The Schedule

8/17 Monday 5:30-7am
8/18 Tuesday 7:30-9pm
8/19 Wednesday 5:30-7am
8/20 Thursday 7:30-9pm
8/21 Friday 5:30-7am
8/22 Saturday 9-10:30


8/25 Tuesday 7:30-9pm
8/27 Thursday- 7:30-9pm
8/29 Saturday 9-10:30am

March 15th Invite - Results!
It was another major success thanks to the Catfish swimmers and volunteers.  Congratulations to everyone who got in the water and made it a great day of fun and fast swims.  And way to go Smelts!
Meet results now available on the ILMSA site.
 Here are the top ten team scores:
  1. Chicago Smelts - 3,226
  2. Elgin Blue Waves - 2,437
  3. Galter Swedish Fish - 2,208
  4. Buehler Blue Marlins - 458
  5. Deerfield - 363
  6. Libertyville - 307
  7. Mt. Greenwood - 284
  8. West Suburban Multisport - 282
  9. Ohio Splash - 279
  10. Lincoln-Way - 191
Catfish Fun
Upcoming Events:
  • Should we do a Thirsty Thursday or two during May Swimming?
Recent Events:
  • Team Banquet at BAT 17, 4/18 - Last year we did a more formal, reserved gathering.  This year it was a loud party with pool tables.  Thanks go to our Social Chair for planning an awesome, end-of-season bash!
  • Thirsty Thursday, 3/19 - Fun was had!
  • Post-Meet Outing, 3/15 - A couple of glasses of water, a beer, some food, and plenty of laughs after a long meet.
  • March Invite, 3/15 - The Catfish had some great swims while hosting a great meet. 
  • Thirsty Thursday, 3/5 - I wasn't there, so it was probably a dud.
  • Anniversary Party - A great crowd of new and veteran members made for an awesome evening at Sarah's place.  And Boyd lead the champagne toast!
  • Thirsty Thursday, 2/19 - The cold did not deter a solid crowd of Catfish from hanging out, even with the return of the DJ!
  • Thirsty Thursday, 1/29 - Oh yeah!  It was a great crowd at the Moon -- this time without the DJ . . .
  • Thirsty Thursday, 1/8 - Yes, we did Bat 17.
  • 100 x 100s, 12/27 - A lot of Catfish did a lot of hundreds.
  • Thirsty Tuesday, 12/23 - Announced last-minute, we dug into absurd nachos at Prairie Moon.
  • Holiday Party - A great evening of getting festive.  Thanks Boyd!
  • December Invite - We swam a great meet and we hosted a great meet!
  • Thirsty Thursday, 12/4 - Turnout was excellent at World of Beer, and the rare $8 pretzel was sighted in the wild.
  • Pizza and garlic fries at Candlelite after the Red vs. Black meet - Great time!
  • Thirsty Thursday after practice at Prairie Moon on 11/13
  • New Members/Halloween Party - a major success!  Dave always does it scary + fun!

December 7th Invite - Results
It was a great Sunday morning of swimming - fast and fun.
We want to thank everyone who participated and all of the Catfish swimmers and friends who made this event happen.
Winter 2014-15 Team Registration
Second-half memberships are now posted.
Read the info and then get signed up for the Wild Catfish!

Evanston Masters 2014-15 Winter Season
Winter 2014-15 is now underway.  We're working on improving our strokes and building our way to some fast swims this season.
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 swimmers, and try a couple of free practices.  You'll love it!

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.  Street parking is free.

The December 2013 and January 2014 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, 2013 Results:  PDF
January 26th, 2014 Results:  PDF and 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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