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Coaches are a good contact source for parents with
questions. Please talk to Lead Coaches before or after practice, or
contact them via email. We ask that you do not try and talk to the
coaches during practice while they are working with the swimmers.
Parents are also never allowed on the pool deck unless they are
volunteering as assigned at a meet.
In addition, Head Coach Nancy
Reese, Head Age Group Coach Jacob Weber
and Head Developmental Coach Jeff
Napolski are all full-time coaches who can be contacted in
the office. Their office hours are NOT typically 9-5, but if
you send an email or leave a message they will get back to you
Links to important USA Swimming
PARENTS click HERE
OFFICIALS (or potential officials) click HERE
When participating in meets (except for
Developmental meets) all Coho swimmers must wear a COHO team suit
and team cap. To purchase a team suit
please contact one of the Team Store Directors: Sabina
Holzman or Erica
Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you
need any special accommodations to participate in an activity,
please notify Jeff Nehila at 847-572-2612.
RESIDENCY NOTE: All
District 109, 112 & 113 residents are considered residents for
the COHO program.
includes families living in Deerfield, Bannockburn, Riverwoods,
Highland Park, Highwood, and Fort
The COHO Swim Club is a developmental and
competitive program co-sponsored by the Deerfield Park District and
the Park District of Highland Park open to swimmers of all ability
levels and ages.
Our mission is to provide coaches, facilities,
and support for increased proficiency in competitive amateur
swimming; to encourage and develop sound swimming skills; and to
develop good sportsmanship, individual integrity and a supportive
and positive team atmosphere.
To build a base from which we
can expand membership to share our sport with as many people as we
To encourage and develop
excellence in developmental and competitive swimming.
To promote competitive swimming
on a local, regional, and national level.
To provide training,
development, and support for the coaching staff.
To develop and promote a club
social program to encourage attendance, develop team unity, and
build long term friendships between team members and club
To encourage and develop a
supportive parent and administration layer.
To develop and administer an
adequate evaluation system.
To provide equipment and
facilities which promote excellence in swimming.
descriptions as of Spring 2017
Masters Spring 2018
coach Todd Keil is a local product who swam for the Lake
Forest Swim Club from age group through high school. He went
to Rice University in Houston, Texas on a swimming
scholarship. Todd graduated with a degree in engineering and
has worked in that industry for 35+ years. He returned to
swimming in 2011 and found it extremely painful and
humbling. He also discovered how great the people are
and how supportive the Masters swimming community is. Todd
recently competed at the FINA World Championships in Montreal where
he and his wife met one of our Coho swimmers. He can be
reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
questions, suggestions, or complaints. Be careful with the
complaints as he has an "old school" fondness for 1650 time trials
as a part of practice.
For swimmers age 19 and over, Coho
offers a Masters Training Program. Masters swimmers do NOT need to pay the
USA/ISI Swimming registration fee, or the Coho Club
During the school year practices
are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30-9:00pm and Sundays from
8:00-9:30am all at Deerfield HS unless otherwise noted on the
schedule posted on the
will share the pool with other COHO groups in the new pool at
DHS on weeknights, and occassionally on Sundays. New for Fall 2016
we are offering a Sunday only option!
During the summer, practices are
Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm,
Saturdays from 8:00-9:30am and Sundays from
8:30-10:00am all at Deerspring. Saturday &
Sunday practices will be moved to Mitchell or DHS the
weekend of the COHO Summer Classic Meet in July. Please note:
Masters will occasionally share the pool with Silver or Gold during
you had a chance to check out the new USA Swimming DECK PASS
Program? Click HERE to check it out!
is also a section just for SWIMMERS on the USA
Swimming website. You can find articles, information and tips HERE.
Dryland at home (or on vacation)
Coho Annual Banquet Video
Every spring the club gets together to hand out awards,
recognize scholarship winners, and celebrate the team with food and
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& PRIDE COHO SWIM CLUB SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
In addition to supporting the
development of swimming skills and competitive talent, the COHO
Swim Club also supports the development of well-rounded athletes.
For this reason, the Parent Board offers scholarships ($1,000 each)
for graduating high school seniors every year at the COHO Annual
- 8 or more applicants the board
may award up to 3 scholarships
- 4 to 7 applicants the board may
award up to 2 scholarships
- 3 or less applicants the board
may award 1 or more scholarships
These graduating seniors must
exemplify “spirit, character and pride” both within and
outside of the swimming environment.
Welcome Message from the
Congratulations on making it
to senior year. We would like to invite you to apply for the
Coho Senior Scholarship.
Before you read the details
and eligibility requirements below, we want to point out a few
things. Please know that the Coho Senior
Scholarship is not an award for the best
swimmer. It is not a lifetime achievement award for
the swimmer who has been on Coho the longest.
It is an award for the swimmer
(or swimmers) who best exemplify “spirit, character and
pride.” We really think all eligible seniors should
apply. Pay special attention to the essay.
Explain to the scholarship committee how you think you have
exemplified “spirit, character and pride.” Give
examples. The essay is your chance to let the committee know
about you and your Coho experience.
Again, the details are below,
but it’s really a simple process. And who
couldn’t use $1,000 for college? Oh, and don’t be
late. We need to stick to the application deadline. No
exceptions. So start working on the application
Thanks, and good luck – The
Coho Parent Board!
- Information and directions are
emailed to eligible swimmers in January.
- Application and essay are due
March 1st (only complete electronic submissions
will be taken)
- Interviews for finalists are set
up in March or early April depending on the date of the
Any graduating high school senior
meeting the following criteria is eligible to apply. The applicant
- Have participated on COHO for at
least three years, and be an active participant on COHO during at
least one season in his/her senior year.
- Have participated in at least 10
(ten) USA Swimming sanctioned meets total over the past two years,
and a minimum of at least 3 (three) USA Swimming sanctioned meets
in each of the past two years.
- Have a 3.0 grade point average at
the time of submitting this application.
- Plan to continue his/her
education the next year following high school graduation.
- Completed electronic application
- Attached: Essay (typed), up
to 1000 words (approximately 1 to 3 pages), answering the following
question: “How have I exemplified Spirit, Character &
Pride as a representative of the COHO Swim Club.”
- Optional – One to two
letters of recommendation
selection will be based on a review of the applicant’s
overall spirit, character and pride including COHO team
participation, leadership, sportsmanship and team spirit. The
committee will also take into account areas such as community
service, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, awards
- Applications received by
the deadline will be reviewed by a committee (see below for
information on the committee), late or incomplete applications will
not be accepted, no exceptions.
- Applicants will be interviewed by
The applicants will be judged
based on all of the components
- An opportunity for the applicant
to sell themselves and help the committee understand why they are
deserving of the award
- Explain to the scholarship
committee how you think you have exemplified “spirit,
character and pride.” Give examples. The essay is
your chance to let the committee know about you and how you have
grown from your Coho experience. Essay should be
approximately 1 to 3 pages, typed and no more than 1000
- Should be written as if it is the
only information the Committee will receive, please do not assume
there is time to enhance answers during the interview
process. The application responses should be robust enough
for committee to gain an understanding the applicants’
experiences beyond swimming.
- Winner(s) will be chosen and all
applicants will be informed of their application status prior to
the COHO Annual Awards Banquet.
- Winner(s) will be announced at
the COHO Annual Awards Banquet and the Spirit, Character &
Pride Senior Scholarship Award will be given at that time. The
recipient(s) of the award will be given a $1,000.00 check for the
continuation of his or her education in any field.
A committee of 3 members will
choose the award recipient(s). This committee will consist of COHO
Parent Association Board members (parents of applicants are not
eligible for the committee). The Head Coach will be in
attendance for the interview process only and is not a voting
member of the scholarship committee.
If you have any questions please
contact COHO Head Coach Nancy Reese at 847-572-2622 or email@example.com and she will
connect you with a Scholarship Committee member.
Please follow this link to go to
Download a copy of the Parent Handbook