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Coaches & Directors

We are dedicated to supporting your swimmers' development as athletes and well-rounded young men and women. We are always happy to discuss anything with you. Since most of our coaches are part-time employees, please contact one of the head coaches listed below with any questions you may have. For all questions related to administration, registration, and dues, please contact Coach Fish. For swimming-related questions, please contact Coach Tommy.

Coaching Staff

Teresa Fish

Owner/Head Coach

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Coach Fish has been the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Illinois Wesleyan since 1995. She founded the Funky Fish Swim Club in 2012.

A native of Darien, Ill., and a graduate of Hinsdale South High School, Fish earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1988 at Kenyon (Ohio) College, where from 1985-88 she won 14 NCAA Division III swimming titles and earned 27 swimming All-American honors as well as being named an Academic All-American. In September 2005, Fish was part of the 1986-87 Kenyon swim team that was inducted into the Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame. The 1987 Kenyon women's swim team won the national Division III title, taking 15 of 18 events including all five relays.

Fish earned a master's degree at Duke University and was pursuing a doctorate in biochemistry at Duke when she elected to start her coaching career at IWU. In Durham, N.C., she coached United States Swimming and YMCA age group programs and also coached the Durham Academy girls' team to a high school state championship in 1994.

Teresa lives in Bloomington with her husband John and son George, who swims for FFSC.

Jen M Godlewski

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Meagan T McManus

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Coach Meg returned to FFSC as a staff member in the fall of 2018. Meg grew up in Bloomington-Normal and swam for U-High in her junior and senior years. She was a state qualifier both years in her individual events as well as relays. She continued her swimming career at Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, where she studied art history and printmaking. During her summers she continued to train and compete with FFSC. In college, Coach Meg was a 4-year national qualifier, and a 5-time individual national finalist. In 2016 she helped lead the Bees to the NAIA national championship. She was a CSCAA Scholar All-American and was named captain for the 2016-2017 competition year. After graduating, she attended the Institute for Culinary Education in New York where she studied pastry and baking arts.

Alex Palacios

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Vicki Kobel

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Morgan S Bishop

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Coach Morgan joined the FFSC staff in April 2015, and after a brief hiatus to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois, he returned in the fall of 2019. Coach Morgan graduated from Normal Community in 2014, and while he was in high school, he swam for FFSC during its first two years of existence. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 2018, where he majored in physics (pre-engineering). He was named the team's Most Improved Swimmer his freshman year, and he ranks in the top 10 in IWU history in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Morgan has also coached with the Four Seasons summer league team. 

Ivette Enriquez

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Kyle F Fox

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Coach Kyle is excited to join the FFSC staff in the fall of 2019. He is a sophomore at Illinois Wesleyan and primarily swims sprint freestyle. A history and secondary education major, Kyle's goals are to teach US History and coach swimming and water polo. Growing up in suburban Orland Park, Kyle swam club briefly in fifth grade. He picked up the sport more seriously in high school, earning All-Conference and All-Sectional honors in swimming and water polo at Carl Sandburg HS. As a freshman at IWU in 2018-19, he was All-Conference in the 200 freestyle. 

Outside the pool, Kyle enjoys collecting bobble heads, and he is best known for leaving his old student ID taped to Coach Tommy's desk for the past 6 months.

Ellen Gilbert

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Tristan C Bishop

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Rebecca Bishop

Bronze 3

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Coach Rebecca has been with FFSC since fall 2015, and she currently works as the lead coach of the Bronze 3 group. Her love of teaching is put to good use in all of her jobs. During the day, she works at Fairview Elementary as a math intervention specialist, and in the evenings, she can often be found coaching with either FFSC or Four Seasons. She lives in Bloomington with her husband John and their 3 kids, Morgan (who also coaches for FFSC), Tristan, and Devan.

Sam Schulz

Bronze/Silver

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Josh Kercheval

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Josh grew up in Sullivan, IL, and spent his age group career with Sullivan Blue Dolphins and Decatur Swim Club.

He was a standout swimmer at Eastern Illinois University from 1999 to 2003, winning 9 conference titles and earning Summit League "Swimmer of the Year" honors in 2002. He was a captain in 2002-03 and has held the school record in the 400 IM for 14 years.

Josh works at State Farm, but he can usually be found at the pool. In addition to working with all FFSC groups as needed, he is in his 5th year as an assistant coach at IWU, and he has continued his post-college swimming career with the Central Illinois Masters. His impressive masters swimming resume includes 9 national championships in open water and distance events and the Illinois state record in the men's 25-29 1650 free. In October 2014, he competed in the longest race of his life, a 10-mile open water swim in the Tennessee River Gorge, where he finished second to an open water Olympian.

Tommy Gilbert

Asst Coach/Administration

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Coach Tommy has been with FFSC since its inception in the fall of 2012, and he was the head senior coach from August 2013 to August 2016. He began his coaching career as an assistant with Glenbrook Aquatics. At GA, he worked with a wide variety of swimmers, ranging from beginners to age group state champions, and was mentored by longtime coaches Kelly Brown and Rob Bond. Tommy was an assistant coach with the girls’ and boys’ teams at Normal West High School in 2012-13. In September 2013, he was hired as an assistant coach at Illinois Wesleyan, and he became a full-time coach at IWU in 2016.

His goal is to develop swimmers who excel in high school and college while loving the sport and keeping the drive to work hard and improve. During his tenure as FFSC’s senior coach, the team placed several athletes in the finals at sectionals and senior state.

Tommy is a native of Northbrook, IL, and graduated from Glenbrook North High School. Growing up, he swam year-round for Northbrook Spartan Swim Club (now Glenbrook Aquatics), where he was coached by Vlad Pyshnenko. As a high school swimmer for coach Josh Runkle at GBN, Tommy swam on three All-American relays, and he was an Academic All-American, a member of the IHSA All-State Academic Team, and the winner of the school's sportsmanship award his senior year. He continued his career at Illinois Wesleyan, where he was a two-time All-Conference selection, a team captain, and IWU’s male recipient of the Merle Chapman Leadership Award.

When he’s not at the pool, Tommy enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing and playing other sports, and watching the Cubs.