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
Teresa lives in Bloomington with her husband John and son
George, who swims for FFSC.
Silver 3/Bronze 2
Coach Katie is in her fifth year with FFSC, and she is the lead
coach of the Silver 3 and Bronze 2 groups. She grew up in the
south suburbs of Chicago, where she was a state qualifier, team
captain, and Female Athlete of the Year at Homewood-Flossmoor
High School. In addition to swimming, she played water polo for
four years and was an All-Sectional selection. Katie swam in
college at Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating in 2013 as one
of the most decorated swimmers in the history of the program. At
IWU, Katie was a 5-time individual conference champion and
four-year National qualifier. She was named CCIW Swimmer of the
Year in 2012, team MVP and captain in 2013, and she was a 3-time
CSCAA Scholar All-American. In her final race as a Titan, she
finished third at Nationals in the 200 fly, the highest finish ever
by a Titan swimmer. She currently holds IWU school records in the
100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM, and she is a member of all 5
school-record-holding relays. As a senior, she set the CCIW
conference record in the 200 fly.
As a coach, Katie's goal is to inspire swimmers to develop a
passion for the sport through hard work, great technique, and a fun
and supportive team atmosphere. She completed her master's degree
in public health at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and
when she's not at the pool, she works for the McLean County Health
Morgan S Bishop
Coach Morgan joined the FFSC staff in April 2015, and he
primarily works with the Silver 2 group. He 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
is currently a student and swimmer at Illinois Wesleyan, where he's
majoring 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, and 400 IM. Morgan is also a
coach with the Four Seasons summer league team.
Bronze 4/Silver 1
Cameron joined the FFSC staff in fall 2015. He is the lead coach
of the Bronze 4 group, and he can also be found working with the
Silver groups. He grew up swimming and playing golf in his hometown
of Highland and is currently a senior biology major at IWU. Cam is
the co-founder of Honey Moon Chocolates, a bean to bar chocolate
company he started with his fiancee Haley this past year.
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.
Coach Lisa joined the FFSC staff in September 2016 and has
worked with both bronze and silver groups during her tenure. She
grew up in Vernon Hills, where she swam for CATS and Vernon Hills
High School. She is now a junior psychology major at IWU,
where she swims sprint free, breast, and fly (or anything that
Coach Fish tells her to swim). She was a National qualifier as a
freshman and sophomore, and she currently holds school records in
the 100 breast and all three free relays. She is excited
to share her knowledge and passion for the sport with younger
Coach Luke joined FFSC in September 2016 as a Bronze coach. He
started swimming when he was 7 years old for the Itasca Dolphins
and swam for them each summer. Before high school, he swam a couple
seasons for Wheaton Swim Club and a couple more for the West
Chicago Sharks. In high school, Luke swam varsity for 3 years
on the Glenbard North/East co-op under Coach Troy. Luke is
currently attending Illinois Wesleyan University and pursuing a
degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in
History. Luke is now a distance swimmer for the IWU men's
team and loves every minute of it! Luke looks forward to
helping young swimmers foster their love for the sport while
continually developing their techniques.
Coach Kayla joined the FFSC coaching staff in May 2015. She works with the bronze and silver groups. Kayla grew up in Wheaton, in the west suburbs of Chicago, and in college, she swam breaststroke for the Titans. She graduated from IWU in 2016 and currently works as a nurse at OSF St. Joseph in Bloomington.
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
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.