Chris took over as Head Coach at BR Ryall in August 2013. Since taking over the Y the team has doubled in size, had a 2016 Olympic Trials competitor, a YMCA National Champion, 5 USA Swimming Junior National qualifiers, 40 YMCA National qualifiers, and over 60 new team records. Chris credits the team's successes to a growth of culture, goal setting, and old fashioned hard work.
Prior to joining the Y Chris was the Assoc. Head Coach at the Hickory Willow Swim Association. While at HWSA he helped lead the team to 6 consecutive Age Group State top 10 finishes, 3 Consecutive USA swimming top 100 in the Virtual Club Championships, 52 new team records, and the teams first every points at Nationals. He had swimmers attend and Final at USA swimming Junior Nationals, NCSA Junior Nationals, USA swimming Speedo Summer Sectionals, and the ISCA National Showcase. He also had a total of 7 Scholastic All-American award winners.
Chris is also the founding head coach of the Glenbard West/South Coop. Since starting the team in 2010 the team has won 2 Fresh/Soph Conference Titles, a Sectional Championship, 6 straight womens Sectional Top 5s, 3 straight men's Sectional Top 5s, 2 straight Women's State top 20s. His athletes have earned 12 All-Conference honors, 4 All-State honors, 3 All-American honors, and 25 Academic All-American honors.
As a swimmer Chris competed for the Univeristy of Alabama, Center Grove Aquatic Club, and Plainfield High School. During his time as a swimmer he accomplished, 1 US Open title, 3 time USA Swimming National Finalist, an All-SEC award, an Academic All-SEC, 11 time NISCA High School All-American, and a 10 time Indiana State medalist.
Chris was selected by USA Swimming to coach the 2017 Zone Select Camp and currently lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife Laura, and their kids Ally and Christopher.
Age Group Coach
Coach Dave loves the sport of swimming. To him, there’s nothing more thrilling than to be> He began his own competitive career at the age of 7 and finished at the age of 22. During his college years, he enjoyed a successful swimming career at Northern Illinois University … a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
Dave has been coaching at Ryall since 2006. He's a firm believer of putting his coaching knowledge to use; getting in the water when possible and applying what he preaches to his swimmers to his own workouts. Dave's 3 children grew up with the BR Ryall Swim Team and swam throughout their college careers. Brian swam for, was captain Jr and Sr years and graduated from UIC in 2014; Erin swam for, was captain her Sr year and graduated from UIC in 2017; Danny is currently a Sophomore and swimming at UIC. Look for their pictures by the pool at the next swim meet at UIC!
Assistant Age Group Coach
Coach "J" is starting his fourth year as a coach with the BR Ryall team. Prior to joining the Y, he has been Coach Chris' assistant coach for the girls Glenbard co-op High school team ( 5 years).
As a swimmer, Tim competed successfully for Bucknell University (a member of the Patriot League) and was a 5 time Prep school All-American at Deerfield Academy. He still competes as a Masters swimmer and is a 3 time National Champion in his age group.
Tim started his competitive swimming years with a local east coast Boys & Girls Club. The values that he learned as a young swimmer are still with him today and he feels lucky to have an opportunity now, to share those values with all of the boys and girls, and help them be the best swimmers and individuals that they can be.
Tim lives in Warrenville, Illinois with his wife and youngest daughter Hannah. His oldest daughter currently resides in Denver, Colorado.