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"The Athletes Page is designed to provide Educational and Motivational
Information as well as celebrating the success
of our Illinois Swimming Athletes"

MEET YOUR ILLINOIS SWIMMING ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES

Representing the swimmers of Illinois is highly rewarding, and we strongly encourage you inquire about joining our team!

ATHLETE NEWS

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Athlete, Coach & Volunteer Award Winners

2018 Recognition Banquet Awards

OCEAN’S APPAREL SCHOLARSHIP
Female: Ahayla Lettenberger (BRRY)
Male: Trevor Carter (WHTN)

CAROLYN LAMBERT AWARDS (Senior)
Short Course: St. Charles Swim Team
Long Course: Academy Bullets

DON DRUMM AWARDS (Age Group)
Short Course: Chicago Wolfpack
Long Course: Chicago Wolfpack

SENIOR
Breakthrough Athlete: Kaelyn Gridley (NTA)
Breakthrough Athlete Male: Nick Vance (WCS)

OPEN WATER
Athlete of the Year Kayleigh Lovell (ACAD)
Coach of the Year Heather Fort (ACAD)

DISABLITY
Athlete of the Year:  Ahayla Lettenberger (BRRY)
Coach of the Year:  Jonathan Addison (BRRY)

COACHES
SENIOR Coach of the Year: Charlie Yourd (WAVES-BNY)
AGE GROUP Coach of the Year Kyle Bubolz (CWAC)
DEVELOPMENTAL Coach of the Year Clair Martin (CWAC)

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR & PHILLIPS 66 AWARD
VOY: Randy Clark
PHILLLIPS 66 AWARD: John Kline

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Female Performance of the Year – Grace Ariola (WAVES-BNY)
Male Performance of the Year – Nick Zito (WEST)

SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
Female Swimmer of the Year: Grace Ariola (WAVES-BNY)
Male Swimmer of the Year: Nick Zito (WEST)

2018 Top Performer Award Winners List UPDATED 10.9.2018

 

NEW: 85 Illinois Swimming Student Athletes Named to the 2018 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team. 
Illinois Swimming ranks third out of 59 LSCs in the number of athletes recognized for this honor. The # 85 is the highest number of SAA athletes in Illinois surpassing the highest # of SAA in Illinois History of 69 in 2017.
Click Here to See the complete list of Illinois Swimming SAA Athletes


 


College Recruit Signings:
Coaches/Parent's/Swimmers: please send the names of your athletes who will be swimming in college next year to post on the Illinois Swimming website to todd.capen@gmail.com.

Illinois Swimming College Swimming Recruit Signings
(Entering as Freshman Fall 2019) Click Here

 

 

ATHLETE RESOURCES:

SWIMMING INTO COLLEGE   (SO YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SWIMMING IN COLLEGE?)

Every year many swimmers graduate from high school and swim for a university or college. USA Swimming’s Convention Education Committee compiled a list of resources for coaches, athletes & parents on the process of becoming a college swimmer. 

  • Parent Education at Senior State "Swimming in College" Handout CLICK HERE

  • NCAA: Your Path to the Student Athlete Experience. CLICK HERE