Bill Schalz has been coaching and teaching swimming since 1981. After coaching for several years, Bill started the Swim With Bill lesson program and the Academy Bullets Swim Club.
His swimmers have competed at every level including World Championships and the Olympics. His teams have won multiple state championships and is the only Illinois coach to lead an Illinois club to a USA Swimming Junior National Championship.
Bill has served on the Board of Directors of Illinois Swimming, Inc. including four years as President, the USA Swimming Board of Directors and the American Swimming Coaches Association Right to Participate Task Force. He currently sits on the USA Swimming International Relations and was recently appointed to chair a USA Swimming Presidential task force. He has been a speaker multiple times at the ASCA World Clinic and was a guest lecturer at the European University of Madrid. He has also served has Head Coach of the USA Swimming National and Zone Select Camps.