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Tom & Kim Strieker

Our sympathies go out to the family of former Sheridan swim coach and diver for Western Illinios, Tom Beattie. He gave his love of the sport in life and is giving back in his passing. We have 2 lessons we can learn. 1. Swimming is a lifetime sport. Enjoy it. 2. Although individual performances in the sport of swimming, it is about the team. Giving of one self to care for each other is what it is all about. Thanks Tom for the lessons. To celebrate his life, please see...

Tom & Kim Strieker

Short Course Season is back. We have Swim Meets rolling (Columbia in January; Hosted a Dual with Sullivan on Opening Weekend in February, Hannibal meet in early March, four qualifiers going Speedo Sectional mid-March, and our season finale March 19-21 in Peoria that is open to everyone, so get signed up by March 8th). Illinois Swimming Championships are following our neighboring sanction lead and have a virtual championship. This means everyone going to a meet makes it on the leaderboard. Sanctioned Meets between March 5- April 20. Pretty neat idea...

Tom & Kim Strieker

We are excited to announce and welcome Coach Thomas Gerek as the Head Swim Coach of the Sheridan Swim Team! Coach Thomas grew up in Onaga, Kansas. He is looking forward to returning to the Midwest and being closer to home. Thomas started swimming at the age of 8 for the Topeka Swim Association in Kansas. After 10 years with TSA, Thomas went on to Henderson State University and competed as a scholarship swimmer in the 100 and 200 free and back events. Thomas graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors...