Illinois Swimming

Former Swimmer, Diver, and Coach, Tom Beattie passes away

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 the photos and articles below from the 1950's.