Illinois Swimming

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Thomas Gerek Head Coach

Coach Thomas grew up in Onaga, Kansas. He is excited to be coaching in the Midwest, 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.

After college, Thomas's first coaching job was in 2014 with the Spring Swim Team in Houston, TX. He also assisted in coaching the Windrose summer league team.  Two years later, Thomas moved on to Conway, Arkansas and started coaching for the Aquakids.  He then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he was a part of the Marlins of Raleigh coaching staff for three years, coaching swimmers of all ages and levels.

In 2020, Coach Gerek joined the Sheridan Swim Team on April 11th.

Casey Grave Assistant Coach
Hannah Marks Assistant Coach
Bridget Crose Lessons and Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Megan Lovelace President
Jennifer Dolieslager Vice President
Thomas Strieker Treasurer
Jenny Mahoney Secretary
Stephanie Reyburn Director
Josh Williams Director
Sheila Biggs Director