ABOUT OUR TEAM:

The Roselle Racers Swim & Dive Team is a member of the Du Page Swim and Dive Conference. The program is designed for boys and girls ages 5-18. A total of ten swim meets are held during June and July on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings where swimmers compete in their own age group. It is not a requirement to attend each swim meet. Swimming conference championships are held the last two Saturdays in July. Swimming practices are held every weekday morning. All swim & dive practices and home meets will be held at Roselle's Kemmerling Pool. Dive practices and meets run on a different schedule than swim practices and meets. There is a try-out for new swimmers and divers before the season begins (usually at the end of May). Swimmers age 8 and under must be able to swim 25 yards (1 lap) without stopping and swimmers 9 and over must be able to swim 50 yards (2 laps) without stopping. Consideration for making the swim and/or dive team is at the discretion of the swim and dive coaches.


 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROSELLE RACERS:

1971

The Roselle Racers were formed and participated in the Northern Illinois Swim Conference.

1976

The Racers joined the DuPage Swim & Dive Conference.

1979

The Racers entered the White Division.

1979-2001

The Roselle Racers remains in the White Division and wins several White Division Championships.

2001

Referendum fails and Kemmerling Pool closes. Roselle Park District provides financial support for rental of Streamwood Aquarius Pool for practices and home meets. The Racers celebrate their 30th anniversary.

2002

The Racers compete in the Red Division. They win A & B Conference and move back into the White Division. IN November, a 4th referendum run by the Roselle Community Parks group fails by a narrow margin.

2003

The Roselle Park District can no longer subsidize the Racers. Thanks to the support from the community (Taste of Roselle, McDonald’s & The Chamber of Commerce) the Racers are able to get financial backing to rent Streamwood’s pool. The Racers remain in the White Division.

2004

The Racers host White Division A-Conference. The Racers move to the Red Division.

2006

With a 2:1 margin; Roselle Park District voters approve a bond-funding referendum to renovate Kemmerling Park and replace Kemmerling Pool With community and park district support, the Racers have survived and thrived for 7 seasons as nomads!

2008

The new Kemmerling Pool and Park opens! Thank you to the taxpayers and Park Commissioners! Racers compete in the Red Division, win A Conference and move back to the White Division.

2011

The Roselle Racers celebrate their 40th season.

2012

The Racers add diving to their program to become the Roselle Racers Swim & Dive Team!

2013

Racers host White Division B Conference. Racers compete in White Division.

2014

Racers compete in White Division. Heat winner tags were implemented. Changed over to new timing system: Colorado Dolphin Timing System.

2015

Racers compete in Red Division.

2016

Racers compete in White Division. Dive team ends after season.

2017

Racers compete in White Division.

2018

Racers host White Division A Conference. Racers move down to Red Division.

2019

Racers host Red Division A Conference. Pool equipment breaks down – start season off using Streamwood indoor pool. Middle of season back at our pool. Racers compete in Red Division. Racers get custom swimsuits.

2020

All DSDC swim clubs closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2021

The Racers celebrations their 50th season. First year implementing online forms. First year competing with virtual meets due to COVID-19 regulations from IDPH. No Conferences held through DSDC due to COVID-19. Racers compete in Red Division.

 

      

ROSELLE RACER BOARD HISTORY

1981

President                    Sharon Holz

Vice President           Marilyn Ternovitz

Secretary                    Jan Swiontek

Treasurer                   Jim Sontheimer

1982

President

Vice President

Secretary                    Rodi Marr

Treasurer

1983

President                    Pat Schafehen, Diane Nielsen, and Marilyn Ternovits

Vice President

Secretary                    Dee Stuart and Barb Mihallik

Treasurer                   Clarence Zielinski

1984

1985

President                    Tom Owen

Vice President           Dee Stuart

Secretary                    Diane Gendusa

Treasurer                   Judy Conradt

1986

1987

1988

President                    Jim Hodgon

Vice President            Barb Layer

Secretary

Treasurer                   Judy Conradt

 

 

1989

President                    Jim Hodgon

Vice President            Barb Krystofiak

Secretary                    Lesley Goodin and Barb Layer

Treasurer                   Judy Conradt

1990

President                    Tom Owen

Vice President            Barb Layer

Secretary                    Barb Krzystofiak

Treasurer                   Judy Winkler

1991

President                    Judi Winkler

Vice President           Larry Nybo

Secretary                    Barb Layer

Treasurer                   Julia Prosser

1992

President                    Lauren and Bill Plasschaert

Vice President           Eileen and Chet Goodin

Secretary                    Barb Layer

Treasurer                   Julia Prosser

1993

President                    Lauren and Bill Plasschaert

Vice President            Eileen and Chet Goodin

Secretary                    Cathe Ondek

Treasurer                   Julia Prosser

1994

1995                             President                    Barb Layer

Vice President            Julia and Daryl Prosser

Secretary                    Joan Sukowitz

Treasurer                   Terry Smith

1996

President                    Barb Layer

Vice President            Shelly Wallace

Secretary                    Joan Sukowicz

Treasurer                   Margo Stager and Maria Miller

1997

President                    Mary and Mark Swiderski and Jeff and Barb Boehler

Vice President

Secretary                    Cathe Ondek

Treasurer                   Margo Stager and Maria Miller

1998

President                    Mary and Mark Swiderski and Jeff and Barb Boehler

Vice President

Secretary                    Gail Sheluga                                       Treasurer Karen Blinstrup

1999

President                    Mary and Mark Swiderski and Jeff and Barb Boehler

Vice President

Secretary                    Gail Sheluga

Treasurer                   Cathe Ondek

2000

President                    Michelle McElroy and Andrea Pindak

Vice President

Secretary                    Gail Sheluga and Patty Kornacker

Treasurer                   Petrucci and Mildren families

2001

President                    Gail Sheluga

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

 

2002

President                    Mark and Mary Swiderski and Jeff and Barb Boehler

Vice President

Secretary                    Sue Gransee

Treasurer                   Marty Mildren

2003

President                    Jeff Mazzuca and Jim and Beth McShane

Vice President

Secretary                    Bob and Sue Gransee

Treasurer                   Marty Mildren

2004

President                    Jeff and Susan Mazzuca Jim and Beth McShane

Vice President

Secretary                    Bob and Sue Gransee

Treasurer                   Marty Mildren

2005

President                    Jeff and Susan Mazzuca Jim and Beth McShane

Vice President

Secretary                    Barb Hochstadt

Treasurer                   Marty Mildren

2006

President                    Betsy and John Grandfeldt and Elaine and John Perrecone

Vice President

Secretary                    Barb Hochstadt

Treasurer                   Marty Mildren

2007

President                    Betsy and John Grandfeldt and Elaine and John Perrecone

Vice President

Secretary                    Barb Hochstadt

Treasurer                   Marty Mildren

2008

President                    Barb Layer and Leslie Bezzaz

Vice President

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2009

President                    Barb Layer and Leslie Bezzaz

Vice President

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2010

President                    Barb Layer and Julie Wawczak

Vice President            David & Mary Hourigan

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2011

President                    Julie Wawczak

Vice President            David & Mary Hourigan

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2012

President                    Julie Wawczak

Vice President            David & Mary Hourigan / Eileen Kaiser

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2013

President                    Julie Wawczak

Vice President            Eileen Kaiser

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2014

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President           

Secretary                    Marge Wagner

Treasurer                   Ann Adelman

2015

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                    Lisa Montgomery

Treasurer                  Ann Adelman

2016

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                    Lisa Montgomery

Treasurer                  Ann Adelman

2017

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                    Lisa Montgomery

Treasurer                  Cyndy Adcock

2018

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                    Lisa Montgomery

Treasurer                  Cyndy Adcock

2019

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                   

Treasurer                  Cydny Adcock

2020

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                   

Treasurer                  Cydny Adcock

2021

President                    Tracy Gonzalez & Vanessa Lawson

Vice President

Secretary                   

Treasurer                  Cyndy Adcock