Nazar Fedorovych - May 9, 2003

Sierra Schimmel - May 16, 2008

Ashley Hernandez - May 20, 2004

Julia Buzynska - May 26, 2007

Nia Thomas - May 29, 2004

Adrian Wojcik - May 29, 2010

Angela Borek - May 30, 2004

 May 26th - 28th

Hints (because we like you):

Photos with multiple swimmers tend to attract more likes.
Clear photos go a long way.
Be creative!

The Reward:

$100 toward monthly fees, private lessons or the swim store.

Favorite thing to do?
- Play mine-craft

What is something Coach Kamil always says?
-Do better!

If you were President for a week, what would you do?
-I would fly around the world

What kind of magical powers would you like to have?

- Telekinesis

 May 3rd

PAC Memorial Day Melee

Swim Meet

At Stevenson High School

- The first diving board in England was at Highgate Ponds in 1893.

- The first swimming race recorded was in Japan.

- Elephants can swim up to 20 miles a day using their trunks to breathe through.

- Swimming helps reduce stress.

- An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories.

- Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens ages 7-17 in the US.

In the Gym with Coach Dave

Happy Birthday!

Swim Facts

Upcoming Swim Meets

Sharks Events: May

Swimmer Spotlight: Carly  Zaprzal



Show us your Shark pride!

The Rules:

Take a picture with your Sharks gear or a shark-related item.
Send it to and
Photo will be posted within 24 hours of sending, so be strategic!
A swimmer must be in the picture and it must be a current photo.
The photo will be posted on Facebook and Instagram.
Multiple entries allowed per swimmer.
The photo that gets the most combined likes at the end of May wins!


                                                                                                        Hello everyone! 

                                                                         Today we are covering the type of shoes and socks

                                                                                      our athletes should wear to dryland.


I see a lot of running/walking shoes on our swimmers and these types of gym shoes do not support moving backwards, and side to side.  The cross training shoe in recommendation should be mildly cushioned, but must also provide support in the rear and the sides.  

Look for shoes with gel lining or gel pad, and a mesh exterior to help ventilation.   You should always put both shoes on and walk or jog around the store before purchasing.  You can even go as far as collecting price and shoe specifications, then looking online for a better deal.  


If you are wearing socks with holes in them and stain from over use, you are trapping moisture in your shoe.  If you are wearing 100% cotton socks, you are also trapping moisture in your shoe.  Your feet can sustain bacteria fairly well, and I don’t see athletes foot or infection at all; however, I do see notice shoes go to waste far too soon.

Athletic socks typically come in compression type which absorbs sweat, but primary function is to provide more cushion.  Bottom line: any sock you choose should have either acrylic or synthetic fibers. The packaging should clearly state type of sock for reference.

Wear athletic socks that lack, or don't have, cotton fibers.  This will wick away or absorb moisture to keep your feet healthy. Most of these socks provide better cushion, and that’s great news for movement in ankles, knees, and hips. Your shoes will

last long if you take care of your feet first.  That’s a big plus!

For experts in cross training and running, you can visit a fleet feet store in Chicago or look at their website.


Coach Dave

 May 29th

If you were a vegetable which would you be?
- Carrot

How old are you? Birthday?
- 6 years old (May 29th, 2010)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
- A firefighter

Why do you like swimming?
- Because I would like to continue to get better at swimming

Favorite thing about Sharks Swim Club?
- You swim a lot and take pictures

Favorite Candy?
- Chocolate

Swimmer Spotlight: Adrian Wojik

Resurrection HS

Home Water Polo Games


Happy May, Sharks!

This month marks the start of the Spring/Summer season and I couldn't be more excited. Enrollment for

the season is at its largest yet and still growing, which is a testament to the coaches, our program and,

most importantly, our swimmers. You will notice coaches in the water more frequently as we continue to

focus on correcting flip turns and stroke technique. This will be paired with our ongoing effort with video

recording, so we perfect our strokes once and for all! In preparation for the long course swim meets, we

will place a heavy emphasis on conditioning with cord work. As Coach Dave has previously advised, it's

vital swimmers consume a healthy pre-workout meal 30-60min prior to practice for fuel - they'll need it! A protein shake after practice will also help with muscle fatigue and recovery. I know our swimmers have heard this time and again, but we can't stress the importance enough. Maximize your energy and support your gains...and repeat!

On a lighter note, we have thoroughly enjoyed your photos from vacations, swim clinics and everyday life in your Sharks gear. Nothing makes us happier than Shark pride, so keep them coming!

Happy swimming,

 Coach Kamil




 May 5th

Poolside with Coach Kamil



If you were a vegetable which would you be?
- A potato

How old are you? Birthday?
- 13 years old (January 15th, 2004)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
- A cosmetologist

Why do you like swimming?
- Because I grew up in the pool and I love swimming

Favorite thing about Sharks Swim Club?
- The coaches and my teammates

Favorite Candy?
- Kit Kat


(312) 800-3014


Favorite thing to do?
- Swim

What is something Coach Kamil always says?
- Five seconds apart!

If you were President for a week, what would you do?
- Nothing, as President I wouldn't have to do a thing

What kind of magical powers would you like to have?
- Invisibility

Sharks Swim Club