Est. 1970

Competition

Est. 1970

Competition

dave Ackerman team trophy title
Dave Ackerman holding team trophy

From 1985 to 2003, Dave Ackerman lead the Evanston Wild Catfish Masters Swim Teams to 18 state championships. The team had one practice time and one location – Evanston Township High School. As many as 80 swimmers would attend practices with Dave at the helm. He also organized team social events and travel to meets all over the US. His enthusiasm and encouragement motivated swimmers to excel.

Some of the best national team performances were also inspired by Dave. Two first place finishes at Indy and three second place finishes at Michigan, Minnesota and Cleveland. No one wanted to  miss out on the fun!

Large Team State Champions

2023 Naperville Waves Swim Team
2023 State Champions – Naperville Waves
Swedish Fish Swim Team
2019 State Champions – Swedish Fish
Chicago Smelts
2015-2018 State Champions – Chicago Smelts
Billy Cordero

Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else

Billy Cordero