Welcome to the Chicago Swedish Fish Masters Swim Team!

2019 Illinois Masters Swimming Champions

About the Team

The Swedish Fish (SWED) is an adult swim team with members ranging in age and level, from novice to competitive to triathletes and anyone else who chooses swimming as a form of exercise.
The team formed in 2006 with two members and has since grown to 100+ members today. The team is led by Head Coach Billy Cordero and his coaching staff that includes a former Division I swimmer and other avid swimmers and fitness professionals. The Swedish Fish coaching staff is recognized as one of the best in the state, winning ILMSA Coach of the Year Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2018. For the last six years, the team has placed in the top 5 at the annual State Meet.
The team also offers weekly dryland training sessions and regularly holds clinics focusing on technique improvement and stroke development.
We are bonded together by our love of swimming, camaraderie and social events. If meeting some fantastic people, getting in a great workout and having fun while doing it sounds fantastic, we want to meet you!
Please come meet the Swedish Fish at any one of our practices listed on the schedule or contact us at chicagoswedishfish@gmail.com.

Pool Locations



  • Swedish Fish 2019 March Madness Meet – Feb 22-23, 2019 at NCP
  • ILMSA State Swim Meet – April 12-14, 2019 in Munster, IN
  • Clinics and Focus for Season – Held on Sundays at Galter. Classroom 10:45-11:45am / Pool 12-1:00pm
    • February 10 – Meet 101 (Matt)
    • TBD – Dryland Clinic (Peter)


To join the Chicago Swedish Fish, you first must become a member of US Masters Swimming and select “Illinois” and “Chicago Swedish Fish Masters” choices for the “Do you swim with a club?” question.
Next, send us your contact information by using the contact form below.