Cecily swam for the Bartlett Barracudas for nearly a decade and swam for the Bartlett High School Varsity Swim Team throughout high school. She also swam club for the Bartlett Electrix Swim Team and the Academy Bullets. Cecily has been an employee of the Bartlett Park District since 2011. This is Cecily’s fourth year coaching for the Barracudas and her second year as Head Coach. She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University in the winter of 2016 with a degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate of psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her goal as a coach is to give team members the best experience while helping them reach their full potential.
“Just keep swimming.” ~Dory
Rachel Tomazin has just completed her Junior year at Illinois Wesleyan where she studies Psychology, Pre-Occupational Therapy. She is a 3 year varsity letter winner on Illinois Wesleyan's Swim Team, 4 year varsity letter winner at Bartlett High School, and swam for the Academy Bullets, Bartlett Electrix Swim Team, and the Bartlett Barracudas throughout her 12 years of swimming. She works as a coach for Funky Fish Swim Club and swim instructor at Illinois Wesleyan and looks forward to her third year coaching for the Bartlett Barracudas; she is very excited to remain a part of the 'Cuda family. Rachel is most excited to help the Barracudas grow as athletes, swimmers, and people! She looks forward to promoting positivity, good work ethic, and FUN over the course of the season and looks forward to her return from school in June.
I just finished up my senior year of college at UW-Whitewater, with one year left to go. I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in ESL. I just completed my 4th year as a collegiate swimmer and am officially a "swammer" after 17 years of competitive swimming. I swam for Bartlett Barracudas for many years as well as Bartlett Electrix Swim Team (BEST) and a year and a half on Academy Bullets. This is my second year coaching for the Barracudas. I have taught swim lesson at Bartlett Park District for 5 years. Goals for this season: 1. To have fun 2. To help swimmers improve and 3. To watch swimmers swim FAST! Fun fact: I LOVE Dunkin' coffee and my favorite color is purple.
“So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” ~ Michael Phelps
Grant swam for the Barracudas throughout his swimming career and finished four years of swimming at Truman State University before graduating last spring. Grant is returning for his second summer as assistant coach. He is also a coach for the Academy Bullets for two years and is a swim instructor for the park district for seven years. Grant is looking forward to working with all the returning swimmers and is excited about meeting the new team member. He believes this team is a great way to have fun, make friends, and build a passion for swimming.
“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort, nobody can judge effort. Because effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else.” ~Ray Lewis