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    • #12642
      JHU84
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      May be moving back to chicago area – what programs HS/Club are doing best job of developing college levels swimmers – guys that continue to do well in college – not just HS and done coaches chime in too

    • #38564
      silentp
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      @JHU84 wrote:

      May be moving back to chicago area – what programs HS/Club are doing best job of developing college levels swimmers – guys that continue to do well in college – not just HS and done coaches chime in too

      Which area? There are a few clubs in the Far North Suburbs and a few in the Western Suburbs I’d look at strongly. I’m currently in the Western Suburbs, which has produced several top D3 swimmers and also Eric Triebe. If you’re in the area, let me know!

    • #38565
      JHU84
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      could go anywhere prefer north but the town has changed since I have been there

    • #38566
      VP2008
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      In the northern suburbs, New Trier quickly jumps to mind. They are a powerhouse club and high school team. They have put out a lot of talented swimmers. But, they did just lose their head coach about a year ago. Also, Northbrook Spartans Swim Club has a good club, although they just graduated a bunch of studs. I also heard that Libertyville Cats club is combining with another club or something, not sure about that one, but they probably have a bigger pick at good swimmers. A lot of other high school teams that are decent at state usually have a quality club team as well. Most teams will have a couple decent studs, to get a better look at clubs and high schools, you should probably just go to ihsa or ilswim to look at state meet results and club championships.

    • #38567
      The Treat
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      @silentp wrote:

      @JHU84 wrote:

      May be moving back to chicago area – what programs HS/Club are doing best job of developing college levels swimmers – guys that continue to do well in college – not just HS and done coaches chime in too

      Which area? There are a few clubs in the Far North Suburbs and a few in the Western Suburbs I’d look at strongly. I’m currently in the Western Suburbs, which has produced several top D3 swimmers and also Eric Triebe. If you’re in the area, let me know!

      there’s also a current neuqua swimmer, brian alden (20.1 50 free, 44.8 100 fr), who will be one of the top recruits in the country.

    • #38568
      JHU84
      Member

      @The Treat wrote:

      there’s also a current neuqua swimmer, brian alden (20.1 50 free, 44.8 100 fr), who will be one of the top recruits in the country.

      thanks for all the insight – I am primarily looking for swimmer currently in the 9th & 10th grade my son is a sophmore just turned 15

    • #38569
      Swim Dad
      Member

      Any of the Naperville schools including Neuqua Valley have solid coaching
      Scott Walker at Lyons Township, Corky King at Hinsdale Central, Bill Schalz at Marmion Academy and New Trier are all great swim programs and great schools. You can’t go wrong with any of these programs. :

    • #38570
      JHU84
      Member

      @Swim Dad wrote:

      Any of the Naperville schools including Neuqua Valley have solid coaching
      Scott Walker at Lyons Township, Corky King at Hinsdale Central, Bill Schalz at Marmion Academy and New Trier are all great swim programs and great schools. You can’t go wrong with any of these programs. :

      thanks,

      any idea who will be the top contending HS for the state championship over the next 3 years

    • #38571
      Swim Dad
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      I can’t predict what will happen the next three years but I can tell you that New Trier HS has been in the top five last four years. Other powerhouse teams are Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley in Naperville. Waubonsie Valley near Naperville, Glenbrook South, Evanston and St Charles North. These teams have also been in the Top five the last several years. I also feel very strongly about the other teams that I mentioned such as Lyons, Hinsdale and Marmion Academy.

    • #38572
      griz
      Member

      http://www.ihsa.org/activity/swb/index.htm

      Look at the results and it should give you a good indication.

    • #38573
      JHU84
      Member

      @griz wrote:

      http://www.ihsa.org/activity/swb/index.htm

      Look at the results and it should give you a good indication.

      I did look at that before just doesn’t show all the freshman and sophmores and who is developing them into strong JR/SRS hence pinging this group of knowledge

    • #38574
      silentp
      Member

      I think New Trier is always in it, as well as at least one of the Naperville schools. New Trier is in a close north suburb, like you were looking for.

    • #38575
      NCACDork
      Member

      Perhaps even more importantly, New Trier is supposed to be a good school academically as well. Although, I don’t know of any great swimming HS/Colleges that are not good academically, unless you count Indian River community college…

      Disclaimer: I am passing judgement because of the community college staus, it may in fact be a good school.

    • #38576
      The Treat
      Member

      @NCACDork wrote:

      Perhaps even more importantly, New Trier is supposed to be a good school academically as well. Although, I don’t know of any great swimming HS/Colleges that are not good academically, unless you count Indian River community college…

      Disclaimer: I am passing judgement because of the community college staus, it may in fact be a good school.

      New Trier is an excellent school, but the Naperville aren’t too shabby either. tons of AP programs to choose from and were only getting better when i left.

    • #38577

      hinsdale central is great academically, they havent been as hot as they used to be in the past few years; they were 3rd my frosh soph and junior years, and 6th my senior year, but from what i hear Coach King is a great coach

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