Swimming School and Competitive Swim Team for all Ages & Abilities



Great White Sharks is coached by National Swimming Champion Tom Olson.

We offer one of the highest staff to swimmer ratios in the Chicagoland area and are committed to instilling the love of the sport in all our participants.



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Swim Lessons, Swim Team, and Private or Small Group Swimming Coach utilizing Endless Pool Technology

  • Year round programs

  • Discount for additional siblings or repeat swimmers

  • Early registration discount

  • Experienced staff (adults, college students and former participants)

  • Meets are optional ($5/meet)

  • Emphasis on stroke improvement and strength training (cardio & physical)

  • Available for Private or Small Group Instruction and Coaching utilizing Endless Pool® technology.  "Experience the dynamics of swimming against a variable current" on an appointment basis. Stroke Drills & Video Analysis.  Call Coach Tom at 630-653-7578 to book times.

The following was written by a former GWS swimmer for a college assignment reflecting on people who had been an influence in his life:


"I remember Coach Tom with fondness. Swim team was an awesome time of my life, and while it was a short period, I experienced a lot of growth. As I began swimming I remember coming home completely discouraged. Although I was a 7th grader I had to swim with the younger kids, because I was in no way fast enough to keep up with my own age group. Swim team was hard, and I wanted to quit. I remember one day after practice Coach Tom approached me, and complimented me. I was confused at first, until I realized what was happening. He was complimenting my willingness to stick with swimming even though I was struggling and not as good as kids my own age. That was who Coach Tom was. He was able to see in me a discipline, and motivation that I was unaware I possessed. Because of that I wanted to keep working at it, and try to keep getting better as a swimmer. As a result I started becoming not just disciplined at swimming but in life as well. I was influenced to become the kind of person that doesn’t quit. All because a Coach took the time to compliment a 7th Grader on an attribute he did not even know he had."   David H.



Tom Olson's Credentials:

  • Wheaton College, Assistant Coach ~ Men's & Women's Swim Teams

  • U. W. Platteville ~ B.S. in Psychology & Sociology

  • Graduate work in Clinical Counseling Psychology - University of Northern Colorado





    Upcoming Events and News:


October - March Training

Tuesday & Thursdays at Wheaton College


Saturday & Sunday at North Central College


Practice dates to be announced soon.





1 Day/Week
$475 2 Days/Week
$550 3 or 4 Days/Week
$275 1 Semester ONLY at 2 Days/Week

$25 discount for additional siblings, repeat swimmers, and registration by August 15th.  $100 non-refundable deposit (included in fee). Total fees due by October 1st. No refunds after October 17th.  If you are new to the program or have had medical history changes, please complete the Waiver/Health History forms

   Practice Schedule:

     Wheaton College ( T / TH 6:15-730pm)


9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
November:  4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
December: 2, 9, 11
January: 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
February: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
March: 3, 5


      North Central College

 ( Sat 1:15-2:30pm / Sun 2:30-3:45pm)


11, 12, 25, 26
November:  1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
December: 6, 7, 13, 14
January: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
February: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28
March: 1, 7, 8


Private & Small Group Instruction


I am available for PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP

Instruction in my  Endless Pool. 

Please call (630) 653-7578 to make arrangements.



Coach Tom & Cinnamon








Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. - Proverbs 22:6





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