Staff
Bob Welch
Operations Manager and Founder and Executive Director of Chicago Southland Aquatics Foundation

Bob comes to Matteson Community Center from Southwest Aquatics Management, Inc. (SWAM) where he was owner. SWAM was a consultant to swim programs throughout the state of Illinois. 

Bob is the elected General Chair of the Board of Directors for Illinois Swimming, Inc. which serves as the local swimming committee (LSC) for USA Swimming. As general chair, he is responsible for all aspects of LSC staff and office, serving a membership of more than 17.500 athletes, 120 swim clubs, more than 625 coaches, 500 plus volunteer officials and a budget that exceeds $1Million. 

Bob is certified with American Swim Coaches Association as a Level 2 coach and licensed SwimAmerica™ site supervisor. He is also certified by National Spa and Pool Federation as a Pool Operator, and a Certified Aquatics Facility Administrator. He is a member of America Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) American Learn To Swim Teachers (ALTST), Diversity In Aquatics Alliance and a USA Swimming Coach National Official.