Shane Whildin Named Assistant Coach At Stanford

Aug. 5, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Shane Whildin has been named an assistant women's swimming and diving coach at Stanford, head coach Lea Maurer announced Monday. Whildin has spent the past year and a half working with Maurer as an assistant senior swim coach for the Scout Aquatics, a club team in Lake Forest (Ill.) formed by Maurer in 2002. Whildin was also a professional in the Health and Physical Education department at Lake Forest High School, where Maurer coached the national prep power before being named the head coach at Stanford on May 20, 2005.

'I am honored to be a part of Stanford's elite swimming and diving program and have the opportunity to continue my coaching career along side of Coach Maurer,' said Whildin.

After graduating with a degree in Communications and Business from Missouri in 2003, Whildin also spent a year as a search consultant at Timeline Recruiting, a physician placement firm in Columbia, Missouri.He was a four-year member of the men's swimming and diving team at Missouri, serving as a team captain in his junior season and twice receiving the Missouri Team Leadership Award. Whildin's best 100 butterfly time is still among the school's top five in the event. He was also a two-time qualifier for the Olympic Trials.

'We are excited that Shane is joining us at Stanford,' commented Maurer. 'He is an enthusiastic and caring coach that does an outstanding job helping swimmers reach their goals. I believe that since we have worked together before it gives us a leg up on a strong first year on The Farm.'

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