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The Huntington Estates Swim Team is pleased to announce our coaching staff for the 2019 summer season!

Coaching Staff

Thaddeus Whildin

Head Coach

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Mr. Thaddeus Whildin has lived most of his life around the swimming pool.  He was a competitive swimmer for fifteen years before starting his own coaching career in 1997.  Since that point, his coaching experience continued at Benet Academy (1999-2004) for five consecutive seasons, four of them as the head varsity coach for the Boy’s team.  In addition to that, he was an assistant coach for the Procopian Swim Club (97-98), and he is currently coaching at Kennedy Junior High School (Track & Field '89-'18, Basketball '89-'99, and Football '11-‘18).  He is now entering his eighth summer season coaching the Huntington Estates Swim Team.  

Academically, Thaddeus has earned his Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Concordia University ('06) and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Benedictine University ('89).  While professionally, he is just finishing his 20th year teaching sixth grade Science at Kennedy Jr. High.

 

Julianne Severyn

Assistant Coach

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Julianne will be returning for her fourteenth year on the HEBT swim team.  She is excited to return for her fourth year as assistant coach to the Huntington Estates Seahawks, and cannot wait to see the new and familiar faces this season.  Julianne is in her freshman year at St. Mary’s College.  She was named captain of Benet's swim team, and has enjoyed swimming Varsity for her four years as a Redwing.

Matthew P King

Assistant Coach

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Matt is finishing up his senior year at NCHS and a fourth year varsity swimmer.  Matt began swimming in junior high school. His first competitive swimming experience was as an 11-12 age grouper at Huntington Estates.  Prior to being an assistant coach, Matt was a junior assistant coach for the two seasons.  He looks forward to a fun summer with the Seahawks and working with returning and new swimmers. 

Grace Lendzion

Assistant Coach

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Grace is graduating from NCHS in May and has been part of the swim team at Naperville Central for 4 years.   She coaches three days a week with SB Swimming and spends her free time volunteering with Special Olympics.  In addition, Grace has swum for Huntington Estates for 9 seasons.  She started with the team in the 7/8 age group.  Prior to being an assistant coach, Grace was a junior coach for two seasons and can't wait for the summer season to begin!  Grace plans to attend Miami of Ohio in the fall.

Julia Carol-Irene Tautges

Assistant Coach

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Emily Villazon

Assistant Jr Coach

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Emily is a freshman at NCHS and is returning to Huntington Estates for her eleventh year on the swim team.  She spends her spare time volunteering with programs for children who have special needs.  Prior to being an assistant jr coach, Emily was a junior coach for two HEBT seasons.  She has been on the Wheaton Swim Club for six years and completed her first year on the NCHS swim team.  Emily is looking forward to working with the new and returning Seahawks!

Ella Gray Tucker

Assistant Jr Coach

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Ella has been swimming since she was 6 months old.  She has been a member of Huntington Estates swim team for 7 seasons and also swims for Wheaton Swim Club.  Ella is a Freshman and a member of the Naperville Central Swim team.  She is also a member of the Naperville Central Speech team.  She is looking forward to getting to know all of the new and returning Seahawks and having a great summer swim season!

Board of Directors

Julie Lendzion & Rick Tucker

Swim Team Coordinator

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