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 seventh grade Science at
Kennedy Jr. High.
Emily is a rising senior at NCHS and is returning to
Huntington Estates for her thirteenth year on the swim team.
She spends her spare time volunteering with programs for
children who have special needs. Prior to being an Assistant
Coach, Emily was a junior coach for two HEBT seasons. She has
been on the Wheaton Swim Club for six years and completed her
third year on the NCHS swim team. Emily is looking
forward to working with the new and returning Seahawks!
Alex is a rising senior at Naperville North HIgh School and
she has been a member of the Huskie swim and water polo teams for
the past two years. She has been swimming since she was 9 at
Huntington Estates and has been a competitive swimmer for 5 years
at Wheaton Swim Club. This summer will be her 9th season as a
seahawk, and before becoming an assistant coach, she junior coached
for two seasons. She is looking forward to meeting all the
Seahawks and can't wait for an amazing season.
Sam is a
rising sophmore at NCHS and is returning to Huntington Estates for
his eleventh year on the swim team. He currently is swimming
at Wheaton Swim Club and has completed his first year on the NCHS
boys swim team. Besides swimming, Sam plays Water Polo at
NCHS and is involved in the Youth Mens Service League of
Naperville. He is looking forward to working with the new and
returning Seahawks and to have an awesome summer!
Mary Louise Weber
Mary is a rising senior at Benet Academy. She is a member
of the cross country and track team at Benet. Although Mary
runs cross country and track in high school, she enjoys swimming
too. Before becoming an assistant coach, Mary was a junior
coach for 2 seasons. This season will be her
tenth season as a seahawk! Mary is looking forward to a