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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact our head coach. For all questions related to administrative, such as fees, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

The Huntington Estates Swim Team is pleased to announce our coaching staff for the 2021 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 seventh grade Science at Kennedy Jr. High.

 

Emily Villazon

Assistant Coach

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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!

Ella Gray Tucker

Assistant Coach

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Alex Mantel

Assistant Coach

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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 Lendzion

Assistant Coach

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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

Assistant Coach

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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 great season!

Board of Directors

Julie Lendzion & Rick Tucker

Swim Team Coordinator

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