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
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
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
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.
Assistant Jr Coach
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
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!