Aug. 17, 2011
WASHINGTON - Ashley Dell and Sean Warlick have been named assistant coaches for the George Washington men's and women's swimming programs. Dell and Warlick will assist in all facets of the program, including recruiting, training and day-to-day operations.
"I am very excited to have Ashley and Sean join our staff," said head coach Dan Rhinehart. "They both bring a wealth of swimming knowledge to GW and I am looking forward to what they can provide to our student-athletes, the program and the university."
Dell, a native of Lake Forest, Ill., comes to GW after a one-year stint as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Iowa where she was a member of the women's swimming program from 2005-09.
Dell remains a part of the Iowa record books as she holds three all-time top-10 spots in the 500-yard, 1,000-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle events. A two-time team captain for the Hawkeyes, she was awarded the Esther and Roland Smith Scholarship for Leadership as well as the Alison Pennington Haddon Strength of Character Award.
In addition to her success in the pool, Dell also excelled in the classroom. She was twice named to Iowa's Dean's List, named Academic All-Big Ten and also earned Academic All-America Honorable Mention accolades from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) in 2008-09. She graduated from Iowa in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sports studies.
A native of Iowa, Warlick comes to GW after spending the past two years at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Warlick served as assistant swimming coach from Aug. 2009 to April 2011 before becoming interim coach and aquatics director for the Tigers this past summer.
Warlick also spent two years as an assistant coach with the Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach
, and served as an assistant coach for Fort Dodge YMCA and Circle Swim Aquatics in Iowa
. He is also an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 Certified instructor.
A four-year member and captain of the Grinnell College men's swimming team, Warlick still ranks among the Pioneers' all-time top-20 in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard freestyle relay events.
Warlick graduated from Grinnell in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in history and will begin the master's program in exercise science at GW this fall.