Colonials Swim Program Adds Two Asst. Coaches
A Fairfax, VA, Native and GW Swim Alumnus Joins GW Staff
Sept. 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington head swimming coach Dan Rhinehart announced today that he has added two new assistant coaches for the upcoming 2010-11 season.
Shea Manning, a Fairfax, VA, native, joins the Colonials' coaching staff after a decorated swimming career at Claremont McKenna College in California. Manning was named to the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team in each of his four seasons (2004-07).
Manning comes to GW after two seasons as the assistant coach at his alma mater, where he helped the CMS women's team to two NCAA Division III top-6 finishes, including two event national champions and three runner-up finishes in 2010. He also worked with the CMS men's squad to a top-10 finish in the West Region in 2009.
Manning has been a part of the coaching staffs of the Springboard Swim Team, Dunn Loring Dive Team and Paul VI Catholic High School swim team in the northern Virginia area. He was one of 25 coaches from NCAA Division I, II, and III invited to coach at the University of Texas Longhorns swim camp in back-to-back years.
Lauren Fuchs, a four-year letterwinner and 2009 graduate of GW, has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach after volunteering at GW last year. She is pursuing a master's degree in exercise science. Fuchs still holds three times among GW's All-Time top 10, her 100- and 200-yard breaststroke posted during the 2009 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships and the 400-yard individual medley.
The Colonials open the season October 1, at the Potomac Relays, hosted by American University. On Oct. 2, the swim team will take on former Colonials swimmers at the Smith Center Natatorium, as part of the GW Alumni Weekend festivities.