Swimming Coaches

Leslie Shevlin

Leslie Shevlin
  • Head Coach
  • (6th year)
  • BA, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington  '03
    MA, Duquesne  '05
  • Sparks 211
  • (503) 370-6601 voice
  • lshevlin@willamette.edu

Leslie Shevlin is entering her sixth season as the head coach of the Willamette men’s and women’s swimming teams in 2014-15.

Shevlin guided several Bearcats to success at the 2013 NWC Championships this past spring.

The Willamette women’s team broke three school records. Annette Marinello set new top marks in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:07.27 and in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:28.67. In addition, the 400-yard medley relay team set a record at 4:05.65. Swimming on the relay were Michaela Zuber, Marinello, Malia Santos and Hope Nelson.

Marinello placed sixth in the NWC in the 400-yard individual medley and was eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Alex Guffey on the men's team reached the championship finals in the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle. He placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and was seventh in the 100-yard freestyle.

Prior to joining the Willamette coaching staff, Shevlin was the assistant women’s swimming coach at the University of New Mexico for a total of four seasons. She previously served as a graduate assistant at Duquesne University.

In 2003, Shevlin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she majored in Communication Studies. She received a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Duquesne in 2005.

At UNC-Wilmington, Shevlin competed on the swimming team all four years. She also was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at UNCW.

She was a graduate assistant swimming coach at Duquesne for two years. She had a variety of duties at Duquesne, including coordinating road trips, team building and serving as the primary recruiter.

After completing her master’s degree, Shevlin was hired as an assistant coach at New Mexico. Her primary duties were in recruiting and the coaching of the distance freestyle group.

While working at UNM, she was a youth team assistant coach with the Lobo Aquatic Club. She also coached at the U.S. Air Force Academy Summer Camps in 2007 and 2008.

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