LITTLE ROCK - UALR head swimming coach Amy Burgess is pleased to announce today (Aug. 31) the hiring of Calvin Schildknecht as the program's new assistant coach.
"Calvin has been a part of our program the past couple of seasons as a volunteer and we are thrilled to have him on staff as our new assistant coach," said Burgess. "He currently still trains as a National Level Master's Swimmer and has a great passion for our sport and the dedication it requires to find success.
"I am excited for his energy and swimming experience he will bring to the program," Burgess added.
Working with the team since the fall of 2010, Schildknecht assisted the team with competition-day operations and with team travel. For the past two years, Schildknecht also served as the head coach of Little Rock Catholic High School. This past season, he led the Rockets to a runner-up finish at the 2012 Arkansas State Swimming Meet.
A former Davidson Wildcat swimmer from 2003-2007, Schildknecht has continued his success in the pool past his collegiate time. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Dolphin-Laser swim team and was a US Master's Swimming (USMS) national champion in 2012. He has swum to eight USMS top ten finishes and was a two-time All-American in 2009.
A May 2007 graduate of Davidson College with a BA in history, he resides in Little Rock.