Oct. 9, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin swimming and diving head coach Whitney L. Hite has been named an assistant for the U.S. team during the 2012 Short Course World Championships, USA Swimming announced on Tuesday.
“It’s an incredible honor -- I’m definitely humbled by it,” Hite said. “It’s a great accomplishment anytime you can represent your country at a major meet of this magnitude.”
Hite, who will join Badger senior Michael Weiss on Team USA at the short course world championships, will travel to Istanbul, Turkey, for the event which runs from Dec. 12-16.
Former UW head coach Erik Hansen will lead the men’s team, while Tony Batis of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics and University of Michigan associate head coach Josh White will join Hite on the U.S. men’s coaching staff.
The 11th FINA Short Course World Championships have been held every two years since the inaugural championships in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in 1993. The event in Istanbul will take place at the Sinan Erdem Dome, which is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.
“It’s an honor to even be considered for the position, but to actually be chosen as an assistant coach is a tremendous milestone,” Hite said. “This is certainly one of the highlights of my coaching career so far.”