Head Swim & Dive Coach: Mary Catherine Pilon
From ages 5-18 I was on a swim team. I grew up in Shelton and the SHS Pool was a big part of my formative years. From learning to swim and being a team member, co-captain, persistence, grit, compassion, to working at the pool as a life guard and swim instructor, all of which centered around the pool.
I have been part of this BHHS Swim/Dive Team since 2014 as an assistant coach and dive coach. I am honored to be part of the Wolfpack and our swim/dive team has a positive and powerful tradition and legacy here at Black Hills. To be a part of this team is to be a part of something truly special. I am honored to continue to be a part of this organization. #WeDoHardThings #BetterTogether #GoodVibes
Assistant Coach Rachel Ashton and Team Photographer Michael Ashton
I have been part of the local swim community since 2012, when my young daughter Emma started swimming with a local club team. My involvement with BHHS Swim and Dive the past 5 years has included fundraising, organizing team gear and fan items, planning fun events like Spirit Fire and Senior Night, and serving on the Black Hills Booster Club Board as a Swim and Tennis parent. Now that Emma is a BHHS alum, I am SO excited to shift my focus to a new challenge, coaching! I look forward to becoming a knowledgeable assistant coach under Head Coach Mary Catherine Pilon, and interacting with our wonderful student athlete swimmers and divers in my new position. You’ll also see my husband Mike on deck and around our events as the official team photographer. Go Wolves!