Eric Limkemann enters his second season on the Panthers' coaching staff after a successful collegiate career, where he was named a Big East champion swimmer, setting new records at Pitt.
Limkemann assists in the day-to-day training of the athletes and also in meet operations on the days of competition.
"We're very happy to have Eric on board with us as a coaching assistant," Head Coach Chuck Knoles said. "He was a champion swimmer here at Pittsburgh and can share a large amount of competitive experience to this year's squad."
Limkemann won a total of nine Big East Championships in his career with the Panthers. A four-time conference winner in the 1650 freestyle, Limkemann is only the second Panther to win an event all four years, joining John Sharkey (1-meter diving, 1987, 89-91). He was also a winner in the 500 freestyle in both 2002 and 2003 and the 400 IM champion in 2002.
Limkemann also won two 800 freestyle relay titles with the Panthers as a sophomore in 2002 and as a senior in the 2003-04 season.
A 2002 NCAA Championships qualifier, Limkemann earned the University's prestigious Blue-Gold Award in 2004 for his work in the pool and in the classroom.
Just this past fall Limkemann took third place in the 20-24 age bracket of the 2005 JAL Honolulu ITU Triathlon World Championships. The triathlon included a 1500m swim, 40 K bike ride and a 10 K run. Limkemann's 17:52 split in the 1500m swim was the third fastest time.
Limkemann graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a degree in exercise science. He and his wife currently reside in Oakland.
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