A native of Vincentia, Australia, Tim Lane is now in his third year at Villanova. Coach Lane works primarily with athletes competing in the 50, 100 and 200 events in all strokes. Tim also oversees the program's swimming-specific dry-land workouts, as well as working very closely with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure the athletes are developing the necessary strength and power out of the pool.
Coach Lane also heads recruiting on both the domestic and international fronts. In his first two years at Villanova, he has helped bring in a number of talented local athletes, in addition to a handful of nationally ranked international swimmers. As a result of these efforts, Villanova returned to the national stage last year with Freshman Hayley Edwards qualifying for the 2010 NCAA Championships. The impact of the last two classes has also been felt this current season, with three school records having already fallen.
In his time as a student assistant at University of North Carolina Wilmington, Tim helped in all aspects of the program, including helping coach the men to their seventh Colonial Athletic Association title, and coordinating and implementing the strength and conditioning and dry-land program for both the men's and women's teams. Tim also gained valuable experience in his native homeland of Australia, where he swam and coached under Shane Arnold and Kerry Saunders at the Hunter swimming club, one of the most successful programs in Australia.
After transferring from Newcastle University, Australia, in 2005, Lane earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated magna cum laude. As an athlete, Lane completed his two years of NCAA eligibility for the Seahawks, earning all-CAA honors both years, winning two CAA team titles, and captaining the men to their 6th straight title in 2007. Lane was also an Olympic Trials qualifier in Australia in both 2004 and 2008.
Lane currently resides in Wynnewood, Pa.