Olympic Medalist and Synchronized Swimming Coach Sara Lilly Joins the CrashCourse Advisory Team
Photo Credit: Texas Woman’s University
As TeachAids continues to fortify its CrashCourse concussion curriculum, we are grateful that Sara Lowe Lilly, Synchronized Swimming Coach at Texas Woman’s University, is joining as an Advisor.
At just 15 years of age, Lilly moved to San Francisco to pursue her athletic career in synchronized swimming. After being accepted to Stanford University in 2002, Lilly decided to defer to train full time with the US National Synchronized Swimming Team. The following year, she was selected to compete in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games, where her team received a bronze medal. After the Olympics, Lilly transitioned to collegiate swimming at Stanford, where she won four national championship titles, was named team captain, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communications in 2008. Post graduation, Lilly stayed at Stanford as a Matteson Fellow. Shortly after she was named assistant coach of Stanford Synchronized Swimming, a representative on the Board of Directors for USA Synchronized Swimming, and a United States Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council member in 2009. Lilly coached for both Stanford and the USA team before being named the Head Coach of Stanford Synchronized Swimming in 2012. During her six year tenure, Lillly had tremendous success, leading the team to two national titles and five runner-up finishes. Further, 20 Collegiate All-Americans and 20 Academic All-Americans graduated from her team.
After six years, Lilly left Stanford in 2018 and now serves as the Head Coach of Synchronized Swimming at Texas Woman’s University. She has also transitioned into supporting athletes beyond coaching, starting her own student-athlete advising agency, Sara Lilly Advising. She is also on the board of Athletes Soul, a nonprofit committed to helping retired athletes in their transitions to normal life.
Lilly brings a wealth of athletic prowess, coaching expertise, and educational advising that will guide TeachAids in our mission to improve concussion safety for athletes everywhere.