History with Chuck: Dr. Deb Weiler, CHS’ first female swimming PIAA state champion in 1973, today an organizational psychologist and founder/president of Fastlane Coaching

Dr. Deb Weiler, a 1973 graduate of Cheltenham High School, became the first Panther female swimmer in school history to capture an individual state title on March 3, 1973.

According to local historian Chuck Langerman, Weiler won the 50-yard freestyle at the PIAA girls’ swimming championships at Penn State University, and went on to record some of the best swimming freestyle times in the USA her senior season at Cheltenham High.

Her 50-yard freestyle time of 25.09 seconds in 1973 was the best time of any girl swimmer in the entire country.

Today, Dr. Weiler is known as a former world-class swimmer, an organizational psychologist and a senior executive at several Fortune 500 firms. She is the founder and president of Fastlane Coaching, a human and organization development firm. From Fastlane’s website:

Deb’s life-long interest in coaching and peak performance grew from her work with Olympic Swim Coach Dick Shoulberg. Their powerful partnership enabled Deb to turn in some of the fastest 50 freestyle times in the US for four years. Today, Deb combines her infectious energy, her doctorate in psychology, her 14 years as a leader in Fortune 500 firms, and personal experience as a peak performer to enable executives to attain peak performance and new levels of success in the world of business.

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