Richard C Stover
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're always 100% right." ~ Greg Hickman
Coach Rick believes that it is just as important to learn to compete as it is to learn stroke technique. In competition, swimmers will find that their biggest competitor is not the swimmer in the next lane, but it is themselves that they need to conquer. Even if a swimmer comes in last place, if they have a Personal Best time, then it has been a good day.
Coach Rick grew up in the swimming pool. He started as an 8&Under and swam through High School in the Fox Chapel School District. He experienced all the emotions from loving the sport to disliking it and back to loving the sport with the support of swim friends and parents.
Prior to coaching at DLAC, Coach Rick was the Head Coach at Valley Points Family YMCA for 4 years. He is American Swim Coaches Association Certified Level 2.
In addition, he has 2 children who are involved in competitive swimming.