Born and raised in Denver, CO. Rich swam for Skyline Acres, ACES, Aquawolves, Regis Jesuit and the University of New Mexico. His highest level of achievement was qualifying for Senior Nationals in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
Rich has 17 years coaching experience (and has coached State, National, and World Champions). He is a American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 Swim Coach. As a coach, he has logged countless hours working with a variety of athletes from Summer Club through Masters. He has coached State, National and World Champions. He has also coached 7 NCAA Division II All-America selections. He enjoys working with all levels of competitive swimming.