Head Coach & CEO / Gold Coach
Coach Rich has been coaching for over 36 years. He started his coaching career with the Wellington Swim Team as a long time assistant coach to then Head Coach Lui Echerri. After his time as an assistant coach, he went on to become the Head Coach at the Maclay School in Tallahassee, Santaluces High School in Lantana, and the Aqua Crest Swim Club in Delray Beach. In 2005 Coach Rich returned to the Wellington Swim Team to take over as the Head Coach and CEO.
In his time as a coach, Rich has trained many swimmers to qualify for the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics, Speedo Sectionals, Southern Zone South Championships, USA Swimming Futures Championships, and USA Swimming Junior Nationals. From there he has had numerous swimmers move on to the collegiate level, including Division I schools.
When not coaching the Wellington Swim Team, Coach Rich is a teacher at Wellington High School. There he has received the Coach Of The Year award in Palm Beach County for the successes as the head coach of the Wellington High School Swim Team. Yearly he has multiple swimmers qualify for the FHSAA State Meet, including several who have won the FHSAA State Championships. Additionally his swimmers have also earned High School All American and Academic All American status.