Coach Rick has experience coaching several teams in the past including the South Toledo YMCA in Toledo, Ohio and the Shades Valley YMCA in Homewood, Alabama. For the past 15 years Rick as served as the Head Coach of the Hoover Blue Thunder Swim Team in Hoover, Alabama. Rick wished to move back to the Northwest Ohio area to be near family.
As a competitive coach, Rick has lead his team to many summer league championships, coached swimmers who have qualified for Olympic Trials, Senior Nationals, Junior/Senior Nationals and Zone Championships. Recently, two of his swimmers were selected to participate in the National Select and National Zone Camps.
Rick's coaching emphasis is placed on a solid stroke foundation and good aerobic base resulting in constant improvement. Rick's coaching philosophy is that consistent hard work will always prove successful. Rick believes that the sport of swimming teaches many life lessons along the way such as self discipline, a solid work ethic and a desire to achieve. By combining all of these along with a positive team environment, many great things will be achieved.
FAST is very excited to have Coach Rick lead our team!