This meeting is
open to current Katy Aquatics Freshman,
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors along with their
The purpose of this meeting is to provide our members with a
foundation on how to begin the college search process. We
will discuss when, where, and how to start connecting and promoting
your swimmer to college coaches. We will go over the
differences between the various competitive collegiate levels, what
coaches are looking for, and the time frames to keep in mind when
The meeting should last 45-60 minutes and registration is
Note: Only Swimmers need to be registered;
parents are welcome to stay for the presentation as well.
Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Location: Cinco Ranch Public Library - Large Meeting Room
(2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494)
Special Guest Speaker is Associate Head
Coach Roric Fink.
recently completed his sixth season with The University
of Texas women's swimming and diving program. He served his first
five seasons as assistant coach before being promoted to associate
head coach in advance of the 2017-18 season. Fink came to
Texas from the University of Missouri where he served for two
seasons as associate head coach.
coached collegiately since 2003, spending eight seasons as an
assistant coach at the University of Arizona from 2003-10. He also
built up one of the nation's top aquatics clubs -- Ford Aquatics in
Tucson, Ariz. -- starting in 2000. Prior to that he worked with the
Phoenix Swim Club from 1995-2000, while assisting with the U.S.
National Team. He worked with athletes such as Jeff Rouse and Gary
Hall, Jr., who represented Team USA in the 1996 Olympic Games in
Atlanta as well as Klete Keller in the 2000 Olympic Games in
time as a coach he has coached and developed NCAA Championship
level athletes. He coached Arizona National Champions Lacey
Nymeyer, Dave Rollins, Tyler DeBerry and Marcus Titus with the Ford
Aquatics program before going on to compete for the Wildcats. His
club won the USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Calif.,
and the Men's Team Championship at the Western Zone Sectional in
Portland, Ore., back in 2011.
brings international coaching experience to Texas. He coached
Amanda Beard as she qualified for the 2010 Pan Pacific
Championships and the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China.
He has served on the USA Swimming coaching staff for the 2008
National Junior Team and the 2010 NSCA All-Star Team. In 2006, Fink
represented Mexico as a member of their coaching staff at the Short
Course World Championships.
is a 1986 graduate of Whitworth College. He earned his master's
degree in business administration in 2000.
If you have
any questions about the upcoming presentation, please contact Coach
Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katy Aquatics Staff