Eric Fehr comes to Highlands Ranch Aquatics having coached premier swimming programs at both the club and Division I collegiate levels. “My passion is to instill a growth mindset in every member of Highlands Ranch Aquatics, one in which challenges inspire new learning and renewed dedication, thereby creating an inspirational and aspirational team environment.”
An ASCA Level 4 coach (achieved by top 5-8% of coaches in U.S.), Fehr worked with the National Group at Nitro Swimming in Austin, TX before coming to Highlands Ranch. He also earned an M.B.A. from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and served as Director of Business Operations at Circuit of The Americas, a world-class sports and entertainment facility and the host of the Formula 1™ United States Grand Prix.
Prior to joining Nitro Swimming, Fehr spent three years an assistant coach with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) men’s and women’s swimming teams. He coached four athletes to first-time U.S. Olympic Trial time standards and ten athletes to first-time NCAA consideration qualifying standards. In addition, both the women’s and men’s teams achieved their highest ever national rankings during his tenure.
Prior to coming to UCSB, Fehr spent four years as an assistant swimming coach at Wisconsin primarily working with sprinters and middle distance swimmers while also spearheading recruiting efforts. The Wisconsin women’s program finished in the top ten at the NCAA Championships twice during his tenure, including a program high ninth place finish in 2005-06. 29 Wisconsin athletes with university ties went on to compete at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, most in program history.
A 1998 graduate of North Carolina University, Fehr was a four-time NCAA All-American with the Tar Heels. A two-time Academic All-American, Fehr graduated from North Carolina with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in public policy analysis. In addition to his experience in the pool and on the deck as a coach, Fehr also spent two years (1998-2000) as a financial analyst with Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and three years (2000-03) as an analyst with Norwest Venture Partners.
“I help individuals bridge the gap from aspiration to achievement. My core belief is anyone can reach new heights through the right combination of audacity, faith and commitment. I am committed to fostering this culture of growth at Highlands Ranch Aquatics, where excellence is not only encouraged, it is expected.”