Coach Richard Fetters

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2012 ASCA Hall of Fame Inductee

Michigan State University/Spartan Swim Club,
Paris Island/Beaufort Masters

Richard Fetters is an ASCA Level 5 Coach. He has been inducted into the South Bend Riley High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Indiana High School Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. His coaching career spans 60 years, having been a coach from 1951-2011.

He started out at South Bend Riley High School, Indiana and was a coach there for six years. They were Team State Champs in 1956 and 1957. After a two year stint coaching at Fort Lauderdale High School, Morgan went on to coach at Royal Oak Kimball High School in Michigan.

There he also coached at Royal Oak Penguins swim Club. Fetters longest tenure as a coach was the 26 years he spent at Michigan State University. While coaching there, Richard was also at Spartan Swim Club. The Michigan State swimmers produced many accolades under his direction. Some of which include 19 individual Big Ten Conference Champion Swims, 4 Relay Big Ten Conference Champion swims, 51 Individual All-American swims, 16 relay All-American swims, and 5 Individual National Champion Swims.

Coach Fetter was also a coach at the Paris Island/Beaufort Masters for 22 years, 14 of which his teams won all 3 South Carolina Masters State Championship Meets (Long Course, Short Course Meters, Short Course Yards) in a row.