The Chico Area Swim Association is excited to announce the inductee to our Hall Of Fame this year will be
Ernie has 35 years of swim coaching experience with colleges, universities, and clubs including your Chico Aquajets in the early 1980’s. His career college swim coaching record is 173-61. His teams include 12 NCAA Division II, and and 1 Division III National Championships. He has served as a consultant to the 1984, 1988, and 1992 US Olympic Swim Teams. Ernie has coached 6 Olympians, numerous NCAA Division I all-americans, and numerous world ranked Masters swimmers and triathletes. From 1967 – 1992 he was chosen Swimming Coach of the Year in his conference 16 times, including in 1996 when Ernie was chosen Pac-10 coach of the year. Ernie has been inducted into the City of Chico Hall of Fame as well as the Chico State University Hall of Fame. Ernie has a Masters in Physical Education from Bowling Green University, and a Ph.D in P.E. and Exercise Physiology from Ohio State University.