Eric Koch
Eric Koch
Birth Date: 07/11/1981
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aptos, Calif.
High School: Aptos HS
Position: Distance
UCSB
2003 Big West Conference champion in the 1000 freestyle (9:18.80) and 1650 freestyle (15:37.4) for the third straight year. Also finished second in the 500 freestyle (4:30.55) at the league championship. Swam the fastest times for the Gauchos in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle in the 2001-2002 season...Two time defending conference champion in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle...Took second in the 500 freestyle was also a member of the runner-up 800 free relay at the 2002 Big West Champion...Had fastest times for UCSB in 500, 1000 and 1650 free events in 2000-2001...US swimming national qualifier in the 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyles.

High School
First Team All-American at Aptos High School...Set a league and school record in the 500 freestyle...Swam club for Cabrillo Threshers...Coached by Jim Triplet.

Personal
Born July 11, 1981...Parents are Jerry and Janet Koch...Older brother Ryan was also a Gaucho swimmer...Majoring in Dramatic Arts ...Enjoys surfing and skate boarding...Favorite athletes are Tom Dolan, Brian Goodell and Chris May...Favorite television shows are "The Simpsons" and "Dawson's Creek".