Swim coach of the Hershey Aquatic Club and Carmel native Greg Fastrich was inducted into the Pennsylvania Aquatics Hall of Fame on March 19. Greg Fastrich, right, pictured here with his brother, Jeff Fastrich, swam for Carmel Swim Club and for Carmel High School. Greg swam for the CHS boys swim team when the team won the Boys High School State Championships in 1990.
He then went on to receive a swimming scholarship from Purdue, where he swam for four years following in the footsteps of older brothers George and Jeff who also received swimming scholarships from Purdue. Swimming is in the blood for the Fastrich family. Their father, John Sr., of Carmel, swam in high school, college and in the Air Force.
In recent years, Greg moved to Pennsylvania and enticed his brother Jeff to move to with him and be his assistant coach one year after coaching the Hershey Swim Club. Jeff is now the Hershey Aquatic Age Group Coach and assistant Hershey High School Coach. Greg is now the Hershey Aquatic Senior Age Group Coach and the Hershey High School Coach.