Coach Christopher Eikenbary is a graduate from Texas Tech University with a major in history and a minor in political science. He has spent his entire life in and around the sport of swimming. Coach Eikenbary possesses experience in both UIL and USA swimming, having coached at Permian High School for 4 years and having been an assistant coach for both the Amarillo Club team and the Odessa Aquatic Club team.
Coach Eikenbary believes swimming is a sport that not only improves an individual’s athleticism but also improves every aspect of their lives. The lessons and hardships learned in swimming enable swimmers to apply that knowledge in other areas and allows them to push towards their goals. This is what Coach Eikenbary believes is at the core of swimming, and gears all practices towards that frame of mind.
The concept of the “team” is paramount to the success of a great swimming program.Coach Eikenbary looks for those individuals who are great teammates in and out of the water.Swimmers who understand that they are “in it” together, promote an excellent positive atmosphere.With that in mind, coach has high expectations when it comes to the wellness of the team.Any thing that would hurt the team is absolutely unacceptable.Coach believes that swimmers who maintain good grades, work hard in positive practices, and to motivate other swimmers build a strong team.If any one of those links are missing from the chain, a swimmer is actively hurting the team, which is unacceptable for the standards set at Rouse High School.