How Swimming and Art shaped a Community Leader
Episode 011 – Austin Zucchini-Fowler – Released 11/9/2017
Austin Zucchini-Fowler is the lead swim coach at the University of Denver Hilltoppers and exceptional local artist. Austin’s current artistic focus is in pointillism painting; creating vibrant works on wood, canvas, and other mediums. Many of these pieces are printed onto stickers which I now exhibit on my most valuable ad space (my water bottle). Austin grew up in the worlds of swimming and art, and now he shares his skills and experience with younger generations in the Denver area. I found this episode super interesting; we dive into swim technique, criteria for the perfect pool, how competitive swimming is evolving with new technology, and the blessings and challenges of training the younger generations of competitive swimmers. We also open up about art and how to find (and keep) your artistic passions as an adult. Austin is a talented coach, a leader, an educator, and an all-around great guy.