Meet our Coaches

 

 

Chris Fugmann

Chris started Highbridge Aquatics in the fall of 1990.  Prior to that, he coached a Lexington team call Brookhill Swim Club for 6 years.  Chris grew up in Lexington and participated with the Greater Lexington Swim Association (GLSA) for 12 years.  As a youngster, Chris set 18 Kentucky State Records and one Kentucky High School State Record.  His background also includes water polo, when in 1975, was an All-American on the United States Water Polo Team.

His coaching began during his college summers.  Chris spent four summers as coach of the Lexington Country Club.  As a college swimmer, Chris achieved All-American honors nine times and, in 1980, became an NCAA National Champion in the 400-yard IM.  Chris graduated from Centre College in 1982 and was awarded the Jefferson Award, which combined athletics and academics.  After graduation, he coached the Lansdowne Club for two seasons, and then founded the Brookhill Swim Club as a United States Swimming team.  Eventually, he coached the Equestrian Woods team, which led Chris to start the Highbridge Aquatics team, which he coached for 26 years, from 1990 until merging this team with Kentucky Aquatics from 2016 until 2020.  In the spring of 2020, he has gone back to coaching only Highbridge Aquatics.

Coach Fugmann is responsible for administering the Highbridge Aquatics program and coaching all of the practice groups.  He is married, with two daughters, and was the owner of Climate Control Corporation for 26 years, until 2013.  Chris hopes to build a strong, thorough program in Central Kentucky that encompasses young swimmers from ages 5 to 18, which includes beginners as well as elite athletes.  For over 50 years, Coach Chris Fugmann has competed and coached at every level of swimming, from age group swimming to the Olympic Trials.

Maggie Taylor

11 short years ago, I began my swimming career on Highbridge Aquatics with Coach Chris. While at HA, I competed in Junior Nationals and made Olympic Trial cuts in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, and 100 breast. I continued my swimming career at the University of Louisville where I became a NCAA All-American Athlete. I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology degree and a minor in Sign Language. I currently stay at home with my Irish twins and in the process of completing my masters degree in Counseling and Human Development. Swimming will always have a special place in my heart and I am so excited to be back home with Highbridge Aquatics!

Britt Fugmann

Hi there! I’m coach Britt! I swam for Highbridge for about 11 years growing up. Yes with Coach Chris (who’s also my dad). I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2019 with a degree in nutrition and dietetics, and completed my dietetic internship through COVID (man was that wild). I love to be active, I love to read books, and I love food (which is why I have a degree in nutrition).