Ken Fosina started his athletic career in football as a quarterback playing Pop Warner and for Albert Leonard. He played Little League baseball and was selected All Star third baseman. His CYO basketball team won its league championship. Ken joined the NRHS Varsity Swim Team in 1974 as a freshman. After one season with Assistant Coach Bob Schliehauf, he dropped other sports to commit to swimming.
Fosina held several school records; one that lasted three decades. He set the 500 freestyle record as a junior and bettered it as a senior with a time of 5:07.0. He anchored the record breaking 3:23.7 400 freestyle relay with a split of 49.5 time. Ken won three bronze medals in the Section 1 championships both in ’77 and ’78. He was Conference A Champion in the 500 in ’77 and ’78, Division Champion in the 500 in ’76, ’77 and ’78 and was a Scholar Athlete Scholarship Award Finalist. Ken Fosina was recognized as Most Valuable Swimmer in his senior year, Most Outstanding Swimmer in his junior year and was Outstanding Swimmer as a sophomore. Ken was selected All-County three straight years and All-Conference all four years. He was team captain as a senior.
Upon graduation in 1978, Fosina received a partial scholarship to Division 1 University of Richmond. He was a four-year standout, swimming the 500 freestyle (4:49), the 200 butterfly (1:59) and was part of the school record breaking 800 freestyle relay team with a split of 1:46.7. Richmond was Virginia State Champs and competed against Atlantic 10 and ACC teams. Ken was selected team captain in his junior and senior years and graduated in 1982.
Ken has been a volunteer coach in California for several years in the sports of baseball, basketball and golf. He was also a founding participant of the New Rochelle Aquatic Club and competed throughout NY State to help launch and gain recognition for that program.
He has had a 30 year career in Corporate Finance in sales, as an entrepreneur and as an executive. Ken and his wife Veronica have two sons, Joseph and Nicholas. It is an extreme pleasure to induct this extraordinary athlete and human being into the New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame.