2023 Pooh Maddan/Eric Koch Living Scholar Challenge

Six years ago a small group of UCSB Men's Swimming alums banded together to collectively raise $5,000 to fund a Living Scholar in memory of former teammate and friend David "Pooh" Maddan '03.

The effort has grown to include an additional Living Scholar to benefit Men's Swimming in memory of another friend and former teammate, Eric Koch '05 as well as a Living Scholar for Women's Swimming, also in memory of Pooh, supported by alumni from the women's team.  Pooh and Eric's families have also generously supported this effort.

We hope to continue to grow the support for UCSB Swimming and are well on our way again this year.  Thank you for helping honor Pooh and Eric by keeping their memory alive in this tangible connection to the current Gaucho team!

Thank you to our generous donors who have already contributed to this project:


GOAL:   $10,000


GOAL:   $5,000

Give now to participate in the giving challenge:

For more information please contact Matt English at matt.english@ucsb.edu or call 805-893-4537.