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Dominic Ricchio
Dominic Ricchio photo leaning back and smiling, wearing grey RIT swimming t-shirt, and with arms crossed over chest

Sport/Position: Swimming: Sprints and Freestyle

Graduation Year: 2018/19

Major: Applied Mechanical Technology

Hometown/State: Racine, Wisconsin

Why did you pick RIT/NTID? RIT/NTID was able to offer academic services and great a deaf environment that no other colleges in Wisconsin could complete with, such as tutoring and an atmosphere that is deaf-friendly. Also, it is the only deaf technological college in the United States.

Clubs/Activities: RIT's Electronic Gaming Society and Pokemon League

Hobbies/Interests outside of athletics: Swimming, walking, Jet skiing, wakeboarding and training.

What’s the best part about being here as a RIT/NTID student-athlete? Meeting people and making new friends

Favorite on-campus food spot: Ritz

Where do you do your homework? In my dorm or the NTID Support Center

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring? 1. A saddle, 2. Michael Phelps, 3. Cheese

What’s your life motto? "You can do anything as long you work for it” or “Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked" (from Avatar: The Last Airbender).