Andreas Fath was born in Speyer am Rhein in 1965 and is married with 3 sons. But there’s not much time left over for his private life with his job as a professor at Furtwangen University in the Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences and his various sporting interests. Still he tries to spend as much time as possible with his family.

Luckily, his family shares his passion for swimming as many weekends are taken up just with his competitions. He also enjoys jogging, mountain biking, football and table tennis, as well as paddling on the Altrhein. In winter he adds cross-country and downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Black Forest or the Alps to the list of sporting activities.

When he’s not busy with his sports, he and his family take advantage of the many cultural events in the Kinzigtal or go on excursions in the area. Straßburg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Heidelberg are all popular family destinations, where they can also visit their relatives.

Andreas Fath is certainly no “fuddy-duddy“ when it comes to music and he enjoys dancing to modern beats at parties with his wife.

Once a week he dons his apron and cooks for his family – mostly his favourite food, Italian. So it’s often a risotto or some kind of spaghetti.

During the week there’s his sons’ homework – he’s responsible for the sciences, and his wife for the languages. Because everyone in the family loves it, holidays are always spent near water for swimming, diving and surfing. But at least on holiday, Andreas Fath can enjoy some of his more relaxing hobbies like reading detective stories or watercolour painting.