Dave Walters

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  • World Record Holder, World Champion Swimmer, Olympian
  • Olympic Gold Medalist

Dave won gold for Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics before even starting his junior year of college. Since then he has joined the swimming greats winning gold medals and breaking records in the 2009 FINA World Championships. Joining with Olympic greats Aaron Peirsol, Eric Shanteau, and Michael Phelps, Dave anchored the 400m medley relay in 46:80 and helped establish a new record of 3:27:28, winning them a Gold Medal.

When not competing for the USA, Walters competes for the University of Texas, currently holding the Longhorn Aquatics record from the 200m freestyle. The Nine-time Big 12 Champion in the 100m freestyle and has held the American record in 6 events. Walters holds the world record in the 400m medley relay and the 800m freestyle relay.

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  • The Champion- Dave Walters shares his experience as a young accomplished athlete. From the Olympics to training, he shares the dedication and inspiration it took to accomplish his dreams.
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Dave won gold for Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics before even starting his junior year of college. Since then he has joined the swimming greats winning gold medals and breaking records in the 2009 FINA World Championships. Joining with Olympic greats Aaron Peirsol, Eric Shanteau, and Michael Phelps, Dave anchored the 400m medley relay in 46:80 and helped establish a new record of 3:27:28, winning them a Gold Medal. He also helped the Americans to gold and a new world record of 6:58:55 in the 800m freestyle relay. Walters set a new American record in the 100m freestyle with a time of 47:33 and competed in the 200m freestyle at the 2009 FINA World Championships as well. He also competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Trials in the 100m and 200m freestyle.

When not competing for the USA, Walters competes for the University of Texas, currently holding the Longhorn Aquatics record from the 200m freestyle. The Nine-time Big 12 Champion in the 100m freestyle and has held the American record in 6 events. Walters holds the world record in the 400m medley relay and the 800m freestyle relay. Dave was the 2009 NCAA Champion in the 800 freestyle relay, the 2008 NCAA Champion in the 200 freestyle, and the 2007 U.S. National Champion for the 100m freestyle.

Outside of the pool, Dave Walters still spends most of his time in the water surfing and learning how to sail. Walters actually learned how to swim so that he could take on the big waves and surf with his father. Dave continues to train with big hopes.

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