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Dave Walters

BackgroundEdit

Career Highlights:Edit

Earned his first NCAA title in the 200y free at 2008 NCAA Championships ... placed first in the 100m free at 2007 Nationals ... double bronze medalist swimming on the 400m and 800m free relays at the 2005 Junior Pan Pacs; also took sixth in the 100m free ... 2005 National Jr team member... placed sixth in the 200m free at the 2006 Nationals to earn a spot on the ====2007==== World Championships team

World ChampionshipsEdit

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(pr)

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States NationalsEdit

2007: 1st, 100m FR; 4th, 200m FR

NCAA NCAA logo ChampionshipsEdit

2007(Fr): 4, 800y FR-R; 8, 200y FR; 15, 400y FR; 32, 100y FR

NCAA NCAA logo ChampionshipsEdit

2008(So): 1, 200y FR; 2, 800y FR-R; 5, 500y FR/400y MR-R/400y FR-R; 10, 100y FR

2007 World Rankings: Edit

14th, 100m free; 14th, 200m free

2006 World Rankings: Edit

111th, 100m free; 29th, 200m free; 91st, 400m free

2005 World Rankings: Edit

50th, 200m free

Records:Edit

Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 800y FR-R, set at 2008 Big 12 Championships ... Holds USO in 800y FR-R, set at 2008 Big 12 Championships

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Swim TitlesEdit

100m Free (1): '07 SUM

DetailsEdit

National Teams: 2007 U.S. National Team ... 2005 National Junior Team High School: Two-time Virginia Swimmer of the Year (2005-06)

Personal:Edit

High School: Tabb HS '06 College: Texas '10 College Major: Undeclared, but is considering engineering

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams Edit

Engineer for the Coast Guard 

Family, Village, Community Edit

Parents: Wayne and Susan ... father is a mechanical engineer, and mother is an operations coordinator ... David and his father take as many beach trips to go surfing as possible Sibling(s): Sister (Gailey) swam at James Madison Notable Relative(s): Grandfather (George Cherry) competed in track and field at Auburn Started Swimming: "I started swimming with my neighborhood team around the age 5 to improve my swimming skills so that I could go surfing in rougher conditions with my dad. It killed me to have to sit on the beach and see my dad get monster barrels." Sports Played Before Swimming: Little league soccer ... "Unfortunately we didn’t have a coach, so my dad stepped in after watching the FIFA World Cup and lead the team to victory." Nickname(s): Que Tip ... "When summer time comes, I still have pale skin, and my body burns more than tans." Hobbies Outside the Pool: Surfing, sailing, skeet shooting, cooking, reading Ultimate Way to Relax: Hanging out by a campfire, listening to music, watching movies, and reading Most Influential Person: Club coach (Jack Bierie) ... "He’s taught me to be a man. Jack has given me discipline and courage to accomplish my goals. I’ll never forget waking up at Nationals for wake-up swims, and then analyzing all the swimmers in my prelim heat over breakfast. Jack is also my friend." ... Role model: "My sister because without her I would be nothing." Charities: Newport News Beach Clean Up with Midtown Aquatic Center

Training Notes Edit

2008Edit

15,000 meters/yards per day with doubles, 3.5 hours per day with doubles, plus weight training and dryland circuits Favorites: Music: Lil Wayne, Birdman, 50 Cent, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam ... Movie: Cloverfield ... TV: The Office

International MedalsEdit

2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R (pr)

Top TimesEdit

Event Best Year 100m FR 48.96 Jul 07 200m FR 1:47.93 Jul 07 400m FR 3:54.46 Aug 06

2008Edit

08 SCSC GP - 6 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 200m FR; 9 Final, 400m FR NCAA - 10 Final, 100y FR; t1 Final, 200y FR; t1 Final, 200y FR; t5 Final, 500y FR; t5 Final, 500y FR; t5 Final, 500y FR; t5 Final, 500y FR; 5 Final, 400y FR-R; t2 Final, 800y FR-R; t2 Final, 800y FR-R; t5 Final, 400y MED-R; t5 Final, 400y MED-R; t5 Final, 400y MED-R; t5 Final, 400y MED-R

2007Edit

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 17 Final, 400m FR 07 ULTRA GP - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR MoO DiP - 4 Final, 200m FR

2006Edit

SUM NATS - 20 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 200m FR SPG CHAMPS - 2 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 200m FR; 17 Final, 400m FR

2005Edit

SUM NATS - 6 Final, 200m FR WC TRIALS - 23 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 200m FR; 18 Final, 400m FR

2004Edit

SUM NATS - 7 Final, 200m FR SPG NATS - 43 Final, 800m FR

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