A for Athlete


Career Highlights:[]

Took fourth in the 200m fly at the 2005 ConocoPhillips Summer Nationals … finished third in the 200m fly at 2005 World Championship Trials … triple silver medalist in the 100m fly, 200m fly and 400m medley relay at 2005 Junior Pan Pacs ... took first in the 200m fly and third in the 100m fly at the 2004 U.S. Open

Pan Pacs:[]

Pan Pacs 2006: 10th, 200m fly; 15th, 100m fly; 15th, 200m IM ... Jr. Pan Pacs 2005: Silver, 100m; Silver, 200m fly; Silver. 400m medley relay

World University Games:[]

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(pr): Silver, 400m MR-R(pr); Bronze, 200m FL Duel in the Pool History: 2007: 3, 200m FL; 7, 100m FL

2007 World Rankings:[]

23rd, 200m fly

2006 World Rankings:[]

70th, 100m fly; 19th, 200m fly

2005 World Rankings:[]

75th, 100m fly; 22nd, 200m fly


Holds NAG (17-18) in 800y FR-R, set at 2007 MD NBAC CHRISTMAS INVITATION


General Accolades: USA Swimming All-American in high school National Teams: 2006 National B Team ... 2005 National Junior Team High School: All-American


High School: Westhill HS '07 College: Michigan '12

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]


Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Bert and Ilene … Bert is a computer programmer and Ilene is the membership director at the JCC ... Bert swam at the University of Pennsylvania Sibling(s): Older sister (Dana) attended Syracuse University … younger brother (Andrew) also swims Started Swimming: Age 10 ... "Mom made me swim at my summer club even though I didn't want to." Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer Nickname(s): DMAD, Fat D ... "Fat D is my rapper name even though I don't rap. Paul Yetter (coach) gave it to me." Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing ultimate frisbee, making home movies Ultimate Way to Relax: Playing video games with friends Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They have given me the values I live by. These values have helped me become the athlete and more importantly the person I am today."

Training Notes[]


Swims 18-20,000 meters/yards per day, 2-4 hours a day, 7 days a week More: When he was little, wanted to be a veterinarian Favorites: U.S. city: San Antonio ... int'l destination: Maui, Hawaii ... band: Red Hot Chili Peppers ... movie: Fight Club, Alfred Hitchcock's Rope ... tv: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R (pr); Silver, 400m MED-R (pr); Bronze, 200m FL 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Bronze, 200m FL

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 100m FR 51.01 Jun 08 100m FL 53.64 Jun 08 200m FL 1:57.16 Aug 07 200m IM 2:04.46 Feb 08


Swimvitational - 21 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL 08 OSU GP - t3 Final, 200m FR; t2 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 200m FL; 4 Final, 400m FR-R; 4 Final, 800m FR-R; 5 Final, 400m MED-R


WUGS - 3 Final, 200m FL Namesnik GP - 3 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 200m FL MoO DiP - 7 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL


US OPEN - 10 Final, 200m FR; 8 Final, 100m FL; 4 Final, 200m FL; 18 Final, 200m IM PAN PAC - 15 Final, 100m FL; 10 Final, 200m FL; 15 Final, 200m IM SUM NATS - t11 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL SPG CHAMPS - 17 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL


US OPEN - 4 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL SUM NATS - 10 Final, 100m FL; 4 Final, 200m FL WC TRIALS - 24 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL 2004 US OPEN - 3 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL SPG NATS - 48 Final, 1500m FR 2003 US OPEN - t21 Final, 100m FL; 6 Final, 200m FL