Alumni Spotlight: David Plummer
Class of 2008
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Former Golden Gopher backstroke swimmer David Plummer still spends his days in the pool. As a professional swimmer with a hefty career, his days are spent training, coaching, and being a dad.
During his time at the University of Minnesota, David was a 14 time All-American, senior captain, 4-year letter winner, 8 time individual finalist at the NCAA Championships, and helped lead the team to the B1G Championship in 2005 and 2007. Plummer also is the current school record holder in the 100 backstroke 46.32 (short course) and 200 backstroke 1:42.41 (short course), 100 backstroke 53.83 (long course) and 200 backstroke 2:01.09 (long course).
His professional career has included being a World Championships Medalist, member of the USA Swimming National Team and appearances at meets such as the FINA Short Course World Championships, World Aquatics Championships, Phillips 66 National Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Olympic Trials, and US Nationals among others.
David is also the Wayzata Head Coach of the boy's swimming and diving team, and is an assistant coach for the Minnetonka Swim Club.
Follow him on Twitter @davideplummer for updates as he trains for the US Nationals and Pan Pacific Championships this summer!
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