My name is Dave Dallmer and I’m a lifelong competitive swimmer. At four years old I joined the swim team for the first time, and with the exception of a brief few years in my early twenties, I never left the pool. My interests include: music, writing, photography, and aquatic endeavors of all shapes and formats. I will be writing about swim training, racing, the joys and hardships of spending the majority of my time in an environment that’s trying to kill me, and other somewhat- related stuff.