David Plummer is a two-time Olympic medalist from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. David missed qualifying for three consecutive Olympic Games, missing the 2012 team by just .12 seconds. In 2016 he became the oldest first-time Olympian on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team since 1904. Through his career, he won three World Championship medals and four U.S. National Titles and was named team captain of the 2015 World Championship team.
David is an advocate for athlete’s rights in the Olympic movement. He believes that sport is a vehicle for change and development, if it is managed well for those it serves. He believes that a strong anti-doping program is in the best interest of athletes and protects their reputation as clean athletes. David has served on numerous boards within both the Olympic and youth sports movements, taught university courses, and coached at the club and high school levels.
Plummer holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, and is working towards his Master of Business Administration at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Erin, a neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul, and their two sons, William and Ricky.