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.
After retirement from swimming, Plummer pursued a career in athletic administration with his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, working in different roles within administration and student-athlete development. David has also served as a high school and club coach and was named the 2014 Minnesota class AA coach of the year. He has served on the USA Swimming National Team Steering Committee, the USA Swimming National Team Athletes Committee, and the Positive Coaches Alliance Advisory Board in Minnesota.
David currently works as a Leadership and Performance consultant with Premier Sport Psychology and JSA Advising. He is passionate about helping sport organizations develop great leaders at all levels and developing positive team culture that leads to organizational success. Plummer holds a Masters degree in organizational leadership, policy and development. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Erin, a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital St. Paul Hospital, and their two sons, William and Ricky.