Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Daniel began swimming
at the age of 6 and competed for the St. Mary’s Aquatic Club until age 13 when
his family moved to Pensacola, Florida.
Under the guidance of Coach Steve Bultman, he set multiple National Age
Group Records in the 100 and 200 Breastroke, won 3 State Championships in the
100 Breast and a Junior National Championship in the 200 Breast. In 1988 he qualified for the US Olympic Team
in the 100 Meter Breastroke and swam at the Seoul, South Korea Olympic
Games. The following year he accepted a
scholarship to swim for the University of Texas where he swam on 2 NCAA
Championship Teams and was voted team captain his senior year.
Daniel now resides in Dallas with his wife Alex and their
two daughters. He has been active with
Swim Across America since 2009 when he participated in the San Francisco Open
Water. Since then he has returned to San
Francisco annually and swam in the Inaugural Baltimore Open Water. In 2011 he helped bring Swim Across America
to Dallas for the Inaugural Open Water and remains as Co-Director of the Dallas
Committee for Swim Across America. He
swims in memory of his Aunt Charlotte who lost her battle with cancer and to
honor his nephew Lindsay who is a cancer survivor. He hopes that through his efforts and the
efforts of all that swim, volunteer or donate their time to Swim across America
we can help bring an end to this terrible disease.