By Phillip Whitten
CARLSBAD, Calif., October 9. FORMER Auburn University All-American Dave Denniston will be writing for SwimmingWorldMagazine.com it was announced today.
Denniston – a three-time NCAA champion, former Auburn team captain and member of the 2003 US National Team that competed at the World Championships in Barcelona – will cover US collegiate and club swimming for the web site along with John Lohn.
Denniston won the 200 yard breaststroke at the NCAA Championships in 1999 in 1:55.52, but his best time – a 1:53.48 second-place effort behind Brendan Hansen — was swum in 2002
A 2002 graduate in Communications and English, Denniston has a wry, humorous style, which he enlisted in his articles on goswim.tv.
On February 6, Denniston was injured in a sledding accident in Wyoming that left him temporarily paralyzed. He currently is undergoing rehabilitation in Carlsbad, California, and has made significant progress. “While lying down I can lift my legs now,” he said, adding “I can also lock and unlock my knees.” He has been able to do what many thought impossible by creating new neural pathways.
Asked when he’ll be walking again, Denniston said: “In the next few weeks. The therapists have special-ordered a walker for me. They didn’t have one that was tall enough.”
Watch for Dave’s articles on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com