David Gillanders



David Gillanders - David began competitive swimming in Michigan. His time in the 100 yard butterfly of 57.5 earned him a state championship, a trip to the National AAU Indoor Championships, and was fifth fastest high school time in the country. At the University of Michigan, he won 5 individual and relay championships and set several NCAA Championship and national records. He was a gold medalist in the 1959 Pan American games, and in 1960 he broke the existing world record when qualifying for the US Olympic Team. He was a Bronze Medalist in the 200 Butterfly at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and a member of the US medley relay team that took four seconds off the existing world record. As a Masters Swimmer, he has won numerous US Masters and Senior Olympics national titles, and he has stayed in the Top 10 of his age group in almost every year he has swum. In 2005 he was USMS top ten in 11 events for LCM, 5 for SCY, and 2 for SCM.His 50m fly was the USMS#1 time for 2005 for men 65-69.