David L Lind
David has been involved with swimming for more than 20 years. He started his competitive swimming career at the age of 5 for the Kearney Area Swim Team. After that, he swam on the varsity team for Kearney High School for four years. While swimming for KHS he competed at the Nebraska State Meet all four years earning 2 All-Americans and medaling three times his senior year. David then attended The University of South Dakota where he was part of the men's swim team for four years. As part of that team, David made the conference team every year. He graduated from USD with a bachelor's degree in education and a minor in coaching and history.
David began his coaching career when he moved to Clarinda, Iowa, and took over as head coach for the local team. Since 2011, Coach Lind helped the team steadily improve and expand. The team completed its first ever winter swim season in 2012 and made a splash at the state meet with an individual record set and several top three finishers. Since then, the team continued to improve their place at the state meet, moving up to third place overall this past winter. Several swimmers have also been named to the league All-Star team and named Outstanding swimmers of the state meet. He began coaching with VAST in Fall 2016.
David currently teaches fourth grade in Vermillion Public Schools. He and his wife, Jill, reside in Vermillion with their two daughters.