At various time in his life, Dean has been a summer rec swimmer, an AAU swimmer (yes, he is that old), a swim coach, a swim team director (social suicide through volunteerism), a meet director, a starter, an official, and just about everything else a swimmer/parent can be. He currently swims with the Walnut Creek Masters, competing about twice a year, once in the pool and once in the open water, whether he needs to or not. He pretty much loses “the cheeseburger bet,” each time. Dean is also married to a much better swimmer, and is the parent of a swimmer (who probably had no chance).
Dean attended UCLA as an undergraduate, and earned his MBA from Northwestern. He’s worked in the telecom industry for a really long time – and those years are like dog years. Dean is the author of The Runner and the Path: An Athletes Quest for Meaning in Postmodern Corporate America, and is currently suffering a massive case of procrastination-through-