Dean Ottati

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 and Zach

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-distraction while his manuscript, Swimming and the Meaning of Life: A Father, A Son,  A Philosophy, and A  Sport, sits alone on the corner of his desk, starving for attention.

Stories by Dean Ottati

Extra Thankful for This Year’s Swimming Feast

On Thanksgiving, 135 of the Walnut Creek Masters, ranging in ages from 19 – 80, including at least 6 families with multiple generations in the water, gathered once again to enjoy the best practice of the year — But this time with some enhanced thankfulness for the basic things like clean air and blue skies that we take so for granted that we don’t even consider them until they are gone.

Alexei Sancov, Moldova Olympian, Breaks 2 DAL Records

2017 Diablo Athletic League Swimming Championships May 6th, 2017 NCS section SCY With last year’s graduation of the great Maxime…

Kelsey Witkay Verbally Commits to FAU

Witkay will make an immediate impact for the Owls, as she will be competing for spots on the A sprint freestyle relays.

Jake Rollo Commits to UCSB

This week Jake Rollo of the Walnut Creek Aquabears in Northern California verbally committed to join the UCSB Gauchos starting in the 2016/17 season.

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