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

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.

San Ramon Valley Women & Northgate Men Repeat in California’s North Coast Section (NCS) High School Championship

Campolindo High School senior Mary Ashby finished her CIF – North Coast Section career with a sprint double on Sunday.

Usinger, Rooney Set Records in Prelims of California’s North Coast Section Championship

Brittney Usinger (Sr., Acalanes, Harvard commit) posted a 52.58 in her 100 butterfly prelim,  breaking the old  NCS 100 record, previously held by the great Celina Li.