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Ian King

Walnut Creek, California

Primary Discipline(s) Masters Swimming
Bucket List RaceFINA World Masters Championships
Post-Race DrinkWater
Off-Day ActivityRunning & Yoga

I grew up as a competitive gymnast and diver, competing at the local, state, regional and national level. As a freshmen in college, was a member of a D1 school men's gymnastics squad. Unfortunately, found myself drifting from the sport as I discovered triathlons and fell in love with the sport. Competed for several years until my lower back and knees started to give me problems. That's when I found US Masters Swimming and have never looked back. I'm an avid competitive swimmer (local, state and national) and have had the privilege of coaching age group swimming, Masters and an Adult Learn to Swim program. Have become involved in the governance of USMS with participation on a local swim team Board of Directors (Walnut Creek Masters), regional Board of Directors (Secretary for Pacific Masters LMSC) as well as national USMS committees. Plan to swim and compete for as long as this body will let me! Besides that....

I have been married to my best friend for 32 years (we met in college. I was dating her roommate...obviously the roommate didn't work out!). We have 2 amazing grown children and recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Atlanta, Georgia for work.