David Wendkos is an American swimmer, triathlete, endurance athlete, and certified swimming coach. He began swimming at 9 months old and began swimming competitively at the age of 6. He is an American pool and open water swimmer who competed at the age group club, high school, and college levels (Emory University) where he earned multiple All-Conference honors.
He has competed in a variety of triathlons, ranging from sprint distance to IM70.3's.
He has coaching certifications with USA Swimming (High School, Age-Group, Masters, and Open Water) and with the American Swim Coaches Association (Level 2 certified, Level 3 educated) and is a coach with the Columbia Clippers, the Anne Arundel Amphibians (a US Masters Swimming registered club), and the Waugh Chapel Sea Dogs summer team.
He also founded the Aquatic Rhino Stroke Studio that utilizes an Endless Pool.
He is also a coach with the U.S. Naval Academy's Swim Camp, and is the Registrar and Swim Series Coordinator for the Maryland LMSC (organizing committee) of U.S. Masters Swimming, and contributing blog writer at TriSwimCoach.com.