St. Andrews University head swimming Coach Brooks Teal has announced the signing of David Lambert.
Last year Lambert helped contribute to Daytona State College's second place team finish at the National Junior College Swimming Championships. At the 2013 NJCAA Championships, Lambert achieved All American status in two individual events with a fourth place finish in the 50 Freestyle and a fifth place finish in the 100 Free. David also scored with a ninth in the 100 Breast and helped Daytona to second place finishes in three relays, the 200 Free Relay, the 200 Medley Relay, and the 400 Free Relay.
Lambert, from Winter Haven High School in Winter Haven, FL, only began swimming in the fall of 2008, after being inspired by Michael Phelps' legendary eight Gold Medal performance at the Beijing Olympics. As a senior at Winter Haven High, David earned US High School All American honors and in the highly competitive Florida State High School Championships, was the silver medalist in the 50 Free and placed sixth in the 100 Free.
"David is a swimmer who was recruited by many of the top Division I NCAA schools and I am delighted that he has chosen to swim for the Knights. He has all the tools to become an elite sprinter and make a huge contribution to our team success immediately. Relays are worth very big points in collegiate swimming, especially at championship meets, and adding David to our already strong sprint corps will make our relay events very exciting throughout the year, and especially at NAIA Nationals."
David, the son of Ivan and Diane Lambert, enjoys listening to music, participating in his local church, fishing and photography.