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Walk Against Drugs - Keynote Speaker

2020 keynote speaker

David Colturi - Red Bull Cliff Diver and Former US National 10m Champion

A diver since the tender age of 5, David worked his way up the ranks to become a two-time NCAA Academic All American; seven-time All American; Big 10 Champion on 1m; two-time Bronze Medalist at the 2009 World University Games; and a two-time USAD National Champion (10m Individual and Synchronized).

After 15 years of diving, David discovered a newfound passion and transitioned into professional cliff diving. He qualified for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2012 and was named Rookie of the Year with two podium finishes in his first season. His first event win came the following year in Malcesine, Italy, diving from the picturesque Scaliger Castle into Lake Garda. David is consistently among the top 5 in the overall cliff diving rankings and most recently brought home a silver medal from the 2019 FINA High Diving World Cup in Zhaoqing, China.

David joined the Mission Viejo Nadadores Diving Team as an athlete and coach in February of 2020 and says as much as he loves diving from the boards, he also enjoys coaching from the pool deck. He brings extensive coaching experience to Mission Viejo and specializes in strength training and cognitive skills development. David leads workshops on high performance and coping with fear and loves sharing his experiences and knowledge with others to help them achieve their greatest potential in and out of the water.