David Larson is a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Originally from Jesup, Georgia, Larson swam for Bolles in Jacksonville, Florida until 1977. He went on to swim for the University of Florida where he earned two NCAA championship titles in 1979 and 1981 as part of relays. As a Gator, Larson was an American Record and NCAA Record holder with his 4x200m freestyle relay teammates. Larson was selected for two Pan-Pacific teams (1979 and 1983), and made two Olympic teams but only competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles due to the USA’s boycott in 1980. During the 1984 Olympic Games, Larson became an Olympic gold medalist as a member of the World Record-breaking 4x200m freestyle relay with Mike Heath, Jeff Float, and Bruce Hayes. Larson has also been inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.
- 1984 USA Olympic Team gold medalist
- 1979 Pan-Pacific gold and silver medalist
- 1983 Pan-Pacific gold medalist
- 21x NCAA All-American
- American and World Record Holder