Position
Backstroke/sprint Freestyle
Height
6'0
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Durham, N.C.
High School
Athens Drive HS

FRESHMAN SEASON (2019-20)In his first career meet against Auburn, came in sixth place in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 51.04 and seventh place in the 200-Yard Back with a time of 1:55.56… At the SMU Invitational, finished in 11th place in the 100-Yard Back and 17th place in the 200-Yard Back with times of 49.42 and 1:49.62… 

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered four years for coach Shane Barry at Athen Drive Magnet High School … Named the 2019 High School Honors Swimmer of the Year … Holds the NCHSAA 4A State Record in the 100-Yard Backstroke … Record Holder in the 200-Yard Medley Relay … NCHSAA All-American Swimmer.

PERSONAL
Full name is David Christopher Wahlen … Born on October 21, 2000 … Parents are Ron Wahlen and Zsuzsa Taligas … Has two brothers, Adam and Sammy, and one sister, Julianna … Member of the A/B Honor Roll sophomore, junior, and senior years … Chose LSU because of the friendly people, great coaches and amazing campus.

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