Dave Sweeney

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDavid Ross "Dave"•Sweeney
Used nameDave•Sweeney
Born25 May 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Died16 September 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
Measurements182 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsRCYC, Toronto (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Dave Sweeney was a sailor who raced in the Tornado (multi-hull) class at the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic Games. He competed in 1984 alongside his brother Brian Sweeney. The boys began sailing when the family purchased a summer cottage on Stoney Lake in Ontario and they later raced for the Stoney Lake Yacht Club. Dave Sweeney’s biggest win came when he took the CORK Regatta in Ontario.

Sweeney graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1984 and then obtained a doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1997. At that school he met fellow student Rachael Catherine Read, and they would marry and move to Atlanta, Georgia, where they opened a joint optometry practice, Vision Source Insight Eyecare, in 2001, which focused on low vision patients, myopia management, and restoring vision through specialty contact lenses.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN Dave Sweeney
Multihull, Open (Olympic) Brian Sweeney 9
1988 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN Dave Sweeney
Multihull, Open (Olympic) Kevin Smith 10
1992 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN Dave Sweeney
Multihull, Open (Olympic) Kevin Smith 5

Olympic family relations

Special Notes