Alumni Davis Tarwater wins gold at London 2012

Davis Tarwarter at the Latin American Centre

Davis Tarwater wins gold at London 2012 as part of the USA's 4x200m freestyle relay team

After missing the 2008 Olympics by one spot, Davis retired from swimming and came to Oxford for one year in 2009-2010, during which time he completed the MSc Latin American Studies. 

Whilst at the LAC, Davis took courses in the International Relations of Latin America, the Politics of Democracy in Latin America, and he completed his MSc extended essay on the topic, 'The United States and Venezuela during the Chávez Presidency 1999-2009'. In an interview earlier this year, Davis described his time at Oxford as the 'best year of his life'

You can read more about Davis' sporting career in the following articles:

New York Times, July 2012
USA Swimming, January 2012
Oxford Mail, August 2012

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Davis Tarwarter at the Latin American Centre
Davis Tarwarter