Cambria’s world-class swimmer dies in training
March 30, 2015
Cambria resident and swimming hall of famer, David Yudovin, died of an apparent heart attack at his home on Saturday. He was 63. [Tribune]
Yudovin’s heart gave out while he was on the treadmill at his home gym training for a swim in the Maldives. A team of paramedics, which included friends and fellow members of an ocean rescue team, tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
Both Yudovin and his wife, Beth, had been active members of the North Coast Ocean Rescue Team. In addition to traveling the world, the couple also drove a community bus that transported seniors for free.
Last September, Yudovin was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an honor open-water swimmer.
His other accomplishments included surviving a previous heart attack, which occurred early in life, and leukemia later. Subsequently, Yudovin became a motivational speaker.
Yudovin leaves behind numerous family members, including his father Sandy, who lives in Arroyo Grande. Plans for a memorial service are still being arranged.