Dave owns and runs Kuhl/Swaine Advertising and has worked on brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser, and Bass Pro Shops, to name a few. He is an avid outdoorsman and fisherman with tremendous respect for the water and believes that water is something everyone, everywhere can learn to respect and enjoy.
Dave Swaine was born and raised in St. Louis. He is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He owns and runs Kuhl/Swain Advertising located in Lafayette Square.
“I’ve always loved the water. I learned to swim in the icy Jacks Fork River trying to keep up with my older brother on one of my family’s annual camping trips to the Ozarks. It was just a doggie paddle, but he didn’t ditch me! Years later, I proposed to my wife, Carrie, just upstream at Alley Springs.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for water; I also have some fear of it. I’m an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and I’ve had a few close calls in storms on Canadian lakes, or in faulty skiffs in the waters of the Caribbean and certainly in my canoe along the log-jammed streams of Missouri.
With that in mind, I’ve been amazed to learn through recent work with SWIM ON that the most dangerous places where we encounter water are far less distant and far more accessible to those most vulnerable. I look forward to continuing to help spread the word far and wide.
My advertising career spans 30 years, and I’ve been lucky enough to work on iconic brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Jack Daniel’s and Bass Pro Shops, to name just a few. I’ve also been grateful for my experiences giving back over the years with special brands like American Rivers, Trailnet, The Honor Flight and The Sheldon Concert Hall.
I’m equally humbled and impassioned to be able to lend my experiences and my branding expertise to SWIM ON to help raise awareness and prevention of childhood drowning. I believe water should be something everyone everywhere can learn to respect and enjoy.”