Hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Daniel moved to Florida during the latter half of high school. After graduation, he went to Purdue University where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Engineering Management.
Having swam competitively and taught in the Learn to Swim program at Purdue, Counsilman-Hunsaker allows him to combine his passion for the sport and engineering. Daniel is certified by the American Red Cross as a Water Safety and desires to become a professional engineer.
"Don’t practice until you get it right; practice until you can’t get it wrong." – Katie Ledecky
"You know, who cares where happiness comes from? Look, we’re all a little weird, we’re all a little wacky – some more than others – but… if it works, it works." – Dean Winchester
- Jewish Community Center - Austin, TX
- Lincoln Area YMCA - Lincoln, IL
- Desert Wave Aquatic Center - Lubbock, TX