About Coach Dave
Coach clients to succeed and reach their goals.
Learn about clients through listening and hearing about their goals.
Develop a training plan that takes into consideration all of the variables specific to the individual to help them reach their goals.
Educate and interact with clients throughout the process to keep them on the right track.
Stress the importance of being process driven, thoughtful, present and consistent.
Motivate through example and positive reinforcement.
Have fun and feel the great sense of accomplishment.
Dave coaches a vast array of athletes. Swimmers, triathletes, endurance athletes including para-athletes look to him for comprehensive training plans. Athletes from many sports look to him to provide strength and conditioning training which will enable them to be in top shape for their respective sport. For example, pro motocross racers, adventure racers and tactical athletes. Simply put, Dave offers professional coaching so his athletes can achieve greater health, fitness and peak performance. Dave is recognized as one of the most versatile coaches so whether you seek one-on-one personal training in the gym, or an advanced periodized program in order to pursue an Ironman distance triathlon, you will find a thorough engaged coach with a keen eye for form and technique.
Dave is a former Division I athlete and four year letterman in swimming at West Virginia University. Entering college as a walk-on, Dave ascended the ranks eventually winning individual conference titles for WVU in Breaststroke events while also setting school records. He received a full athletic scholarship by his senior year. Wanting to extend competitive swimming once his college eligibility was complete, Dave headed west to Concord, CA to swim with an elite team run by an Olympic coach. While there he competed in USA Swimming Nationals and also won his event (200 Breaststroke) at the highly competitive Southern California Championships (SoCals).
From swimming Dave transitioned to competing in triathlon and cycling. In triathlon he has competed in all distances including the Ironman Distance (140.6). As a masters swimmer, he achieved a FINA Top 5 World Ranking in Breaststroke. He remains engaged in his own competitive fitness pursuits and is currently focused on developing his skills and strength in track cycling and xc skiing.
Dave has worked with athletes in the areas of motorsports (motorcycle road racing and motocross). He has also applied his coaching to the tactical space having worked with the Spec Ops Team at Annapolis.
CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
CPT - Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA)
USA Swimming Certified Coach
FMS - Certified Level 1 - http://www.functionalmovement.com/
AED/CPR and First Aid - Certified
(NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association)
EMT - State Certified in NC
(Where Dave has coached)
UMBC and Retriever Aquatics, Assistant College and Club Coach
University of Pittsburgh and Team Pittsburgh Aquatics, Assistant College and Head Club Coach
National Triathlon Academy, Head Swimming Coach, Triathlon Coach
Spinervals Cycling Coach
NBAC Masters Swimming Coach
Training Tempered, LLC (private company focused on athletic performance)
Maryland Masters Swimming Coach
Eagle Swim Team, Club, High School, Masters Swimming Coach
TYDE Swim Team, National Team Head Swimming Coach and Strength Coach, Masters Coach
Wake Forest University - Masters Swimming Team