Date and place of birth: 1969, Co Durham, England
Athletes coached include:
Michael Jamieson, Andy Willis, Nicola Jackson, Jo Jackson, David Carry, Ross Davenport, James Goddord, Euan Dale, Mel Marshall, Grant Turner, Dan Coombs, James Clarke, Jamie Broom, Scott Hathaway, Steph Johnson and Rachael Wilson
Dave was a competitive swimmer until he was 20 and then started coaching part-time at Durham Aquatics. He coached there for 18 years, becoming head coach, before transferring to Loughborough six months before the Beijing Olympics. One of his swimmers, Jo Jackson, won bronze in Beijing.
After the Beijing Games he was appointed head coach of the new British Swimming Bath Intensive Training Centre, which he built up from scratch with assistant Graeme Antwistle. The pair have made it one of the most successful ITCs in the country, proved when Michael Jamieson won silver at London 2012.
Dave was made British Swimming’s acting head coach after London 2012 and headed the team at the World Short Course Championships in Istanbul when Jamieson again won silver.
At the end of 2012 he was named joint winner of the British Swimming Coaches Association Award of Coaching Excellence for his role in helping Jamieson to Olympic silver. Dave was one of the coaches chosen in March 2013 to be on the inaugural intake of UK Sport’s World Class Coaching – Elite Programme, a three-year development programme.