Dave Burgess

profileDave began writing for SwimSwam in October of 2014. Originally from Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, Dave grew up like most young kids playing multiple sports. But soon the swimming pool beckoned and he began his journey to specializing in middle distance freestyle. He swam competitively into his early collegiate days before hanging up his goggles.

After spending way too much time working behind a desk in the IT industry, Dave refocused his career and is now a full time coach. He is a certified USA Triathlon coach, working with beginner to elite level athletes. He is the founder and head coach of a US Masters swim club and is also the head coach of the US Air Force Academy triathlon team. When not writing for SwimSwam – or coaching other athletes – Dave still gets in the pool to swim, as well as bike, run, and mountain bike in his new home state of Colorado.