David Marsh on Perseverance and Living The Olympic Life

Coach David Marsh is a highly sought-after speaker covering a wide range of topics; goal setting, adding value, perseverance. All topics are presented through the lens of Olympic coaching and Coach Marsh’s experience developing world class swimmers. The video clip above is a teaser to his speech at the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce in Mooresville, North Carolina. Coach Marsh recently returned from the 2012 London Olympic Games where he put five swimmers on the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Team; Cullen Jones, Nick Thoman, Micah Lawrence, Davis Tarwater and Kara Lynn Joyce.


David Marsh is the CEO and Director of Coaching at SwimMAC Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. SwimMAC is also a United States Olympic Committee Center of Excellence, of which Marsh is the CEO.

In the Olympic arena Coach Marsh has coached over 30 Olympic swimmers from a dozen different countries. Prior to helming SwimMAC, Coach Marsh was the men’s and women’s swimming coach at Auburn University.  He tookover the position in 1990 and led the men’s team to seven NCAA national championships. He led the women’s team to five NCAA national championships.

Marsh is originally from Miami, Florida and received his degree in Business Administration from Auburn in 1981. Marsh was a five-time All American backstroker at Auburn.

You can follow David Marsh on Twitter here.

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Abi Liu
7 years ago

Well said! Coach Marsh has been a great role model for many young coaches, including myself! Thank you!

7 years ago

Good video. I love the fact that David said you can’t come back if you’re trying to make up for the past.

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