David began his swimming career at the age of 7, swimming with his local
school district’s age-group swim program in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania. David went on
to compete at the collegiate level at The University of Scranton, a
Division III private university in Scranton, Pa. While at The University
of Scranton, David specialized in the breaststroke and individual medley
events, earning Landmark Conference Champion titles in the 200
Breaststroke in 2009 and 2012, as well being named Landmark Conference
Rookie of the Year in 2009.
David began swimming with Team New York Aquatics during his first month in
New York City. Throughout his first year, David become increasingly
involved with TNYA’s various social, competitive, and philanthropic
activities, including competing at IGLA 2015 in Stockholm and
volunteering to serve as a co-coordinator of TNYA’s annual One Hour Swim
charity swim-a-thon. David began coaching for TNYA in April 2016,
competed at IGLA 2016 in Edmonton, Canada, and continues to serve as the
co-coordinator for One Hour Swim. David also serves as the swim coach for
Front Runners New York’s multisport program.
David’s approach to swim coaching is characterized by his strong belief
that to improve ability in one stroke, an individual must practice and
improve their abilities in every stroke.