David Lee - Associate Coach
David was born and raised in Minnesota where he began swimming competitively at age 6. After becoming a state high school champion as a swimmer, he attended the University of New Mexico on a full athletic scholarship. He was a top 20 NCAA swimmer and a member of a nationally-ranked water polo team in college. After college, David coached swimming and water polo on the age group and high school level before spending three years overseas as a teacher in the Peace Corps.
David taught and coached swimming on a part-time basis throughout his entire professional career. He has coached many competitive swimmers, masters swimmers and triathletes with great success. Athletes coached by David include blind Paralympic swimmer Donovan Tildesley (who represented Team Canada in the last four Paralympic Games) and the winner of the 2013 “Mr. Xterra” award, Brent Bieshaar, for his achievement in Xterra Triathlons.
David started coaching for SwimLabs in 2006, where he learned the latest stroke techniques and innovations, and he is certified as an ASCA Level 1 swim coach. He currently coaches two masters swim teams, a kids’ summer league swim team and two year-round age group swim teams.