COACH- Edinburgh, Scotland
- IRONMAN Certified Coach
- BSc hons S&C
- +2 years experience
- Scottish Swimming Junior Squad
A keen athlete from an early age, Dave comes from a swimming background where he represented his country as part of the Scottish national squad over 200 and 400 meters, It is from this that his drive to deliver elite level coaching stems.
After studying Sport Science at University and gaining a BSc (Hons) in Strength & Conditioning, he went on to get further accreditation before starting his full time coaching career as an S&C Coach. He has worked with athletes of all abilities from many different sports and began focusing more on working with runners and triathletes after successfully helping several athletes prepare for their first races.
As a member of the local triathlon squad he has also worked closely with the team as the triathlon specific S&C coach, as well as providing dynamic movement analysis sessions so as to help the other club coaches understand and progress their athletes performance to higher levels.
With his background in endurance sports, swimming and S&C Dave is a fantastic option to help you improve your swim and build triathlons specific strength and resilience for race performance as well as the all important aspect of injury prevention for long term consistency. Having coached athletes with busy lifestyles he has a great understanding of how to build a programme around your lifestyle to achieve your goals in the most time efficient manner possible.
"I discovered my passion for triathlon and ultra running from working with endurance athletes and from my love of racing and bikes. Over the last year I have focused my own training towards endurance events, entering my first Ironman and taking on a 280km Ultra Trail Run.
Since graduating from University I have continued to learn and study to become the best coach and athlete that I can. After a season in France and then a couple of years in Cheshire, myself and my Fiancé moved to Edinburgh. Being so close to the sea and mountains is an ideal place for our active lifestyle. Away from Coaching I spend most of my time walking our dog and drinking coffee. At every possible opportunity I like to head out to the mountains either with boots, bikes or skis."