David commenced his participation as a parent and technical official over 30 years ago. He is a former president of Telopea Swim Club and was ACT Competitions Director twice for a number of years.
David has coached swimmers to Country, State and National medals with several Vikings swimmers and relay teams holding NSW and ACT records. He had swimmers selected for 4 years in a row onto the NSW State Teams squad and has numerous swimmers in the NSW Junior Sharks, Age development and Emerging Talent Squads over the last 8 years.
In 2015-16 David coached the team to third place overall in NSW for the summer season, the highest ranking of an ACT club this century.
David enjoys seeing young people improve their swimming over the long term and how it aids their school results and productive adult lives.
His favourite TV shows are British and Scandinavian crime dramas and his taste in fiction books is the same with the addition of spy novels.