Dave Burgess is Associate Coach and swimming specialist at Vanguard Endurance. He is a USAT Level 1 coach and has been involved in the triathlon community and endurance sports since 2000. He began his triathlon coaching career in 2009 and obtained his USA Triathlon coaching license in 2011. Dave is also a USA Cycling certified coach, as well as a certified USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming coach.
Dave comes from a strong swimming background, competing as a youth through collegiate Division II competition. He began running in early 2000 and soon after began racing competitively, including numerous half marathon and full marathon events. In 2006 Dave entered his first triathlon and quickly rose through the ranks to become an age group podium finisher. Six years later he has added top 10, and overall wins, to his accomplishments.
Dave works with athletes of all levels competing in distances from sprint triathlons to full Ironman distance events. He also provides individual and group coaching for swimmers looking to improve their technique, efficiency, and speed.
Recently, Dave has added programs geared towards assisting triathletes with their open water swimming technique as well as swimmers looking to move from pool competition to open water.
In addition to individual coaching, Dave runs workshops and clinics for triathlon clubs, running groups, and fitness centers, covering race nutrition, training plan creation, and race preparation. He also runs triathlon clinics, group training sessions, and is on the race staff for multiple regional triathlons. Dave is a contributer to the Multisport Zone column on USATriathlon.org.