New York Swim Coach Dave Ferris on 35 Years of Swim Success

November 12, 2015
Dave Ferris Swim Coach New York

Dave Ferris founded our swim club over 35 years ago, growing it to be one of the top teams in the nation. His learn-to-swim programs, including SwimCity and Long Island Swim School, are introducing a new world of swimming to families in New York.

In this podcast interview, Dave talks about his swimmers’ success, the crucial difference between learning to survive and learning to swim, how parents should select and evaluate a swim program, and why his approach transforms the way children approach any learning situation, leading to confidence and performance in the pool, in school, and beyond.

Dave Ferris Interview


Dave Ferris is the founder of Long Island Swimming and head coach of the nationally-ranked powerhouse team Long Island Aquatic Club. A New York native, Dave has been a swimmer and coach for his entire career. He is a SwimAmerica Program Director and a Level 5 USA Swimming coach, the highest level awarded. His elite swimmers have competed in World Championships, Pan-Pacific Championships, Pan-American Championships and National Junior Team events.

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