Coach Lake has been involved in the sport of swimming for over 30 years as an athlete and coach. During the course of a 21 year career coaching high school, his teams had 3 top 5 finishes at the State Meet, a State Championship Relay and two Individual State Champions. Coach Lake is also in charge of aquatics at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines. Additionally, he has had several athletes move on to successful collegiate careers. He has worked with swimmers from all over the Des Moines area for over 20 years and is a certified USA and ASCA coach.