Dan began his competitive swimming career here at the Phoenixville YMCA in the fall of 1992. As a senior at Phoenixville High School, Dan was awarded the Jeff Kurtz Award from the Blue Wave Swim Team, and Senior Male Swimmer Award from the Tri County Summer Swim League. Dan moved on and attended Elizabethtown College and earned his degree in elementary education with a concentration in special education. He swam while attending Elizabethtown College and was team captain his junior and senior years. He is the recipient of 2008 MAC Conference Student Athlete Award (Men’s Swimming).
While in school Dan worked for the Phoenixville YMCA as a swim instructor, lifeguard and most recently as assistant coach for the Baker Park Swim Team. Dan is currently Personal Care Assistant (PCA) for a student with special needs at the Chester County Child and Career Development Center in Coatesville.