Head Coach Dan Berve is originally from Papillion, NE. He is a former high school All-American who led his team to the 2003 Nebraska state championship and enjoyed personal wins in the 100 back (2 years), 200 free (3 years), and 500 free (1 year).
As a swimmer at the University of Minnesota, Dan was a 2006-07 team captain, five-time All-American, five-time Big Ten finalist, two-time CSCAA Academic All-American, and ranks third all-time at Minnesota in 100 fly, fifth in the 100 back, and ninth in the 200 back. After graduating from college in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Studies, Dan earned the opportunity to compete in the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 100 fly and 100 back. He then pursued his coaching career at various U of M camps and summer leagues.
In 2007, Dan started coaching part-time with the Minnetonka Swim Club, another program of Minnetonka Aquatics and Minnetonka Schools. He took a year off before becoming a full-time coach in 2009. Since coaching for Minnetonka Swim Club, Dan has coached multiple state and zone champions, National Top 10 athletes, and state record holders.
In 2012 Coach Dan received a Masters of Education in Applied Kinesiology, focusing on Sport Management.
Dan is the Director for Minnetonka Aquatics. He also currently serves as Head Coach for the Minnetonka High School Girls' and Boys' Swim & Dive Teams and has been 6AA Section Head Coach of the Year in 2012 (girls), 2013 (girls) and 2014 (boys). He also is an Executive Member of the Board of Directors for Minnesota Swimming, Inc. (MSI) and has served as the Chair of the Meet Scheduling Committee for MSI from 2013-2016.
Dan was named Head Coach of the Minnetonka High School Girls Swim & Dive Team in 2011 and Head Coach of the Minnetonka High School Boys Swim & Dive Team in 2013. He continues to coach for the Minnetonka Swim Club as well.