David Schreck

Age group Dev. Silver, Age Group Gold
coachdavid@novaswim.org

Interview: Getting to Know Coach David

A Richmond-area native, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Health and Physical education. While in college, he was both a swimmer and diver.


Previously a health and physical education teacher at St Michael’s School, David joined NOVA in 1998 on a part time basis while working with the Collegiate School swim team and took over the Age group program fulltime in 1999. Having coached U.S. swimming since 1986, he has more than 30 years experience. David has coached numerous summer league and US teams in the Richmond area producing many State champions, State record holders, National top 10 swimmers, several National Age group record breaking swimmers and relay teams along with Jr National and Olympic Trial qualifiers.  David has also been recognized by his peers being voted the Age Group Coach of the Year 5 consecutive years (2001 - 2006) and most recently in 2016. He was also a top 10 finalist for the Fitter & Faster / American Swim Coaches Association Age Group Coach of the year in 2016.

David has been lead coach for the Age Group Development Silver and Age Group Gold groups since the year 2000. He is taking over the lead coaching position in the evening Senior Development Silver group and will be working with the Senior Development Gold group in the afternoons. 

He and his wife Jennifer, have two sons and a daughter, Quinn, Xander and Hayley. Xander and Hayley are currently swimming on the team. Quinn swam on NOVA from age 8 through his high school years.