Dave Allen enters his 18th season as head coach of the Mount Holyoke College swimming and diving program. His squads have been competitive within the region since he took over in 1998.
With Allen at the helm, over 100 College and pool records have fallen, and two athletes have qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships. He has accumulated a dual meet record of 84-62-1, and his 2007-08 squad posted the top grade point average in the nation among women’s teams competing at the NCAA Division III level.
Prior to joining the Mount Holyoke staff, Allen was an assistant swimming and diving coach at both the University of Rochester (1997-98) and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (1995-97). While at St. Mary’s, he also served as an Athletic Trainer (1993-95).
Allen is certified as both a strength and conditioning specialist as well as an athletic trainer. He earned his Master of Science Degree in exercise science-human performance from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and his Bachelor of Science in physical education from Bridgewater State College.
In addition to his coaching duties, Allen is the College’s Aquatics Director and an instructor in its Department of Physical Education. He is an American Red Cross certified instructor in water safety, life guarding, CPR and community first aid. Allen currently serves as the Assistant Director and Swim Coach for the United States Sports Camps. He has been involved in the camp since 1988.
|2007-08||4-6-0||Ninth||Top team grade point average in nation|
|2013-14||6-4-0||Sixth||National All-America (4th) - Cathleen Pruden
National Academic All-America - Cathleen Pruden