1. What is your earliest memory of swimming?
Dave: Bognor Regis in the sea when I was about 5 (I think!)
2. Have you always had an interest in swimming?
Dave: Yes, my Dad used to swim competitively and it was natural for swimming to become a big part of both our lives.
3. What age did you join a swimming club?
Dave: I was about 9 years of age when I joined Lambeth Swimming Club.
4. What was your main memory of your time at swimming club?
Dave: A Father and Son relay
5. What strokes did you concentrate on at swimming club?
Dave: I started with front crawl but eventually switched to backstroke. Raced both front crawl and backstroke. Main medals won for distance swims.
6. What is your favourite stroke now?
Dave: Butterfly – I try to keep fit!
7. Could you ever imagine not having swimming as a part of your life?
Dave: No! I still really enjoy the water. It used to love being competitive, but now it gives me time to relax and think!
8. What made you start your own swimming school?
Dave: My son was having private swimming lessons and I thought it would be a great opportunity to do something that I really enjoyed.
9. What is your favourite film, or one of them?
Dave: Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.
10. If you were a biscuit what one would you be?
Dave: Definitely a Garibaldi!
11. If you had to describe yourself in one word what would that be?
12. Name one food that you would never give up
Dave: Peanut butter, yum, yum!
13. What is your favourite colour?
14. What is the best place you have ever been to?
15. Swimming pool or open water
Dave: Definitely a swimming pool as I have a fear of sharks!
16. Have you any other hobbies apart from swimming?
Dave: Yes I love to draw and have been attending classes for nearly two years.
17. Sweet or savoury
Dave: Must be sweet.
18. Coffee or tea?
Dave: Neither, I don’t like hot drinks. I may very, very occasionally have a hot chocolate on a cold winters day when I am out with the dog.
19. What star sign are you?
20. If you could be anyone for a day who would you be?
Dave: Richard Branson.