David Joyce returns to the Milwaukee staff for his second season as an assistant coach.
In his first year with the Panthers, Joyce helped Milwaukee to incredible success. Milwaukee won the Horizon League Championship on both the men's and women's side and had a swimmer compete at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year. UWM also had three individuals swim at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, with Emily McClellan just missing a berth to the London Olympics with a sixth-place showing in the 100 breaststroke.
Joyce has been coaching swimming full time for nearly sixteen years and is now starting his ninth year as Head Coach for the YMCA at Pabst Farms. Under his direction, the Piranhas Swim Team has become increasingly more competitive at both the State and National levels. Team members have combined to win countless WSI & YMCA State individual and relay event championships and several swimmers have gone on to compete at the USAS Nationals level.
Recently, two YMCA at Pabst Farms swimmers (who both swam for UWM) qualified for this past summer's Olympic Team Trials.
Prior to assuming the role of Head Coach for our Pabst Farms YMCA Piranhas, Joyce was the Head Senior Coach for the Lake Country "Phoenix" Swim Team for four years. During that time, 22 LAKE senior swimmers tallied over 50 Wisconsin Swimming state records and one USA Swimming National Record.
Joyce also led over 20 swimmers to USA Nationals, with two swimmers qualifying to swim at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. One swimmer achieved placement on the 2002 National Junior Team. The Phoenix team won Wisconsin State Team Championships every year from 2000-2004 and won the Speedo Sectional Championship in 2003.