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David Burrowes

Dave Burrowes is somewhat of a legend in the New Zealand aquatics scene and we are fortunate to have him on board to coach our athletes to the highest level. Dave has been involved with Special Olympics Hutt Valley for 15 years and was Head Coach of the New Zealand team that travelled to the World Summer Games 2011 in Athens, Greece.

Dave is the caretaker at Fergusson Intermediate School in Trentham, and is also an instructor for Togzone Swimming School in Upper Hutt. An accomplished mainstream club Coach, he has adapted his coaching style over the past 15 years to suit athletes with intellectual disabilities, and his efforts have paid dividends for Special Olympics New Zealand’s athletes.

With amazing technical knowledge and coaching skill, Dave recently shared his expertise at our National Coaching Forum. 

Dave has prepared a comprehensive training programme for his athletes heading to the Asia Pacific Games and is in regular contact with the team, ensuring they can obtain optimum fitness come December.


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