Swam four years at Brookfield High School...Team Captain 2006...All-State 2003 (IM.), '05 (400 Freestyle Relay), '06 (Backstroke)...School Record, All-American Consideration, and State Champions 2005 in the 400 Freestyle Relay...played JV and Varsity Lacrosse as a Freshman and Sophomore...Wendy's High School Heisman Award as Junior...member of National and Spanish Honor Societies.
Dave is enrolled in the College of Arts and Science. He was born in Phoenixville, PA as the younger of Aileen and Dave Ely's two sons, then moved to Brookfield, CT in 6th grade. His older brother Jason graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007 and is now a pilot.