Dave Boan began playing water polo in 1970 with participation in the Regina High School League from 1970-1973. He participated with Team Sask. as a field player as well as goalie from 1972-1988 on the U18 (Junior Team) and the U22 (Senior Team), as well as the Master’s Team during that time.
Dave ’s involvement as a coach began in 1974; coaching an assortment of different high school teams (Leboldus, Sheldon Williams, Luther, and again Sheldon) as well as Provincial Teams U14, U16, U18, and U22).
In 1983, Water Polo Sask. nominated Dave to receive a Sask. Sport Award in recognition of his volunteer contributions as a Builder in the sport of water polo. Also, in that same year, Dave took a U16 Boys team to the newly developed National Championship as well as Head Coach of the Men’s Western Canada Games Team; attaining a Bronze Medal performance in both. In 2019 Dave was inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder in the sport of water polo.
Following a career as an educator, Dave returned to the sport of his passion and continues to coach with Team Sask. Since Dave’s return, he has had success achieving Medal performances with the U16 Boys, U19 Girls, as well as U19 Boys. In 2016, the U16 Boys were awarded Sask. Sport Team of the Year and, again in 2018 with U19 Boys receiving the same honour. Both teams won Gold Medals at their respective National Championships.
Dave is currently President of the Regina Club, and has been chairing it since 2014.
In 2018 Dave joined a Master’s Team located in Calgary and competed at the 2019 World Championships held in South Korea in the 60+ age group attaining Fifth Place.
Dave is married and has three children, one of which competed at an International Level of water polo with Team Canada.