Michael A Koleber
Head Coach Mike Koleber
swam competitively in Michigan from age group through his college
years at Oakland University where he was team Captain, 11 time NCAA
All-American, and Senior National qualifier. Mike started teaching
swim lessons at the age of 13, helping out his Dad on Saturday
mornings, which allowed Mike the opportunity to learn from the
best, his Dad.
Mike coached alongside Nitro’s Tim O’Brien at Swim Atlanta back in the late 90’s producing several Georgia state champions before coming out Texas way.
Mike has a true love of coaching and teaching, and does a tremendous job making new kids feel welcomed on the Nitro pool deck. His drive to lead Nitro to ultimately become the #1 program in the country is infectious, and the staff works together as one unit with one goal: Make each swimmer a little better EVERY day.
One of Mike’s favorite lines is his response to this question from a parent who would see Mike every day after dropping off his daughter for practice…
Parent: “What’s it like having the best job in the world?”
Mike: “It’s not a job.”
That is how Mike feels about being given the opportunity to positively impact as many kids as possible each and every day, and he does what he can to help make them better PEOPLE in the process.
Mike is married to Tracy Koleber, who handles the background work behind the scenes. This would include payroll, all bill paying, taxes, capital improvements, insurance regulations, and about a million other tasks in addition to being Mom of their two kids Kalan and Kembree. They are members of Gateway Community Church and contribute in a variety of ways to local charities.