MAC Head Coach
MAC Head Coach beginning August, 2016 - National/Senior/Silver Squad Coach
Education: B.A. Communications, Fresno Pacific University 2012
Swimming experience: Club swimming 5 to 18. College Swimming at Fresno Pacific University 2008 to 2012, NAIA National Champions 2010 and 2011.
Coaching Experience: MAC Head Coach 2016-present, MAC Senior/National/Silver Squad Asst. Coach from 2014-2016, Five Cities Swim Club 2012 to 2014, Palm Springs Aquatics 2005 to 2008.
Coaching Philosophy: Focus on a commitment to consistency, develop skills to be applied inside and outside of swimming, and have fun!
Hobbies/Passions: Running, swimming, hiking, eating, sleeping, friends, family.
Michael J Turner
Age Group Head Coach
competitively for Helena Lions Swim Team for 10 years, beginning in
1998. During that time I specialized in backstroke and distance
freestyle events. I attended several AG sectional and Zones meets
in my career, highlighted by a second place finish in the 1650 free
at AG sectionals (2006). I also represented Capital High School
Bruins Swimming, earning a silver medal in the 200 freestyle relay
at the MHSA state meet in 2007.
8&U and developmental squads for Helena Lions.
Helena Lions (Cubs, Developmental, Advanced, Jr/Sr).
I believe that anyone who wants to should
be able to enjoy the sport of competitive swimming to their fullest
potential. Every member of a team is very important, and
should be treated as such. My goal is to impress all of my
love and knowledge of this activity on young athletes so they may
come to enjoy it for the entirety of their lives. I
particularly focus my energies on teaching safety skills, proper
technique, strong work ethic, and mental preparedness to my
outdoors, hiking, disc golf, birdwatching, floating, and riding my
bike. I enjoy many types of music and try to get to a concert
or so each year. I also enjoy bowling, but above all I love fast
swimming and MAC does not disappoint!