MAC Head Coach
B.A. Communications, Fresno Pacific University
Club swimming 5 to 18. College Swimming at Fresno Pacific
University 2008 to 2012, NAIA National Champions 2010 and
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. MAC Head Coach beginning August,
2016 - National/Senior/Silver Squad Coach
Focus on a commitment to consistency, develop skills to be applied
inside and outside of swimming, and have fun!
Running, swimming, hiking, eating,
sleeping, friends, family.
Michael J Turner
Age Group Head Coach
I swam 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
2006-2008 8&U and developmental squads for Helena Lions.
2010-2013 Helena Lions (Cubs, Developmental, Advanced, Jr/Sr).
2013-present MAC Coach
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 students.
Being 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!
Pre-Bronze/Bronze Lead Squad Coach
I started swimming when I was eight years old for the Bozeman
Barracudas. My family moved to Florence a few years later and I
began swimming for MAC. I swam on silver squad for a year or two
before taking a break. In 2012 I moved to Missoula and I started
swimming full time for MAC my freshman year of high school. While
at Hellgate, I swam for the high school team all four years and
lettered every year as well. I swam year-round under Dave Berkoff
on the senior squad as well. I now participate in some masters
events and swim on my own time for fun and fitness.
2016-current Lead Bronze Coach for Missoula Aquatic
I believe the most important part of swimming is having fun. My
goal is for all swimmers to enjoy the sport while also learning
proper techniques and skills that set them up for future success,
in and out of the water.
in my free time I enjoy: swimming, painting, knitting, reading,
baking, walking/playing with my dog and playing my
Silver Group Lead Squad Coach
Bozeman Barracudas age 10-14, Bozeman High School Swim Team
2014-2018, Bozeman Multisport Aquatics
Bozeman Multisport Aquatics assistant coach: 2019, Mac Lead Silver
Squad Coach October 2019-present
I believe that every kid who comes to practice should be there
because they want to be. Developing proper skills for activities
inside and outside the pool, and ensuring a fun, competitive
environment makes for a place that every person should want to be
at every day.
Hunting, swimming, hiking, driving, camping, auto