Michael A Sever
Head Coach and Owner
Michael Sever joined Catawba Athletics as the new Head Swimming Coach in August 2015. He quickly established a new 5-week youth learn-to-swim program. Tidal Wave Aquatics is a natural extension of the learn-to-swim program, offering a range of swim development programs to elite-level competition training.
Prior to Catawba, Sever was the Assistant Coach at The University of Maine, Orono. While at UMaine, Sever founded Black Bear Aquatics, one of the premier USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming clubs in the Bangor area. His coaching career began as an assistant coach at East Carolina University. After ECU, Sever was the Head Coach of The University of Rhode Island Men's Swimming Team and founder/Head Coach of Triton Swimming.
Sever is an avid open water swimmer and an active US Masters competitor. He is ASCA Level 2 certified and a certified USMS coach.