Mike is a third generation competitive swimmer who has over 15 years of club and college coaching experience. Mike has worked with swimmers on almost every level of the sport, ranging from beginners to some of the best swimmers in the world. On the club level he has worked with multiple Olympians, World champions, NCAA champions, American Record Holders, Olympic Trial Finalists, Senior and Junior National champions. His age group swimmers have included multiple national top 16 athletes, age group champions, and New England record holders. On the college level he has worked with Olympians, NCAA Qualifiers, Ivy League team and individual champions and Big East Qualifiers. Mike is a multiple recipient of the American Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year for New England Swimming and was selected as an assistant coach to coach the US National Team Distance Select Camp.
As a swimmer, Mike has over thirty years of competitive swimming experience. During that time he was a 16 time All-American and a 5 time national individual and relay champion in collegiate and masters swimming. In the summer of 2006 at the Fina Masters World Championships he took 3 individual top 5 places and 3 relay top three finishes including a World and American record breaking finish in the 200 medley relay. In recent years Mike started competing in triathlons and in 2009 and 2010 qualified for the Iron Man 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater Florida this past year placing in the top 30 in his age group and was a USAT All-American.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and attended Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale FL. In 1999 he was inducted to the BCC Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted to the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Athletic Hall of Fame. This past year he was inducted to the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame. He graduated from Martin High School in Arlington , TX .