Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches after practice or contact us.

Coaching Staff

Michael Patrick



I've been coaching for 8 years now with the Denton Area Swim Club and have done my very best to advance the swimming community in Denton. My coaching philosophies are very self driven. I believe that what you get out of your sport will be what you want to put into sport. I will do my very best to help our swimmers attain their fitness goals, whether its to go to Nationals, lose a few pounds, or meet like minded individuals to have fun with. My most important task is to connect with our athletes and do my best to understand them as a whole individual - not just someone who swims on our team. Because of this, I think you'll find our team's culture is friendly, supportive, and encouraging. 

I am a competitive individual myself. When I’m not swimming, biking, running, or coaching, or hanging out with my beautiful wife Katie, I am President of a company called Systeem Medical Information Systems. SMIS delivers managed network services to multi-site medical facilities. I may be a geek, but I’m really an athlete at heart.

I am a level 1 ASCA coach and have attended and passed a Level 3 USMS coaching seminar headed by one of the best masters coaches in the world, Scott Bay. I plan to attain many more coaching certifications such as a USA triathlon certification and have already attended power clinics produced by Saris Cycling and Joe Friel. Coaching isn't my vocation, but definitely a passion. 

If you have any questions about me or any of the programs, feel free to contact me.