Mike is an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 certified coach and has over 25 years of coaching experience. Mike has coached all levels of swimmers starting with the novice swimmer to Olympic Trials qualifiers. Mike’s coaching philosophy centers around building confidence in his athletes and directing them towards their goals in and out of the pool. Mike’s coaching accomplishments include national record holders, numerous team and individual state champions, junior national team champions, and the 1996 Ohio Age Group coach of the Year award.
Mike started his coaching career at Washington Township Recreation Center (WTRC) in Centerville, Ohio in 1993. While at WTRC, Mike served as Head Age Group Coach and helped build a team of 40 athletes to over 220 athletes and a perennial age group powerhouse. Mike continued his coaching career at the Cincinnati Marlins where he has served as both Head Age Group Coach and Associate Head Coach. Mike also served as the Head Coach for Princeton Aquatic Club and Princeton High School in Cincinnati.
Mike will be joined by his wife Leslie, 9 year old daughter Olivia, and 6 year old son Luke. Swimming runs in the Wenert family as Leslie had a successful collegiate swimming career at the University of North Carolina (Leslie Ramsey) and coaching career at the University of Kentucky (Assistant Coach) and Wittenberg University (Head Coach).