Mike has been coaching for over 15 years, spending time between Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois coaching swimmers from novices to multiple NCSA qualifiers and everywhere in-between. Mike joined AQUA Club in 2016. Mike currently holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University – Chicago and holds a Bachelor Degree from UW-Oshkosh. Mike started sharing his passion for swimming in 2004. While attending UW-Oshkosh, Mike coached at the Fox Cities YMCA. Upon graduating, Mike relocated with his wife to Chicago and joined Mundelein Mustang Swim Club as an Assistant Coach working his way up to Head Age Group Coach. Next, as a Head Coach in 2012 with the Beloit Aquatic Team, he produced their first National Level swimmer in over 20 years! Mike spent 3 years with the Woodstock Dolphins. While at Woodstock, he guided the program to produce its first Senior State Medalist, its first Speedo Sectional Qualifiers, and its first swimmers at NASA Jr National Cup!! Mike also produced many Age Group State Qualifiers, Zone Qualifiers, and rewrote the majority of the club’s swimming records.
ASCA Level 4 Achievement, Level 5 Educated
NASM PES, CES
Fun Fact: Mike is as nerdy about computers as he is about swimming. Mike loves to spend time with his wife Rachel and his Black Lab Charlie 🙂