Mike grew up in Colorado and started swimming at age six. He went on to swim and play water polo at The University of New Mexico. He has continued to participate in masters swimming for the last 40 years, he is a multiple USMS master’s national champion and a Master All American in water polo. Mike currently holds eleven Masters world records and was World Master swimmer of the year in 2009 and 2010. Mike has been a Master Coach for the last 20 years in Colorado. He is the founder of SwimLabs Swim School.