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Michael Collins

Michael Collins offers Personal Coaching

Michael Collins
Michael Collins

Mike is a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach and the 2002 ITU Aquathlon World Champion. Mike has been racing triathlons since 1984, and has competed at distances from sprint to Ironman (9:48 in Hawaii '91). He raced professionally from 1987-1991, specializing in Olympic distance.

He continues to perform well as a top age group athlete in Sprint and Olympic Distance races and his list of wins and top 5 finishes in Southern California is impressive including: Wildflower Sprint, Malibu Nautica, Catalina, Hermosa Beach, Newport Beach, Solano Beach, Huntington Beach, Carlsbad, and several others. In addition to racing and coaching, Mike is a well renowned writer and guest speaker on the subject of swimming. His articles have appeared in TRIATHLETE magazine, SWIM magazine, American Swimming, and many other national publications.

He is the Chairman of the United States Masters Swimming Coaches Committee and travels around the country giving instructional and motivational talks and clinics. He has bee coaching swimming since 1983 and triathletes since 1997. He has coached numerous Masters and Collegiate National Champions and was recognized at the USMS Coach of the Year in 1990, Pacific Masters Coach of the Year in 1991, and Southern Pacific Masters Coach of the Year in 2001.

His strengths and specialties include: