The sport of sailing now require sailors to be high functioning athletes. At SPT, we believe that better fitness coaching will lead to healthier, more competitive sailing athletes.
Mike is the Head Coach and co-owner at Sailing Performance Training. Mike has helped hundreds of athletes in youth, professional, and Olympic sailing achieve their highest level of performance using SPT’s remote training platform and cutting-edge methods.
Mike has been involved in a variety of coaching roles at Lake Geneva Sailing School, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Mike currently serves as a primary strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. He also advises for the U.S. Olympic Development Program and the United States National Opti Team to assess sailing athlete long term physical development.
As a competitive sailor, Mike holds national and world titles. Throughout his sailing career, he has been a college sailing crew, Olympic campaigner, and professional sailor. Mike often relates his experiences with his athlete’s journey offering a wealth of knowledge on physical, logistical, and mental challenges that sailing provides.
OPEX Remote Coach. CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer
Melges 32 World Champion – 2014
Melges 32 National Champion – 2015
Collegiate Fleet Race National Champion – 2009
CollegiaTeam Race National Champion – 2008
Youth Classes (420, Laser, 29er)
Olympic Classes (Tornado, 49er)
High-Performance Professional Classes (Melges 20/24/32, M32, GC32)
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Training Camps
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