San Antonio, TX , United States
My name is Michael Rourke, and I am a head high school swim coach and a triathlon coach. I have been coaching swimming for over 10 years and triathlon for 3 years. I have a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Masters in Exercise and Sports Science, and working with athletes is a passion that I have had for as long as I can remember. I firmly believe that a positive coaching/athlete relationship is the key to performance and development, and I look forward to helping athletes achieve their goals!
Michael Rourke has been coaching with Playtri for just under 3 years as a triathlon coach. He was a collegiate track runner at Texas State University in San Marcos, where he specialized in the 100, 200, 400, and long jump. Michael was a junior national-level swimmer in high school and a NISCA all-American swimmer. He graduated from Texas State with a bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science, and immediately following graduation, he pursued his Masters in Exercise Physiology with a focus on sports performance. Michael is is a head high school swim coach at Reagan HS in San Antonio. He is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 swim coach and has coached 3 6A UIL Texas State champions, 15 All-Americans, and multiple junior national qualifiers. As a triathlon coach, Michael has coached athletes to their first full and half-distance ironman races, as well as multiple USAT Age Group national qualifiers and Ironman 70.3 Worlds qualifiers. Follow Michael on IG at michael.rourke.playtricoach