| Place Of Birth || Calgary, Alberta, Canada |
| Residence || Perth, Ontario, Canada |
| Occupation || Student/ Swimmer |
| Coach || Jan Bidrman |
| Recent Results || Canadian Commonwealth Games Trials (Nov-2005)|
2nd in the 50m Breaststroke (28.82)
1st in the 100m Breaststroke (1:01.71)
1st in the 200m Breaststroke (2:12.16)
FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
11th in the 100m Breaststroke (1:01.59)
2nd in the 200m Breaststroke (2:11.22)
9th in the heat of the 4x100m Medley Relay (3:41.85)
| Commonwealth |
| Manchester 2002|
6th in the 100m Breaststroke (1:02.58)
Bronze in the 200m Breaststroke (2:13.82)
| Olympic |
| Athens 2004|
6th in the 200m Breaststroke (2:11.94)
10th in the 4x100m Medley Relay (3:39.36)
| Injuries || In 2001 he tore ligaments in his left ankle which eventually cost him a trip to the Canada Games. |
| Other || World ranking:|
12th in the 100m Breaststroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)
3rd in the 200m Breaststroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)
Mike was one of the best Canadian stories to emerge from the 2002 Commonwealth Games as he won a surprise bronze medal in the men's 200m breaststroke, improving his personal best time by over two seconds in the process.
To get motivated for races, Mike turns to a video documentary about Victor David and Alex Baumann, who are two of Canada's greatest swimmers.
He repeated the experience in Athens at the 2004 Olympics in the same event - every time Mike touched the wall he lowered his Canadian record previously held by Morgan Knabe. Mike finished sixth in the event, which resulted in one of Canada's top performances at the Games.
His personal goal for Melbourne is to win Gold with a Commonwealth Record, nothing less. And his sporting goals beyond Melbourne are to win Gold in Beijing in 2008 and remain top 3 in the world leading up to the 2008 Olympics.