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- Pose Method® Certified Running Coach Level IV
- Multisports OC (MSOC) - Head Coach
- Irvine Novaquatics (NOVA) - Head Master's Coach and Age Group Technique Coach
- ASCA Certified Masters Swimming Coach Level 5 (Highest Level)
- FIST Certified Bike Fitter
- 2002 ITU World Aquathlon Amateur Champion
Multisports Orange County
14252 Culver Dr. #A705,
Irvine, CA 92604
|SPECIALTY: Swimming, Cycling, Running Technique & Training Expert. Weekly coached track practices including technique and pacing. Cost $120/Qtr.
FLEET FEET SPORTS LAGUNA NIGUEL NEWSLETTER (USA)
Pose Method Running - Is it a Gimmick? by Michael Collins
I have been a swimming coach for over 20 years and in the swimming world most people understand the importance of technique if you want to become a great swimmer. However, running seems to be a bit different as the main focus is on training harder, longer, or faster, and people will just "naturally" learn to run correctly by doing a lot of it.
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SWIM Magazine (US)
A Leader by Example by Tito Morales
Michael Collins, head coach of the Irvine Novaquatic Masters, is a guy who can practice what he preaches, he has an illustrious track record as both a coach and an elite athlete. Collins, 36, has earned a reputation as being one of the country's foremost authorities on Masters swimming, he's written a book on the subject and collected an assortment of prestigious coaching awards. Click here to read full article »
Coach Michael Collins has been practicing Pose Method® running since
1997 when he worked with Dr. Romanov at a USAT Jr. Development Camp in
Roswell, NM. Since then he has been working to master the principles in
his own running as well as teaching the athletes he coaches. He has
continued to work closely with Dr. Romanov to help refine the teaching
method and improve the clinic experience.
He has an extensive background in coaching all ages and abilities.
Although his background has been in swimming he has taken many of the
concepts used in swimming - technique, drills, and interval training and
applied them to running through the use of the Pose MethodR. In addition
to coaching, Collins is a well known author. His articles have appeared
in TRIATHLETE magazine; SWIM magazine, American Swimming, and many other
Collins competes in triathlons, running events, swimming events (both in
the pool and open water), and road & mountain cycling. In triathlons he
consistently wins his age group and often finishes as the top overall
amateur as well. He was the 2002 World Aquathlon amateur champion in
Cancun (2.5K Run - 1K Swim - 2.5K Run).
His strengths and specialties include:
- Educating coaches and athletes on the latest teaching and training
- Teaching technique through the use of video equipment
- Communication with coaches and athletes through the use of the internet
- Motivating athletes of all abilities to perform to their potential
- Teaching inexperienced athletes more efficiency
- Teaching pacing strategy and tactics for racing
- Triathlon race preparation
|M.Collins presenting at First Annual Pose Conference, Miami, FL November 11-13 2005
Multisports Orange County (MSOC) - Collins began this technique based
Running & Triathlon Training Program in Southern California in 2005.
Program members won over 10 races in just the first year of existence.
Irvine Novaquatics (NOVA) - Head Master's Coach and Age Group Technique
Coach. Collins has been with the Nova's since November 2000. His Masters
team is one of the top 3 competitive programs in Southern California
with over 250 members and he has done stroke technique work with several
of the top age group and high school swimmers in the area.
Multisports.com - Collins is one of the online coaches for the
Multipsport.com coaches network which includes Paula Newby Fraiser,
Heather Fuhr, Roch Frey, Paul Huddle, Jimmy Ricitello, Greg Welch and
others. Collins specializes in technique evaluation for swimming,
cycling, and running.
United States Masters Swimming (USMS) - Former National Coaches
Committee Chair, and a Coach for the USA Masters World Championships
Team in 2000 and 2002. He is often asked to coach at clinics at the
Olympic Training Center and other National Clinic opportunities.
USA Triathlon (USAT) - Collins is a Level I Certified coach and has
worked as a guest coach at several Jr. Development and Elite Development
camps at the Olympic Training Centers in Colorado, Florida, and
Total Immersion Swim Camps (TI) - Collins also serves as a Senior Clinic
Instructor for Total Immersion. Has worked closely with Total Immersion
founder Terry Laughlin, and other TI Instructors to develop the best
school for learning to swim efficiently.
Bruin Masters Swimming (UCLA) - 1997-2000. Coached with Gerry Rodrigues
at one of the top masters programs in the nation. Bruin Masters are 250
strong and run approximately 5 practices per day.
Davis Aquatic Masters (DAM) - 1989-1997. Collins was the longest
standing Head Coach of the largest single Masters program in the
country. He was selected as the youngest United States Masters Swimming
Coach of the Year in 1990 at the age of 22.
UC Davis (UCD) - In addition to coaching Masters, Collins was an
assistant coach at the University of California Davis Men's Team from
1990-94. In his first year UC Davis placed 5th at the Division II
NCAA's. In 1992 the team to move up to 4th place. In 1993 Davis
qualified a record 18 swimmers for nationals, and moved up to third.
American River College (Sacramento) - Collins headed the Men's Swimming
Team at ARC from 1995-97. In his first year, 1995, the team won the
Conference Championship for the first time in 12 years, qualified 5
swimmers for the state championships and broke 2 school relay records.
Collins was named the Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year for the
accomplishments. In 1996 the team repeated as Conference Champions.
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