Mike O'Donnell is originally from Weston, Massachusetts where he swam sprint freestyle for Boston College. He graduated with a BS in Management Information Systems and has his MBA from Babson Olin School of Management. Mike did not start swimming until his junior year in high school, but he quickly took to the sport. In just two years of high school swimming, he was named Boston Globe and Boston Herald 'All-Scholastic' two-years in a row, won 5 gold and 1 silver medal at the Massachusetts State Championships and captained his team to two State Titles. He started coaching with DAM in 2011.
Dallas Aquatic Masters
DAM or the Dallas Aquatic Masters is one of the largest masters swimming teams in the world. Co-founded and co-owned by Bobby Patten and Olympic champion Jim Montgomery, it is a year-round adult swimming team geared towards swimming in the pool and open bodies of water for fitness, fun and competition. DAM offers expertly designed adult group swim programs and adult private lessons to suit the needs of adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.