In only 5 years as the head coach at Michigan, Mike Bottom has made the Wolverines into the best men’s team in the country. He gives well deserved credit to his staff, one of the most innovative groups of coaches ever assembled. But it’s his leadership that has created a culture that re-invented and re-ignited the tradition in Ann Arbor.
This group swam fast at every single meet they competed at, and that’s the kind of approach that Bottom thinks the whole sport should embrace. He’s got a lot of ideas about swimming, and hopefully this team title elevates the platform upon which he can share these ideas. Bottom is always trying to find fan friendly formats that showcase the sport. It starts with fast swimming, and Bottom proved that you don’t have to limit it to once a year. Congrats to Mike Bottom and the 2013 National Champion Michigan Wolverines.