Michael was born and raised in Maryland, where he grew up swimming for Naval Academy Aquatic Club. He continued swimming for his high school South River where he was given the South River Athletic Excellence Award his senior year of high school. Michael was also a four time state champion and was ranked nationally in the 100 breast as a junior. Continuing his career at Duke, Michael trains sprint free and breast.
Michael was a part of Naval Academy Aquatic Club where he swam under Tom Slear and was named Maryland’s Outstanding Long Course Swimmer in 2011.
During his freshman year at Duke, Michael was a member of the ACC Championship team and had best times in both the 100 breast and 200 IM.
Michael is a part of Pratt Engineering School at Duke where he is double majoring in electrical engineering and civil engineering.