Mike Lane is a third generation competitive swimmer who has over 13 years of Division I coaching experience. He has worked with swimmers on almost every level, from beginners to world-class athletes. He has worked with Olympians, World and NCAA Champions, American record holders and Senior and Junior National Champions. Lane is a two-time recipient of the American Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award for New England Swimming. In 2003, he was selected to coach the U.S. National Team Distance Training Camp.
As a swimmer, Mike has over 30 years of competitive swimming experience. During that time he was a 16-time All-American and a five-time national individual and relay champion in collegiate and masters swimming. In 2006, at age 35, Lane was a finalist at the 2006 Speedo Sectional Championships in both breaststroke events. In the summer of 2006 at the Fina Masters World Championships, he took three individual top-five places and three relay top-three finishes including a World and American record-breaking finish in the 200 medley relay. Lane is also an active triathlete. In the fall of 2009, Lane competed in the Ironman World Championship 70.3 triathlon in Clearwater, Fla. Lane finished eighth in the 1.2-mile swimming leg and 275th overall.
Lane is a graduate and Hall of Fame member of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mike also serves as LRAC's Senior/National Coach at Providence. He resides in East Providence, R.I.