Michael has represented New Zealand at a range of international events, from World Junior Championships, Commonwealth Youth Games (Finalist), Junior Pan Pacific Championships (Finalist & Medalist) and Youth Olympic Games (Finalist) as well as the World University Games.
He was formerly a member of the Swimming New Zealand High Performance training centre at the Millennium Institute and represents United Swimming Club.
Bailey has won medals at New Zealand Age Group championships over the past four years across a variety of events, including Breaststroke, Freestyle and Individual Medley. He has been National Champion in his favoured Breaststroke events and in 2016 he was the overall category winner in the 14 year old age group.
More recently Bailey has won the New Zealand Secondary Schools title in the 200m Breaststroke when competing for Westlake Boys.
He is a member of United Swimming Club.