April 21st-27th, 2019

Milford Athletic Club – MAC

Weekly Schedule (4/21-4/27):


Monday               9:30-11am          Dianne

6:30-7:15pm      Kris-MAC Lite

6:30-8pm           Jim

Tuesday              9:30-11am          Kris           Distance FR

Wednesday         9:30-11am          Dianne

6:30-8pm           Melissa

Thursday             9:30-11am          Kris            Technique

Friday                  8:45-9:30am      MAC Lite-Kris

9:30-11am          Dianne       Race Pace

Saturday             7:30-9:30am      Melissa


Noteworthy: Congratulations again MAC on our 7th consecutive State Title!!!!!!! Please read through the “On a Personal Note” section for a final thought on the 2019 State Meet.

Please note that this will be Kris’ last week coaching with us till the fall, she’ll be headed off to her summer position at Walnut Creek. Consequently, this will be the last week for MAC Lite and Technique Thursdays (till fall).

After this week, Coach Jim will be taking over coaching on Tuesday’s (April 30) and distance Tuesday’s will focus on open water swimming preparation before the lakes start to get warm (well after Carol has taken her first lake dip, I am sure).

MAC to Mesa: We will get Maria to Mesa! We should complete the required mileage early this week! Let’s get her there and wish her good luck!

Upcoming Events:

April 25          Last Thursday Technique practice

April 26          Last MAC Lite practice

April 30          Jim Starts coaching Tuesdays to prepare for open water


From the Coaches:


Kris: Good luck to Maria at Nationals from all of MAC – we’ll be cheering you on in spirit. We love you – be MAC Strong and #BAN!

MAC Lite: We’ll be finishing up this week and getting you ready for graduation!!! You have all done amazing and I can’t believe how far you have come in such a short time! Friday is the last day until I return in late September but you are more than ready for the regular MAC practices. We’ll be reviewing and talking about it at both Monday’s and Friday’s classes this week.

Tuesday and Thursday am practices – come see me before I head to Walnut Creek for the summer – this is my last week. I may see you if you come swim with us once practices start there in June (watch your weekly for details) but otherwise I’m off until late September!



Dianne: We keep it long this week and continue to swim out the State Meet and season.


On a Personal Note: One last note from State Meet, 2 of our MAC teammates were presented with awards during the annual Michigan Masters Award Presentation on Saturday between sessions! I have included the recipients and descriptions of the awards that Coach Jim has written. Congratulations!


Michigan Masters Annual Awards:

The 2019 Chetrick Award was awarded to Kris Goodrich.  The recipient of the annual Chetrick Award is an individual who has exhibits outstanding service and commitment to the spirit of Michigan Masters Swimming. In March 2018, the Michigan Masters Registrar, was not able to complete is term. Kris stepped up, and volunteered to fill the position, and seamlessly took over the LMSCs Registrar’s duties and responsibilities with complete professionalism.  At the recent 2019 Michigan Masters annual meeting, Kris was just elected for a 2-year team as LMSC Registrar, through 2021.

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Laura Gogola. The recipient of this award is an individual who has demonstrated continuous swimming accomplishments along with outstanding voluntary contributions and a lifetime of dedication and devotion to the objectives of Masters Swimming in Michigan. As a Masters Swimmer for 20 years Laura has travelled the world to participate in over 700+ registered swims.  In the process, she has recorded 274 Top Ten Swims, achieving top ten time in each year since 2000.  In addition Laura has achieved All American status three times as an individual, and 17 times as a member of a relay.




Communication: If you have questions for any of the coaches don’t hesitate to ask! Here’s a quick list of emails to make that a bit easier!



  • Password for the Weekly Communication section of the website is: macswimmers


Dianne: h2oranger@hotmail.com
Kris: macswimgoblue@gmail.com
Jim: jimjtg@icloud.com
Maria: carpelacusnatavi@gmail.com
Melissa: jrichardson90@comcast.net

Facebook: MAC Swimmers – Unofficial team communications

Remind: www.remind.com


Go to: www.remind.com
1. Click Sign Up. You will be prompted for a phone number or email address. If you enter a phone number you will get a 4 digit code texted to you for verification. If you entered an email address, you will not get the 4 digit code.
2. You will be asked to enter: First, Last Name and a Password.
3. The next page will ask who you are: Teacher, Student, Parent, or Administrator. Select “Student”.
3. The next prompt is for a class code @_________. Enter: macsw06
4. Click Join. That’s it!

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