April 28th-May 4th, 2019

Weekly Schedule (4/28-5/4):


Monday               9:30-11am          Dianne

6:30-8pm           Jim

Tuesday              9:30-11am          Jim            Open Water

Wednesday         9:30-11am          Dianne

6:30-8pm           Melissa

Friday                  9:30-11am          Dianne       Race Pace

Saturday             7:30-9:30am      Maria


Noteworthy: Please note that Coach Kris is now gone for the summer.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. Thursday practices and MAC Lite will resume in the fall.

MAC to Mesa: We did it! We only needed 45 more miles this week and we made it after Monday night’s workout! We got Maria Veen, Jeff Yencer, and Chuck Olsen to Mesa just in time for Nationals!

The first Open Water event of the season has been added to the calendar. See the Event Details section and the attached flyer for information on the Huron Valley Penguin’s Plunge!

HVP-2019-Save The Date


Upcoming Events:

April 30          Jim Starts coaching Tuesdays to prepare for open water

June 17          Summer Schedule Starts

June 21          Penguins Plunge


Event Details/Results:


Huron Valley Penguins Plunge – Open Water Meet will be Friday, June 21, 2019 at Island Lake State Park – Kent Lake Beach.  13 & Over Options are 1K, 3K or 5K.  Registration and event details will be available soon at: HVPenguins.com



From the Coaches:

Jim: The MAC Short Course Yards (SCY) Team Records have been updated, to now include State Meet.  You can find them on our website.  There were 56 new records set at State Meet!  Congratulations to Head Coach Dianne Johnson, and Jason Mallory, who each achieved SEVEN new team records!  If you see a record I missed, please let me know by sending me an email with the event info.  jimjtg@icloud.com

Kris: Gone for summer.



Dianne: We will continue to focus on general training!


On a Personal Note: Congrats to all who attended Masters Nationals in Mesa! MAC Strong!


Chuck Olsen: 3rd place 1650 FR, 4th place 500  FR, 10th place 100 FR, 9th place 50 FR, and 3rd place in the 200 FR!


Maria Veen: 9th place 200 Fly, 11th place 100 Fly, 20th place 200 FR, 31st place 100 FR


Jeff Yencer: 11th place 200 BR, 21st place 100 BR, 42nd place 100 FR, 47th place 50 FR




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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