August 4th-10th, 2019
Weekly Schedule (8/4-8/10):
Monday 9:30-11am MHS
Wednesday 7:15-8:45am Walnut Creek CC
Thursday 6:00-8:30pm Spring Mill Pond, Island Lake
Saturday 8:00am SSS
8:30-10am Walnut CCC, Cancelled
Noteworthy: A huge Thank You goes out to Tom Welsh in hosting the second Big Swim of the season! Tom hosted about 35 of our MAC family for a swim in Long Lake and food, drinks, and fun afterward. These events are so fantastic and we can’t thank Tom enough for his kindness and hospitality! Tom is hoping to host one more Big Swim for the summer in September so if you missed out on this great event be sure to stay up-to-date with our weekly emails and other team communications.
There are items added to the Upcoming Event section. Please note that Monday August 5th’s evening practice will be the last pm pool practice of the summer. Also note that am pool practice on Monday August 12th will be cancelled due to Michigan’s Senior Olympics that take place that day at Oakland University.
Good luck to all who are competing this weekend in the Swim for Grand Traverse Bay and the Mighty Mac!
Walnut Creek Swim Schedule for the remainder of the summer is as follows:
August 5 Last Monday PM Practice of the summer.
August 7 Last Wednesday Walnut Creek swim.
August 10 Swim for Grand Traverse Bay
August 11 Mighty Mac Swim
August 12 Michigan Senior Olympics, Oakland Univ.
August 18 Swim to the Moon
August 21 TREX TRI
September 2 Labor Day Games
September 16 Fall Season Start
Saturday Swim Spot (SSS): Watch your emails later in the week for an update on location. While Dunham Lake is the home lake for the summer, other lakes will be visited throughout the summer as well. Remind is also used if practices need to be cancelled for inclement weather.
Walnut Creek CC: Walnut Creek Country Club 25505 Johns Road, South Lyon, 48178
Walnut Creek has been generous to offer their pool for our practices. Please remember that you are a guest and respect the facility at all times.
Parking and entering the pool: After you enter the property off of Johns Road you will make the second right into the long parking lot. The pool building is located at the end of the lot. Please drive around to the right side of the building and park in the lot on the side of the building facing the pool.
Proper attire: A coverup must be worn at all times in the parking lot – no swim suits or changing in the parking lot is allowed. Even on cloudy days you may want to consider sunscreen as the sun can be quite strong even early in the morning.
Locker rooms: Locker rooms including shower facilities are available. Please be sure to leave the locker room clean and neat when you leave.
Equipment: Kickboards and pull buoys are available. A limited supply of fins are available. There are no paddles so we suggest that you bring your own and don’t forget water or sports beverage.
Sign-In: Each day we’ll have an envelope and sign-in sheet on the table on deck. Practice is $5 and cash only. We’ll have a limited amount of change if you do not have the exact amount.
Weather: In the event of inclement weather we will use Remind to cancel practice. Please follow the directions on the MAC website to sign up for Remind.
MAC PRACTICES – All MAC Swimmers must have a USMS membership in order to participate in Walnut Creek practices. If you do not have a current USMS membership we will ask that you register online before starting practice. This is a requirement of our insurance coverage in order to hold practice at Walnut Creek.
Swim to the Moon: Looking to get a new swim event on your calendar to train for? Consider Swim to the Moon (open water swim event in Pinckney State Recreation Area) on Sunday 8/18! There are distances for everyone: .5 mile, 1.2 mile, 5k and 10k. If you sign up, be sure to select the “Milford Athletic Club (MAC)” team designation so we can track our #BAN MAC swimmers! Click link for more information: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Gregory/SwimTotheMoon
From the Coaches:
Kris: Gone for summer.
Dianne: Looking forward to seeing you at Walnut Creek on Wednesday after a week off!
On a Personal Note:
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
Facebook: MAC Swimmers – Unofficial team communications
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!