July 21st-27th, 2019

Milford Athletic Club – MAC

Weekly Schedule (7/21-7/27):


Monday               9:30-11am          MHS

6:30-8pm           MHS

Wednesday         7:15-8:45am      Walnut Creek CC, South Lyon

Thursday             6:00-8:30pm      Spring Mill Pond, Island Lake

Saturday             8:00am               SSS

8:30-10am          Walnut CCC, Cancelled


Noteworthy: Please be aware that Saturday’s (7/27) pool practice at Walnut Creek is cancelled.

The second T-Rex Triathlon of the season is Wednesday (7/24) at Island Lake! Good Luck to all the MAC family competing in this Tri. This is a great event to come and cheer for your MAC teammates and see how much fun triathlons can be!

Also, note that Sunday July 28th is the Dearborn Long Course Meters Meet. All entries for this meet will be deck entered and the entry fee includes pizza and a drink following the meet. What an awesome excuse to eat pizza! See more information on the Michigan Masters website: www.michiganmasters.com

Remember to RSVP to Tom Welsh (twelsh217@gmail.com) for the 2nd Big Swim of the summer! Please see the details below under the Big Swim heading in Event Details. We look forward to seeing as many of our MAC family as we can at this great event. Tom does a fantastic job of hosting; don’t miss this event!


Upcoming Events:

July 24                       TREX TRI

July 28                       Dearborn LCM Meet

August 3                    Big Swim, Long Lake (SSS Cancelled for event)

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


Event Details/Results:

Big Swim: Tom Welsh has graciously offered to host another Big Swim on August 3rd. Please join us at Tom Welsh’s House on Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00am (Regular SSS will be cancelled 8/3). Tom Welsh’s house is located on Long Lake in Hartland. The lake is approximately 2.5 miles around.  Any distance you want to swim is okay.  There will be a couple of kayaks and a pontoon boat to support the swimmers. We’ll be jumping in around 10:00am.  Food and drinks and all the swimming you could ask for (a small donation can be made to the swim team – ALL proceeds going to the MAC Team fund)! MAC swimmers guests and non-swimmers are welcome.  Please RSVP to: twelsh217@gmail.com The address is:  1411 Shady Crest, Hartland, MI.  Don’t miss this great event!

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: I hope that you all survived the storms over the weekend. Our power got restored Monday after losing it in the storms on Saturday night! Remember, NO Saturday Walnut Creek practice, but I will see you there on Wednesday!


On a Personal Note: Congratulations to all who competed in the EMU long course swim meet on Sunday!  Brad & Joannie Eastridge, Don Kroeger, Jim Izzi, Libby Silverson (New to MAC) and MAC lite graduate Steve Hertz swam in his first swim meet!  Steve achieved 3 firsts place finishes and 1 second. He also achieved 2 new MAC LCM team records and swam in his 1st relay (possibly a top 10!), WOW, Congrats!  Barb Hertz was also there to cheer us all on and is working hard to return to the water after spring illnesses. Great to see Barb out and about and supporting her husband making swimming and MAC a family affair!


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!