July 28th-August 3rd, 2019
Weekly Schedule (7/28-8/3):
Monday 9:30-11am MHS
Wednesday 7:15-8:45am Walnut Creek CC, Cancelled
Thursday 6:00-8:30pm Spring Mill Pond, Island Lake
Saturday 8:00am Cancelled
8:30-10am Walnut CCC, Cancelled
10am BIG SWIM, Long Lake
Noteworthy: This Saturday, August 3rd, Tom Welsh is hosting the Big Swim. Please join us at Tom Welsh’s House on Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00am (Regular SSS and Walnut Creek swims 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. RSVP at: email@example.com The address is: 1411 Shady Crest, Hartland, MI.
Please note that both Walnut Creek practices (Wednesday and Saturday) and the Saturday SSS are cancelled this week due to the BIG Swim on Saturday hosted by Tom Welsh.
For all those who attended the T-Rex Tri on Wednesday, you got to see our new MAC tent! Thanks go out to Jim and Kris for securing the purchase of our new EZ-up tent. Jim designed and ordered our new tent that was purchased with a portion of the profits from hosting the 2019 State Meet. We will be able to use this at many events as a gathering place for our MAC Family and more. We will be excited to use it at the upcoming August events of Swim to the Moon and the final T-Rex Tri on the summer in mid August. Here is a photo!
August 3 Big Swim, Long Lake (SSS and WC 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
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: See you next week 8/7 at Walnut Creek!
On a Personal Note: Congrats to all our MAC family who competed this week at the T-Rex Tri and the Long Course Dearborn Meet!
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!