June 16th-22nd, 2019

Weekly Schedule (6/16-6/22):


Monday               9:30-11am          MHS

                              6:30-8pm           MHS

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

Thursday             6-8:30pm           Spring Mill Pond

Saturday              8:00am               SSS

                              8:30-10am          Walnut Creek CC



Noteworthy: Summer Schedule starts this week and will run until the end of August. Pond practices and Walnut Creek practices will start this week please see the above schedule (or the website) for reference!

A BIG thank you to Tom Welsh for once again hosting the BIG Swim at his home in Hartland. The rain held off and we had a good turnout of MAC swimmers and friends (about 25).  The water felt a little chilly at the very beginning, but as we swam it quickly felt more comfortable.   The huge Mexican food, drink, and dessert spread Tom provided for lunch after was absolutely amazing!  Keep your eyes on future emails because Tom has offered to host another BIG swim toward the end of the summer.  You won’t want to miss it!  Thanks again Tom!

Upcoming Events:

June 17                      Summer Schedule Starts

June 26                      TREX TRI

July 12                       Motor City Mile/Swim Across America

July 21                       EMU Warmest Meet

July 24                       TREX TRI

July 27                        No Walnut Creek CC practice

July 28                       Dearborn LCM Meet

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:

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.


Maria: Pond Practices start this week after having poor weather last week!  We will meet at 6:00pm Thursday nights, at Spring Mill Pond in Island Lake Recreation Area.  We will be in the water and swimming by 6:15pmat the latest!  You must have:

  • Current MAC Masters card with classes still left on the card.
  • Bright colored cap (MANDATORY)
  • Optional, but highly suggested:  a lifeguard tube or SaferSwimmer buoy, and a whistle.

We will follow the National Lightning Safety Institute guidelines, meaning we will cancel the swim in case of storms in the area.  If it’s raining with no lightning, plan on swimming.

Dianne: See you this week at Walnut Creek!


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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