June 30th-July 6th, 2019

Milford Athletic Club – MAC

Weekly Schedule (6/30-7/6):


Monday               9:30-11am          MHS

6:30-8pm           MHS

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

Thursday             Cancelled

Saturday             8:00am               Cancelled

8:30-10am          Walnut Creek CC


Noteworthy: It is July and the summer is heating up! Pond practice will be cancelled this week on the 4th so have an awesome and safe holiday!

Please note that the Milford pool shutdown will be from July 7-5:00am on the 15th. Therefore, next Monday’s practices (July 8) will be held at Lakeland HS. Monday July 8th will be the only day affected.

Upcoming Events:

July 8                          AM and PM Practices at LHS

July 8-15                   Milford Pool Annual Shutdown

July 12                        Motor City Mile/Swim Across America

July 21                        EMU Warmest Meet

July 24                       TREX TRI

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:


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’ll see you at Milford on Monday morning for some freestyle work and then later in the week at Walnut Creek.

On a Personal Note: Congrats to all who competed this week at the Triceratops Tri at Island Lake this Wednesday! The weather was finally perfect for the event, summer is here. There were many MAC swimmers who competed in this event, again congrats on your performance. Also, a big thank you to all of the MAC volunteers who helped make this event possible! It is always great to get the MAC name out there, we always represent! Special thanks to coaches Jim and Maria. Coach Jim competed while assisting teammates and Coach Maria was a Race Admiral!

Congratulations also go out to those MAC teammates that competed in the Ironman Steelhead today, Sunday June 30th! I’ll look forward to hearing about that event!

Go MAC and #BAN!!!!!!!


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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