Swim Your Way to Bronze, Silver and Gold
As we approach the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan the MAC team will also be training for their own Olympics in Milford, Michigan! For the 2019-2020 season you will be able to earn Bronze, Silver and Gold medals by swimming events in practices, at meets, and at the 2020 State Meet. You can set goals to challenge yourself, race against teammates and even participate in our Medal Ceremony next spring!
Track Your Progress There is a banner up at the Milford pool with a spot for your name and all the events. As you swim them in each category (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) you can either check them off or write down your swim time as a way to challenge yourself and set a goal for the season. In order to earn your Gold Medals you must write your times down as a way of tracking your progress.
Bronze Medal You may earn one bronze metal by swimming all seventeen events in practice. We will be swimming one event each week starting soon. If you miss that week you can make it up during any other practice week – just let a coach know so that we can make a note of it.
Silver Medal You may earn 17 (yes you read that right!) total silver medals. One medal for each event you swim at a meet during the regular season. There are 11 regular season meets so that gives you plenty of opportunities to go to a meet, swim the events, have a great time, and socialize while cheering on your MAC teammates! The first meet is October 13 at Milan and a great way to kick off the season.
Gold Medal This is the hardest one – of course! You may earn 7 total gold medals at the 2020 State Meet. The hard part is that they must beat the times you swam for your bronze medal in practice (hint, hint don’t go too crazy on your practice swims!). You decide which seven events of the seventeen to swim for Gold.
Olympic Trials/Christmas Meet Mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun Olympic style – old and new – at our annual meet on Saturday, December 14 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Coach Maria started the season off on Labor Day with some trivia knowledge of the Olympics that might come in handy when it comes to the events you may be swimming!
Throughout the season you may see other activities added for more fun to go along with our Olympic Theme. We’re open to ideas so let a coach know if you have any good ones!