MAC Weekly: June 28th-July 4th, 2020

Weekly Practice Schedule

June 28th-July 4th, 2020

Friday July 3rd MAC at Walnut Creek Country Club – See Below For Details and watch for Sign-Up later in the week.

Walnut Creek CC: 

FRIDAYS, 7-8:15am

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. Please enter using the main gate to the pool located on the left side of the building near the club house. We will have two swimmers per lane, one at each end of the pool. Please keep all your belongings with you and not on the tables and chairs so they don’t need to be cleaned by pool staff prior to the pool opening.

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 are available only for use of the restroom during practice times. Due to COVID restrictions the showers and use of the locker rooms for changing will be closed, please arrive and leave in your swim suit.

Equipment:  Please bring your own equipment to use during practice and don’t forget water or sports beverage.

Sign-Up:  Due to COVID we will only be limited to 12 swimmers per practice. Swimmers will sign up via Sign-Up Genius. Sign-up is on the honor system, please make sure to cancel if you not able to make a practice in order to allow another swimmer to claim the spot.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP, Sign-Ups will go live via an email later in the week.

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.

Coached Open Water Workouts:

Coach Maria will be offering coached open water workouts as MAC partners with The Mighty Grind.

For all interested, participants will need to either buy a session package (6 or 10 sessions) or pay the drop in fee.  Interested swimmers can purchase those at

Available to MAC Swimmers only: buy a package, and Coach Maria will add on 1 session free (to a 6-session pack, $130.00) or 2 sessions free (to a 10-session pack, $215.00).

For those not interested in a package, the drop in fee is: $25/session

The schedule and all event details are at:

This schedule shows all the swim workouts, including bike, and run workouts.  Note that the locations are all different from week to week!

The swim schedule is as follows:


TUESDAY NIGHTS 6:00 – 7:30pm SATURDAY MORNINGS  8:15 – 9:45am
  • July 7 at Bishop Lake
  • July 28 at Spring Mill Pond
  • Aug 4 at Bishop Lake
  • Aug 25 at Spring Mill Pond
  • June 27 at Spring Mill Pond
  • July 18 at Spring Mill Pond
  • Aug 1 at Spring Mill Pond
  • Aug 15 at Bishop Lake


All interested swimmers will need to sign the waiver and either bring it to their first session or send directly to Coach Maria at:

Saturday Swim Spot:

MAC SSS (Saturday Swim Spots): Starts July 11

SSS information Printable version – CLICK HERE

We’ll continue to have our informal group swims on certain Saturday mornings starting July 11th.  This year Dunham Lake in Highland will be our “home” lake.

  • For those of you new to MAC…Coach Melissa leads a group swim on certain Saturday mornings during the summer months.  It’s not a formal practice and there’s no coaching – just a group swim of varying distances.  We use the buddy system and watch out for one another.  Various levels and speeds of swimmers – EVERYONE welcome!

It is required that all SSS swimmers swim with a swim buoy or lifeguard rescue tube.  and a whistle. You can easily find this at Swim Outlet, New Wave Swim or even Amazon. Here are links: Purchase a Swim Buoy – CLICK HERE

MAC Saturday Swim Spots – Schedule, and General Information

Saturday Swim Spots (SSSs) give you a chance to join a group open water swim. For the 2020 season, we will meet on the Saturdays listed below at Dunham Lake in Highland.   Please carefully read the guidelines below for what you need to know:

  • This is NOT a coached practice but instead a group swim of varying distances and speed. While we generally have a course/distance mapped out, you can adjust the swim for what you’re looking for in a workout.
  • This is NOT exclusive to MAC members! Invite anyone you want to join us.
  • ALL speeds and levels of swimmers welcome.
  • We watch out for one another in the lake. If you come…we expect you to buddy up with someone of a similar speed and keep a watch on your fellow swimmers.
  • It is required that all SSS swimmers swim with a swim buoy or lifeguard rescue tube.  You can easily find this at Swim Outlet, New Wave Swim or even Amazon. Here are links: Purchase a Swim Buoy – CLICK HERE
  • We will use Remind if there is a need to cancel a swim – if you’re not on the Remind App, use the directions listed below to sign up.
  • We will adhere to safety rules regarding lightning and take a conservative approach – if lightning and/or thunder is in the vicinity we will not swim and instead seek shelter as appropriate.







Directions for Dunham Lake:

Main Beach: 1010 Murray Hill, Highland, 48357

  • Take M-59 to Tipsico Lake Road north
  • 1/4 mile north Tipsico Lake Road curves left, but keep to the right (north)
  • Now you’re on Murray Hill
  • Murray Hill dead ends at the water – Main Beach is on your right
  • Park in the Main Beach parking lot


We are the guests of Carol Schemanske, Tricia Ham and Candi Good.  They have obtained permission from the subdivision association to use the lake and parking lot for our swims. Without their presence, we would not be able to swim here.  If anyone should ask you…be sure to mention your hosts. (And thank them too.) 🙂

This parking lot has a locked gate. The gate will be locked at 7:55 a.m. If you are not there by then, you will not be able to swim.

The lock works both ways. Most of us swim for the same amount of time and we will unlock the gate at the conclusion of the swim. If you need to leave early or are only planning on swimming a short time, please reach out to one of our hosts ahead of time and let them know so they can make arrangements to let you out.

Questions, contact Melissa Richardson:


To add yours, or to view others – CLICK HERE. to be redirected to the interactive google doc.  You can also find this link on the homepage of our website.

Spread The Word:

Share the fun and fitness we have created at MAC!.  We now have a flyer available on deck. It gives details about MAC and MAC Lite. Thank you for being a part of the MAC Family!  To view the flier, CLICK HERE for a printable PDF.

Team Communication:

We use REMIND app/website, to send out last minute schedule changes, or messages. To sign up, and for more information – CLICK HERE

Coach Contact Info:



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