MAC Weekly:   September 20th-26, 2020

MAC Weekly Schedule: 
September 20th-26, 2020

MAC at Novi Sports Club
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00-12:30pm  –
REGISTRATION LINK is OPEN – See Below for Details 

Pool News: 

1. MAC practice at The Sports Club of Novi, has been going strong – but not selling out. We are renting pool space/time – so if you’re interested in swimming, don’t hesitate to sign up!  Details below.  
2. We are working out the final details, with hopes of starting regular MAC practice at the Milford Pool, October 1st.  Watch for future emails once we have the green light from HVPF.
3. We are putting together the final details, for the new MAC memberships, and hoping to wrap up soon. Watch for future emails, and you soon will be able to sign up!

MAC Swimmer of the Week 

Nathalie GardonMy journey with MAC started 11 years ago…  I was in my mid-40s when I decided I was finally going to learn to swim.  I contacted Coach Kris at the Novi Sports Club and we started lessons. Lesson #1.. learn to blow bubbles in the water!  It was basic all right- but it’s where I started.  After about 8 months of lessons, Kris talked to me about MAC and encouraged me to try it out. The idea made me very nervous, but I decided to give it a go. My first practice, I was a mess.. but I loved it!  I enjoyed swimming with other people and the challenge of completing the workouts.  There I met Suzanne Grebe, our founding Coach.  Coach Suzanne taught me how to swim all strokes (we did our best with breaststroke… never quite figured that one out) and compete in the sport.  I loved the camaraderie and challenges at the meets, and I have so many fond memories from attending all the team meets and events.

During the summer, Coach Suzanne always held practice at the Spring Mill Pond and there, I learned to conquer my fear of the open water and develop much needed confidence as a swimmer.  Little did I know that that was the beginning of something really big for me. I now had the ability to do triathlons. With the continued guidance and help of Coach Melissa, I completed many open water events, and I had the joy to do many of them with my daughters, Danielle and Annick, who learned to swim at an early age and are both very accomplished in the sport. My journey with them through their USA swimming experience is a very precious highlight of my life.  The three of us learned so much in the process, especially to never, ever put limits on ourselves.

About 6 years ago I did my first triathlon 70.3 with the help of Coach Jim, and truly discovered my “inner athlete“. Since then, I have completed several endurance triathlons, cycling and running events.  I still like to join MAC pool practices and open water gatherings any time I can in order to continue improving my strokes and most importantly to see so many dear friends.

“Improvement comes via slowly inching the line of what we think is possible each day” 😊

MAC Practice at The Sports Club of Novi
September 9th-30th, Mon., Wed., & Fri. 11:00am-12:30 pm  

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
9/16/20 – 11:00am-12:30pm

The Sports Club of Novi, 42500 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI 48375

CLICK HERE – To be directed to the registration page on our website.

Waivers: Before your first practice you will need to complete TWO Waviers so we have them on file. The MAC team waiver will be completed and filed online. The Sports Club waiver should be printed out and given to the on-deck coach prior to you first practice in Novi.

BOTH Waivers are available on the MAC website – CLICK HERE,

Printed copies of BOTH waivers will be available on deck before your first practice at the club.

The Sports Club has been generous to offer their pool for our practices. Please remember that you are a guest and respect the facility at all times.

Sign-Up:  Due to COVID we will be limited to only 18 swimmers per practice. Slots will be available two days before practice via the MAC website – on a first come, first served basis. Each practice will cost $10. You must be registered for USMS in order to participate. To register with USMS, please visit: www.usms.org.  Club: MICH, Workout Group:  MAC

Cancellation Policy: Because of the costs associated with pool rental, you will be charged for practice if you do not show up. If you sign up for a spot and cannot make it, please cancel before 8am so other teammates will have a chance to sign up. Any cancellations after 8am will also incur a $10 charge.  To cancel, send an email request to coach Jim at:  jimjtg@icloud.com

Facility Rules: Please enter the pool facility through the snack shop gate by the front entrance. You will exit the pool at the far end of the deck when leaving. Showers and locker rooms are not available but restrooms are available if needed. Masks are required when entering the building to use the restroom. There is no equipment available for our use so bring your equipment bags with your toys – including kickboards

For complete detailed information please visit our website – or CLICK HERE.

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:

Dianne: h2oranger@hotmail.com
Kris: macswimgoblue@gmail.com
Jim: jimjtg@icloud.com
Maria: carpelacusnatavi@gmail.com
Melissa: jrichardson90@comcast.net

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