March 17th-23rd, 2019

Weekly Schedule (3/17-3/23):


Monday               9:30-11am          Dianne
Mac Lite 6:30-7:15pm      Kris
6:30-8pm           Jim

Tuesday              9:30-11am          Kris            Distance FR

Wednesday         9:30-11am          Dianne
6:30-8pm           Melissa

Thursday             9:30-11am          Kris            Technique

Friday                  8:45-9:30am      MAC Lite-Kris
9:30-11am          Dianne       Race Pace

Saturday             7:30-9:30am      Maria

Noteworthy: We had a fantastic Milford Meltdown on Saturday. We came MAC Strong!

Now, we turn our focus to the State Meet. We are 4 weeks away from the State Meet! Please make sure that you visit our team’s website and the State Meet tab! All of the most important and up-to-date information for States is located here: volunteers, sponsors, relay availability, team apparel, etc. The password for the relay availability doc is: macswimmers. Here is link directly to the web page:


MAC to Mesa: We are over half way to Mesa! MAC swam 123.75 miles last week. We have reached Tucumcari, NM! We have only 582 miles to go to Mesa. Please continue to record your mileage for each practice with the coach on deck. Coaches will total each person’s mileage for the week and log the results on our banner.


Upcoming Events:

March 18                                Deadline to order Custom Caps

March 20                               State Meet Sponsorship Deadline

April 6                                     9:30am Filling Swag Bags for State Meet

April 9                                     State Meet Team Dinner at 59 West

April 12-14                            MI Masters State Meet Waterford Mott HS-MAC Hosts


Event Details/Results:

MAC to Mesa: Our goal will be to swim approximately 1,985 miles, together, as a team. Each week, after practice, swimmers will record your total distance for the workout rounded to the nearest ¼ mile. We will have 16 weeks to swim that distance, from the week of January 7th-April 25th!


State Meet Dinner: Kathy Burkhart, Carol Schemanske, and Barb Hertz are hosting our annual State Meet dinner. The dinner will be held Tuesday, April 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 59 West located at 786 W. Highland Rd, Highland, MI 48457 (248.889.3004). 59 West will take separate checks and you can order from the regular menu. Please RSVP to Kathy Burkhart at

State Meet: State Meet registration is officially OPEN! Registration will remain open until April 9th. Please see the MAC website and the State Meet tab for all the current information! MAC is hosting State Meet 2019 on April 12-14 at Waterford Mott High School.


From the Coaches:

Kris: Tuesday Distance group will be working on pacing as we head towards State Meet. We’re going to have some fun with this!

Thursday Drill: One of my favorite quotes is that practice is 90% physical and 10% mental but meets are 90% mental and 10% physical. As we head towards State Meet we have been working on our racing and meet preparation and we’ll continue to do so this week. First, we practice something, then we do it again and again, then think about how it would apply to our race in a meet and work on improving it. Come join us to tweak some things in your favorite races!




Dianne: Our last week of event training will be the 200IM.


On a Personal Note: The MAC meet was fantastic and I need to thank all the volunteers, officials, coaches, and competitors who attended the meet this weekend. A huge Thank You to Coach Kris our meet director who also acted as announcer and timer, Coach Jim our computer operator, Coach Melissa for heading registration, check-in, and announcing, and Coach Maria for announcing. Thank you all, this meet would not have run so smooth or been so successful without your invaluable help and the help of all of our MAC teammates that volunteered, brought food, swam and cheered this weekend. Congratulations goes out to: Denise Costanzo, Diane Brady, Karen Deighton, Marilyn Reichenbach, Kitty VandenBrulle, Rita Gelman, Ann Hunt, Laura Gogola, Mike Smith (who completed his check-off challenge at this meet), George Sveda, Brice Chase, Bill Caldwell, Donald Kroeger, Paul Chadwick, Patrick Sturdy, Janette Heaton, Brandon Marriott, Jason Mallory, Peggy Bruin, Martha Amis, Coleman Teach, John Cassidy, James Deren, Maria Veen, Chuck Olsen, Jacqueline Thorpe, Dana McCorkle, Bill Porter, and Jim Izzi!



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



Facebook: MAC Swimmers – Unofficial team communications



Go to:
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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