March 24th-30th, 2019

Weekly Schedule (3/24-3/30):

Monday               9:30-11am          Dianne-LHS

6:30-7:15pm      Melissa-MHS

6:30-8pm           Jim-MHS

Tuesday               9:30-11am          Dianne-LHS         Distance FR

Wednesday         9:30-11am          Jim-LHS

6:30-8pm           Melissa-MHS

Thursday             Cancelled

Friday                  8:45-9:30am      MAC Lite-Jim-LHS

9:30-11am          Jim-LHS               Power Hour

Saturday             7:30-9:30am      Maria-MHS


Noteworthy: Please note that all morning practices are at Lakeland HS this week. Milford HS gym classes are using the pool during school hours so we are moving to Lakeland for Monday-Friday morning practices. All evening practices and Saturday’s workout will remain at Milford.


This is the last week to order your MAC State Meet T-Shirt.  You can order on our website, on the “shop” tab.  We have size kits available on deck (ask a Coach).  Last day to order is April 1st.


If you’re going to join us at the State Meet Team Dinner, please make sure that you RSVP to Kathy Burkhart ( by Sunday March 31 (See Event Details below)!

We are still looking for State Meet sponsors!  If you, your family, your company, doctor, dentist, church, etc., or any business you know – would be interested in sponsoring us, let Coach Kris, or Coach Jim know.   We are anticipating more than 350 master’s swimmers over a 3-day period. Additionally, we expect swimmer’s family and/or friends who will come to support them. All proceeds raised from this meet will go towards supporting HVPF aquatic teams.  There are multiple levels of sponsorship available. Sponsors will be featured on banners that will be displayed during the meet, and can add their company flier/information to the Swimmer goodie bags.   Complete Sponsor information is on the “State Meet 2019” tab, on our website. 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: MAC swam 117 miles last week. We have reached Clines Corners, NM! We have only 465 miles to go to Mesa. We have been doing fantastic as a team in getting to Mesa, let’s keep up the good work!



Upcoming Events:

April 1                                     Deadline to order State Team Shirts

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 by March 31 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: I’m off to Florida for the week! Reminder to get signed up for State Meet and I’ll see everyone for the last couple weeks of race prep when I get back!

Jim: It’s time to start paying attention to our turns, wall touches, and finishes.  Practice these during EVERY set, EVERY swim, during a workout.  If you want to have a strong finish and good turns at State Meet.. you need to practice them.  Finish every swim like you are touching the pads.



Dianne: Let’s get ready to taper and race, we are 3 weeks out! Friday Coach Jim will lead Power Hour! Special thanks to Coach Jim for filling in for me this week and April 1 while I travel to FL to help take care of my mother who fell and broke her femur. She’s through surgery and has been moved to a rehab facility. And, yes, I will make sure that she gets in the water during her recovery;)


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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