March 31st-April 6, 2019

Milford Athletic Club – MAC

Weekly Schedule 3/31 – 4/6:

Monday            9:30-11am       Jim

                            6:30-7:15pm   MAC Lite-Kris

                            6:30-8pm        Jim

Tuesday               9:30-11am       Kris      Distance FR

Wednesday      9:30-11am       Kris-Technique

                            6:30-8pm        Melissa

Thursday          9:30-11:00am  Dianne-All Training

Friday               8:45-9:30am   MAC Lite-Kris

                           9:30-11am       Dianne

Saturday           7:30-9:30am   Maria

Noteworthy: All practices this week are back at Milford!  Please note that Wednesday and Thursday morning workouts this week will be swapped. See schedule above!

We are in the home stretch! The last day to register online for the State Meet is Monday April 8th by 11:59pm! Be MAC Strong and a part of our #BAN!

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

Saturday after morning practice with Maria we will be filling Swag Bags for the State Meet competitors. If you can make it to the pool and help us out that would be fantastic, we will need all the help that we can get! Come to practice first! This Saturday will be the last Saturday practice before the State Meet!!! Swim with Coach Maria and then help us get the bags ready for next weekend!

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 156 miles last week. We have reached Bluewater, NM! We have only 321 miles to go to Mesa. Can we make it up before State Meet? We would need 160.5 miles each week!

Upcoming Events:

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

April 27                         Strength Training for Swimmers session at CrossFit Justice

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 12-14at Waterford Mott High School.

CrossFit Justice: The workout session will compliment your current swim training. Come learn what you should be strengthening as a swimmer, get a great workout, and ask questions about how to implement these exercises on your own. Sessions led by CrossFit Justice owner and head coach Chris Follick with 15+ years of running, marathon, swim, triathlon, personal training, and CrossFit experience. See attached flyer.

Swim Strength Training Flyer 2019

From the Coaches:

Kris: I’m back from Florida and ready to do some Race work for State Meet! See you for Tuesday distance and Thursday technique practice and don’t forget to get signed up for State Meet ASAP!

MAC lite’ers we will try to finish putting together breaststroke this week as well as continue working both Free and Back. Heads up there will be no MAC Lite on Friday morning 4/12 due to State Meet!




Dianne: Jim will be coaching a great workout on Monday and we are going to get into some racing in Prep for the State Meet NEXT WEEKEND!

On a Personal Note:

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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