May 26th-June 1st, 2019

Weekly Schedule (5/26-6/1):


Monday               Cancelled

Tuesday              9:30-11am          Jim             Open Water

Wednesday         9:30-11am          Jim

6:30-8pm           Melissa

Friday                  9:30-11am          Dianne       Race Pace

Saturday             8:00am               SSS (Tentative)



Noteworthy: There is no practice today, Memorial Day, Monday May 27th. The pools are closed today in observance of the holiday.

We are hoping to start the Saturday Swim Spot (SSS) on Saturday June 1st pending the lake water temperature. Look for an email later in the week and hope for warmer temps this week.

If anyone still wants a State Meet t-shirt? We, MAC, still have them available from hosting the meet. The cost of any un-sold shirts will be deducted from our State Meet profits. Shirts are available for sale on-deck ($12) from a coach and on-line ($15 including shipping) on the MAC website.

Old MAC State Championship Banners are FREE to a good home, see an on-deck coach.


Upcoming Events:

June 1                        Tentative Start to SSS (Saturday Swim Spot)

June 17                      Summer Schedule Starts

June 21                      Penguins Plunge

June 26                      TREX TRI

July 12                        Motor City Mile/Swim Across America

July 24                       TREX TRI

August 10                  Swim for Grand Traverse Bay

August 11                  Mighty Mac Swim

August 18                  Swim to the Moon

August 21                  TREX TRI

September 2              Labor Day Games

September 16           Fall Season Start


Event Details/Results:


Summer Open Water: Open water swim season will be here before you know it!  Here are some options for those of you who are interested in training opportunities and/or events:

  1. MAC Open Water Swim Practice:  The upcoming summer MAC practice schedule will include a Thursday evening practice at Spring Mill Pond with Maria (Starting June 20).
  2. MAC SSS (Saturday Swim Spots):  We’ll continue to have our informal group swims on Saturday mornings.  Looking to start this on June 1st – stay tuned for confirmation and details as we get closer!  This year we’re looking at making Dunham Lake our “home” lake but still traveling around to other lakes here and there.
  • For those of you new to MAC…Coach Melissa and Kim Yarima lead a group swim every Saturday morning 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!

We would strongly recommend that anyone interested in SSS or other open water swims over the summer months, purchase a swim bouy and a whistle. Safety is key when we are out in open waters! Both are easy to find at Swim Outlet or New Wave Swim or even Amazon. Here are links:

  1. Swim to the Moon:  Looking to get a new swim event on your calendar to train for?  Consider Swim to the Moon (open water swim event in Pinckney State Recreation Area) on Sunday 8/18!  There are distances for everyone:  .5 mile, 1.2 mile, 5k and 10k. If you sign up, be sure to select the “Milford Athletic Club (MAC)” team designation so we can track our #BAN MAC swimmers!  Click link for more information:

Huron Valley Penguins Plunge: Open Water Meet will be Friday, June 21, 2019 at Island Lake State Park – Kent Lake Beach.  13 & Over Options are 1K, 3K or 5K.   Registration and event details will be available soon at:



From the Coaches:


Kris: Gone for summer.



Dianne: Enjoy your holiday and I’ll see you at the pool later in the week.


On a Personal Note: I want to thank everyone for all your support and compassion over the last few months as I travelled to Florida to help my mom after her hip surgeries and provide support to my dad. My mom passed away peacefully on Tuesday with my dad, me, and my siblings by her side. She had recovered well from the first hip surgery after her fall but required reconstructive surgery after a different part of her hip broke. The second surgery left her non-weight bearing and she contracted an infection at the incision site that put her back in the hospital. While in the hospital my mom my mom was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was a fighter but God has a plan for us all and we are confident that she is at peace at His side. Thank you all again for all the support, prayers, concern, etc. you have shown me and my family over the last few months. MAC is a family and I am so thankful to be a part of it.



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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