October 20-26th, 2019

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Weekly Practice Schedule

October 20-26th, 2019

All practices will run as scheduled this week. Please CLICK HERE to visit our website, and view the MAC weekly practice schedule.

Butterfly this week!

Thursday Drill will also be Butterfly – bring on the Mirrors!


1. Milford Monster meters meet is this Sunday 10/27. Get signed up, and support our fall home meet. The LHS girls team will be there to help with timing, counting, and they’re bringing the meet snacks. Register at MichiganMasters.com

Many of you have experienced the MAC family of support over the years. We want to spread that out and give back to others. We would like to get MAC together and do one service project every Fall and one every Spring in our local community. Some of you attend churches, temples, or are active in other groups like the Lions Club or Chamber of Commerce that help families or individuals in need. Others may just know someone through friends that could use a little extra help. If you have an idea or know someone please e-mail Kris at macswimgoblue@gmail.com.

MAC was asked to be a host team for 2020 World Swim Day!  Come to MAC practice Saturday, Oct. 26th, and get a FREE World Swim Day Cap!  To participate, you need to sign up for FREE at:  www.worldswimday.org. Also by signing up you will be eligible to win prizes from various sponsors, and can purchase a World Swim Day Gold Medal and/or T-Shirt.  Since the MAC meet is the following day (Sunday 10/27), we will offer 2 workout options on Saturday:
1. A pre-meet workout for anyone swimming in the meet the next day, or
2. A regular MAC Saturday workout.
We’d like to get a team photo and video with everyone wearing their World Swim Day Caps.

Swimmer of the Week:

Rita Gelman

You want me to write about my swimming background? I am the oldest and slowest person in the pool!  But swimming with MAC has been a life changing experience for me. I had no formal swimming lessons as a child and never thought that I would go to swimming meets, not to mention national competitions. I didn’t even know what a “cut off” was to qualify for nationals. Former MAC coach Suzanne Grebe told me ”she would help me “ if I came to her pool workout in Milford. She did; then I found out that I had stenosis of the aortic valve. Coach Kris Goodrich, a graduate of their UM Kinesiology, worked with my cardiologist for permission and monitors and customizes the workouts for me.  I can’t say enough good for all the coaches who help everyone providing interesting and varied workouts with drills, not just speed swimming. The team is a force to be reckoned with. We are winners with a team spirit. I have swim friends and carpool companionship. People ask me why I have to go to Milford to swim. I can only answer that it is unique and supportive. I learn something new almost everyday. It is an ongoing kind of joke to me to be high point winner when the competition is limited. But then I remember that there are those “cut off” times and I do show up.

In my lifetime, I have taught little kids to swim, adults with arthritis, and seniors in a therapeutic pool. They didn’t treat me differently during Life Saving tests to get the brick from the bottom of the pool.

I feel fortunate to be in relatively good mental and physical health. I have a wonderful family with 4 married children and 10 grandchildren ages 13-27 who unfortunately all live out of town. I was married for almost 62 years before my husband died last year. I  keep very busy and will be in an art show at The Turner Resource Center through January.

Photo below is Rita with Olympic Swimmer Elizabeth Beisel, at the 2019 Michigan Masters Banquet.

MAC Swimmers are the greatest advertisements of all! We love how you share your stories on social media, with friends, etc. We would like to share your stories as well. Each week we will highlight a MAC Swimmer so we can learn more about the team.

Swim Your Way to Bronze, Silver and Gold!

Earn Bronze, Silver and Gold medals by swimming events in practices, at meets, and at the 2020 State Meet. You can set goals to challenge yourself, race against teammates and even participate in our Medal Ceremony next spring! For complete details, visit our website – CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE to download a printable PDF worksheet, to keep track of your MAC Olympics progress, events and times, in addition to writing on the banner on the pool deck.

Spread The Word:

Share the fun and fitness we have created at MAC!.  We now have a flyer available on deck. It gives details about MAC and MAC Lite. Thank you for being a part of the MAC Family!  To view the flier, CLICK HERE for a printable PDF.

Weekly Featured Workout:

400 sw

4×50 10 rockets (odd 3 strokes fly/3 strokes BR, even 3 strokes FR/3 strokes BK)
300 FR pull w/bouy

100 FR kick-no board F!

6×25 FR odd Long w/OK, even build stroke and kick

300 FR

4×75 (fly,BK,BR LoNg)


300 FR swim w/paddles

100 FR kick w/board F!

6×25 odd stroke Long, even FR build stroke and kick (stroke IM order, no FR)

300 FR

3×100 IM (double best, omit FR)


300 FR sw w/fins steady kick

100 FR Xleg

6×25 odd stroke build, even stroke fast (2fly, 2bk, 2br)

300 IM Timed


300 FR (25 long, 25 float)

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Oct. 26th, World Swim Day practice
7:30-9:30am MHS

Sunday, Oct. 27th, Milford Monster Meters Swim Meet
Visit: MichiganMasters.com for more information
Saturday, Nov. 16th, South Lyon Swim Meet
Visit: MichiganMasters.com for more information

Saturday, Dec 7th, Dewitt Swim Meet
Visit: MichiganMasters.com for more information

Saturday, Dec. 14th, MAC Reindeer Games

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 27-28 MAC Clinics

For a complete list visit our website

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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