May 2014

Celebrations, achievements and fun stuff! So much happens at MAC!

There's always a lot going on with our SwimMAC family, but we have been especially busy lately. From our banquet to honor our Scholastic All-Americans and our graduating seniors, to participation in the Southern Zone Select Camp and the National Black Heritage Championship swim meet, and a fun open water practice at the US National Whitewater Center, there's been lots to celebrate and enjoy. 

Charlotte Grand Prix is in the books!

Charlotte Grand Prix 2014. Done.

Day 4 featured some exciting races in finals and some great SwimMAC performances. In the women's 200 IM, Kathleen Baker claimed second (2:13.17), Patricia Castro-Ortega came in 13th (2:19.18), and Cammile Adams (2:20.27) and Nora McCullagh (2:24.29) competed in the bonus heats. Tyler Clary took 5th for the men with a time of 2:03.78. Clary also took second place in the 200 backstroke (1:58.03). Nathan Murray competed in the A-bonus heat and finished in 18th (2:07.98).

SwimMAC launches $6 million One Lane at a Time campaign

SwimMAC Carolina announces $6 million One Lane at a Time capital campaign.

SwimMAC Carolina announced the launch of a $6 million capital campaign at a press conference this afternoon, held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center where the team is hosting the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte. The One Lane at a Time campaign will fund the construction of a new aquatic center and expansion of or improvements to five existing facilities.

Notice anything different...?

SwimMAC Carolina has a new look! ,Same recognizable text, same great colors, just a little bit of an update. It's a clean, sleek, streamlined version of the logo that is known around the country as SwimMAC.

We'll still wear all of our awesome SwimMAC gear, but as we order new items we will use the new logo. You'll have your 'retro' logo gear and can soon begin adding to your new logo gear. Look for it on signage at this week's Grand Prix, and if you're in Uptown Charlotte this week, you can see it on our Grand Prix light post banners!

Happy Mother's Day

Thanks to all of the moms that schlep us back and forth to practice, wash our towels, hang our suits, keep us well-fed and hydrated, give us hugs of encouragement, and hugs of celebration, for volunteering at our meets and for generally being the awesome people that you are!!

2014 Ready To Race Clinic Set for May 14!

University of Michigan Men's and Women's Head Coach Mike Bottom and Associate Head Coach Rick Bishop will be hosting a Ready to Race Clinic on May 14 from 5-7 pm at Queens University. The clinic is open to any and all female entrants between the ages of 15-18 and is limited to a total of 40 student-athletes.
Coaches Bottom and Bishop will be teaching technique and providing tips for sectional level swimmers to advance to the national level. The opportunity to work with both coaches is ideal for those swimmers also considering swimming at the collegiate level.