Saturday, December 26, 2009

B/C Results

MAC finished 4th in the NTN B/C meet. Team scores are here. Event results are here.

Our event winners were:

Alex Milam (100 breast)

Karolina Khudanyan (100 free, 200 free, 500 free)

Marina Lash (100 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM)

Shannon McKinley, Marina Lash, Karolina Khudanyan, Hannah Pikey (200 free relay, 200 medley relay)

Eric Grace (50 breast)

Friday, December 18, 2009


The TISCA website is sponsored by Texas high school coaches. It has info on high school swimming, diving, and water polo. Visit the site here.

Meet Entry Forms & Information

If you're planning to compete in the Frisco "BB" meet in January (8-10), entry forms/information is ready. Entry deadline is Monday, December 28th.

Entry forms/info for the Lakeside "A" meet (January 15-17) is also out. Deadline is Monday, January 4th.

If you need entry forms, ask your coach for a copy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 USA Swimming Registrations

North TX Swimming's financial close out took place yesterday. USA Swimming registrations received after December 15th will be processed in January. A listing of swimmers who are registered can be found on the Mansfield Aquatic Club page of our website. Swimmers not yet registered will remain ineligible for any club activities until their 2010 I.D. card has been issued by NTS.

If your child is registered, please check the list in the lobby to see if his/her I.D. card has arrived. A parent or guardian will be asked to sign for the I.D. card.

Attention Junior & Senior Groups!!!

Your Christmas Holiday practice schedule is finalized.

December 21 - 23

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

December 24 - 27

No Practice

December 28 - January 1

Holiday Hammer Fest

8:00 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.



Results from the national championships in Seattle are here. MAC was represented by MHS senior Melanie McClure. She was our first-ever national championships finalist as she finished 14th in the 200 backstroke.

MAC was 9th in team scoring at the COR Classic "A" meet. Results are here. Sara McClendon took first in three events (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 50 butterfly).

MAC placed 7th at the COPS "BB" meet. Results are here. Event winners were Andrew Limpert (100 I.M.), Will Tullbane (500 freestyle & 200 backstroke), Parker Sheppard (200 freestyle & 200 butterfly), and Ben Ramirez (400 I.M.).

MAC is currently 8th in North Texas in the Virtual Club Championship. We're ranked 473rd in the nation. View those rankings here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2010 USA Swimming I.D. cards are available for pick-up at the office this week only. The office will be close for winter break Dec 21 - Jan 1. Check the list in the lobby for your swimmer's name. Adult signature required.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

No MAC practices Dec 11/12

The 4th Annual Mansfield ISD Swimming and Diving Invitational will be held this Friday and Saturday at the MISD Natatorium. Friday's Swimming Prelims will begin at 12:30 pm, followed by Diving at 6 pm. Swimming Finalists will warm-up on Saturday at 9:30 am with competition beginning at 11:00.

Please make note of the following cancellations:
  • MAC practices Friday Dec 11 and Saturday Dec 12
  • Lap swimming Friday Dec 11

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This Weekend's Meets

We have one swimmer, Melanie McClure, traveling to Seattle for Nationals. Psych sheet is here.

We have several others swimming in the COR Classic at Loos Natatorium. Map is here.

Warm-up schedule for MAC:

Deep End, Lane 7

Friday = 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday = 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Sunday = 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GOLD Review

The GOLD group has had a good month of November. 88% of our group met the attendance goal of 90%. Colin, Mike, Will, Lauren and Mauren achieved new "A" cuts.

As we enter December and prepare for the Holidays, remember all that we have to be thankful for in our lives.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

SWAT B/C Results

MAC was second in team scoring at the SWAT B/C meet. Team scores are here. Event results are here.

Entry Deadlines

Entries for the COPS "BB" meet (December 11 - 13) are due tomorrow, November 30!

Entries for the NTN "B/C" meet (December 19 & 20) are due December 7.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Early Signing

MAC's own Melanie McClure (MHS/'10) has signed a letter of intent to compete for the Longhorns. UT head coach Kim Brackin and her assistant Jim Henry are very excited to have Melanie on board.

Read more in a Swimming World article here.

Brackin on McClure: "Melanie impressed me by making the tough choice during this decision process; she comes from a long line of Aggies, but decided for herself that being a Longhorn was what was best for her. She has all the tools for becoming a valued asset at the NCAA level; I think her determination, passion and teammates will help put her in that position. Cody Huckabay has done a great job of getting her to race at the national level but, as she gains strength and a higher level of training intensity behind her 6-1 frame, I think the sky is the limit."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Break Practice Reminders

Monday through Wednesday, MAC will run a modified practice schedule.

Morning swimmers (Jr. & Sr.) are swimming from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Afternoon/evening practices for all groups will be at the regular times.

Friday and Saturday, only Jr. & Sr. groups will practice.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All Star Meet

Team scores for last weekend's All Star meet are here. Team North Texas finished second of the five Texas LSC's. Event results are here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grand Prix Results

Coach Huckabay took five senior group athletes to Minnesota last weekend. Our MAC swimmers had an outstanding weekend. Results are here.

TRS "BB" Results

MAC was 8th in team scoring at the TRS "BB" meet. Scores are here. Event results are here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ATAC "A" Results

MAC finished ninth in team scoring at the ATAC "A" meet. Team scores are here. Individual event results are here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Busy Weekend for MAC Swimmers

MAC will be represented at three different meets this weekend.

Many of our swimmers are attending the TRS "BB" meet at Grapevine. The warm-up schedule is
here. Directions to the meet are here.

Please arrive early and make sure swimmers are checked in for all events.

A few of our swimmers will be in the North/South All Star meet in Southlake. Coach Salazar is on the North staff, coaching the 13 year old boys' squad. More info on that meet is

Five of our senior-level swimmers will be competing in the USA Swimming Grand Prix meet in Minneapolis. Word is the meet will be covered on SwimNetwork. A psych sheet for the meet is here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Plan Ahead for 2010

Saturday, clubs met to finalize the 2010 schedule. You can view the 2010 North Texas Swimming calendar here.

Also, if you haven't registered your child for 2010, please do so well before the Christmas break. It takes time to process the paperwork, so taking care of this early will ensure that your child will not miss any practices or meets while registration forms are in the "pipeline".

The 2010 USA Swimming athlete registration form can be found (scroll down to page 5) here. They're also available at the MISD Natatorium front desk.

Friday, November 6, 2009

North Texas Swimming

Meet information, results, time standards, directions to pools, etc. can be found at our USA Swimming LSC site, North Texas Swimming. You can plan ahead by looking at the calendar to find out the "when" and "where" for future meets.

Lost & Found

If your swimmer is missing a piece of gear (fins, pull buoy, etc.), have them look for it in the Lost & Found.

Lost & Found is located in the northeast corner of the pool deck.

Parent Meeting

If you and your child are new to the world of competitive swimming; or if you've not been able to attend one of our past meetings, please mark your calendar for Monday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Vernon Newsom Stadium's Community Room (located on the west side of the stadium). Don't be late, seating is limited.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

B/C Meet Results

MAC finished 3rd in team scoring at the FAST B/C meet last weekend.

Team score results are here.

Individual event results are here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ATAC "A" Info

The warm-up schedule for this weekend's ATAC "A" meet is here.

A map to the meet is here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

College Swimming

Keep up with the world of college swimming at There are articles, results, rankings, and more. They also recognize a swimmer of the week for each division.

Based on his performance at our college meet last weekend, UT's Ricky Berens was the Division I male swimmer of the week last time around.

Visit the site here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Warm-up times are as follows:

Session I: Saturday, 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Session II: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session III: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

A map to the Wilkerson-Greines pool is here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Novice & Bronze Reports

From Coach Porter:


We have split our novice swimmers into three groups. Working with these smaller groups will help us catch more mistakes and get swimmers more feedback. Our ten and under swimmer did a fantastic job at Little Splashers! I am also excited about all the entries for our next swim meet on Halloween weekend. I will be out of town that weekend, but I wish you all the best of luck!


The technique of the bronze swimmers is looking awesome! Our next meet is Halloween weekend, and we will be working on starts and turn before then. We will also be working on using the clock more and putting on sets on time intervals to prepare for silver.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

College Results

Results from the Friday/Saturday college meet:

Day 1

Day 2

Friday, October 23, 2009

Swimming World

Be sure to add Swimming World to your list of favorites.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

NTN "A" Warm-Up Times & Map

Warm-up for the NTN "A" meet at Southlake Carroll HS are as follows:

NTN “A” Invite
October 23 to 25, 2009
Team Warm-ups

There will be no split warm-ups.

Friday – Warm-up – 4:30 to 5:15 pm, 5:30 pm start
Meet will be run in two pools.
*Friday night events are all distance events and swimmers must provide their own

Saturday and Sunday AM – Warm-up - 8:00 to 8:45 am, 9:00 am start
12 & Unders – Meet will be run in one pool.

Saturday and Sunday PM – Warm-up – 1:00 to 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm start
Meet will be run in two pools.

A map to the pool is here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Since we're hosting a meet this weekend, there will be no practices Friday and Saturday (23rd and 24th).

The first session of the Southwest Collegiate Invitational will begin Friday at 7:00 p.m. The second session will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

There will be no charge for admission.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The big college meet is almost here. A&M, Missouri, SMU, and UT will be at our natatorium this weekend for the Southwest Collegiate Plunge.

Mansfield HS standout Johnny McClure ('09) will compete for the Aggies.

A preview of the meet has been posted on the UT men's swimming site here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

From Coach Huffman:

The Gold group is really getting back into shape with our new dryland regiment. Improving our core strength will continue to be a focus throughout this short course season. Now that we have learned the routine, prepare to have things change up every three to four weeks so that we can "shock" the system and continue making improvements.

I want everyone going to November swim meets to enter at least one 200 yard event and one distance event. Lets see where we are now, so we can see our improvement in February.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Some excellent open water swims are held right here in Texas. Find more info on events hosted by Keith & Sandy Bell at their American Swimming Association site.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mansfield to Centenary

Former Mansfield HS swimmer Cara Loria ('09) now swims for Butch Jordan at Centenary College in Shreveport.

Although the workout groups are different in college, Cara says the training she's doing under Jordan is very similar to what she was used to under MAC head coach Cody Huckabay.

Cara's been juggling her classwork - she's majoring in biology - while training with the distance group this fall.

Loria will return to the DFW area for a meet against Austin College (Sherman) on October 24. Centenary's schedule is here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

BB Meet Warm-Up Changes

Please note that warm-up times for the TRS BB meet this weekend have changed slightly.

MAC will be in the following warm-up groups:

Friday = 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. (2nd warm-up)

Saturday Morning = 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. (combined)

Saturday Afternoon = 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. (2nd warm-up)

Sunday Morning = 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. (combined)

Sunday Afternoon = 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. (2nd warm-up)

Additional reminders:

Please remember to check in for all events!

Map to the facility is here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

North Texas Relays

Results from Friday evening's relay meet are here. SMU won the women's meet, while TCU took the men's meet.

Friday, October 9, 2009

USA Swimming Time Search

Keep track of your child's times at the USA Swimming Time Search page.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

COPS "A" Results

MAC finished 10th in team scoring at the Plano "A" meet.

Event results are here.

Friday Afternoon

There will be no MAC practices tomorrow afternoon. We'll be hosting the North Texas Mean Green Relays. The meet starts at 4:00 p.m.

Relay meets are always fun to watch. Make plans to drop in and watch the college guys and gals.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Little Splashers Results

MAC finished 8th in team scoring at the Little Splashers meet last weekend at Loos Natatorium.

Individual event results are here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Virtual Club Championships

MAC continues to climb through the ranks both in our area - North Texas LSC - and nationally.

One way to gauge our progress is though the USA Swimming Virtual Club Championships standings.

Season/North Texas LSC Rank/USA Rank

2006-07 SCY/20th/1917
2006-07 LCM/15th/1064

2007-08 SCY/12th/955
2007-08 LCM/12th/597

2008-09 SCY/10th/632
2008-09 LCM/7th/375

2009-10 SCY/?/?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UNT Relay Meet

We'll be hosting a college relay meet at the MISD Natatorium on Friday, October 9.

The following teams will be competing (with rosters).

Incarnate Word (Men & Women)
North Texas (Women)
Southern Methodist (Men & Women)
Texas Christian (Men & Women)
Tulane (Women)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What if I missed the entry deadline?

We're all very busy these days and we all miss an entry dealine now and then. If you miss our team entry deadline, but would still like your child to compete in a meet, there may still be an option for you.

Most meet hosts will accept late entries (also called on-deck entries) at their meets. North Texas Swimming has a few regulations that must be followed, though.

For example, here's the late entry procedure for the upcoming Texas RiverSharks "BB" meet (10/16-18):

Late entries will be accepted up until 30 minutes before the start of each session at $9.75 per individual event. Any athlete late entering the meet must provide proof of registration and a current print out of best times from SWIMS. NO USA Swimming registration will be accepted at the meet. The meet host and meet referee reserve the right to limit late entries to control the size and length of the meet.

Southwest Collegiate Plunge

Our MISD Natatorium will host the Southwest Collegiate Plunge on October 23 & 24.

Teams competing (click for available rosters): Missouri, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, and Texas.

MAC/Mansfield HS ('09) standout Johnny McClure will compete for the Aggies.

We'll be hosting some of the world's fastest swimmers that weekend. That's right - Olympians will be racing in our pool! Below are a few of them.

2008 Beijing Olympians Scott Spann, Ricky Berens, & David Walters will swim for UT.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

From Coach Porter:


I am glad to see everyone back and a lot of new faces also! I am hoping to have everyone’s name down soon. Since we got back we have been working on streamlining off of every wall, and learning the IM order: fly, back, breast, free. Over the next few weeks we will be working on diving, turns, and keeping all our stroke legal for our upcoming meet on October 3-4.


Bronze attendance has been awesome! Everyone has been doing a great job of being here and being on time. Since our break we have been working on getting our endurance back, especially focusing on kicking. Keep up the great work!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Swim Pictures

Some great swim pictures can be found at The Swim Pictures.

Pictured is former Granbury standout and Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Coach Profile

We're pleased to welcome Emily Olson to the MAC staff! Emily is working with our Pre-Comp and Novice groups and is doing a fantastic job with our kiddos.

Emily started swimming for FAST at the age of seven. In high school, she was a TAPPS state finalist for Nolan Catholic in each of her four years there. She captained the team in both her junior and senior years.

Emily competed collegiately for St. Mary's College in Indiana and is now wrapping up her degree work at UTA. She'll graduate in May with an education degree.

She has coaching experience with country club teams at Rivercrest, Woodhaven, and Ridglea.

She's doing a great job for us and we're excited to have her on board.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lost Wallet

Coach Huffman has a wallet that was left at the MAC Banquet. Please see him if you wish to claim it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pictures Wanted

Sorry I was out of town for Saturday's party and awards. If you have pics you'd be willing to share, please send me a few for the site.

My school e-mail is


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monthly Gold Report

From Coach Huffman:

Glad to have everyone back and to be taking the gold group this year. One note for all gold swimmers: We are now required to have a freestyle swim snorkel. You'll need to have this by September 30th.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

MAC Team Banquet

Who: MAC Swimmers and Families

What: Fun, Food, & Awards

When: Saturday, September 19, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Where: MISD Natatorium

Swimmers are asked to bring the following:

Pre-Comp: 12-pack of soda or water

Novice: 1 package of sturdy paper plates & 1 package of plastic forks

Bronze: 1 large bag of chips

Silver: cut up fruit w/serving spoon

Gold: catsup, mustard, pickle relish, pickles (last name A-L), condiment tray w/lettuce & tomatoes (last name M-Z)

Junior/Senior: Desserts

Friday, August 14, 2009

Junior Nationals Results

We have three athletes competing in Federal Way, Washington.

B/C Champs Results & Pics

Sorry about the delay in posting these:

B/C Champs Event Results

B/C Champs Team Results

B/C Champs Pics*

*Thanks, J. Wheeler

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

13/14 Girls Relay 5th!!!

Our 13/14 girls' 800 free relay got their championship meet off to a great start with a 5th place finish. The relay of Riley M., Lauren B., Anni E., and Meagan T. dropped nine (9) seconds!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Follow MAC Swimmers at TAGS

We have several MAC swimmers traveling to College Station this week for the Texas Age Group Swimming (TAGS) Long Course Championships.

Click on the link below for real time results. The meet runs through Sunday.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Southwest Senior Invite Results

Results (finals only) from the first two days of our invite are on the natatorium site here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

BB Champs Warm-Up Changes

There have been a couple of changes in the meet warm-up and session times for the BB Champs.

The revised warm-up schedule is here. MAC will be in Group B warm-ups throughout the meet.

Friday, July 10, 2009

B/C Champs Entry Deadline Extended

The team entry deadline for B/C Champs entries is today. Since we're unable to have evening practices tonight, the deadline has been extended to Monday, July 13.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

USA Swimming Nationals on TV

Tune in* to Universal Sports for live coverage of nationals from Indy:

Watch the following tonight (from 5 - 7 p.m.):

Women's 100 m Backstroke
Men's 200 m Freestyle
Men's 100 m Backstroke
Women's 200 m Freestyle
Men's 200 m Butterfly
Women's 400 m Freestyle Relay

*record if you're supposed to be at practice

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Practice Schedule Changes

MAC is hosting the North Texas "A" Champs this week. Since the meet will start on Thursday (9th) afternoon, we will not have evening practices that day.

However, we will be able to have our morning groups on Thursday.

Since Friday and Saturday meet sessions are all day, there will be no practices 10th or 11th.

We're hosting the Southwestern Senior Invite later this month. This meet will also start on a Thursday (23rd) afternoon, so Thursday evening groups will not practice.

Thursday morning groups will train as usual on that day.

As with the A Champs meet, since Friday and Saturday meet sessions are all day, there will be no practices on the 24th or 25th.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Holiday Weekend Practices

All MAC practices for Friday, July 3rd will be held as scheduled.

There will be no practices Saturday, July 4th.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Monday, June 29, 2009

B/C Champs Info

Coach Salazar is organizing a meeting for Bronze and Novice parents about the upcoming B/C Champs meet in Grapevine.

Who: Bronze/Novice parents with children attending B/C Champs

What: Informational meeting

When: Thursday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.

Where: MISD Community Room (west side of football stadium)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

No Practices This Saturday

MAC will not have any Saturday practices on June 27th.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Medals & Ribbons

Ribbons and medals for Gold, Junior, and Senior groups are on the table outside the coaches' office.

If you have a younger brother/sister in another group, I tried to put their awards in with yours.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Results, Meet Warm-Up, & Entries

Results for the Bronze/Novice Time Trials, LAC BB, and SMU A meets are posted on the lobby bulletin board.

Meet warm-up assignments for this weekend's TRS B/C meet are posted on the host team's site here.

If you missed the entry deadline but still want to swim in the B/C meet, here's what you'll need to know:

Late entries will be accepted up until 30 minutes before the start of each session at $9.75 per individual event. Any athlete late entering the meet must provide proof of registration and a current print out of best times from SWIMS.

You should be able to find your swimmers' official best times here.

New swimmers will enter at NT (no time).

Entries for the LAC A meet are due Monday, June 15.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Summer Practice Schedule Starts June 8th!

Our summer practice schedule is as follows:


Mon - Fri: 6:45 - 8:30 a.m.
Mon - Thu: 3:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Sat: 7:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Senior II H.S.

Mon - Fri: 6:45 - 8:30 a.m.


Mon - Fri: 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Mon & Wed: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

High School Conditioning

Mon - Fri: 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Middle School Novice

Mon - Fri: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Silver (BB)

Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Silver (B/C)

Mon - Fri: 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.


Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.


Mon, Wed, Fri: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.


Group 1 - Mon & Thu: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Group 2 - Mon & Thu: 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Group 3 - Tue & Fri: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Group 4 - Tue & Fri: 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tyler Open Meet

MAC will be attending the Tyler Open Meet, June 19-21. The team was planning a travel meet to New Braunfels the following week, but that meet did not get its sanction. Therefore, we will go to the Tyler meet instead. Tyler is an open meet; which means a swimmer of any classification, C/B/BB/A, may attend. It is a long course (50 meter pool) meet so B/C swimmers should take that into account before entering. Entries are due this Thursday. I know this is short notice, but due to our change in plans this could not be avoided. BB swimmers should try to make this meet if at all possible because it will be their last opportunity to make "A" cuts before the "A" champs meet in July.

Coach Huckabay

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Time Conversions

If you'd like a way to compare your long course meter (LCM) swims with those swum in short course yards (SCY), Swimming World has a conversion tool you might want to try.

No conversion system is 100% accurate, but this one's pretty good. Link is below.


A girl who swam the 100 backstroke in 1:24.51 (LCM) would enter that information and see that it converts to 1:12.09 (SCY).

Time Trials

Special thanks to our helpers at Friday night's Time Trials.

Getting our Novice and Bronze swimmers a little extra "meet" experience was very important and we couldn't have done it without plenty of help.

Christy Tisdall was our starter and Rob Ingle was the head timer.

Thanks to all the club and high school swimmers who took care of the timing for us.

Finally, thanks to our coaches! Carlos Salazar, Christine Porter, and Kristi McClure planned and ran the meet for us.

Once results are ready, we'll get them posted. Since this wasn't an "official" meet, we won't be using these times for entry purposes in sanctioned meets.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

BB Meet Info Change

Friday (no changes)

All groups: 5:00 p.m. Warm-Up, 6:00 p.m. Start

Saturday (session has been split)

13 & overs: 6:30 a.m. Warm-Up, 7:50 a.m. Start

12 & unders: 1:30 p.m. Warm-Up, 2:50 p.m. Start

Sunday (session has been split)

13 & overs: 7:00 a.m. Warm-Up, 7:50 a.m. Start

12 & unders: 1:00 p.m. Warm-Up, 1:50 p.m. Start

Original meet info is here

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bronze & Novice Time Trials

MAC will host Time Trials on Friday, May 29 for our Bronze and Novice swimmers.

Warm-up starts at 6:00 p.m. and the Time Trials begin at 6:30.

In addition to the 100 i.m., we plan to offer 25's of each stroke for 8 & unders and 50's of each stroke for older swimmers.

Coaches will begin signing up swimmers next week.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Saturday Silver Practice

Silver will have a "bonus" practice Saturday, the 9th.

The practice will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Monday, May 4, 2009

B/C Meet

MAC will not attend the COPS B/C meet. Sorry about any confusion.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

BB Meet at The Colony Canceled

Lewisville ISD has closed all district athletic facilities. Therefore, the "BB" meet at The Colony has been canceled. Lakeside Aquatic Club will be refunding all entry fees, and we will let everyone who entered know what your options are once MAC has received its refunded fees. Most likely, we will hold the fees and apply them to the next meet in which your swimmer is entered. Stay tuned, we'll let you know when we have more information.

Coach Huckabay

All Practices Canceled

Effective Thursday, April 30, all MAC practices are canceled until further notice or May 11 due to the swine flu outbreak. This is a directive from Mansfield ISD Central Administration. More information will be available in the coming hours and days. We will do our best to keep everyone informed. Please continue to check the blog as well as the natatorium web site for updates on the situation.

Coach Huckabay

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Getting to the BB Meet (edited 4/28/09)

If you're traveling to The Colony for the BB meet this weekend, the address on the meet info (5729 Memorial Drive, 75065) may get you to the high school, but not necessarily to the natatorium - their facility is off campus.

Coach Huffman says some map searches (like Yahoo!) will take you to the pool using that address. For you folks, just ignore this post.

If you're using Google, the address doesn't work.

The pool we'll compete in is located on the corner of Trailview and Memorial.

Go with something like "Memorial and Trailview 70565" in your map search, and you'll have better luck.

Some internet maps have not been updated to show newer construction. Memorial has been finished between Paige and Worley.

If you use Google Maps, try the "satellite" view and you'll see the pool on the northwest corner of Trailview and Memorial.

Finally, there's a water park at the corner of Memorial and Paige. If you end up there, you'll need to travel east on Memorial a little further to get to the meet.

Friday, April 24, 2009

"BB" Meet Changes (Edited 4/25/09)

Parents & Swimmers,

We just got this info on the upcoming "BB" meet.

LAC Head Coach Shannon Gillespy has asked us to pass this along:

Due to the large meet we have broken the single sessions into 2 each day. Please let your teams know what will happen next weekend!


Sat am (12&U) one warm up from 7:30-8:15 am with the meet starting at 8:20 am
Sat pm (13&O) two warm ups: 12:00-12:30, 12:30-1:00 and a general warm up1:15-1:30 with the meet starting at 1:40

Please see the team warm-up listings in meet information for the afternoon sessions.

Sun am (12&U) one warm up from 7:30-8:15 am and the meet starting at 8:20 am
Sun pm (13&O) one warm up from 11:30-12:15 and the meet starting at 12:20 pm

According to the meet info, we're in warm-up Group #1 (Sat. p.m.).

You can view the original meet information here. I'll try to post another link if they post an updated version.

A link to the new timeline and warm-up schedule is here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"A" Meet Entries

Since the natatorium will be closed on Friday (10th), "A" meet entries will have to be turned in no later than Thursday (9th).

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Promotion Criteria

Below is the criteria for promotion from one group to another. The coach's discretion is also a factor in when a swimmer is promoted.

Mansfield Aquatic Club
Promotion Criteria

Pre-competitive to Novice: Ages 12 and under
- Legally swim 25 yards of all four strokes.
- Legal turns for all four strokes.
- Able to do starts from the blocks & backstroke starts from the water.

Novice to Bronze: Ages 12 and under
- Legally swim 50 yards of all four strokes with a legal turn.
- Legal starts from the blocks & backstroke starts from the water.
- Achieved “B” times in the 50 distance of two different strokes.

Bronze to Silver II: Ages 12 and under
- Legally swim 100 yards of all four strokes with legal starts & turns.
- 12 & under swimmers must have achieved the “B” standard in the 50 distance of three different strokes.
- Be able to complete a set of 10 x 100 freestyle on 1:45.00

Silver II to Silver I: Ages 14 & under
- 10 & under swimmers must have achieved the TAGS standard in three events.
- 11 & 12 swimmers must have achieved the “BB” standard in three events.
- 13 & 14 swimmers must have achieved the “B” standard in three events.
- Able to complete a set of 12 x 100 freestyle on 1:35.00.
- Must have an 80% workout attendance record and a 50% meet attendance record for the current season.

Silver I to Gold: Ages 14 & under
- Must have reached their eleventh birthday.
- 11 & 12 swimmers must have achieved the “A” standard in three events.
- 13 & 14 swimmers must have achieved the “BB” standard in three events.
- Able to complete a set of 16 x 100 freestyle @ 1:30
- Must have an 80% workout attendance record and a 50% meet attendance record for the current season.

Gold to Junior: Ages 14 & under
- Must have reached their 12th birthday.
- 12 year olds must have achieved the TAGS standard in four events.
- 13 & 14 swimmers must have achieved the TAGS standard in two events.
- Must be able to complete a set of 20 x 100 @ 1:25
- Must have an 80% workout attendance record and a 50% meet attendance record for the current season.
- Must be enrolled in an early dismissal off campus PE program.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

B/C Champs

This weekend's B/C Champs meet will be hosted by LAC at the LISD Aquatic Center.

Here is our warm-up (and meet start) schedule:

Session 1 – Friday - 4:45-5:15 p.m., meet starts at 6:00 p.m.
Session 2 – Saturday - 7:30-8:00 a.m., meet starts at 8:45 a.m.
Session 3 – Saturday - 11:45-12:15 p.m., meet starts at 1:00 p.m.
Session 4 - Sunday - 8:00-8:30 a.m., meet starts at 8:45 a.m.

Please do your best to arrive a little early. We will only have a short (half hour) warm-up. Also, coaches need to know which swimmers are available for possible relays.

Please don't forget that swimmers need to be checked in for each of their events at this meet.

Remember, clocks go forward this weekend. Please make the adjustment so you don't miss Sunday's warm-up and meet start.

The showers in the boys' locker room will not be available during this meet due to maintenance.

A map to the pool (through Map Quest) is here.

If this is your first meet, don't panic! We have a great group of experienced swim parents. They are more than happy to help you out.

They once had the same questions you now have - let them answer them for you.

I hope I haven't forgotten anything...oh yeah:

Lets have fun and swim fast!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

MAC Swimmers at High School State Meet

This weekend the following MAC swimmers will be competing at the UIL Texas High School State Swimming Championships.

We wish them all the best of luck!

Bobby Button, 4A, Timberview High School - 50 & 100 Freestyles
Danika Dunn, 4A, Legacy High School - 200 Medley Relay
Morgan Ingle, 4A, Legacy High School - 200 Medley Relay
John Mcclure, 5A, Mansfield High School - 500 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke
Melanie McClure, 5A, Mansfield High School - 100 Backstroke
Osnar Pena, 4A, Timberview High School - 500 Freestyle
Freddie O'linick, 4A, Timberview High School - 200 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke
Aaron Tipton, 5A, Mansfield High School - 100 Butterfly & 100 Breaststroke

Saturday - 02/25/09

There will be no Saturday workouts for the Gold, Jr. and Sr. groups. The coaches will be at the Texas High School Championship Meet.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Champs Info Changes

There have been a few changes to the Short Course "A" Champs meet info.

See the revised meet information on the North Texas Swimming site here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Holiday Hammer Fest

During the week of December 29th - January 2nd, the Junior and Senior teams embarked on a week of training the likes of which none of them had gone through before. Twenty-five swimmers participated throughout the week but only 14 of them completed every paractice every day. Each day went something like this...........Swim 7:00-9:30 AM, breakfast and a nap at the pool from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, swim 12:00-2:30 PM. Below is a list of the survivors, and the amount of yardage the kids put in over the five days.

Ben Ramirez, Bobby Button, John McClure, Ian Betts,Aaron Tipton, Sooyeon Kim, CaraLoria, CoryLoria, Lauren Bennett, Danika Dunn, Riley McClendon, Anni Eger, Alli Tipton, Pam Teran

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
18,500 y 14,800 y 17,300 y 15,500 y 17,800 y
Grand Total of.......83,100 yards

These kids did a super job. it was a great week of work that will pay off in a big way down the road.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday season, and is ready to get back into the swing of things. We have a full schedule of meets coming up over the next two months, culminating with all of the championship meets in February and March. That leaves only a few weeks to make sure our fitness levels are where they need to be, so make sure you're at workout as much as possible.
We are opening up our Pre-comp groups again this month after having them closed to new swimmers since October. We have almost 40 kids on the waiting list ready to start. If you know anyone that might be interested in becoming a member of MAC, now is the time to let them know.
Over Christmas our Jr./Sr. swimmers took part in the "Holiday Hammer Fest." Last week these swimmers put in over 80,000 yards of swimming in five days. Fourteen of them made it through every practice (2/day) all week long. This was quite an accomplishment. look for their picture and a description of what all they did on the website later this week.

I want to remind everyone that is competing in meets that every swimmers is to compete in a "Team Suit." These are available in the D&J Pro Shop at the natatorium. We need to look like a team when we go to meets. So if you have not purchased a team suit, please take care of that before the next meet.

Keep an eye on the blog and the website for updates on when meet information is due. Don't be left out when it's time to race!

Good luck to everyone the rest of the season. Let's Swim Fast!

Coach Huckabay