MAC Aquatics kids in pool

Aquatics

The MAC's aquatics program has been ranked as one of the nation's best, with:

  • 25-meter, six-lane indoor lap pool
  • Second indoor pool for water exercise classes, rehabilitation, children's swimming lessons and play; kept at 85 degrees
  • 25-yard, six-lane outdoor competitive lap pool with a 12-foot depth at one end for lifesaving and other types of classes
  • Outdoor leisure pool with a zero-depth entry on one side (gradually sloping down like a beach) for kids, recreational use, and swim lessons. This pool is kept at 85 degrees.
  • Giant 200-foot-long water slide that empties into our outdoor leisure pool.

Both outdoor pools are seasonally enclosed in an air structure so they can be used year-round. For added summertime enjoyment, there are picnic tables, a food service area, sand volleyball courts, playground and a generous sand play area for children adjacent to our outdoor pools.

From Tot to Water Fitness and Swim Academy, the MAC offers a wide variety of quality aquatics programs for all of our members.

Swim Lessons

The MAC provides quality swim instruction with low instructor to student ratios at all levels.

Private lessons are also available to accommodate the busiest schedules. Call the Concierge Desk at 517.364.8800 for more information.

Water Fitness

Water's resistance helps to tone and strengthen muscles while providing a cardiovascular workout. Participants are able to exercise with less bio-mechanical stress on their joints.

We offer many water exercise classes per week, including Splash Aerobics, H2O Fit, and Aqua Zumba. A variety of special needs classes are also available including Arthritis and Water Exercise for Rehab.

Click here for the Water Fitness Schedule. 

MAC Swim School

MAC Swim School is for families looking for experienced and passionate instructors at convenient times for any learn to swim program. We believe swimming is a life skill that fosters a lifelong love for swimming, health and wellness, and aquatic safety. As a MAC Swim School member, you are committing to consistent swim lessons year-round! Our 30-40 minute lessons maintain a small instructor-to-student ratio. Each student receives a t-shirt, bag, towel and personal pair of goggles after registering. MAC Swim School members enjoy early enrollment into group lessons, make-up lessons at no charge, and the convenience of auto-enrollment. COST $50/month members, enrollment fee: $20/member up to $40/family.

Learn to Swim

Learn to swim is currently unavailable. We will be relaunching this program in 2023. 

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Private swim lessons are available on a very limited basis. Contact gmcneil@themac.org for more information. 

Personalized one-on-one instruction with our elite team in a private 60/45/30 minute session. Reduced rates available for semi-private lessons with 2 or more people.

Private:
Member: $60/hour, $45/45 minutes, $30/30 minutes
Guest: $78/ hour, $63/45 minutes, $48/30 minutes

Semi-private Lessons (for 2 or more swimmers of the same swim ability):
Member: $40/person/hour, $34/person/45 minutes, $22/person/30 minutes
Guest: $58/person/hour, $52/person/45 minutes, $40/person/30 minutes

MACkeral Swim Team

We will not be offering a 2022 Swim Team. Check back in 2023. 

We are offering an alternative class, Swim Academy. Please call the concierge for more information at 517.364.8800.

Red Cross Lifeguard Classes

Are you looking for a rewarding job? Do you need to be certified? Join our Lifeguard Class to build your resume. 

Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

Requirements: Must be 15 years old by the last day of the class. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Must be able to tread for 2 minutes without using hands. Must be able to swim 20 yards (no goggles), surface dive to a depth of 12 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, swim the object above water back 20 yards to shallow end, and climb out successfully.
 
You will receive: Lifeguard, Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, Asthma Inhaler, a downloadable textbook and Epinephrine Auto Injector certificates.

Cost: $265

Medical Swipe Program

Individuals can participate in medically-based water fitness classes led by Sparrow MAC certified water fitness instructors. Classes are held in the Exercise Pool, kept between 86 and 88 degrees, and are forty-five minutes in length.

A doctor’s prescription and completion of an emergency contact/medical release form is required to enroll in the program. The program is six weeks and class is twice a week, Monday & Wednesday at noon, also Tuesday & Thursday at 11 a.m. 

2022 Sessions:

  • May 9-June 16
  • June 20-July 28 (Week of 4th of July off)
  • August 1-September 8
  • September 11-October 21
  • October 24-December 17 (Week of Thanksgiving off)

The cost is $90 for the program *left over swipes can be used in place of the program cost* Use of additional facilities is not included.

Those who complete the program are eligible for special membership enrollment pricing.

Contact Taylor Jackson, Fitness Supervisor at 517.364.8828 for further information regarding Medical Swipe. 

For all other aquatic programs contact Gunnar McNeil, Aquatics Supervisor at 517.364.8842