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, scuba and other types of classes
  • Outdoor leisure pool with a zero-grade 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 and a generous sand play area for children adjacent to our outdoor pools.

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

Swim Lessons

The MAC provides quality swim instruction from certified professionals. We maintain 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 more than 40 water exercise classes per week, including Splash Aerobics, Strength and Stretch, and Aqua Zumba. A variety of special needs classes are also available including Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Weight Management, Pre- and Postnatal and Water Exercise for Rehab.

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 gain access to over 80 different class times and 4 pools to create a perpetual schedule that fits your family’s needs. Our half hour classes maintain a small instructor-to-student ratio and each student will receive a t-shirt, bag, towel and personal pair of goggles after registering. COST $50/month members, enrollment fee: $20/member up to $40/family.

Pool Schedules

Indoor Lap and Exercise Pool Hours:
Monday-Friday| 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Download the Indoor Pools schedule here.

Dome Pools currently closed until Spring. Check back in for updates.

Learn to Swim

Our learn to swim program is based on American Red Cross guidelines. On the first day of class we will place participants with instructors based on specific abilities. We have developed our program to emphasize safety, parent involvement, and the smallest instructor-to-student ratios in the Mid-Michigan region. At the end of the last week of class, students will receive a report card showing their progression.

Cost: $44/members; $70/guests

Water Acclimation: Parent Tot

For parents and toddlers from the age of 3 months to 2 years of age. Are you ready to introduce your little one to the water and help them explore in a safe and fun environment? Join our instructors in the warm pool, where they will teach you both how to reduce fears and tears by engaging in songs, games, and special techniques to build confidence at a young age. 1:5 ratio, class is 30 minutes

Water Acclimation: Super Tot

This class is for toddlers between the age of 2 years and 3 years. This class build confidence as well as the ability to respond to new challenges while focusing on comfort in the water, breath control, water play, safety reminders, and independence. 1:3 ratio, class is 30 minutes

Swimming Fundamental Classes

The following classes will teach children new skills ranging from water safety, swimming basics, and the four core swimming strokes. As your child accomplishes their goals they will progress through learn to swim levels 1-5 specially designed for their age.

  • Ages 3 - 5: (1:3 ratio, class is 30 minutes)
  • Ages 5 - 7: (1:3 ratio, class is 40 minutes)
  • Ages 7 - 9: (1:3 ratio, class is 40 minutes)
  • Ages 9 - 12: (1:3 ratio, class is 40 minutes)

MAC Swim Academy

This class is for youth and adults 13 + who have completed level 5 learn to swim program or who already have knowledge of the four strokes. You will focus on endurance, strength training, and swim team prep while we provide an opportunity to improve your swimming skills and achieve success. 1:6 ratio, class is 40 minutes

Adult Swimming Fundamentals 13+

This class is for adults 13+ who prefer small groups and personalized attention focused on the areas you need the most. Swimming is a great form of exercise with heart healthy benefits, reduces stress, has no damaging impact on joints, and builds self-esteem. Groups are formed by your abilities and comfort levels then placed with an instructor that best fits your goals. 1:6 ratio, class is 40 minutes

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

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/half hour
Guest: $75/hour, $60/45 minutes, $45/half hour

Semi-Private:
Member: $40/person/hour, $31/person/45 minutes, $22/person/half hour
Guest: $47.50/person/hour, $38.50/person/45 minutes, $29.50/person/half hour

MAC Swim School

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 gain access to over 80 different class times and 4 pools to create a perpetual schedule that fits your family’s needs. Our half hour classes maintain a small instructor to-student ratio and each student will receive a t-shirt, bag, towel and personal pair of goggles after registering. COST $50 a month, enrollment fee: $20/member up to $40/family

Mermaid/Shark Experience

Join us and learn how to swim like a mermaid or a shark on the top or under the water! This 40-minute class is about safety, better swimming skills and magic! In this fun-filled fin-tasy you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a real mermaid, merman, or shark and master some of the basic techniques with our Mermaiding Swimming Association certified Instructors. At the end of class each student will receive a flash drive with photos/videos to remember the experience.

MACkeral Swim Team

At this time due to COVID Restrictions, we will not be offering a 2021 swim team season. We can’t wait to have this program back in 2022 but to ensure all members can use the club as much as possible with current restrictions we are choosing to not hold it this year.

We are offering an alternative class, Swim Academy, available on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. There are two sessions available that run for 5 weeks. These will begin in June and July. 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

Log Rolling

Log Rolling is a 45-minute low-impact activity with high rewards.

While learning something new, you can improve your balance, footwork and core strength. You will also greatly improve your cardiovascular and muscular endurance. A true sport in itself, Log Rolling is also a fun way to cross-train for other sports that require thinking on your feet. This is a great activity for anyone!

We welcome ages 4 years on up. No shoes or equipment required. Come ready to roll in your suit with any comfortable athletic clothing that can get wet.

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. 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, Group Exercise Manager, at 517.364.8828 for further information.