About MAC

Madison Aquatic Club Information

Madison Aquatic Club (MAC) is a competitive swim club located in Madison Wisconsin. MAC began operations March 30, 2015 at LaFollette High School, 702 Pflaum Rd, Madison, WI 53716. 

The Madison Aquatic Club is a USA Swimming certified competitive swim club. MAC provides organized competitive swimming team training for age group and senior level swimmers. 

If you have any questions about MAC please contact Shane Ryan, Program Director, at or Janis Katz, Business Manager, at

MAC History

MAC was founded by Shane and Carly Ryan in 2015. Shane Ryan has been a USA Club Coach in the Madison Area for over ten years. Shane was the Program Director at the YMCA of Dane County (MWY- Madison West YMCA from 2006-2010 and YDC - YMCA of Dane County 2010-2012) for six years. While at the YMCA, they won five consecutive YMCA State Championships (2008-2012), won USA 12 & Under State D2 in 2008, were runner-ups at the USA 12&Under State in 2012, and produced State Champions, State Record Holders, Top 16 swimmers, YMCA National Finalists, YMCA National Record Holders and National Age Group Record Holders. 

Shane was then the Program Director for the Southwest Aquatic Team from 2012-2015, which is a Milwaukee Area based team and started a Madison Branch in 2013. Shane and Carly both coached SWAT together from 2013-2015, where they helped lead SWAT to second place at the 13&Over State Meet in 2014. They also produced numerous State Champions, State Record Holders, National Qualifiers, National Finalists, Olypmic Trial Quallifiers and a National Record Holder.

Carly (Piper) Ryan is an 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Record Holder (Women's 4x 200 Meter Freestyle Relay). Carly swam for the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was one of the most decorated and dominate swimmers in UW School History. Carly swam professionally for SwimMAC Carolina and competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials and just missed qualifying for her second Olympic Team. Carly then began coaching for her former club team, Pointe Aquatics, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, before joining her husband, Shane Ryan, at SWAT in 2013.

The Madison Aquatic Club was a prominent club team in the Madison area in the 1970's through the late 1990's before the club was dissolved in 1998. Our goal is to continue the tradition of excellence under the "MAC" name in the Madison area.