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About MAC

Madison Aquatic Club Information

The Madison Aquatic Club (MAC) is a competitive USA Swimming swim club located in Madison, WI. MAC provides organized competitive swimming team training for age group and senior level swimmers at locations throughout the Madison Area community. MAC also runs a Learn to Swim Program for all ages and abilities from infants to adults in a warm water pool at the UW Health American Center.

MAC began operations March 30, 2015. MAC is now one of the top 200 swim teams in the United States and has been recogized by USA Swimmings Club Excellence Program as a Bronze Medal Club in 2016 and 2017. 

MAC trains out of the UW Heath American Center, UW Health Research Park, UW Natatorium, Madison LaFollette High School, James Madison Memorial High School, Madison College, Monona Grove High School and Middleton High School.

If you have any questions about MAC please contact Shane Ryan, Program Director, at coachshaneryan@gmail.com or Janis Katz, Business Manager, at janiskatz@gmail.com.

MAC History

MAC is a coached owned and coach run team, which was founded by Shane, Carly (Piper) Ryan and Janis Katz in April of 2015. 

MAC was recognized a Bronze Medal Team through USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, in just two years of existence, MAC took 2nd Place at both 12&U and 13&O Short Course State Championships. Then again took 2nd place in 2018 both 12&U and 13&O Short Course State Championships. In 2019 MAC won their first Wisconsin State 12&U Short Course Championship and 13&O Short Course Championship.

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.