The goal of the program is to expand the participation of junior members as well as the competitive level of participants. MAC Swimming program has been providing competitive swimming success for its members for over 100 years. This outstanding program has been successful from the local to the Olympic level.
Participating in this program fosters a healthy, attentive mind, which is eager for learning of all kinds. This activity provides the personal, social, and intellectual supports for individual growth. Dreams, the stimuli for youth, can be realized in the positive and challenging environment found at the MAC. The swim program provides opportunities for all interested junior swimmers at the MAC to engage in a wholesome, lifetime, lifesaving, sport and personal activity.
The prime responsibility of our coaching staff is to help develop each swimmer under their direction to the fullest potential of the swimmers' interests and abilities. There are different parts to this responsibility, but they all revolve around providing interested people with the opportunity to learn to swim fast. First of all, the coach is to provide our swimmers with the best possible stroke work and training for their stage of development. Next, the coach provides incentives for swimmers in an effort to spur on their interest. Finally, the coach must help develop a strong, supportive environment in which all swimmers feel comfortable and can support one another in their efforts to become the best swimmer that they can become.
We are here to support your needs. For all questions related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact your squad's coach.
Cyndy S von Weller
Age Group Coach
Brooke Ashleigh Santos
Brooke Ashleigh Santos, 26 from London; has been in the States for 8 years now. She came to California on a swimming scholarship to Fresno Pacific University where she was swim team captain for 4 out of her 5 years of college. her main events were 1650 Free, 500Free, 200Free and 400IM.
The college experience taught her so many values to life. Being part of an amazing team and winning individual and team titles absolutely grew her love for the sport. Here at the MAC she is excited to coach the pre competitive group. Which really is the first experience to the world of swimming competitively.
Brooke enjoys working out, and also runs her own fitness and nutrition business. She enjoys helping others live a happy healthy life. Her hobbies include swimming, beach days and relaxing with friends and family and reading.
Assistant Swim Coach
Swimming has been a part of Tim's life since he was very young. He was born and raised in New York where he swam competitively from the age of 9 through his senior year in college. He attended the University of Stony Brook where he received his Bachelor's in Sociology. During his time at Stony Brook, he was a team captain and 2 time team MVP.
Tim has over 12 years of coaching experience. His coaching experience began at the age of 16 when working with Hilltop Swim Club in Yonkers, NY. From 2006-2009, he was the Assistant Coach of the Boys and Girls Swim team for Washingtonville High School. During this time, he was also the Assistant Head Coach at Viking Aquatic Club in Montgomery, NY.
Tim moved to Oregon in 2009 and became the Head Coach of North Coast Swim Club. Most recently, he coached for Tualatin Hills Swim Club, working with all levels of the team, from directing the pre-competitive program, running the 10&under novice squad to working directly with developmental and advanced middle school, high school and college swimmers. Tim has coached his swimmers to become multiple OSI, Age Group Regional, Zone and Senior Sectional champions as well as OSI record holders.
In his free time Tim enjoys hiking with his wife Paige and his dog Ollie, Crossfit, swimming, cooking, music and all things Star Wars.