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2021 Spring-Summer Season

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2021 Spring-Summer Season

Welcome to another exciting season of Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics swimming! This season will be a nice blend of practice and competitions in both Short Course Yards (SCY), and Long Course Meters (LCM).  Coming in the wake of the shortened Winter season, you can expect to see more SCY meets this summer than in typical Summers.  

Our goal was to make this registration process, very simple.   We will not be collecting any money until the first day of practice begins on April 14th, 2021.  There will be a few documents to get through, then simple questions about your swimmer's t-shirt sizes and things; nothing major.  Please be sure to answer the registration packet as thoroughly as possible, including signing up for text alerts as we will use them often to communicate. 

When you are prompted to choose a practice group, just use your best judgment, your coaches may adjust where needed. 

  • If you are new to the program, typically 10&Unders are in the Red Group, 11-12's in the White group, 13-14's in the Blue, and 15&Overs in the Senior program.  Of course, there may be exceptions. If you are a returning swimmer to MLA, you can simply enter your group from last season and leave group placement to your coaches.  During these group placements, we will try to keep in mind   carpools and siblings' practice schedules.  

The practice schedule.

The Practice Schedule will be updated in as far advanced as possible.  While we do not anticipate many changes to practice times this Spring, we do operate in a COVID world!  Please make it a habit to check the calendar often. In the event of a practice change, we will send an email and text alert to your accounts to notify the team. 

The Holland Comm. Aquatic Center (HCAC) has put together extensive COVID protocols in cooperation with local Health Department requirements; all in an effort to get the MLA program in the water as safely as possible.  We are also excited by the progress of the HCAC's $26 million renovation (click here to see the project!).  Please know that construction plans could cause a few minor inconveniences for us from time-to-time.

Practice times and durations may need to be adjusted in response to registration numbers.  

Age will not be the only thing to determine your swimmer's group placement.  We will do our best to get your swimmer(s) into an environment they will develop quickly in.  Please feel free to email us with any group placement questions.  Each group price also includes a one-time $100 team registration fee that helps pay for their team shirt, unlimited team caps during the season, and an end-of the season team banquet.

Group Name Practice Days Practice Times Monthly Rate ($)
Red Group Mon-Thurs 4:15p-5:30p $115
White Group Mon-Fri 6:00-7:30pm $130
Blue Group Mon-Sat 6:00pm-7:45pm, Sat 10am-11:45am $145
Senior Group Mon-Sat 4:00pm-6:00pm, Sat 8am-11am $175
High Performance Group Mon-Sat 4:00pm-6:00pm, Sat 9am-12pm $175
College Swimmers Mon-Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sat 10am-12am $175

 

 

 

 

 

A few final notes...

Remember, when you go to register, you may need to sign out of your TeamUnify account.  

Once registered, you will gain access to your private account that will enable you to easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for volunteer jobs, see your swimmer's fastest times, maintain your contact information, and so much more.

Thank you for being a part of the MLA tradition! 

MLA is proud of the following recognitions for its performances in 2020-2021:

  • USA Swimming names MLA as a 2021 Silver Medal Club (Club ranked in the Top 40 Nationally) Our fourth straight year!
  • We currently have eight swimmers qualified for Olympic Trials 2021!!
  • MLA was named a Top-50 Age Group program & Top 50 National Team program for 2020 by the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA)
  • Two, MLA coaches were nominated for ASCA Age Group COY:  Alex Wilkins & Jim Whitehead!
  • MLA currently has four swimmers selected to the World Top 100 18&Under Swimmers list.
  • Coach Jim Whitehead again been named to the USA Swimming National Team in 2021!

          

Our Mission: Be inspired, at every practice.

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