Tryouts/New Swimmer Evaluations

Thank you for your interest in the Madison Aquatic Club!


We conduct swimmer evaluations in August for our fall/winter season. 

We gladly accept new members throughout the year.  For level placement, please contact Janis Katz at  


Evaluations  are helpful in order to enable the coaches to accurately assess every swimmer who has the intention of registering with the Madison Aquatic Club.  This is done in both the best interest of the athlete and the coaching staff, so that the placement of each athlete in his/her level is done with purpose, intention and with the respect given to each athlete’s individual success.


FALL SESSION: late August - mid-November

WINTER SESSION:  mid-November -  late Feb/early March

SPRING SESSION:  March - mid-June

SUMMER SESSION:  mid-June - late July/early August


GROUP LEVELS:  To guarantee the best possible environment for each athlete to achieve success and maximize his or her potential, the Madison Aquatic Club makes an effort to keep the size of the team appropriate.  Each season, the MAC Program Director and Staff determine the amount of athletes that each group can accommodate based on current enrollment and program goals. For group level descriptions, see Group Levels within the Swim Team tab.


CURRENT MEMBER PRIORITY REGISTRATION:  Current swimmers have Priority Registration. Follow the "Start Registration" link to complete. Siblings of currently enrolled MAC swimmers will have priority registration, regardless of whether they are new to the team or not. 


FEES AND PRACTICE SCHEDULES:  Swim Fees can either be paid in full at registration or monthly.  Monthly fees are billed and collected on the 1st day of the month.

If you select our monthly option, you are required to have a credit card or bank account set up on AutoPay.  Fees due at registration can be paid by credit card or personal check; ACH is NOT available for registration, but monthly invoiced fees can be paid by ACH once you are part of the team. 


WAIT LIST:  To maintain the integrity of our program, we have set a cap on the number of swimmers we will accept in each group level.  Swimmers currently with MAC have priority registration, after this period closes new swimmers can register until the cap is reached.  If you are placed on a waiting list, we will assess the groups and notify you as soon as possible regarding placement.


For team policies, see Team Information

For more information and questions, contact Janis Katz, Business Manager at