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MADEGOOD RETURNS TO MAC AS DIAMOND SPONSOR Healthy snack food brand MADEGOOD FOODS has returned to Markham Aquatic Club for a second season, increasing its support to a full season "Diamond" sponsorship. In addition to significant financial support, MadeGood Foods will set up vending booths at MAC hosted swim meets, supplying healthy snack samples and providing MAC members with a promo code for discounted online shopping. The MADEGOOD sponsorship is one of three marquee sponsorships this season, including ARENA Canada (in year 2 of a platinum sponsorship) and Canyon Stone...

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Central Region Officials Zoom Clinics on Tuesdays March 7, 21 and April 4, 2023

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August 11, 2022 - Markham Aquatic Club today announced that Coach Takeo Inoki has joined the coaching staff and will lead MAC's Bronze Group and Masters Program. Under the direction of Head Coach Sean Baker, Coach Takeo will also support MAC's older age groups as part of its age group development strategy. Coach Takeo is an important addition to MAC with over 30 years of Canadian and International coaching experience. His extensive coaching background includes positions as an Age Group Coach, Assistant Head Coach, Head Coach and National Head Coach...

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On June 25 2022, MAC swimmer Mia delivered a TEDTalk to a Vancouver audience on the theme of staying positive. Drawing on her experience as a young swimmer, Mia wore her MAC t-shirt because her topic was about her first swim meet and how she chose to be positive when she first jumped off from the starting block. Mia was accepted as one of the speakers for TEDx Youth @Granville Island. A full video of Mia's talk will be available in a few months. #tedtalk#motivationalspeaker #swimmerseverywhere #stayingpositive #powerfulwords #markhamproud

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The 2022 Annual General Meeting ( AGM ) is quickly approaching. This year's AGM will be held as a virtual meeting on Thursday May 26 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM ET. AGM PRE-Registration: MAC members MUST register in advance using the link below to attend the meeting. Please register only ONCE per family. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdeqrqzMqHtUJERcPesyHOHlik5LA1XSM

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MAC Head Coach Sean Baker and MAC swimmer Alexander Axon are heading to Mallorca, Spain as part of the Pan-Canada Provincial Distance and Open Water team this spring. Following the Canadian Swimming Trials (April 5-10, Victoria BC), Alex qualified and was selected by Swim Ontario to attend the Pan-Canada Provincial Distance and Open Water Camp, taking place at the 2022 BestFest Open Water Festival, in Mallorca. Coach Sean was named as Lead Coach to the Ontario contingent of the national team and will accompany the entire Canadian Pan Canada Provincial...

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Six MAC swimmers have been named to the 2022 Canadian Senior and Junior National swim teams for upcoming international competitions. Following the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials (April 5-10 Victoria BC), MAC swimmers Javier Acevedo (24), Tessa Cieplucha (23) and Alexander Axon (18) qualified and were named by Swimming Canada to join the Senior National team. Javier and Tessa will compete at the FINA World Championships in Budapest Hungary, June 18-July 3 and at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham UK, July 28-Aug 8, 2022. Alexander will compete in Open Water...

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Swim Ontario has opened an online web shop for a limited time for everyone who wishes to purchase Spring Forward Invitational gear. The Spring Forward meet takes place April 7-10 at Markham Pan Am Centre. Apparel will be available for purchase online only, and not available to purchase at the meet. Orders will be distributed to coaches at the meet. Online Store Deadline: Thursday March 24th, 2022 (3:00pm EDT) Markham Pan Am Centre Attendees - (MAC Hosted) https://springforwardmac.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

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ARENA CANADA has signed on with MAC as an official two-year platinum sponsor. MAC is one of only a few high-performance clubs in Canada sponsored by the global brand. ARENA is a leader is racing suits, swimwear, teamwear and equipment. Through its Markham-area dealer Ontario Swim Hub, ARENA CANADA will provide MAC members with preferred rates on merchandise and provide in-kind support along with teamwear for MAC’s national team members and coaching staff. MAC will promote the ARENA sponsorhip through marketing and at MAC swim meets. ARENA will supply MAC...

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The new MAC Virtual Awards 2020-21 video was uploaded to the MAC YouTube Channel November 10. The 16-minute video looks back at an unprecedented season for MAC, including footage of MAC swimmers at the 2020 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials, clips and images of MAC Swimmer of the Year and MAC Award recipients for High Performance, Canadian Ranking #1, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, Club Record Breakers, Canadian Age Group Top 10 and Top 50, the coveted Coaches Awards for Improvement and Attitude, the MAC Porteous Memorial Award and 10 Year Volunteer Award...