MAC Meet Recap, Trials and Upcoming Meets!

Janis Katz

 

As we wrapped up the final formal meet reporting, we want to thank everyone for making our annual MAC Summer Challenge another great success! We appreciate all of your time and effort in running the meet and hosting over 640 swimmers. There were a lot of happy faces as well as a tough moment that we shared with other teams in our swimming community. 

 

Our next host meet and final host meet of the summer is Speedo Sectionals July 9-11 at Pleasant Prairie. We were fortunate to win the bid for this meet especially since the 2020 meet was canceled. Eligibility reports are updated after every meet and posted. Please considered volunteering, your help is greatly needed and appreciated!

 


OPEN FOR SIGNUP...

WI Swimming has now posted most of the details for the season's championship meets. Please refer to each meet's landing page for more details. Meets that are currently open:

  • Speedo Sectionals, July 8-11th, Pleasant Prairie RecPlex hosted by MAC, deadline June 28 (quaifying)
  • WI Regional Championship, July 16-18, MAC assigned to RecPlex meet, deadline July 5 (last meet open to all before state)
  • WI 12&U State, WSAC, Brown Deer, July 23-25, deadline July 5 (qualifying)
  • WI 13&O State, RecPlex, Pleasant Prairie, July 29-Aug 1, deadline July 12 (qualifying)
  • USA Futures, Fargo, N Dakoto, July 28-31 (Qualifying Designated team travel meet)

 

MEET RECAP

 

At the MAC Summer Challenge, MAC swimmers dropped a total of 904.94 seconds! We continue to see strong improvement this season! Full results linked here.

 

The Biggest Drop of the meet goes to....

Kaden Brauner who dropped 1:00.86 seconds in the 200 Freestyle!

 

 

 

We had the following new MAC Team Records set at the meet!

 

 

 

 

Jillian Schoenherr - 8&Under Girls 200 Free LCM, 2:53.47

Brecken Curran - 9-10 Boys 100 Back LCM, 1:20.33

Brecken Curran- 9-10 Boys 200 Fly LCM 3:07.46

Abigail Frommelt - 9-10 Girls 50 Free LCM, 30.50

Abigail Frommelt - 9-10 Girls 50 Back LCM,  37.36

Abigail Frommelt - 9-10 Girls 200 Free LCM, 2:32.46

 


 

MAC AT TRIALS!

We hope you were able to catch the excitement of the Olympic Trials!

We are proud of our MAC swimmers who competed in the Wave 1 of the 2021 Olympic Team Trials in Omaha! It was a wonderful experience to be a part of! Sophie Fiske and Jack Englehardt both competed in their first US Olympic Team Trials and had great races against some tough competition. The CHI Health Center is an enormous facility that is 1.1 million square feet and the area that the pool is in seats 18,975 people.

Sophie took 17th place in the 50 Free moving up from being seeded 49th. In prelims, she tied for 17th just missing finals by one hundredth of a second. A swim off was required for the alternate spot, which Sophie won going 25.79 which was a personal best by .17. Her time would have been fast enough to place 5th place in finals and is a new team record!

Jack Englehardt also had a strong performance in the 50 Free and took 32nd place which was the same as his seed. He swam a time of 23.18, which was his second fastest time. Jack also had the 3rd fastest start reaction time of everyone competing in the event.  

MAC alumni Constantin Bensch also had a great swim in the 100 fly taking 26th place moving up from 38th place. After qualifying at a last chance meet just a week prior to trials. He had a very strong performance!

 

 

FINALLY....

It goes without saying that it has been quite a time. None of us could have imagined what the last year and a half have could have dealt all of us. What we value most is the support you have given us and provided to each other during this time. We are stronger together! And, we did indeed persevere!

Congratulations to all our athletes, families and coaches for being part of our team which is ranked 53rd in the Nation by the American Swimming Coaches Association! Congratulations to Brecken Curran, Max Drake, Abigail Frommelt and Brynn Sundell on their Top 20 national ranking!

 

 

We look forward to better days ahead!!

WE ARE MAC!