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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
SwimMAC Extends Its Reach Into The Open Water
With Olympic champions Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones, Kristy Coventry, Tyler Clary and Nick Thomas training at SwimMAC along with some of the best swimmers in America (like Kathleen Baker, Madison Kennedy, Matt Josa, Kathleen Baker, Micah Lawrence, Katie Meili, Cammile Adams, Emma Reaney, Tim Phillips, Nick Thoman and Mark Weber) under one of America's most renowned and successful coaches, SwimMac is considered one of the finest competitive swimming teams in the world.
Under the direction of CEO and Director of Coaching David Marsh and with Olympic medalists Mel Stewart, Ricky Berens, Mark Gangloff, Kara Lynn Joyce, and David Tarwater as alumni of the program, SwimMAC has grown dramatically to 25 elite coaches and numerous assistant coaches who offer programs of all types for nearly 10,0000 people of various ages and experience levels in the Charlotte, North Carolina region.
SwimMAC's most elite level of swimmers - about 850 members - are broken into four divisions by age and skill level: Marlin, Dolphin, Shark and Senior.
Those divisions named after marine life are appropriate. Coach Tim Anderson is the Open Water Swimming Coordinator for SwimMAC and is similarly growing SwimMAC's prowess and pride in the open water.
"SwimMAC did well at the North Carolina Swimming Open Water Championships on September 6th in Pinehurst's Lake Echo, Seven Lakes," Coach Anderson explained. "The meet was hosted by Sandhills Sandsharks and organized by Meet Directors Susanne Cooper and Taylor Cooper.
Our swimmers placed well including Sinclair Larson (2nd in women's 5 km), Jamison Rzpeckie (2nd in 13-14 3 km), Robbie Eudy (7th overall in 13-14 3 km), Alex Eudy (12th overall in 13-14 3 km), Dakota Topp (11th overall in 13-14 3 km), Maddy Flickinger (18th overall in 13-14 3 km), Chloe Moore (29th overall in 13-14 3 km), Desiree Mangaoang (25th overall in 13-14 3 km), Izza Gaskey (11-12 2 km), Jordan Browning (11-12 2 km), Alexander Atherton (11-12 2 km), and Makenna Topp (4th overall in 10 and under 800m). SwimMAC also had two athletes (Ben Fenwick, 3rd overall, and Daniel Li, 6th overall in the Open Age Group 5 km) represent in the Southern Zones Open Water Championship which had athletes represent from Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina."
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