Thank you for your interest in joining Markham Aquatic Club (MAC). We look forward to welcoming you to the exciting world of competitive swimming! To join MAC, every new swimmer must attend an assessment conducted by a MAC Coach to determine if they have the swimming skills and abilities to join our program. 


Swimmers will be assessed for admission into either our Pre-Competitive swim skills program "Olympic Prospects" or our Competitive program groups. 

Swimmers 10 and Under: should have completed Swimmer 6 or Swim for Life 6 to attend the tryout. Usually, swimmers 10 & under and those who have never swam competitively will be assessed for our pre-competitive Olympic Prospects program. 

Swimmers Over 10 years of age: Usually, swimmers over age 10 will be assessed for our Competitive program groups. 

To book an assessment, email [email protected] or call 905-475-8161. Please provide your swimmer's first name, last name and swimming level. When we have a scheduled tryout you will receive an email and be able to sign up online if interested in attending the tryout. 

The assessment takes about 15 - 20 minutes.


  • Swimsuit (No baggy shorts or ’beach wear’)
  • Towel
  • Goggles
  • Cap

All swimmers should be changed and ready to swim at the start of the assessment.  No decisions regarding group placement will be made on the day of the assessment.  Each swimmer will receive an email with their results within a couple of days.  If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].


MAC groups swim at many pools throughout Markham including Markham Pan Am Centre, Centennial Community Centre, Cornell Community Centre, Milliken Community Centre, Angus Glen Community Centre,  Aanin Community Centre and Thornlea Community Centre. Groups can sometimes swim at different pools based on pool availability. Your child may have practices at one or more pools. You may find that your child’s group does not swim at the pool closest to your home.


 Click here for the overall club training Schedule. Visit our "Groups" to see group practice schedule.