Join our team!


Our goal is to help nurture athletes to develop confidence, respect, discipline and dedication that will help them be successful in life.  We provide swimmers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in the sport and to provide a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.

The Madison Aquatic Club has a nationally recognized professional coaching staff committed to swimming excellence.  We have swimmers that compete at every level of the sport and produce state, regional and national champions.

Minimum requirements to join the beginning swim team group is the ability to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.  We have a variety of options for swimmers of all abilities.  If you are unsure if your child is ready for the swim team, email Janis Katz at [email protected] to set up an evaluation.

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 respect given to their individual success.

For detailed team information, please visit the other sections of the Swim Team section of our website.


Thank you for your interest in the Madison Aquatic Club!


Evaluation and Group Placement Process

During August, we have group evaluations to place swimmers in the appropriate group for their skill level.

If you are interesting in joining at any other time, please contact Janis Katz at [email protected] to arrange an evaluation date.  We welcome new swimmers throughout the year. 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. We remain committed to accommodating as many swimmers on our team as we possibly can without sacrificing the quality of our program. 


FALL SESSION: late August - mid-November 

WINTER SESSION:  mid-November through March

SPRING SESSION:  April - early June

SUMMER SESSION:  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.


SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY - We are an inclusive team. If you have a child with a disability that needs assistance to successfully participate, if possible please let us know at registration or at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of swimming to allow for coordination of support.


For team policies, see Team Information

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


We gladly accept new members throughout the year.