2016 Olympics and MAC


2016 Olympic Warmup! GO MAC!!!



A Message From Coach David Marsh:


Thank you for helping me be in this position with such an awesome group of people.
I've always loved the movie "It's a wonderful life" - just know you have made a difference in my life.
(JG - thanks for getting the Marshes to Charlotte).
Please take this as a personal expression of my appreciation and love.  Kristin and I (and the kids) lives are different because of you.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? Rm 8:31


Let's GO!

Coach David Marsh


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Meet the star rookies of the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team




Kathleen Baker's Prelim Swim for 100 Back

Women’s 100 Backstroke Kathleen Baker put together a stunning swim, under world record pace at the halfway mark.http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/kathleen-baker-posts-personal-best-to-lead-100-back-prelims-in-rio/





Katie Meili & SwimMAC Board Member Jennifer Hughes




Katie Meili: The Olympic swimmer who came out of nowhere http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article93942052.html


BREAKING NEWS: King, Meili Win Gold, Bronze in Women's 100-Meter Breaststroke
Lilly King won gold and Katie Meili won bronze in the women's 100-meter breaststroke Monday evening at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Barra's Olympic Park.  King's time of 1:04.93 broke the Olympic record of 1:05.17, set by Australia's Leisel Jones at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Meili finished in 1:05.69. The silver medal went to Russia's Yulia Efimova, who swam a 1:05.50.




BREAKING NEWS: Baker Takes Silver in Women's 100-Meter Backstroke

     Kathleen Baker won the silver medal in the women's 100-meter backstroke at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Barra's Olympic Park Monday evening.

    Leading at the turn and 0.48 seconds ahead of world record pace, Baker was reeled in over the final few meters as Katinka Hosszu of Hungary took the gold in 58.45 seconds. Baker touched in 58.75 seconds, 0.01 ahead of Canadian Kylie Masse, who won the bronze in 58.76 seconds.


BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Wins 1,000th Summer Games Gold Medal with Women's 4x100 Medley Victory

      The U.S. women’s 4x100-meter medley relay team of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Simone Manuel and Dana Vollmer today made history by securing the 1,000th gold medal for Team USA at the Olympic Games in summer competition. The milestone highlights Team USA’s sustained competitive excellence, dating back to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

   On the final night of pool swimming in Rio, the U.S. won the race in a time of 3:53.13, ahead of Australia (3:55.00) and Denmark (3:55.01).

     The first U.S. gold medal was won by triple jumper James Connolly on April 6, 1896.

     “One thousand gold medals is a remarkable achievement made possible by the culture of sport that is the fabric and foundation of Team USA,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “It is a testament first and foremost to our athletes, but it also reveals the impact of the support provided by our National Governing Bodies, our sponsors and donors, and American fans. This is an accomplishment we celebrate together.”

      Several USOC sponsors will generously donate gifts to the swimmers in recognition of the milestone. The gifts will have a theme of 1,000 to highlight the longevity of Team USA's success.

      Team USA entered the Rio Olympics with 977 gold medals in summer competition, and the relay team’s podium-topping performance marked the 23rd of the Games for the Americans.

      Of the 1,000 gold medals, more than half (569) have come from track and field (323), and swimming (246). The 23 U.S. gold medals thus far in Rio were won in swimming (15), gymnastics (2), track and field (2), cycling (1), judo (1), rowing (1), and shooting (1).

      The former Soviet Union is second on the all-time list with 395 gold medals, while Great Britain is second among active countries with 245.


A comprehensive Team USA History Book can be found here.



Charlotte’s Marsh is normally the head coach for SwimMAC Carolina’s Team Elite, but his summer job this year is serving as head coach of the U.S. women’s swim team that has been piling up medals in Rio.