About McMillan's Aquatic Centre (MAC's)
MAC’s is owned and operated by Blair and Karen McMillan. The pool was purchased from Don and Margaret Dalton in 2009.
Blair has a Bachelor of Laws and is a Swimming New Zealand Level 3 qualified swim coach. His coaching background has involved coaching Lydia Lipscombe to both Commonwealth and Olympic honours, and placing Sirinton Coe on the the Pan Pacific Games Team in 1995. He coached numerous other swimmers to National Open and Age Group titles while coaching at the Wharenui Swim club. Blair was Head Coach at Wharenui from 1994 – 1999 following coaching stints in Ashburton, Nelson, and as the Assistant at Wharenui.
Karen has a Bachelor of Education in primary teaching, a diploma in swim teaching and has been teaching swimming for over 20 years. Her expertise in planning lessons to cater for each specific age group has ensured that Bumble Bees programme is progressive, skill focused and always evolving. Karen works in an operational management role for both swim schools.
Louise Sweeney is our Learn to Swim Manager and is the single point of contact for administration of the programme. Louise has a vast background in teaching and coordinating swimming programmes so she will take the time to ensure that your child is placed into the correct group for their age and ability.