Having recently moved to MACs from another swim school, I can’t sing their praises enough. From the level of understanding shown during the initial swimming assessment to make sure the kids were placed in the right class, through to the care and attention they received when they arrived for their first lesson. My daughter has blossomed in only a few weeks. She had lost the passion for her favourite sport and now she can’t wait to get to her lesson so that Lewis can provide feedback and encourage her to achieve her best. My son is not a confident swimmer and in his first lesson with Angela he was jumping in the deep end, something he hasn’t had the courage to do before. Thank you, MACs, we are so happy we made the change!

Michelle & Family, November 2023

Michelle & Family 2023

Dear Karen and Blair.

Thank you so much for encouraging me with my swimming.  You always helped me and pushed me.  You gave me so many opportunitys to go forward in swimming.  It is going to be really hard leaving MAC's especially because I have been swimming here since I was 7.  MAC's was the place that made me really enjoy swimming and want to swim competitively.  I made so many amazing friends while being at MAC's.  I am going to miss MAC's and everyone there so much.

Love from Maddie (12 years)

Maddie's Thank you Card

After 12+ years the time has come for Ben to move on from MAC's and head into competitive swimming.  We have both loved his time at Bumble Bees and MAC's.  He started as a 1 year old and 12 years later he leaves as a competant swimmer.  A big thanks to all that have taught him over the years.  It has been great! The consistency of staff, the family approach, the professionalism and the genuine interest in what he is up to.  We will miss it.  Once again a big thanks, we are sad to be leaving.  Do not change what you are doing....you have got it ri

Viv & Ben

Thank you to Blair and our tutors over the last couple of years - my son has grown in confidence, technique and ability since transitioning from his previous swim school.  Blair's firm but kind and encouraging teaching style emulates through MAC's that tutors, parents and students can't help but flourish under.  A wonderful learning environment that all children can shine in.  Thanks to everyone at MAC's.

The Laws

Blair was my swimming coach from when I was 13 - 19 years old (1993 – 1999). During this time, he helped develop not only my swimming ability but also my character as a person. The skills I developed as an athlete, I use every day in my career and personal life.

Blair's approach to coaching was creative and always fun. I have great memories of being part of his squad. We worked incredibly hard together and I loved that feeling after a hard session of knowing that you had given it everything.

During my years as a competitive swimmer, I achieved highly in swimming because of Blair's dedication, beyond what was expected from a coach. His explanations, demonstrations and knowledge of strokes were exceptional. I would listen carefully and work for months on the points he was telling me. Even when I lumber up and down the pool nowdays in my master's squad, I still think over technique points I remember being told.

Through our ups and downs together, Blair, the swimmers and I built strong relationships and are now friends for life. I wish Blair all the best with his swimming school and I am pleased that other swimmers will have the opportunity to experience what I did.


Lydia Lipscombe New Zealand Olympic Games Representative 1996
Commonwealth Games Representative 1998

During my swimming career Blair was a dedicated and devoted coach. Always caring. always encouraging, always committed to getting the best results from his swimmers. I will always cherish my swimming years. Blair provided an environment where we had a lot of fun, trained really hard and created wonderful memories with lifelong friends.

I will forever be thankful.

Thanks, Blair!

Sirinton Coe New Zealand Pan Pacific Games Representative 1995

Thank you for the truly wonderful service we have received from every staff member at MAC's - from our very first enquiry over the phone, to Josh's swim assessment, going out of your way to fit us into the holiday programme, the ease of making bookings, your warm welcoming smiles at the pool, great communication and of course your wonderful way of teaching.  It is honestly some of the best service in Christchurch!  We have been very impressed.

The Murray Family

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