MLA

Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics (MLA) is a facility-owned program focused on creating opportunities for our student-athletes.  We maintain an inviting, positive, and creative environment which respects diversity, instills confidence, and celebrates hard work.

MLA is a proud member of USA Swimming and as a Club-member of Michigan Swimming.  USA Swimming is our National Governing body, with Michigan Swimming being our Local Swim Committee (LSC). We are a year-round competitive swimming program that is fortunate to call one of the country’s finest facilities, the Holland Community Aquatic Center (HCAC), our home for meets and practices.

In 2019, MLA was recognized by USA Swimming as a Top-40 program nationaly, and as the top-ranked program in the State of Michigan.  For the second year in a row, our program has been awarded the distiction as, “Silver Medal Club,” by the USA Swimming Club Excellence program.  The program, run annually by USA Swimming, identifies and recognizes clubs for their ‘commitment to performance excellence’. 


2019-2020 Short Course Yards Season  

Welcome to MLA!  This process of registration is easy for both new and returning members; simply complete the forms by checking the boxes, review your contact information, and update any apparel sizes for your swimmer. 

Returning swimmers, please register to the last group swam with.  New swimmers, please make the best selection and admin will adjust their group if needed.  Once registered, you will gain access to your private account that will enable you to easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for volunteer jobs, see your swimmer’s fastest times, maintain your contact information, and so much more. 

Your MLA Registration is done in two parts, both must be completed.

Step 1 – visit the MLA Website register for your MLA Team Unify Family Account.  This will give you the ability to commit to attend meets, functions, and to access volunteer sign-ups. 

Step 2 – Register for your monthly coaching fees.  This is the platform that your monthly fees will be debited from.  All HCAC programming payments go through RecDesk.  If you have any questions about this part of the process, email Jen Counterman.  Returning swimmers will only need to sign up for your group, you will not need to create a new RecDesk account for your family.  Please be sure to update your payment information if needed.