Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics
Holland Community Aquatic Center is home to Michigan Lakeshore Aquatic Swim and Dive team. It is our hope, that our swim and dive programs inspire a positive experience for every one of our swimmers and divers. Regardless of experience or ability, our focus is on maximizing the potential of each athlete individually. We believe the sport of swimming and diving can create life-long opportunities for our athletes in the classroom, in the pool, and into their careers.
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 nationally, and as the top-ranked program in the State of Michigan. For the second year in a row, our program has been awarded the distinction 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”.
MLA Dive is a proud member of both, USA Diving and Michigan Diving Association. We are a one-of-a-kind year-round compeititve diving program focused on offering the best diving instruction in the mid-west. Our program offers world-class coaching dedicated to the success of your athlete. All our coaches are USA Diving certified and our team meets all USA Diving Governing requirements.
All MLA Diving practices are held at the Holland Community Aquatic Center while competitions are spread across Michigan and the Nation. Our year-round program is a great way to get the kids out of the house and into a challenging yet fun sport. Our program is designed to offer athletes of all ages an opportunity to advance in the sports from our beginner classes to our National Advance program.
A Message from Head Diving Instructor, Jean Luc
We are grateful and proud to be able to offer our Dive-In scholarships for the 2021 USA Season. These scholarships are made possible through generous support of the USA Diving Foundation, the Anthony Taylor Aquatics Foundation and HCAC’s Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics Dive Team. In this form, you will find the expectations and income guidelines for scholarship applicants.