Mighty Mac Swimmer Discounts


Discounts on Aquaman Wetsuits, Buoy/Dry Bags & Accessories 


Aquaman, a longtime valued sponsor of the Mighty Mac Swim, is generously offering our swimmers a 50% DISCOUNT on wetsuits and buoy/dry bags!  This discount applies to all models of Aquaman wetsuits, including Aquaman's finest wetsuit ... the Cell Gold. 


  • For a 50% discount on a wetsuit & swim buoy bundle, go to this  Aquaman website page  and use code 2020mightmacbundle.

  • For a 50% discount on a wetsuit only, go to the Aquaman website and use code 2020MightyMac50AQ

  • For a 25% discount on a swim buoy (without the purchase of a wetsuit), go to this Aquaman website page and use code MightyMacBuoy25AQ.

  • For a 20% discount on accessories, including goggles, neoprene socks & hoods go to this Aquaman website page and use code  MightyMac20AQ.

Aquaman is also a loyal personal sponsor of Mighty Mac Swim Executive Director

and 19-time world record holder, Jim Dreyer.  "The Shark" refers to his Aquaman

Cell Gold as the world's most comfortable, form-fitting cold water performance



Emmanuel Millet, the North American Representative of Aquaman, is himself a two-

time Mighty Mac Swim finisher and a member of the Mighty Mac Swim Hall of Fame.

Please feel free to contact  Emmanuel.  He will be happy to help you with wetsuit

sizing and with any other questions.



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                                                                                                           The summer months are the peak tourist season in Northern Michigan, and this is

                                                                                                           the busiest time of year for area hotels and campgrounds.   Please book early.


                                                                                                            While we have blocked a significant number of hotel rooms for the event, they are

                                                                                                            still likely to go fast.  Outside of our room blocks, many hotels do not begin taking

                                                                                                            August reservations until November 1st - January 1st.  As an alternative to hotels,

                                                                                                            you may book state campground  sites starting 6 months from your arrival date. 

                                                                                                            Private campgrounds may take  bookings earlier.


Please do not stay on Mackinac island the night before the swim, unless you have your own boat ride to the mainland.  No ferries are running early enough to get you to St. Ignace on time for check-in.  Do visit the island though.  Mackinac Island is incredible!

Mighty Mac Swim Discounted Room Blocks

While it is not customary for properties to offer discounted lodging in the Straits area during the summer, we have managed to block hotel rooms at special Mighty Mac rates.   Just mention you are with the Mighty Mac Swim group when making reservations.  Our room blocks are all for three nights ... checking in on Friday, August 7th and checking out on Monday, August 10th.  Stays may be extended based on availability.  If extending your stay, check with your hotel to see if they will extend your discounted rate.  Some will.   Make sure you review cancellation and late check in policies, as they vary from hotel to hotel. 

Following is a listing of our current Mighty Mac hotels and their nightly rates.    




St. Ignace Hotels


Kewadin Shores Casino & Hotel (packet pick-up site) 

3015 Mackinac Trail

St. Ignace, MI  49781

Reservations:  (800) KEWADIN or (906) 643-7071

Booking ID:  15171 (Kewadin may ask for this)

Standard double queen:  $125

America's Best Value Inn 

1074 N. State Street 

St. Ignace, MI  49781   

Reservations:  (800) 251-6718

Standard double queen:  $132.56

Mackinaw City Hotels


Baymont Inn & Suites 

109 S. Nicolet St.

Mackinaw City, MI  49701

Reservations:  866-331-7737

Standard double queen or King:  $219 (Fri & Sat), $199 (Sun)

Bayside Hotel of Mackinac

726 S. Huron

Mackinaw City, MI  49701

Reservations:  855-273-0955

Courtside (ask for room type):  $299 (Fri & Sat), $109 (Sun)

Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention Center

1027 S. Huron

Mackinaw City, MI  49701

Reservations:  800-576-2842

Courtside (ask for room type):  $299 (Fri & Sat), $129 (Sun)

Lakeside (ask for room type):  $359 (Fri & Sat), $189 (Sun)

Hamilton Inn Select Beachfront

701 S. Huron

Mackinaw City, MI  49701

Reservations:  800-410-5302

Courtside (ask for room type):  $299 (Fri), $349 (Sat), $149 (Sun)

Lakeside (ask for room type):  $359 (Fri), $399 (Sat), $189 (Sun)

Find these Mighty Mac hotels, other St. Ignace & Mackinaw City hotels, campgrounds and information on area attractions (including Mackinac Island) by clicking on the logos below. 

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The information below is for the 2019 swim.  We are working on blocking even more rooms with more hotels to choose from in 2020.  Please check back soon to see the selection and book your room!

Official Mackinac Island Ferry  

Official Voice  

Official Wetsuit

Official Fleet Leader  

Official Kickstarter

Official Fudge


Bottling Co.

Official Hydrator

SPECIAL THANKS:  Bastien Chiropractic, Cheboygan Village Marina, George's Body Shop,

Normandy Motel, Runner's Edge Race Timing! 

The Mighty Mac Swim is proud to be a member of the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce & the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce.

The Mighty Mac Swim is wholly owned by Event Marketing Enterprises, Inc., and is not organized or sanctioned by the Mackinac Bridge Authority.

© 2019 Event Marketing Enterprises, Inc.