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This is the MAC News for Monday, April 27th....

This is the MAC News for Monday, April 27th.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the MAC Banquet a big success but especially to Helene Williams, who coordinated the event, and Terri Bush, who put together the slide show.  A great time was had by all!

Don't forget, entries and fees ($23) for the RAC 2009 Abby Seeger Memorial Invitational (www.mdswim.org/Assets/Meet+Page/Meet+Notices/08-09/RAC+Abby+Seeger+Meet.doc) scheduled for May 15-17 at UMBC are due to the meet entry folder by 7:00 pm TODAY.  MAC swimmers will only compete on SUNDAY.  If you have any questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach.

We will need everyone's help on Saturday, May 9th for the bubble lowering, but, especially our big, strong dads and older swimmers. If you have never helped with the bubble before or if you forget what is involved here are some tips: The older swimmers should be ready to get in the water. The job can be dirty and wet, so wear old clothes and shoes. Lightweight work or garden gloves can be helpful. We also need crescent wrenches and socket wrenches in the following sizes: 15/16, 9/16, 5/8 and ½.  Please label your tools to be sure you go home with them. The job usually lasts several hours, but we welcome everyone’s help for as long as they can stay.  There are many tasks to be completed later in the day as well so if you can't arrive early, please come when you are able.

In addition, there are many tasks associated with the bubble lowering that need to be completed PRIOR to Saturday.  Anyone with time during the day or during your child's practice time the week before the lowering who would like to help should contact Don Feinberg or Chris Kaplan at 301-696-3484.

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Senior White from 5:45-8:00, Age Group II from 6:00-8:00, and Senior Prep and Masters from 8:00-9:00 all in the bubble.  Age Group I will swim in the indoor pool from 4:30-6:15.  There is no practice today for Novice.