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The new MAC website is now online at www.macswim.net

This is the MAC News for Thursday, September 6th.

The new MAC website is now online at www.macswim.net (a link is also provided from the original site).  The MAC News (what you are reading now) will now be generated from the website.  All e-mail addresses on my mailing list have been entered in the system so you should receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription to the MAC News.  Just follow the instructions and you will continue to receive your daily updates by e-mail.  For the next several days we are going to send the news both ways (so you'll get it twice) to be sure everything is in working order.  If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, simply go to www.macswim.net and subscribe (see the box in the upper right corner of the page).  You will be able to manage your own subscription this way from now on.  At some point you will be able to subscribe to group specific "newsletters" in addition to the current team-wide news.  More information about this will be available soon.

Please be patient while we fine tune the new website and our procedures.  If you have any comments or corrections, please send them to macswiminfo@gmail.com.

There are two meet notices currently posted on the bulletin board in the baby pool area.  Entries, along with a check to cover the fees, for both meets, are due to the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm Monday, September 10th.  This folder is located in the top drawer of the file cabinet closest to the windows in the baby pool area.  Please note there are some slight changes to the eligiblity requirements for each of the meets.  The first meet is the ASC Freestyle Sendoff (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/ASC_Freestyle_Meet_2007.doc) September 28-30 at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis.  This meet is open to swimmers in Seniors Red, Black, and White only.  The fees are as follows:  Friday only $8.00, one day $23.00, Friday plus one day $28.00.  The second is the RAC Columbus Day Classic (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/ColumbusDayClassic07rev082107.doc) October 6-7 at UMBC in Catonsville.  This meet has no time standards and is open to any swimmer 9-13 years old.  Fees for this meet are $21.00 for one day and $39.00 for both.  If you are unsure whether your child should be attending one of these meets, please speak to your child's coach.

The bubble raising is set for Saturday, September 22nd.  Please reserve that date on your calendar now as we will need everyone's help on that day.  There is also prep work that will need to be completed the week prior to the raising.  Please contact Don Feinberg at 301-696-3484 if you are available at any time during that week to help.
 
The practice schedule for this evening is as follows:  Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:00, Senior White from 5:45-8:00, Age Group II from 6:00-8:00, and Masters and Senior Prep from 8:00-9:00 all in the outdoor pool.  Novice I will be in the indoor pool from 5:30-6:30 and Novice II and III will be there as well from 6:30-7:30.  There is no practice today for Age Group I.