some practice schedule changes for some groups on Friday and Saturday

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, October 16th. 

There will be some practice schedule changes for some groups on Friday and Saturday of this week due to the fact there is no school on Friday and there is a meet for some on Saturday.  On Friday, Senior Red and Black will train from 5:15-7:30 am (7:00-7:30 will be drylands).  There will be no afternoon practice for these groups.  Pending approval from the Hood Aquatic staff, Age Groups I and II will train from 2:00-4:00 pm in the bubble.  Senior White practice on Friday will be normal.  On Saturday, there will be no practice in the morning for those swimmers attending the Quad Meet in the afternoon.  Those swimmers in Senior Red and Black not attending the Quad Meet will swim from 9:00-10:30 in the bubble.  All other practices on Saturday will be normal. 

For those of you attending the Quad Meet this weekend and in need of directions to the pool at the McDonogh School, here they are: 

·         Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695N - towards Towson) to Exit 20 Reisterstown Rd (Rt. 140) 

·         Go West on Reisterstown Rd (towards Owings Mills/Reisterstown) for 1.4 miles.

·         Turn Left onto McDonogh Rd. Go 1.8 miles and pass the Main entrance for McDonogh School .

·         Turn right at the next entrance ( Woods Rd ) and go straight until you reach the Athletic Center parking lots. 

·         The pool is located in the R.L. Athletic Center .

PLEASE park in designated parking spots. 

Don't forget to check your folders for the USA Swimming registration forms for 2008.  Swimmers new to MAC completed this process when they registered for the team and do not need to resubmit this form.  Extra copies of the registration forms may be found in the file marked “Blank Registration Forms.”  Please complete the registration form and place it the “Membership” file, along with a check for $64.00 made payable to “MAC.”  All checks and forms must be turned in on or before Friday, November 2nd.  The current registration will expire on December 31st and your child will not be allowed to practice or compete unless their registration is current.  If your child is not planning to continue after December 31st, please check the appropriate box on the handout attached to the form and return the handout to the "Membership" file.  If you have any questions, contact Ed Goundry at   

Remember, entries and fees for the HARY Harvestfest ( and the GBSA Thanksgiving Swimfest ( are due to the meet entry folder by 10:00 am Saturday. 

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:15, 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.  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.