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There are 3 meet notices currently posted in the baby pool area of the bubble.

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, October 9th. 

There are 3 meet notices currently posted in the baby pool area of the bubble.  The first is for the NBAC Fall Fastival (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/2007_NBAC_Fall_FASTival_Meet_Notice2.doc), November 2-4 at UMBC.  This meet is open to 13 and older swimmers with "A" times or faster and 9-12 year olds with "BB" times or faster.  Swimmers with at least 2 times that meet the standards may swim up to the meet limit.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder no later than 10:00 am on SATURDAY.  Swimmers may swim 4 events per day at a cost of $4.50 per event plus the $3.00 surcharge.  A NEW note about the Friday events - if your swimmer intends to compete on Friday night, please speak to your child's coach prior to turning in your entries.  If you've already turned in entries for Friday, please verify them with the coach.   

The second is for the HARY Harvestfest (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/Hfest07MeetNotce.doc), November 10-11 at Magnolia Middle School in Joppa.  This meet is open to our 10 & under Novice swimmers only.  Anyone who is 9 or 10 must have slower than "BB" times to enter.  There are no time standards for anyone 8 or younger.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder no later than 10:00 am on Saturday, October 20th.  Swimmers may swim 3 events per day at a cost of $5.00 per event plus the $3.00 surcharge. 

The final notice is for the GBSA Thanksgiving Swimfest (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/GBSA_Thanksgiving_Swim_Fest.doc), November 16-18 at the Community College of Baltimore County.  This meet is open to all swimmers 9 and older who are not attending the NBAC Fall Fastival.  There are no time standards for this meet.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder no later than 10:00 am on Saturday, October 20th.  Swimmers may swim 4 events per day (2 on Friday) at a cost of $4.50 per event plus the $3.00 surcharge.  

As always, if you are unsure whether your child should attend any of these meets, please speak to your child's coach.  

Everyone should have received a bulk order form for MAC Speedo apparel (suits, bags, sweats, etc.) in their folder last evening.  Additional copies have been placed on top of the file cabinet.  Simply take your order form to Pools, Patios, and Porches no later than October 27th to receive the discounted prices.  Anything in stock may be purchased on the spot.  The remaining items will be ordered.  Also, be aware there are coupons attached to the order form this year for additional items available at the store. 

On a similar note, don't forget that Pools, Patios, and Porches will be hosting an Aquatic Fitness Open House on Saturday from 9:30-3:30.  Speedo will be there featuring many of their new products. 

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.  Seniors will have morning practice tomorrow from 5:15-6:30.