cancel or reschedule all evening practices tomorrow due to a Hood College Meet

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, October 23rd. 

First, a note about the practice schedule for Wednesday (tomorrow).   We are going to have to cancel or reschedule all evening practices tomorrow due to a Hood College home meet. We will offer practice to Senior Red and Black from 5:15 to 6:30 in the morning, but understand, at this short notice, if swimmers are unable to attend.  Coach Jeb has made arrangements for Age Group I to swim from 5:30-7:00 (5:30-5:45 will be drylands as swim lessons do not end until 5:45) in the indoor pool.  Please note that Jeb would prefer only Age Group I swimmers to attend this practice due to limited pool space.  There will be no Senior Prep practice on Wednesday.  There is an open swim in the indoor pool from 7:00-8:30 for those who wish to swim on their own.  We very much apologize for the any inconvienence, but our support for the Hood swimming team and contractual arrangement makes these schedule changes unavoidable. 

The only first place finisher for MAC at the recently held EST Quad meet was Laurel Brabson, who won the 13 & over 200 butterfly.  Congratulations, Laurel! 


There is a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board outside the locker rooms in the bubble for food donations for the Age Group/Senior Halloween party on Friday.  The sheet will be posted through practice on Thursday.  We encourage everyone to sign up for something!  The party will be held on Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm in the bubble.  

Don't forget, the last day to place an order with Pools, Patios, and Porches for MAC Speedo gear is Saturday. 

If your child is a returning MAC swimmer, don't forget to complete the 2008 USA Swimming registration form (extra copies are available in the file marked "Blank Registration Forms") and return it, along with a $64 check made payable to "MAC", to the Membership file no later than next 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  

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.