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Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Mariner Winter Invitational...

This is the MAC News for Monday, January 12th. 

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Mariner Winter Invitational this past weekend.  MAC had 4 swimmers win their respective events.  Liam Coates took top honors in the 10 & under boys 100 fly and 50 backstroke.  Kimmy Cummings touched the wall first in the 10 & under girls 100 breaststroke.  Sarah Frank brought home the gold in the Open girls 100 fly.  Last, but certainly not least, Lindsay Niemoeller won the 11-12 girls 50 breaststroke and 100 IM.  Way to go! 

The personalized MAC swim caps are in!  If you did not receive yours personally on Friday or Saturday, they will be placed in your family folder today.  Any questions should be directed to Toni James at toni@jamesonline.us. 

There have been some schedule changes for the RAC meet this coming weekend that affect the afternoon sessions on all three days.  Warm-ups for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoon will run from 12:30-1:20 and the sessions will begin at 1:30. 

Don't forget, the MAC Board will be meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the law offices of Varner & Goundry in downtown Frederick.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The agenda may be found here - www.macswim.net/files/MACBoardAgenda1709.doc 

Entries for the Robert J Hogan Memorial Mini cover design contest are due to the Reynolds folder by Thursday. 

Entries for the ASC Senior Invitational ( www.mdswim.org/Top_Nav/Meets/2008-2009_Schedule_Results/Annapolis_Swim_Club_Senior_Invitational_Meet.htm), February 7-8, at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis, are due by 12:00 pm Saturday.  As always, if you have any questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach. 

Ads for the Hogan meet program are due to the Washabaugh folder by next Wednesday, January 21st. 

Don't forget to sign up for a volunteer position and for concessions donations for the Hogan meet.  Sign up sheets are posted on the bulletin board outside the locker rooms in the bubble. 

During the mini meet, our team will be hosting officials clincs between sessions.  Saturday's session is aimed at volunteers interested in becoming Stroke and Turn judges.  Our team has lost many of it's long time officials and we are in desparate need of volunteers to take their place.  After attending a clinic, volunteers are required to act as apprentice judges for 6 sessions prior to taking their exam.  This meet would give you the opportunity to work 3 of those sessions right away!  Other benefits of becoming a Stroke and Turn judge are great food provided by the host teams and one of the best seats in the house at meets - right down on the deck!  You can also write off your travel and meal expenses for meets as a tax deduction.  Please consider at least attending the session to see what the job is all about! 

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.