Congratulations to everyone who competed in the BAAC Splash this past weekend.

This is the MAC News for Monday, January 5th. 

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the BAAC Splash this past weekend.  MAC had one swimmer bring home the gold.  Sydney Gilmer touched first in the 12 & under girls 200 free.  Way to go! 

There are currently two new meet notices posted in the baby pool area of the bubble.  The first is for the Robert J. Hogan Memorial Mini Meet (, January 31 - February 1, at Frederick High School.  This meet is open to ALL of our 10 & under swimmers.  All entries, along with a check made payable to MAC ($21 for one day, $39 for both), are due to the meet entry folder by 12:00 pm Saturday.  The second is for the ASC Senior Invitational (, February 7-8, at the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis.  This meet is intended to serve as a last chance meet for those attempting to qualify for the MD LSC Championship meet (All-Stars) and is open ONLY to those swimmers who meet the qualifying times listed in the meet notice.  Entries for this meet, along with a check made payable to MAC ($31 for one day, $59 for both), are due to the meet entry folder by 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 17th.  As always, if you have any questions as to whether your child should attend either of these meets, please speak to your child's coach. 

What follows is A LOT of information regarding the Robert J Hogan Memorial Mini meet that MAC hosts January 31 - February 1. 

A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board outside the locker rooms in the bubble for concession donations.  We will be accepting donations of food items OR cash donations to purchase items.  If you have any questions regarding the concession stand, please contact Terri Carder at 

The team is conducting a cover design contest for the meet program.  All entries should be on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, in black and white, and should include the meet name (The Robert J Hogan Memorial Mini Meet), the date (January 31 - February 1), and the artist's name somewhere on the design.  All entries are due to the REYNOLDS folder by January 15th. 

Sign-up sheets will be posted very soon for the volunteer positions for this meet.  If you have a very specific need (i.e. you are only able to work a very specific session or position), please contact Helene Williams ( by Wednesday so she may sign you up before the list is posted.  Remember, we need EVERYONE'S help with this meet.  Those who do not fulfill the 2 session per family volunteer requirement will be assessed $75 on their next bill.  Please, we really want your HELP not your money!  It's lots of fun and a great way to meet members of the MAC family! 

Be on the lookout for information regarding advertising sales for the meet program.  This information will be posted on the website and included in an upcoming edition of the MAC News.  

We are looking a donation of promotional pens or highlighters to accompany our program sales.  If you have a business or know someone who does that uses these items and would be willing to make a donation, please contact Deb Reynolds at  It's a great way to get the business name around the community! 

Finally, we are looking for several LARGE coolers to be used to hold drinks at our concession stand.  If you have one you'd be willing to loan, please contact Terri Carder at 

The practice schedule for today is back to 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.  A quick reminder to the Senior swimmers that we are back to 3 morning practices a week - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:15-6:30.