Don't forget, there has been a schedule change for the GBSA meet this weekend

This is the MAC News for Friday, November 16th. 

Don't forget, there has been a schedule change for the GBSA meet this weekend.  The afternoon session on SUNDAY ONLY will begin 1/2 hour earlier.  Warm-ups will still begin at 12:00 but the session will start at 1:30.  In addition, please be aware that MAC's warm-ups for the morning sessions are scheduled to begin at 6:40 am. 

One last plea for 2008 USA Swimming registrations!  If you have not yet completed this process, do so today!   

Another reminder - the final payment of the first trimester is due NOW.  This includes both the dues and the Annual Fundraising fee.  Please take care of this today and avoid receiving a phone call from Fred!  Contact Fred Manning at fredmanning@comcast.netwith any questions or problems.   

The meet notice for the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet (, December 14-16, at McDaniel College in Westminster, has been posted at both pools.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder by Tuesday, November 27th.  This meet is open to any MAC swimmer who would like to participate, regardless of the time standards.  Coach Andy is asking all Senior Red swimmers to train on Saturday morning and chose at least one event to swim on Sunday.  Senior Black is encouraged to swim on both days and Senior White on all three days. 

We are co-hosts of this meet and as such, are required to provide timers for all sessions and donations to the concession stand.  Be on the lookout for a sign-up sheet for these opportunities soon!  Remember, as members of this club, each family is required to provide a volunteer for at least 2 sessions of the meets we host.  This one is great one to volunteer for as the swimmers are down on the deck with the coaches and do not require parental supervision. 

Don't forget, Renee Hyrkas will be placing a SCRIP order in about a week, so place your order now.  It's an easy way to raise some money for our team.  Please direct all questions to Renee at 

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Senior White from 5:45-8:00, and Age Group II from 6:00-8:00 all in the bubble.  Age Group I will be in the indoor pool from 4:30-6:15.  There is no practice today for Novice, Senior Prep, or Masters.  The practice schedule for tomorrow is as follows - Senior Red and Black from 6:45-9:00, Senior White and Age Group II from 9:00-10:30, and Novice and Age Group I from 10:30-11:30 all in the bubble.  Seniors will have morning practice on Monday from 5:15-6:30.