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Don't forget, there are practice schedule changes beginning TODAY...

This is the MAC News for Wednesday, November 26th. 

Don't forget, there are practice schedule changes beginning TODAY due to the Thanksgiving holiday.   Today and Friday, Senior Red and Black will swim from 6:45-9:00 am, Senior White and Age Group II will swim from 9:00-10:30 am, and Age Group I will swim from 4:30-6:15 pm all in the bubble.  There is no practice for any group on Thursday.  The practice schedule will return to normal on Saturday. 

SENIOR PREP AND MASTERS PRACTICE FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

Entries for the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet ( www.mdswim.org/Top_Nav/Meets/2008-2009_Schedule_Results/GTAC_and_MAC_The_Winter_Frolics_Meet.htm) are due to the meet entry folder by 12:00 noon on SATURDAY.  All MAC swimmers are eligible to attend, regardless of the time standards.  Senior Red and Black swimmers are strongly encouraged to swim at least one event during the Sunday session.  Fees are as follows:  Friday only = $8, just Saturday or Sunday = $17, Saturday and Sunday = $30, and all three days = $35.  If you have questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach.  

This year MAC will be placing an order for custom team caps in both silicone and latex.  These are the traditional black MAC caps that are worn at the meets with the MAC logo, however, you may add your swimmer's name or nickname to the cap.  To place an order, you must order a minimum of two caps per name per material.  If you want to order a cap with John and a cap with Smith, you must order a minimum of two of each name.  The price per latex cap is $6.50 ($13.00 for two) or $12.75 per silicone cap ($25.50 for two).  Please place your orders, together with a check made payable to MAC and the name to be printed on the cap printed NEATLY in capital letters, in the JAMES folder no later than SATURDAY at 10:30 am.  Should you have any questions, please contact Toni James at Toni@Jamesonline.us.  We must be ordering at least 25 silicone caps and/or at least 50 latex caps to place our order.  We only do this once a year so please order what you will need for the entire year. 

SUNDAY will be the last day to contact Renee Hyrkas (rhyrkas@hyrk1.com) if you are interested in purchasing Marriott SCRIP cards.  Renee is also running a "sale" on 5 $100 Superfresh SCRIP cards we have in our inventory.  These are being offered at $90 each.  The cards are accepted at Superfresh, A&P, Waldbaums, The Food Emporium, Farmers Jack, Sav a Center, and Food Basics.  They may be traded in at any of the stores for smaller increments which make nice stocking stuffers or gifts.  Please contact Renee if you are interested or have any questions regarding these cards. 

There will be some practice schedule changes for Seniors Red, Black, and White and Age Group II for the two weeks preceding the NBAC Christmas Invitational and the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet.  The changes are as follows (PLEASE NOTE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ADDITIONS TO THE SENIOR WHITE SCHEDULE):

Senior Red and Black
 
Monday-Friday  December    1    thru    5  4:00-5:30pm
Saturday          December    6                  7:30-9:00am
Monday            December    8                  4:00-5:30pm
Tuesday           December    9                  4:00-5:15pm
Wednesday      December    10                4:00-5:15pm
Thursday          December    11                4:00-5:00pm
Monday            December    15                No Practice
 
Age Group II
 
Monday-Tuesday  December 1-2             5:30-7:15pm
Thursday-Friday    December 4-5             5:30-7:15pm
Saturday              December 6                9:00-10:30am
Monday-Tuesday  December 8-9             5:30-7:00pm
Thursday              December 11               5:30-7:00pm      *  Swimmers attending NBAC 5:30-6:30pm
Friday                  December 12               5:30-7:00pm
Saturday              December 13               9:00-10:30am
Monday                December 15               No Practice for swimmers who attended the NBAC Meet! 

Senior White

Dec. 1
NBAC: 5:30-7:00
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
 
Dec. 2
NBAC: 5:30-7:00
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
 
Dec. 3
NBAC: practice with Senior Black.
Winter Frolics: Off
 
Dec. 4
NBAC: 5:30-7:00
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
 
Dec. 5
NBAC: 5:30-6:45
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
 
Dec. 6
NBAC: 9:00-10:15
Winter Frolics: 9:00-10:30
 
Dec. 8
NBAC: 5:30-6:30
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:00
 
Dec. 9
NBAC: 5:30-6:30
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:00
 
Dec. 10
NBAC: practice with Senior Black
 
Dec. 11
NBAC: 5:30-6:15
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:00

Dec. 12
5:30-7:15
 
Dec. 13
9:00-10:15
 
Dec. 15
NBAC off
Winter Frolics: 5:30-6:30
 
Dec. 16-20 TBD
  

If you are interested in becoming a Maryland Swimming certified official (perks include the best seats in the house and some fabulous food at meets!), Maryland Swimming will be conducting several clinics in December.  

(1)  Stroke and Turn Judge Clinic Tuesday December 3 at 7:30 PM in Columbia
www.mdswim.org/Assets/Forms/Officials/CAA+Clinic+Dec+3.pdf 

(2) Stroke and Turn Judge Clinic Saturday December 13 at 4 PM at ASC Swim Center
(3) Starter Clinic (you must already be a certified Stroke and Turn Judge to attend this one) Sunday December 14 at 4 PM at ASC Swim Center
www.mdswim.org/Assets/Forms/Officials/ASC+Clinics+Dec+13+and+14.doc

See also www.mdswim.org/Top_Nav/officials.htm. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don't forget the schedule change for Friday!