The GBSA Thanksgiving SwimFest results are finally available....

This is the MAC News for Wednesday, November 19th. 

The GBSA Thanksgiving SwimFest results are finally available!  MAC had 5 swimmers take the top prize in at least one of their events.  Andrew Femiano won the 11-12 boys 100 IM.  Sarah Frank took top honors in the 13-14 girls 200 fly.  Mitch Reynolds was a double winner, taking the blue ribbon in the 11-12 boys 50 fly and 100 free.  Sean O'Connell brought home the gold in the 9-10 boys 100 breaststroke and last, but not least, Lauren James won the Open girls 200 backstroke!  Way to go!  As always, complete results for this meet (or any of the meets MAC has attended) may be found using the Meets link on the Maryland Swimming website ( 

The practice schedule changes for NEXT week due to the Thanksgiving holiday have been modified for Age Group I.  On Wednesday and Friday they will swim from 4:30-6:15 pm in the bubble.  The changes for the other groups remain the same - Senior Red and Black will swim from 6:45-9:00 am and Senior White and Age Group II will swim from 9:00-10:30 am all in the bubble.  There is no practice for any group on Thursday.  The practice schedule will return to normal on Saturday. 

Entries for the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet ( are due to the meet entry folder by 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 29th.  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.  

Sunday, November 30th will be the last day to contact Renee Hyrkas ( 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. 

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Age Group I from 6:00-7:45, and Senior Prep and Masters from 8:00-9:00 all in the bubble.  There is no practice today for Senior White, Age Group II, or Novice.