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Congratulations to three MAC swimmers who achieved Top 10 times....

This is the MAC News for Wednesday, November 12th. 

Congratulations to three MAC swimmers who achieved Top 10 times in their respective age groups for the 2007-2008 season.  Lauren James ended up 8th in the country among 11 year old 200 backstrokers.  Margot Manning took 2 top spots, tie for 6th in the 12 year old 50 free and 9th in the 12 year old 50 breaststroke.  Finally, Hanne Borgersen had the 7th fastest 500 free time among 13 year olds last year.  To see the complete list, click here - www.usaswimming.org/usasweb/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=205&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en.  Way to go ladies!  USA Swimming also maintains a current list for the 2008-2009 season which is updated every two weeks.  This list may be found here - www.usaswimming.org/usasweb/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=82&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en. 

For those of you attending the GBSA meet this weekend, there has been a schedule change that affects the Sunday afternoon session ONLY.  Warm-ups for Sunday afternoon will begin at 12:00 noon and the meet will begin at 1:15.  We hope to have team specific warm-up information later in the week and will pass it along once it has been received. 

Don't forget, there is a practice schedule change for this coming weekend that will affect Age Group I.  Any Age Group I swimmer not attending the GBSA meet should plan to swim with Age Group II from 9:00-10:30 am in the bubble.  

Ed Goundry has not heard from approximately 28 swimmers regarding their intent to continue swimming past December.  If your swimmer is currently in the water (and is not new to MAC this season) and you have not yet turned in their 2009 USA Swimming registration, along with a $65 check made payable to MAC, you must do so IMMEDIATELY.  Current registrations expire on December 31st and your swimmer will be unable to practice or compete if their registration is not current.  If your swimmer has decided not to continue after December, please e-mail Ed at fgoundry@vglaw.organd let him know. 

If you pay your MAC dues on the installment plan, your final payment of the trimester is due by SATURDAY.  Payment may be dropped in the Dues folder at Hood or mailed to Fred Manning, whose address is on your bill.  If you have questions regarding your bill, Fred may be contacted at fredmanning@comcast.net.  Swimmers whose accounts are not kept current will be unable to participate in practices or meets. 

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.