For those of you who received the MAC News very late in the day yesterday...

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, October 21st. 

For those of you who received the MAC News very late in the day yesterday, please be aware that we were experiencing technical difficulties.  The issue is being worked and will hopefully be resolved today.  Remember, if you are ever in doubt, the News is simultaneously posted to the website and is also available by telephone at 301-696-8588.   

Don't forget, All RETURNING swimmers must complete the 2009 USA Swimming registration form that was placed in the family folders and return it along with a $65 check (made payable to MAC), to the Membership/Registration folder no later than Friday, November 7th.  Current USA Swimming registrations expire at the end of December and swimmers will not be permitted to compete or attend practice unless their registration is current.  Any questions should be directed to Ed Goundry at  Swimmers new to MAC have already completed this step. 

Pools, Patios, and Porches is currently running a Bulk Buy MAC swim suit and apparel order.  Order forms should be available at the pool sometime this week.  You may place your order in person at the store or by phone, fax, or e-mail but all orders must be received by Saturday, November 1st.   

The annual Novice Halloween party will be held on Thursday, October 30th from 5:30-6:30 in the indoor pool in place of practice. Swimmers are asked to wear their Halloween costumes to practice. There will be a costume parade in the bubble, games and activities, as well as food. The coaches are asking that swimmers with last names beginning with A-J bring some type of snack (chips, dips, fruit, veggies, etc.), K-P bring a dessert, and Q-Z bring drinks. Please not bring any food or desserts containing nuts because several of the swimmers are allergic. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Ashley at 

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:15, 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.  All Novice groups will swim in the indoor pool - Novice I from 4:30-5:30, Novice II from 5:30-6:30, and Novice III from 6:30-7:30.  There is no practice today for Age Group I.  Seniors will have morning practice tomorrow from 5:15-6:30.