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TODAY is the deadline for 2 things.....

This is the MAC News for Wednesday, September 10th. 

TODAY is the deadline for 2 things - first, if you are interested in obtaining a parking pass for the Chapel lot, please e-mail Fred Manning at fredmanning@comcast.net today.  This is the only place on campus MAC families may park and you MUST have a pass to do so.  Second, entries for the ASC Freestyle meet (www.mdswim.org/Assets/Meet+Page/Meet+Notices/08-09/ASC+Freestyle+Meet.doc), Oct. 3-5 in Annapolis are due by 6:00 pm.  If you are unsure whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach. 

FRIDAY is the last day for new families to e-mail our registration chairman, Ed Goundry (fgoundry@vglaw.org), and let him know if you plan to stay with the team or withdraw for the trimester. 

The meet notice for the RAC (Retriever Aquatic Club) Columbus Day Classic ( www.mdswim.org/Top_Nav/Meets/2008-2009_Schedule_Results/18th_Annual_RAC_Columbus_Day_Classic.htm), to be held October 11-12, at the UMBC Retriever Natatorium on the campus of the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, has been posted on the bulletin board next to the baby pool.  This meet is open to our 9-13 year old USA/Maryland Swimming registered swimmers who are not in our novice group.  There are no qualifying times for this meet.  Our swimmers will only be participating in this meet on Sunday, October 12th.  All entries, along with a check for $23 to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 18th.  If you have questions as to whether your swimmer should participate in this meet, please contact his or her coach. 

Be on the lookout for some practice schedule changes for NEXT Friday (Sept. 19th) due to Fair Day.  At this point, the only definite change is for Senior White.  They will swim from 6:00-8:00 AM and will NOT have practice that evening. 

Don't forget to put Saturday, September 20th on your calendar.  We will be raising the bubble that day and will need everyone's help.  More information to follow soon. 

The Annual Maryland Swimming Officials Clinic will take place on Sunday, September 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at UMBC.  More information will be available soon on the Maryland Swimming website, www.mdswim.org 

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 outdoor pool.  There is no practice today for Senior White, Age Group II, or Novice.