Remember, we have been give the go-ahead to return to the indoor pool.....

This is the MAC News for Thursday, September 4th. 

Remember, we have been give the go-ahead to return to the indoor pool beginning this evening, so, the practice schedule for today is as follows - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:00, Senior White from 5:45-7:45, and Age Group II from 6:00-7:45 all in the outdoor pool.  All Novice groups will be 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, Senior Prep, or Masters. 

The meet notice for the ASC Freestyle meet (, Oct. 3-5 in Annapolis, will be posted this evening on the bulletin board in the baby pool area.   All entries, along with a check to cover the fees ($5.00/event, up to 4 events per day plus the $3.00 service charge), are due to the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm Wednesday, September 10th.  All swimmers entering the meet must be registered with MSI.  Per Maryland Swimming rules, if your swimmer is not registered, our club will be fined $100 for entering an unregistered athlete.  If you have any questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach. 

There will be a Welcome Back Pool and Pizza Party for all swimmers and their families Sunday, September 14, from 5:30-8pm at the Hood outdoor pool.  MAC will supply the pizza and ice from Rita's, and we are looking for donations of snacks, drinks and "finger foods".  If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a snack or side dish to share; last names beginning with M-Z should bring drinks to share.  PLEASE RSVP TO DEB REYNOLDS AT no later than this coming Tuesday,  September 9, so Hood can schedule the correct number of lifeguards.  

Don't forget, if you are a current official or are interested in becoming a USA Swimming certified official - the Annual Maryland Swimming Officials Clinic will take place on Sunday, September 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at UMBC.  This is a must for all current officials to maintain their eligibility.  It is also the place to be if you are interested in becoming an official.  Everyone should plan to be in attendance at 8:00 am.  There will be separate break out sessions for each level of official as in years past but there will be changes to the program.  More information will be available soon on the Maryland Swimming website, 

FYI, Michael Phelps will be on Oprah on Monday and will be hosting the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on Sept. 13th.  Michael's mom, Debbie, has just been awarded a 6 figure contract for a line of clothing.  Maybe all this could be yours someday!