December 19, 2007
This is the MAC News for Wednesday, December 19th.
Here is the recap of the Winter Frolics meet this past weekend. No new team records but many, many first place finishes by MAC swimmers - 13 different swimmers in all! Emily Bertran won the 11-12 girls 200 free. Cassie Caudell took home the blue ribbon in the Open 200 fly. Double winner, Muhammad Hudhud, won both the 11-12 200 free and 400 IM. Jacy Icard was the 11-12 100 backstroke winner. 14 year old Danielle James was also a double winner, taking the 200 IM and 200 backstroke. Her sister, Lauren, took top honors in the 12 & under 400 IM and 200 breast and the 11-12 200 IM. Senior swimmer Josh Kim finished first in the Open 200 free. His brother, Michael, claimed the top spot in the 13-14 200 breast. Margot Manning was the winner of the 11-12 100 fly. Angie Maruca took gold int he 9-10 200 free. The 13-14 girls 200 fly winner was Anna Minnick. Frank Reidler doubled up winning the Open 100 breast and back. Finally, 11 year old Mitch Reynolds finished first in the 200 fly. Congratulations to all!
Celebrate the Season...with bagels for breakfast!
All swimmers are invited to enjoy Panera bagels and spreads, compliments of the MAC Board, after their group practice this Saturday morning, beginning at 9 am, in the bubble. (Age Group 1 is welcome to walk over to the bubble after their practice.) Swimmers are asked to bring their own beverage. We will also welcome donations of fresh fruit, yogurt, or a breakfast/brunch-type casserole or quiche, to accompany the bagels. Happy Holidays!
There are currently three meet notices posted on the bulletin board in the baby pool area of the bubble. The first is for the EST Distance/IMX meet(www.mdswim.org/Schedule/Speedo_Jan_5_6th_07_EST_meet.doc), January 5 and 6 at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills. This meet is open to Age Group II, Senior Red, Black, and White swimmers on Sunday ONLY. If your swimmer is looking for a place to earn their state cuts in the 200 stroke events, this is the place to do it. Entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder by 8:00 pm TOMORROW. The second is for the Retriever Classic (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/2008_Classic_Meet_(draft)Announcement_V7.doc), January 11-13 at UMBC. This meet is open to all swimmers with "A" times or faster on Saturday and Sunday only. Entries, along with a check to cover the fees for this meet, are also due to the meet entry folder by 8:00 pm TOMORROW. Finally, the meet notice for the MSC Winter Invitational (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/JAN_2008_MSC_Meet_Notice.doc) to be held January 19 and 20 at Loyola College has also been posted. This meet is open to swimmers with "BB" times and slower. Senior White swimmers should note that their group will only be attending the meet on Saturday and all Senior White swimmers will compete in the Open events. A deadline will posted as soon as it is confirmed.
MAC will be holding a Splash for Cash swim-a-thon on Saturday, January 5th during normal practice. The money raised will be used to replace old, worn out, or damaged equipment and to buy some new things as well. All swimmers should have received an information sheet and donation form in their folders last week. If you didn't get a copy of the paperwork or if you have any questions about the event, please contact MAC Senior swimmer, Katie Serfling, at either firstname.lastname@example.org at 301-874-2481.
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 from 8:00-9:00 all in the bubble. There is no practice today for Senior White, Age Group II, Novice, or Masters.