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All swimmers are invited to enjoy Panera bagels and spreads

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, December 18th. 

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 9am, 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! 

TODAY is the deadline for entries for the BAAC Splash (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/BAAC-Splash-Meet-Notice-Jan-5-6-2008-rev1.doc), January 5 and 6 at Towson University.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, must be in the meet entry folder by 8:00 pm.   

Two additional meet notices are currently 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, Thursday.  The meet notice for the Retriever Classic (www.mdswim.org/Schedule/2008_Classic_Meet_(draft)Announcement_V7.doc), January 11-13 at UMBC has also been posted.  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, Thursday.  Be on the lookout for a third meet notice for the MSC Winter Invitational to be held January 19 and 20 at Loyola College.  This meet will be open to swimmers with "BB" times and slower and should be posted soon. 

There is a minor correction to the practice schedule for Christmas break that affects Age Groups I and II.  Please see the revised schedule below.  Information has now been included to Senior Prep and Masters as well. 

Dec. 20             Last day of practice for Novice, Senior Prep, and Masters until Jan. 3
Dec. 24-26        All groups are off
Dec. 27             Senior Red and Black                 7:00-9:00 am and 4:00-5:30 pm
                        Senior White                              9:00-10:30 am
                        Age Group I and II                       10:30-12:00 pm
Dec. 28             Senior Red and Black                 7:00-9:00 am and 4:00-5:30 pm
                        Senior White                              10:30-12:00 pm
                        Age Group I and II                       9:00-10:30 am
Dec. 29             Senior Red and Black                 6:30-9:00 am
                        Senior White                              9:00-10:30 am
                        Age Group I and II                      10:30-12:00 pm
Dec. 30             All group are off
Dec. 31             Senior Red and Black                 6:45-9:15 am
                        All other groups are off
Jan. 1               All groups are off
Jan. 2               Normal practice resumes 

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 sgscbs@comcast.netor at 301-874-2481. 

The practice schedule for today returns to 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.  Novice I will be in the indoor pool from 5:30-6:30 and Novice II and III will be there as well 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.