First, a note from Sean O?Connell and Family,

This is the MAC News for Friday, July 11th.  

First, a note from Sean O’Connell and Family,  

As many of you are aware, Sean had emergency surgery near the end of June to remove his appendix.  He is fully recovered now and planning to return to swimming very soon.  We wanted to thank the MAC Team members for sending a wonderful cookie basket and a very thoughtful card.  It is nice to know that people are thinking of you when you are sick. 

Warm Regards,

The O’Connell Family  

Don’t forget that Tuesday is the deadline for the final payment of the trimester for those on the payment plan.  In addition, ALL accounts must be paid IN FULL by Tuesday.  Swimmers whose families’ accounts are not paid will not be allowed to participate in any upcoming meets or attend practice.  Any questions regarding your account should be directed to Fred Manning at  

If you took the summer off and are planning to return to the team in the fall, please notify Fred Manning ( of your intentions so that a spot may be held for your swimmer(s).  

MAC is pleased to announce four dates for new swimmer tryouts.  If you know of anyone interested in giving MAC a try, please pass along this information:

Thursday, July 24th from 4:00-5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 5th from 4:30-5:30 pm

Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00-11:00 am

Wednesday, August 27th from 5:30-6:30 pm

All tryouts will take place in the indoor pool.  

Two meet notices have been posted in the baby pool area of the outdoor pool at Hood.  Entries, along with a check to cover the fees, for BOTH meets are due to the meet entry folder no later than Saturday at 12:00.  IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE MEET THIS WEEKEND, GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW!!!  The first is the BCSC Unity Meet ( July 26-27 at UMBC.  This meet is open to all MAC swimmers.  Fees are $22.00 for one day and $41.00 for both.  The second is 2008 Eastern Zone LC Age Group All-Star Swimming Championships ( August 6-9 at the Rockville Montgomery Aquatic Center.  This meet is open to any swimmer who has met the qualifying standards listed in the meet notice.  Fees are $8.00 per event plus the $3.00 surcharge.  As always, if you have any questions as to whether your child should enter these meets, please speak to their coach.  Please note that any Zone qualifying times achieved at either the NBAC meet this weekend or the BCSC meet will be added to the team’s entries.  Make sure you or your swimmer notifies the coaches of any times achieved to be sure they are included in our entries.  

Senior Red and Black swimmers not attending the meet this weekend will train on Saturday from 8:00-9:30 am and on Monday from 6:15-7:45 am at Hood.  All other groups are off on Saturday.  Senior White practice on Monday will be normal, from 6:30-8:30 am at Whittier.  Information regarding practices on Monday for the remaining groups will be announced as soon as possible.  

Best of luck to everyone competing this weekend!  Swim fast!