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The bubbled pool at Hood will be closed beginning tomorrow for maintenance...

This is the MAC News for Friday, May 2nd. 

The bubbled pool at Hood will be closed beginning tomorrow for maintenance.  We have been able to secure pool space at Middletown High School for practices during the closure.  The practice schedule beginning tomorrow at Middletown will be as follows - on Saturday Senior Red and Black will swim from 6:30-8:30 am and Senior White and Age Groups I and II from 8:30-10:30 am.  Novice will be off on Saturday.  Senior Red and Black will swim from 4:00-6:00 Monday through Friday.  Senior White and Age Group II will swim from 6:00-8:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  On Wednesday, Age Group I will be at Middletown from 6:00-7:45.  Senior Prep and Masters will be off for the entire week.  ALL PRACTICES NORMALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE INDOOR POOL WILL REMAIN THE SAME.  On Saturday, May 10th all groups will be off due to the lowering of the bubble.  Middletown High School is located at 200 Schoolhouse Drive, just off Alternate 40, in Middletown. 

The results from the NAAC meet last weekend are finally available.  MAC had 3 swimmers take home top honors - Thomas Colket (11-12 boys 100 back), Muhammad Hudhud (11-12 boys 50, 100, and 200 free and 50 breaststroke), and Margot Manning (11-12 girls 400 free).  In addition, 7 new team records were established - Laurel Brabson (17-18 400 free), Muhammad Hudhud (11-12 boys 50, 100, 200, and 400 free and 100 breaststroke), and Margot Manning (11-12 girls 400 free).  Congratulations all! 

Don't forget, the MAC Banquet is this Sunday, May 4th at 5:30 at Dutch's Daughter.  Directions may be found here - www.dutchsdaughter.com/directions.html.  

Roby's Photo Studio will be taking MAC team pictures (both group and individual) on May 20th.  Specific times for each training group will be announced soon.  This opportunity is open to all swimmers who were part of the team during the 2007-2008 season (even if they do not plan to continue during the upcoming trimester!)  The packages are very reasonably priced and part of the cost of each package will be donated back to MAC.   

Calling all young swimmers looking for an opportunity for some cross training!  Martha Herman, mom to MAC swimmer Emily, is the race director for the TRI-TO-WIN triathlon to be held May 24th at Frederick High and shares this information with us.  This non-competitve event, which will benefit the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, is open to young people ages 7-13.  More information may be found on their website, www.fredericktri.com. 

On Saturday, May 31st MAC will be hosting a biathlon fund-raiser to raise awareness for cancer and to help support the Rossick family.  All entries, along with the $30 registration fee, are due to Coach Lauren's folder by May 15th.  The event is open to all MAC and Hood Hammerhead families, including parents and former swimmers!  

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Senior White and Senior Prep from 5:45-8:00, and Age Group II from 6:00-8:00 all in the bubble.  Age Group I will be in the indoor pool from 4:30-6:15.  There is no practice today for Novice or Masters.  Saturday's practice schedule is modified as previously noted. 

Have a great weekend!   Hope to see you at the banquet!