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Please be aware that the summer trimester begins TODAY....

This is the MAC News for Thursday, May 1st. 

Please be aware that the summer trimester begins TODAY and runs through the end of August.  Bills will be coming out this week.  If you are not planning to train with MAC over the summer, please contact our treasurer, Fred Manning, at fredmanning@comcast.net.  If your child is in the water today, you will be responsible for the entire trimester's dues.  The coaching staff highly encourages everyone to continue with the program through the summer!   

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.  

The bubble will be coming down for the summer on Saturday, May 10th.  We will need help from as many of our families as possible, especially our dads and older swimmers.  There is prep work that needs to be completed prior to the lowering.  If you are able to provide any assistance next Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please contact Don Feinberg at 301-696-3484. 

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 4:00-6:15, 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.