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Hood College is scheduled to open at 10:00 am

This is the MAC News for Friday, February 1st.

 At this point, Hood College is scheduled to open at 10:00 am.  As long as the college remains open, practice will go on as scheduled this evening.  Please check your e-mail or the hotline (301-696-8588) prior to leaving for practice to verify that there are no cancellations.

 We are hoping to be able to get into Frederick High this evening to set up for the meet as planned.  At this point, we'd like anyone who signed up to help with set-up to be at Frederick High between 5 and 5:30 (or as soon as you can get there).  E-mails will be sent and the hotline updated if this changes. 

If you volunteered to donate items for the concession stand for the meet this weekend and have yet to drop them off, please bring them to Frederick High this evening at 5:30 or drop them off no later than 8:00 am Saturday morning. 

All volunteers for the Hogan meet should plan to arrive at the pool no later than the start of warm-ups for the session you are scheduled to work.  Morning warm-ups begin at 7:00 am and the afternoon warm-ups begin at 12:00 pm.  

There has been a schedule change for the ASC Meet February 9-10 which affects the afternoon session on Sunday only.  Warm-ups for this session will begin at 1:00 pm and the meet will start at 2:00 pm. 

If your swimmer is attending the GBSA Last Chance meet in a few weeks, please be sure that any new All-Star cuts achieved are reported to the coach on deck.  The coaching staff will do its best not to miss anyone, but, with so many swimmers we want to be sure no one is left out who deserves a chance to swim at the All-Star meet.  The All-Star qualifying times may be found here - www.mdswim.org/Athletes/08MDSTATEQUALIFYINGTIMES.pdf.  Swimmers 14 & under should have bag tags with the qualifying times on them as well. 

Due to school closings, there are some practice schedule changes over the next couple of weeks.  On Tuesday, February 12th, Seniors Red, Black, and White will all swim from 6:00-8:00 am.  Age Group I and II will swim from 10:00-12:00.  Novice, Senior Prep and Masters practice will be normal - Novice I from 5:30-6:30, Novice II and II from 6:30-7:30, both in the indoor pool, and Senior Prep and Masters from 8:00-9:00 in the bubble.  On Monday, February 18th, Senior White and Prep will swim from 6:00-8:00 am, Senior Red and Black from 8:00-10:00 am, and Age Groups I and II from 10:00-12:00 all in the bubble. 

At this point, the practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Senior White and 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.  The only groups to practice on Saturday will be Senior Red and Black.  They will train from 6:30-9:00 in the bubble. 

Best of luck to all of our young swimmers this weekend!  Make us proud!