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Today is the deadline for the cover design contest for the mini meet program

This is the MAC News for Friday, January 25th. 

Today is the deadline for the cover design contest for the mini meet program and for submitting ads to appear in the program.  Everything should be placed in the Hyrkas folder by 6:00 pm this evening.  The ad form may be found here www.macswim.net/files/HoganMeetAdForm.pdf and a sample of an ad you can place yourself in honor of your swimmer may be found here www.macswim.net/files/Ad_Sample.doc.  This is a great way to cheer on your swimmer AND raise money for the team at the same time! 

We are still looking for volunteers to fill the last few slots on the volunteer sign-up sheet for the mini meet.  If you have been waiting to sign up, please don't delay any longer!  NOTE THAT IF THE EXISITNG SLOTS FOR A JOB ARE FILLED, PLEASE DO NOT ADD A SLOT FOR YOUR NAME!   WE NEED TO FILL THE EMPTY POSITIONS!  Also, please be aware, the meet is scheduled to be completed by 4:30 on Sunday afternoon - plenty of time to get to your Super Bowl party!  Phone calls will be made soon to those families who have not yet volunteered.  Please help cut down on the number of calls we need to make by signing up today! 

In addition, there is a sign-up sheet for concession donations posted on the bulletin board outside the locker rooms in the bubble.  This sheet is filling up quickly, but, there are still some empty spaces.  Remember, anything that is donated will not need to be purchased and will increase our profits.  Sign up today!  Donations may be dropped off to either Terri Carder or Jenny Beiter in the indoor pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays or to Helene Williams most other days in the bubble. 

We are currently seeking a donation of 200-300 highlighters for the Hogan Meet.  If you know of a company (typically a pharmaceutical company) that is able to provide them to our club in exchange for lots of great exposure, please contact Renee Hyrkas at 301-693-0491 or at rhyrkas@hyrk1.com. 

If you are interested in becoming a Maryland certified official or just learning about what is involved, our team will be hosting a clinic for entry level officials at the meet on Saturday.  The clinic will take place in the cafeteria beginning at noon and will run for about an hour.  Many of our experienced officials are the parents of older swimmers and we need to begin "restocking" the ranks.  Please consider giving it a try! 

Here is a heads up regarding a practice schedule change for next month.  Due to the President's Day holiday on Monday, February 18th, the practice schedule will be as follows - Senior White and Prep from 6:00-8:00 am, Senior Red and Black from 8:00-10:00, and Age Groups I and II from 10:00-12:00 all in the bubble. 

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.  Saturday's practice will be normal as well - Senior Red and Black from 6:30-9:00, Senior White and Age Group II from 9:00-10:30, and Novice from 10:30-11:30 all in the bubble.  Age Group I will be in the indoor pool from 7:30-9:00.  Seniors will have morning practice on Monday from 5:15-6:30.