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Don't forget that another organization will be using the Naval Academy pool

Today is Wednesday, February 27th and this is the MAC News. 

Don't forget that another organization will be using the Naval Academy pool on both Thursday and Friday evenings prior to the evening sessions of the All-Star meet.  All swimmers, coaches, and officials are being asked to remain off the deck until 5:30 pm (warm-ups will begin at 5:40).  For those of you who normally arrive early, please take a seat in the stands.  An announcement will be made once the deck has been opened to Maryland Swimming participants. 

URGENT!!  We are STILL looking for volunteers to cover our MANDATORY positions at the meet this weekend.  If your child is swimming, it is important that you step up and fill a slot.  At this point we have the following open positions - 1 person to post results Thursday evening, 1 timer for Friday prelims, 3 timers for Friday finals, 3 timers for Sunday prelims, and 1 timer for Sunday finals.  Because it is now only a day away, please e-mail Helene Williams at dandhwilliams@aol.comor call her at 301.607.6475 to sign up for the position of your choice.  For those of you who have already volunteered, WE THANK YOU!!! 

Congratulations are in order for several MAC swimmers who competed in the MPSSAA 3A2A1A State High School Swimming Championships on Monday.  Katelyn Rossick led the Middletown girls to a first place finish.  Katelyn won the 200 IM in State Record time, won the 100 free, and was part of the winning 400 free relay.  Ally Long was the top swimmer for the 2nd place Frederick High girls.  Ally took the blue ribbon in the 500 free and also won the 100 back in State Record time.  Steven Pearson helped the Middletown boys team earn 4th place.  Steven was a member of the winning 200 free relay.  Way to go!  Results of last night's 3A4A contest will be posted as soon as they are available. 

Renee Hyrkas has additional Marriott SCRIP cards available for purchase for anyone who is staying at a Marriott property for All-Stars or Junior All-Stars.  Our team has already made almost $1000 this year using these cards.  If you are interested, contact Renee at rhyrkas@hyrk1.com. 

There will be some practice schedule changes for the rest of the week due to the meet this weekend.  Tomorrow, Senior Red and Black will swim from 4:00-5:00, Senior White from 5:30-7:00, and Age Group II from 6:00-7:00 all in the bubble.  Senior Prep, Masters, Age Group I and Novice will be normal. On Friday, Age Group I will be normal, all other swimmers not attending the meet will swim together from 5:30-6:45 in the bubble.  On Saturday, Age Group I will be normal, all Senior swimmers not attending the meet will swim from 9:00-10:15, and Age Group II swimmers not attending the meet will swim from 9:00-10:30.  Coach John will be running a time trial for this group so bring some extra towels to stay warm.  Parents are encouraged to bring a stop watch if they have one and help with the timing!  Novice practice will be normal on Saturday. 

The practice schedule for today is as follows - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-5:00, Age Group II All-Star swimmers from 6:00-6:30, and Age Group I from 6:00-7:45 all in the bubble.  Senior White, Senior Prep, Novice, and Masters are all off this evening.