The meet notice for the 2009 Swim Like ..

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, March 14th.

The meet notice for the 2009 Swim Like a FISH Invitational scheduled for June 13-14 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA has been posted on the bulletin board next to the baby pool.  This meet notice is NOT available on-line currently so please check the bulletin board for details.  The meet is open to swimmers who are 9 years old and older.  There are no qualifying times.  There is a $5.00 surcharge per swimmer and individual events are $7.00 each.  Each swimmer may swim up to 5 events per day.  Make checks payable to MAC for either one day - $40 or two days - $75.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder by 12:00 pm Saturday.  If you have any questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach.  For those interested, here is a link for directions to the pool at GMU -

Anyone interested in contributing pictures for the slide show to be shown at the end of the season banquet should e-mail them to Terri Bush at territbush@aol.comor place them in the Bush folder by Monday.

We are still looking for a volunteer or two to take over the MAC News.  The ideal candidate would have 15-30 minutes every morning to type up and submit the MAC News through the website, call the hotline and read it over the phone, and occasionally post items to the website. This person should also have access to a computer during the day for last minute updates for practice cancellations and the like. Whoever takes this job needs to have a "big picture" outlook and a focus on the issues involving the entire club.  This could be one person or a second person could volunteer to record the MAC News to the Hotline number each day.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact both Liz ( and John Borgersen (

Please be aware that in early May, Hood will be performing maintenance on the outdoor pool and MAC practices from May 7th - May 16th will be moved to either Frederick High or Middletown High.  More information will be posted soon.  The bubble will be coming down that Saturday, May 9th, so be sure to reserve that date on your calendar now as we will need everyone's help.

For the rest of this week and all of next, Senior Red and Black practice will run as follows - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00-6:15, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00, and Saturday from 7:00-9:00.  Regular practice will resume the following week with morning practices resuming in May.

So, the practice schedule for today is almost back to normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:00, 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.  All of the Novice groups will swim in the indoor pool - Novice I from 4:30-5:30, Novice II from 5:30-6:30, and Novice III from 6:30-7:30.  There is no practice today for Age Group I.  Remember, there is no practice tomorrow for Senior Prep and Masters due to a coaches' meeting.