Please note, this will be the last MAC News for the week ...

Please note, this will be the last MAC News for the week as I will be out of town until Sunday.

The meet notice for the Maryland Swimming Junior Championship meet ( has been posted.  This meet is scheduled for March 13-15 and will be conducted at St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City, MD.  This meet is open to swimmers age 9 and older that meet the time standards in the meet notice.  The fee for one day is $18, two days is $33, and Friday night is $5.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees, are due to the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm, Tuesday, February 24th.  If you have any questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach.

This Friday and next Friday (February 13 and 20) will be the last two morning practices for Seniors until after the Spring Break.

There is a practice schedule change for Saturday that will affect the Senior groups only.  Seniors Red, Black, and White will swim from 7:00-9:00 am on Saturday.  All other groups will have normal practice.  On Monday, there are changes that will affect Senior Red and Black and Age Group II.  Senior Red and Black will swim from 7:00-9:00 am and Age Group II from 9:00-10:45 am.  There will be no afternoon practices for these groups on Monday.  All other practices scheduled for Monday will be normal.

Below is the taper schedule for Senior Red, Black, White, and Age Group II (Age Group I's schedule will be available soon):

Taper Schedule        Red and Black                Age Group II

February 23               4:00-6:00pm                    6:00-7:45pm
February 24               4:00-6:00pm                    6:00-7:45pm
February 25               4:00-6:00pm                    OFF
February 26               4:00-5:30pm                    5:45-7:30pm
February 27               4:00-5:30pm                    5:45-7:30pm
February 28               7:30-9:00am                    9:00-10:30am
March  2                   4:00-5:15pm                    5:45-7:00pm
March 3                    4:00-5:00pm                    5:45-7:00pm
March 4                    4:00-5:00pm                    5:45-6:45pm
March 5                    4:00-5:00pm                   *4:00-5:00pm      Only Swimmers in Maryland State Championships, all remaining swimmers 5:45pm-7:30pm

All swimmers competing in the Maryland State Championship meet may take the day off the Monday after the meet.

Senior White

March 2                    5:45-7:15
March 3                    5:45-7:15
March 4                    OFF, except those who qualified for State Meet should go to Senior Black
March 5                    5:45-7:00
March 6                    5:45-7:00

March 7                    9:00-10:15

The schedule for the following week (beginning March 9th) will be available soon.

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Age Group I from 6:00-7:45, and Senior Prep and Masters from 8:00-9:00 all in the bubble.  There is no practice today for Senior White, Age Group II, or Novice.  All practices for the remainder of the week will be normal with the exceptions mentioned previously and the addition of a Friday practice from 8:00-9:00 in the bubble for Senior Prep and Masters.

Best of luck to everyone competing at the Last Chance Meet this weekend.  Don't forget to let the coach on deck know if your swimmer makes a new Maryland State Meet cut and wants to swim in the meet.