Helene Williams is still waiting to hear from several families ....

This is the MAC News for Thursday, January 22nd. 

Helene Williams is still waiting to hear from several families who have not yet signed up to volunteer for the Robert J Hogan Memorial Meet and fulfill their two session meet volunteer commitment.  Please contact Helene at either dandhwilliams@aol.comor at 301-607-6475 ASAP to avoid being billed an additional $75.  We are in need of clean-up help on Sunday after the meet, volunteers with Meet Manager experience for both Saturday and Sunday morning, as well as people to fill several other scattered positions. 

TOMORROW, at 6:00 pm, is the deadline for entries and fees for the GBSA Last Chance State Championship Qualifying meet ( 

Don't forget, MAC will be hosting a Stroke and Turn officials clinic between sessions on Saturday of the Hogan meet.  This clinic is the first step in becoming a USAS certified official.  We have lost many of our long-time officials and need to replenish our ranks.  If you are interested in attending the clinic, please drop an e-mail to Dennis Coyle at to let him know of your intentions. 

If you haven't done so yet, please consider stopping by the bubble to sign the petition voicing your opposition to the closing of the three FCPS swimming pools.  If these pools are closed, MAC will lose its venue for the Hogan Meet, our greatest source of fundraising revenue, as well as our back up practice venues.  This petition is not being used to change a law or in any legal proceedings, therefore, you do NOT need to be 18 or older to sign. 

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:15, 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.  Seniors will have morning practice tomorrow from 5:15-6:30.