December 26, 2008
This is the MAC News for Friday, December 26th.
MAC had a fantastic showing at the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet last weekend. A total of 14 different swimmers took first place in their respective events. Emily Bertram won the 13-14 girls 100 backstroke; Jennifer Dinterman took top honors in the 9-10 girls 100 IM; Andrew Femiano won the 11-12 boys 50 breast, 50 fly, and 100 fly; finishing first in the girls 8 & under 25 back was Jackie Greeves; Muhammad Hudhud took the blue ribbon in the 13-14 boys 400 IM; Lauren James won gold in the 11-12 girls 200 free and the 12 & under girls 400 IM; touching the wall first in the Open girls 200 free was Jessica Jimenez; Nick Metelski won the 8 & under boys 25 back and 100 IM; Sean O'Connell was the top finisher in the 12 & under boys 200 back and the 10 & under boys 200 IM; Mitch Reynolds beat the field in the 12 & under boys 400 IM; first to the wall in the Open boys 100 breast was Kent Southern; Jessie Williams won the 10 & under girls 200 free and the 9-10 girls 100 fly; Eric Yeh was victorious in the 13-14 boys 200 breast and 200 back and, finally, Joanna Yeh took the Open girls 200 fly! Wow! In addition, Mitch Reynolds set a new team record in the 11-12 boys 400 IM! Way to go, everyone!
Don't forget, the new trimester is scheduled to begin on January 1st. If your swimmer will not be continuing with the team for the next trimester, please contact Fred Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org let him know of your withdrawal. Billing for the next trimester will be done the first week of January. On that same note, if you have an outstanding balance on your account, please clear those charges ASAP.
Remember, the MAC coaching staff has announced that MAC swimmers wanting to swim in the Retriever Aquatic Club (RAC) Classic Invitational on Monday, January 19th, will be permitted to do so. This is a change from the original guidance that had MAC swimmers only swimming on Saturday and Sunday. The meet notice for the Retriever Aquatic Club (RAC) Classic Invitational is posted at the pool. Reminder - Martin Luther King's Birthday is January 19 and most schools in Frederick and Washington County are out. This meet will be conducted at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC). This meet is only open to swimmers with "A" times and faster. The fee for participation in the meet on this additional day is $18. If your swimmer is not already entered in the meet, please fill out a meet entry form and place it, along with a check made out to MAC, in the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm, Tuesday, December 30th. If you have already registered for the meet, simply send Curt Southern an email at: email@example.com let him know that you want to have your child also swim on Monday. If you have questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please ask your child's coach.
Most groups are practicing in the morning today. Senior Red and Black have already completed their first practice of the day and will return to the pool this afternoon for a second practice from 4:00-6:00, Senior White and Age Group II will swim from 9:00-10:45, and Age Group I has completed their practice for today as well. There is no practice today for Novice, Senior Prep, or Masters. Tomorrow's practice schedule is as follows - Senior Red and Black will swim doubles again tomorrow from 6:45-9:00 am and from 4:00-6:00 pm and Senior White and Age Group II will swim from 9:00-10:45 am all in the bubble. Age Group I will swim in the indoor pool from 7:30-9:00. There will be no Novice practice tomorrow. The practice schedule for Monday will be the same as today and tomorrow.