December 16, 2008
This is the MAC News for Tuesday, December 16th.
Here is a recap of the NBAC meet as promised. MAC had a total of 5 different swimmers take home blue ribbons from the meet - Jennifer Dinterman won the 10 and under girls 50 breaststroke; Sean O'Connell took top honors in the 10 and under boys 100 and 200 free; Lauren James finished first in the 11-12 girls 200 IM, Eliza Manning won gold in the 10 and under 100 IM, 100 breaststroke, and the 50 and 200 free; and Hanne Borgersen touched first in the 13-14 girls 50 free. Way to go! In addition, there were 3 individual and 3 relay team records broken. Hanne claimed all the individual records - 13-14 200 free, 500 free, and 100 fly and was also a member of 2 of the 3 relays. She teamed up with Chelsea Rossick, Christina Hyrkas, and Margot Manning to establish a new standard in the 13-14 girls 200 Medley Relay and joined Alexa Santis, Christina, and Margot to break the 13-14 girls 400 Medley record. The 13-14 boys team of Evan Kolovich, Muhammad Hudhud, Ahmed Hegazi, and Jake Carlsen broke the existing record in the 200 Medley Relay. Fast swimming!
Speaking of the NBAC Christmas Meet, Muhammad Hudhud misplaced his glasses at the meet. If anyone picked up a pair or found them stashed in their bag, please contact the Hudhud family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday's meet entry deadline for the BAAC Splash, the EST IMX Challenge, and the RAC Classic has been extended one day. Entries for these meets must be turned in to the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm. Thursday is still the deadline for entries and fees for the Mariner Winter Invitational.
There are some practice schedule changes for the entire Senior White group for the rest of the week. There are as follows - today they will swim from 6:15-7:30. Thursday and Friday practice will run from 6:15-7:15. Saturday's practice will be normal.
Be on the lookout for some practice schedule changes for the Holiday Break. These will be posted as soon as they are available.
With the potential for some hazardous weather this afternoon, please be reminded that it is always a good idea to check your e-mail or the MAC phone line (301-696-3484) prior to leaving for practice. Any time the Hood campus is closed, ALL MAC practices must be cancelled. We will do our best to update everyone as quickly as possible in the event of a cancellation. You may also sign yourself up to be alerted when Hood closes by clicking here - www.schoolsout.com/view/school/97 and following the directions.
The practice schedule for today is as follows - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:15, Senior White from 6:15-7:30, Age Group II swimmers who did not attend the NBAC meet from 6:00-7:00 (this schedule will apply to these swimmers for the remainder of the week), the rest of 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. Morning practice will resume next week.