This is a LONG one with lots of new information at the end.....

This is the MAC News for Friday, November 21st. 

This is a LONG one with lots of new information at the end.  Please read it ALL carefully. 

The practice schedule changes for NEXT week due to the Thanksgiving holiday are as follows - on Wednesday and Friday, Senior Red and Black will swim from 6:45-9:00 am, Senior White and Age Group II will swim from 9:00-10:30 am, and Age Group I will swim from 4:30-6:15 pm all in the bubble.  There is no practice for any group on Thursday.  The practice schedule will return to normal on Saturday. 

Entries for the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet ( are due to the meet entry folder by 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 29th.  All MAC swimmers are eligible to attend, regardless of the time standards.  Senior Red and Black swimmers are strongly encouraged to swim at least one event during the Sunday session.  Fees are as follows:  Friday only = $8, just Saturday or Sunday = $17, Saturday and Sunday = $30, and all three days = $35.  If you have questions as to whether your child should attend this meet, please speak to your child's coach.  

This year MAC will be placing an order for custom team caps in both silicone and latex.  These are the traditional black MAC caps that are worn at the meets with the MAC logo, however, you may add your swimmer's name or nickname to the cap.  To place an order, you must order a minimum of two caps per name per material.  If you want to order a cap with John and a cap with Smith, you must order a minimum of two of each name.  The price per latex cap is $6.50 ($13.00 for two) or $12.75 per silicone cap ($25.50 for two).  Please place your orders, together with a check made payable to MAC and the name to be printed on the cap printed NEATLY in capital letters, in the JAMES folder no later than Saturday, November 29th at 10:30 am.  Should you have any questions, please contact Toni James at  We must be ordering at least 25 silicone caps and/or at least 50 latex caps to place our order.  We only do this once a year so please order what you will need for the entire year. 

Sunday, November 30th will be the last day to contact Renee Hyrkas ( if you are interested in purchasing Marriott SCRIP cards.  Renee is also running a "sale" on 5 $100 Superfresh SCRIP cards we have in our inventory.  These are being offered at $90 each.  The cards are accepted at Superfresh, A&P, Waldbaums, The Food Emporium, Farmers Jack, Sav a Center, and Food Basics.  They may be traded in at any of the stores for smaller increments which make nice stocking stuffers or gifts.  Please contact Renee if you are interested or have any questions regarding these cards. 

There will be some practice schedule changes for Seniors Red, Black, and White and Age Group II for the two weeks preceding the NBAC Christmas Invitational and the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet.  There are as follows:

Senior Red and Black
Monday-Friday  December    1    thru    5  4:00-5:30pm
Saturday          December    6                  7:30-9:00am
Monday            December    8                  4:00-5:30pm
Tuesday           December    9                  4:00-5:15pm
Wednesday      December    10                4:00-5:15pm
Thursday          December    11                4:00-5:00pm
Monday            December    15                No Practice
Age Group II
Monday-Tuesday  December 1-2             5:30-7:15pm
Thursday-Friday    December 4-5             5:30-7:15pm
Saturday              December 6                9:00-10:30am
Monday-Tuesday  December 8-9             5:30-7:00pm
Thursday              December 11               5:30-7:00pm      *  Swimmers attending NBAC 5:30-6:30pm
Friday                  December 12               5:30-7:00pm
Saturday              December 13               9:00-10:30am

Monday                December 15               No Practice for swimmers who attended the NBAC Meet! 

Senior White

Dec. 1
NBAC: 5:30-7:00
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
Dec. 2
NBAC: 5:30-7:00
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
Dec. 3
NBAC: practice with Senior Black.
Winter Frolics: Off
Dec. 4
NBAC: 5:30-7:00
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
Dec. 5
NBAC: 5:30-6:45
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:30 with drylands
Dec. 6
NBAC: 9:00-10:15
Winter Frolics: 9:00-10:30
Dec. 8
NBAC: 5:30-6:30
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:00
Dec. 9
NBAC: 5:30-6:30
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:00
Dec. 10
NBAC: practice with Senior Black
Dec. 11
NBAC: 5:30-6:15
Winter Frolics: 5:30-7:00

Dec. 12-15 is TBA. 

MAC is conducting a survey to determine the next quote for our team T-shirt.  From the list below, please select your three favorite quotes and e-mail them to Coach Lehner ( by Sunday, November 23rd.  There will be a run-off vote of the top three choices with the winner appearing on our team shirt.  The list is as follows: 

1.                  If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price. –Bud Wilkinson
2.                  Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
3.                  Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
4.                  The future belongs to those who prepare for it.
5.                  Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. – Mike Ditka
6.                  Winning is the science of being totally prepared.- George Allen
7.                  Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.- Lance Armstrong
8.                  The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.-Tommy Lasorda
9.                  The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.-Sir Roger Bannister
10.              Don’t go to the grave with life unused.-Bobby Bowden
11.              Merit begets confidence; confidence begets enthusiasm; enthusiasm conquers the world.-Walter Cottingham
12.              Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and them choose that way with all his strength.-Hasidic saying
13.              Make each day your masterpiece. You have control over that.-John Wooden
14.              It’s a funny thing about life---if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it. Somerset Maugham
15.              I probably have a different mental approach to swimming than most people. I actually enjoy training.-Dawn Fraser
16.              I am the greatest builder in the world. I am the foundation of every triumph. No matter what your position is, I can better it. My name is enthusiasm.-Anonymous
17.              You live up-or down-to your expectations.-Lou Holtz
18.              The strength of the wolf is in the pack, and the strength of the pack is in the wolf.-Rudyard Kipling.
19.              You don’t aim at the bull’s eye. You aim at the center of the bull’s-eye!.-Raymond Berry

20.              I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.-Muhammad Ali 

The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:30, Senior White from 5:45-8:00, and Age Group II from 6:00-8:00 all in the bubble.  Age Group I will be in the indoor pool from 4:30-6:15.  There is no practice today for Senior Prep, Novice, or Masters.  Saturday's practice schedule is also normal - Senior Red and Black from 7:00-9:00 am, Senior White and Age Group II from 9:00-10:30 am, and Novice from 10:30-11:30 am all in the bubble.  Age Group I will swim in the indoor pool from 7:30-9:00 am. Seniors will have morning practice on Monday from 5:15-6:30.