Renee Hyrkas is taking orders for Marriott SCRIP cards

This is the MAC News for Tuesday, November 18th. 

Renee Hyrkas is taking orders for Marriott SCRIP cards.  For those of you new to the program, these cards may be used like cash to pay for hotel stays at any Marriott property.  We encourage you to consider purchase of these cards if you are staying in or plan to stay in a Marriott property in the near future (think Christmas meet).  MAC receives $12 for every $100 card purchased.  We raised close to $1000 for the club this way last year.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Renee at  Please, no verbal requests, as they are difficult to track.  Payment is made by check made payable to MAC with "SCRIP" in the memo line.  Checks should be placed in the HYRKAS folder. 

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

The meet notice for the GTAC/MAC Winter Frolics meet has been posted (  This meet is co-hosted by our team and the Green Terror Aquatic Club (GTAC).  The meet will be conducted December 19-21, 2008, at Harlow Pool on the campus of McDaniel College, Westminster, MD.  Because we co-host this meet, all of our swimmers are eligible to swim in the meet regardless of the time standards.  Our head coach would also like our Senior Red and Senior Black swimmers to swim at least one event on Sunday.  Fees are as follows: Friday only = $8.00, just Saturday or Sunday = $17.00, Saturday and Sunday = $30.00, and for swimmers swimming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday = $35.    If you have questions as to whether your child should attendthis meet, please ask your child's coach. The entry deadline is TBA.  

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.