TODAY is the last day for new families to e-mail our registration chairman....

Today is Friday, September 12th.  Here are today's announcements.

TODAY is the last day for new families to e-mail our registration chairman, Ed Goundry (, and let him know if you plan to stay with the team or withdraw for the trimester.

Don't forget, MAC will be hosting a Welcome Back Pool and Pizza Party for all swimmers and their families (who RSVP'd) on Sunday from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Hood outdoor pool.  MAC will supply the pizza and ice from Rita's, and we are looking for donations of snacks, drinks and "finger foods".  If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a snack or side dish to share; last names beginning with M-Z should bring drinks to share.

A revised meet notice for the RAC (Retriever Aquatic Club) Columbus Day Classic
to be held October 11-12, at UMBC, has been posted.  This meet is open to all of our 9-13 year old USA/Maryland Swimming registered swimmers who are not in our novice group.  Originally, MAC was planning to participate in this meet on Sunday only, but our coaching staff would now like for our 9-13 year olds who are in AG I and AG II to swim on both days of this meet.  All entries, along with a check to cover the fees ($23 for 1-day or $43 for 2 days), are due to the meet entry folder by 6:00 pm on Thursday.  If you have questions as to whether your swimmer should participate in this meet, please contact his or her coach.

Be on the lookout for some possible practice schedule changes for NEXT Friday (Sept. 19th) due to Fair Day and the bubble raising.  At this point, the only definite change is for Senior White.  They will swim from 6:00-8:00 AM and will NOT have practice that evening.

Don't forget, we will be raising the bubble on Saturday, September 20th and will need everyone's help.  More information to follow soon.

The Annual Maryland Swimming Officials Clinic will take place on Sunday, September 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at UMBC.  More information will be available soon on the Maryland Swimming website,

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 outdoor pool.  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.  Information regarding practice on Saturday will be posted later today.