Congratulations to all of our soon to be high school graduates!

Today is Tuesday, April 29th and this is the MAC News. 

Congratulations to all of our soon to be high school graduates!  Now that they've all made their college choices, we'd like to share them with you.

Laurel Brabson - Denison University (Granville, OH)

Jamie Hyrkas - Frederick Community College

Josh Kim - Grove City College (Grove City, PA)

Katie Serfling - St. Mary's College of Maryland

Julie Thackston - University of Maryland, College Park

Asaph Yeh - University of Maryland, College Park

We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to hearing great things about them in the future! 

Don't forget, the MAC Banquet is this Sunday, May 4th at 5:30 at Dutch's Daughter.  Directions may be found here - 

Please be aware that the summer trimester begins on THURSDAY and runs through the end of August.  Bills will be coming out this week.  If you are not planning to train with MAC over the summer, please contact our treasurer, Fred Manning, at  If your child is in the water on May 1st, you will be responsible for the entire trimester's dues.  The coaching staff highly encourages everyone to continue with the program through the summer!   

The bubble will be coming down for the summer on Saturday, May 10th.  We will need help from as many of our families as possible, especially our dads and older swimmers.  There is prep work that needs to be completed prior to the lowering.  If you are able to provide any assistance next Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please contact Don Feinberg at 301-696-3484. 

Here is another date for your calendar.  May 20th will be the date for MAC team and swimmer photos.  Roby's Photo Studio (who takes many of the area summer swim team photos) will be taking photos of training groups and individual swimmers.  This opportunity is open to all swimmers who were part of the team during the 2007-2008 season (even if they do not plan to continue during the upcoming trimester!)  The packages are very reasonably priced and part of the cost of each package will be donated back to MAC.  Specific times for each training group will be announced very soon.  

Calling all young swimmers looking for an opportunity for some cross training!  Martha Herman, mom to MAC swimmer Emily, is the race director for the TRI-TO-WIN triathlon to be held May 24th at Frederick High and shares this information with us.  This non-competitve event, which will benefit the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, is open to young people ages 7-13.  More information may be found on their website, 

On Saturday, May 31st MAC will be hosting a biathlon fund-raiser to raise awareness for cancer and to help support the Rossick family.  All entries, along with the $30 registration fee, are due to Coach Lauren's folder by May 15th.  The event is open to all MAC and Hood Hammerhead families, including parents and former swimmers!  

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.  Novice I will be in the indoor pool from 5:30-6:30 and Novice II and III will be there as well 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.