Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

There will be no MAC practices Saturday or Monday. We will resume our current practice schedule on Tuesday, June 1.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Special Notes

Gold, Junior, and Senior swimmers who are not attending a meet tomorrow will practice from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

MARS "A" meet entries are due Monday.

Gold swimmers are reminded that they should enter the 200 fly and/or 200 breast and are encouraged to enter the "open water" event.

Non-A swimmers wishing to swim in the "open water" event on Sunday, June 6 may compete.

Here are portions of a note from MARS head coach Brian Dangelmaier regarding their upcoming "A" meet:

As you make your plans to join us at the MARS A Invitational on June 4-6, I wanted to take an opportunity to point out a few changes that have been made the University of Texas at Arlington aquatic facilities in the ten or so years since our last meet there.

The outdoor pool has been completely remodeled within the last few months. Gone are the 10-meter diving platform and the eight foot high brick walls that surrounded the pool giving it the cozy, yet stifling, “hot-box” feeling we all remember in years past. The walls have been replaced with open wrought iron fencing and the deck has been resurfaced. The starting blocks were replaced last month with new ones and are now installed in the deep end of the pool. The rubber liner system in use for many years has been replaced with newly finished gunite walls.

We will have covered bleacher seating for approximately 250 and a “grassy knoll” adjacent to the pool entrance for tents. Additionally, the deck area around the adjacent 6-lane indoor warm-up pool will be available for shaded seating. Ample free parking will surround the pool. We will also have several sealed coolers available around the deck serving water and Gatorade to the athletes, coaches and officials.

We’re working very hard to insure this meet is a great experience for everyone.

I’d also like to remind everyone of the Pool Open Water (POW) event scheduled for Sunday. This event is open to all swimmers in the LSC. There are no time standards. This event is certain to be a lot of fun for the competitors. I’m hoping all of you have made plans to stick around for this event.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mustang "A" Results

MAC finished 12th in team scoring at the Mustang "A" meet. Event results are here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

B/C & BB Results

MAC won the FAST B/C meet held at our natatorium. Team scores are here. Event results are here.

Eighteen MAC swimmers won events at the meet!

MacKenzie Otakpor - 25 free, 25 back, 25 breast
Adison Marshall - 25 fly
Olivia Thai - 50 back, 50 breast, 100 breast
Kaylee Shuck - 100 back
Shannon McKinley - 50 free, 50 back
Kaylin Martinson - 100 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 i.m.
Marina Lash - 200 free, 50 back, 100 breast, 200 i.m.
Tiffany Thai - 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 fly
Addy Trujillo - 100 free, 200 free, 200 i.m.
Josh Brown - 50 back
Alex Webber - 50 back
Adam Kammaz - 100 back, 50 fly
Jad Zeitouny - 100 breast
Veer Patel - 50 free, 100 breast, 100 i.m.
Sam Sok - 50 breast
James Leibham - 100 breast, 200 i.m.
Chris Morales - 50 fly
Caden Williams - 100 fly

MAC was second in team scoring at our MAC BB meet. Team scores are here. Event results are here.

Event winners for MAC were:

Tamara Trujillo - 100 free, 200 free
Karolin Khudanyan - 200 free, 100 back
Caroline Troutman - 50 free
Katie Mount - 100 fly, 400 i.m.
Hester Tse - 200 free, 100 fly
Rebecca Boyle - 100 back
Madi Harmon - 400 i.m.
Matthew Garza - 50 free, 50 breast, 100 breast, 400 i.m.
Nick Tullbane - 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 200 i.m.
Will Tullbane - 400 free, 800 free
Jamie Pappas - 100 back
Parker Sheppard - 200 fly
Tyler Palko - 50 free
Michael Carver-Simmons - 800 free, 400 i.m.

Mustang "A" Timeline Changes

Start times for Sunday's sessions have been moved up! Read more here.

Session 3 (12 & under) warm-up is from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. and the meet will start at 8:00 a.m.

Session 4 (13 & over) warm-up will begin as soon as Session 3 concludes. The meet will start one hour after Session 3 concludes.

The current timeline indicates that Session 3 will end at around 11:30 a.m. If the session should end much sooner than estimated, Session 4 events will begin no earlier than 11:00 a.m.

Swimmers in events 51 & 52 (400 free) may be required to swim two-to-a-lane to stay within the meet schedule.

Parking passes for the weekend will be $10.

Meet Information

Change Notice

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Attention Gold!

If you can make it, we're going to try to get in a long course workout before the BB meet warm-up this Saturday. We'll splash at 6:30 a.m. and need to be out of the water by 8:00 a.m.

Absolutely no need to thank me, just doing my job. Hahaha!

See y'all Saturday!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Note from Shawn McKinley:

MAC Families,
This weekend we are hosting a BB meet at our pool. It is our first ever "solo" meet. Unfortunately, the emails that I have composed to the entire team, requesting food and drinks for hospitality and help working at the meet, are not getting sent due to a change in the gmail system at the Natatorium. So, if you would please read the attached list of requests for hospitality and send it to anyone whose email address I do not have or pass along the information verbally. We need help for all 5 sessions- timers, head timer, runner, clerk of course, marshalls, etc. If you or your swimmer, age 10 or over is available to work at the meet, please let me know. Here are the times for the sessions:

Fri PM 4:45 warm-up, 5:45 start
Sat AM 8:00 warm-up, 9:00 start
Sat PM 12:30 warm-up, 1:30 start
Sun AM 8:00 warm-up, 9:00 start
Sun PM 12:30 warm-up, 1:30 start

Thank you,
Shawn McKinley
MAC Meet Director

MAC Families,
Our team is hosting a BB meet May 7-9. We are requesting help with donations of food and beverages for this meet. The donations will be used for the hospitality room and for the timers. Please remember that our team does not conduct fundraisers because hosting meets is our opportunity to generate revenue. We are asking that the following items be dropped off in the lobby of the facility by Thursday, May 6, 2010. Please label the item with the name of the swimmer. Also, if you are willing to help out by working at the meet for one or more sessions, please contact Shawn McKinley at

8 & under boys and girls

12 pack of soda- Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, or Sprite

9-10 year old boys and girls

1 bag with individually wrapped “snack size” candy bars

11-12 year old boys and girls

1 box of individually wrapped snacks such as Goldfish, cookies, peanut butter crackers, etc.

13-14 year old boys and girls

1 “family size” bag of tortilla chips or Fritos

15 & older boys and girls

Case of bottled water

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help our team.

Shawn McKinley

MAC Meet Director

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MAC/MARS "A" Meet Results

MAC finished 7th in team scoring at our "A" meet. Event results are here.

Annalise Eger won the 800 Free and Aaron Tipton took the top spot in the 400 I.M.

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