Competitive Swim

Welcome to the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard’s
Competitive Swim program. 
Contact: Rainy Goodale, Competitive Swimming Coordinator at x 129.

MAKO Swim Club


Open to Swimmers ages 6-18

The Y’s year-round competitive swim club for members and non-members. The team is coached by Rainy Goodale and offers vigorous work-outs based on high energy, technique-focused swims on personalized challenging intervals. The team is part of the South Eastern Massachusetts Swimming League and includes the option to compete in USA Swimming Meets. The Makos are broken into three different work-out groups designed for the advancement of each swimmer. Email or call Rainy Goodale to schedule an evaluation today. Prices vary per team View try-outs and rates info at

Fall Practice Times and Fees:

  • Novice Team: Mon/Wed/Friday 4:00-5:00pm (2 days required) Fees: Member $55 monthly/ Non-member $85 monthly
  • Bronze/Silver Team: Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00pm (3 days required) Fees: Member $65 monthly/ Non-member $95 monthly
  • Gold Team: Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00-6:30 pm, Tue & Thurs 4:30–6:30 pm (4 days required – Tues/Thurs 4:15-5pm is dry land training) Fees: Member $75 monthly/ Non-member $105 monthly

New team members need to tryout for correct group placement. Please call  the Aquatics office at 508 696 7171 x129 to set up a time for a team tryout. Admission to the team is ongoing throughout the season.

Mako Information:


Martha’s Vineyard Masters Swim Club

Open to Swimmers 18+

Structured fitness swimming workouts that include stroke refinement and set design. The workout is adapted to the goals of the individual swimmer, while providing a fun yet challenging atmosphere. This class is perfect for those that want to cross-train for fitness, to improve their swimming ability, or train for a triathlon or other swimming competition. Enrollment ongoing.

Time: Tues & Thurs: 6:30-7:30 am

Fee: Member $30/mo; Non-member $60/mo; Drop-in: Member $10; Non-member $20

Bonito Swim Club

An introduction to competitive swimming for children ages 6-12. Children will learn and practice competitive swimming skills. A great program for those already enrolled in swimming lessons that want to take their skills to the next level. Participants must have completed at least one session of Guppy level swim lessons and be able to swim 25 yards of unassisted front crawl with rotary breathing. All Fall session Learn to Swim participants will receive a $10.00 program credit towards Bonito Registration. Registration required.

Time: Fridays 4:15-5:00 pm

Fee: Member $50; Non-member $85