Competitive Swim

Contact: Rainy Goodale, Competitive Swimming Coordinator
at or x 129


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Session Dates: June 25th through August 10th


The Mako Swim Club is the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyards competitive swim club for boys and girls ages 6-18. Swimming with the Club will offer vigorous work-outs based on high energy, technique-focused swims on personalized challenging intervals. The Mako team is broken into different work-out groups, each designed for the advancement of each swimmer. All work-out groups practice at the same times each day and will be separated by the coach. See skill level descriptions on website for minimum participation requirements.


Join the Makos for our full summer session or just for the week!

Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:15pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-8:15am


 Please click here for Makos summer pricing and information.



Skill Level Descriptions for Mako Swimmers 


Swimmers must be able to swim backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and some butterfly
4x50yards freestyle on an interval of 1:30 per 50 yards
3x100yards in IM order (no time limit but must finish)
We will work on learning the butterfly and breaststroke. Perfecting streamline and the efficiency of their backstroke and freestyle. We will work on starts and flip turns as well.


Swimmers must be able to swim all 4 stokes.
4×50 freestyle on a 1:00 interval
4×100 IM order on a 2:15-2:30 interval
4×100 freestyle a 2:00 interval
We will learn pull-out turns for breaststroke. Also, work on perfecting all 4 stokes, starts and flip-turns


Swimmers must be confident to swim all 4 stokes.
4×50 freestyle on :50 interval
4×100 IM order on 1:45 to 2:00
8 to 10 100yard freestyle test on 1:30-1:40
We will work on the efficiency and perfection of all 4 stokes, starts, and turns.


*swimmers must be able to complete at least the Bronze level description to practices with the Makos. If more instruction is needed please sign up for our group swim lessons to help them improve. If you have any questions please contact Denise the Aquatics Coordinator at or 508-696-7171 ext 129

**times are in minutes. 1:30 is equal to 1 minute and 30 seconds.  



ORCAS Special Olympics Swim Team
Practice dates Wednesday November 29th through April 13th

Dates we will not have swim team practice (subject to change):

Wednesday December 27th

Friday December 29th

Wednesday January 3rd

Friday January 5th

Wednesday February 28th

Friday March 2nd

Special Olympics of MA Application for Participation, and YMCA Registration Form must be completely filled out and returned to us, including doctor’s signature, before an athlete can participate.


ORCAS Swim Team Participant Application

ORCAS Swim Team Registration Form 


Thank you all for your continued support and participation.  If you could please help spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested or send me their contact information and I can reach out.

Contact Kelly Neadow at with any questions




Masters Swimming 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.