Mako Swim Club
The Makos Swim Club is the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyards competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6-18. Swimming with the Makos offers vigorous work-outs based on high energy, technique-focused swims, on personalized challenging intervals. The Makos team is divided into different work-out groups based on skill level, and designed for the advancement of each swimmer. Under direction of the coach, all work-out groups practice at the same times each day. See skill level descriptions on website for minimum participation requirements.
Makos and Makos JR. Swim Flyer
Swim. Practice. Grow
"I saw a flyer when my oldest son was in 6th grade and figured that he loved to swim, so maybe this would be his sport. He tried out for Rainy and David, but couldn’t make it across the pool without stopping. He watched the other swimmers for a while. I wasn’t sure he would want to come back, but he did and slowly started to improve. Swimming changed the way he approached everything. He saw the value in hard work, setting goals, and a positive state of mind. Harrison is now the captain of the swim team and has gone to the highest level of competition in the state. He loves swimming, and I know that he will do it for the rest of his life for fitness. His brothers, Oliver and Everett, have followed in his footsteps and joined the MAKOs team when they were young and really enjoy it. Our family is so glad that we saw that flyer all those years ago. We are definitely a swimming family and hope that the sport grows in popularity so that others can see the benefits."
Makos Jr. (formerly Bonitos)
Have you ever wanted to be on swim team but are not sure? TRY MAKOS JR!
This offering is from the competitive swimming pathway students can pursue following YMCA Swim Lessons. Makos Jr. focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Makos Jr. focus on the following important milestones:
· Developing endurance with competitive strokes
· Developing skills related to competitive swimming, such as flip turns, starts, and finishes
· Enhancing skills while building strong relationships