Swim Groups

(MAKO 2019 - 2020 Season)

  • Registration for returning members will be held from May 6th to August 1st.  Returning families will have until May 20th to register and receive 2018/19 rates.  Starting on May 21st, returning families will register and receive 2019/20 rates.
  • Registration for new families began on May 21st and ends on August 1st.
  • Family Discounts: Swimmer with highest dues fees will pay in full, and additional swimmers in same family will receive a 5% discount off of their dues.
  • All new swimmers must be evaluated.  Contact Coach Heather at makoswimming@aol.com for more information.
  • We are using an Online Registration System instead of the PDF form of previous years.  In addition, we will continue to use an online platform for the invoicing and paying of Dues, Meet Fees, and other incidental charges.  
  • NO REFUND POLICY: The Mason Makos Swim Team has a firm NO REFUND POLICY concerning registration fees and program fees.  The Mason Makos Swim Team financial commitments involve annual pool and staff contracts based on swimmer registrations at the beginning of each season.  Therefore, the Team provides NO REFUND OF ANY REGISTRATION FEES OR PROGRAM FEES.  This policy covers and includes, without limitation, requests for refunds and/or cancellations as the result of any changes in Mason Makos Swim Team personnel, including changes in the team’s coaching or management staff.  In addition, NO REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEES AND/OR PROGRAM FEES can be made for swimmers who are out of the water due to illness, injury, overcommitment, decreased interest or problems that may take them out of the water.

The Mason Makos Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. The Mason Makos Swim Team's goal is to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Program Descriptions 2019 - 2020

Sessions
 
The MAKO Calendar runs from September to August. The exact dates for each Session are below:
Session 1: September 9, 2019 through November 26, 2019
Session 2: December 2, 2019 through February 16, 2020
Session 3: February 18, 2020 through May 3, 2020
Session 4: May 4, 2020 through July 24, 2020 (may be divided into two sessions on request)
 
The Mini Mako Developmental, Mini Mako Blue, Age Group and High School groups offer the option for swimmers to register for all three sessions, September to May, or any combination of the individual sessions. Priority is given to swimmers who sign up for all three sessions.
Swimmers in the Mini Mako Gold, Junior Blue, Junior Gold, Senior Prep, Senior Blue, Senior Gold, and National groups practice for all three sessions (September to May).  Junior Gold, Senior Prep and Senior groups can select to also swim in Session 4.

Prices listed below are the 2019/2020 prices.


 
Mini MAKO Developmental
Recommended Ages: 8 yrs old & Under
Note: All new Mini Mako Developmental swimmers must be evaluated.
Check the Calendar and News for information about the evaluations.
Requirements: Ability to swim legal freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards, unassisted in shallow water. Not a "learn-to-swim" program. Practice held in the recreational pool.
Description: Extensive stroke mechanics work on all 4 strokes.
Note: The Mini Mako Developmental swimmers do not participate in swim meets.
Goal: Legal strokes
Practice Times:
Option 1: (1x/week) Saturday 9:45 – 10:30 AM FULL
Option 2: (1x/week) Saturday 10:30 - 11:15 AM 
Program Fee: Registration Fee: $175.00
Options 1&2: (1x/week)
1 Session (3 months): $346
2 Sessions (6 months): $650
3 Sessions (September - May): $917
 
Mini MAKO Blue
Recommended Ages: 9 yrs old & Under
Note: All new Mini Mako Blue swimmers must be evaluated.
Check the Calendar and News for information about the evaluations.
Requirements: Must be able to swim 2-3 strokes legally, unassisted in deep water. Not a "learn-to-swim" program. MUST compete in at least 3 PVS/USA meets during the year. 
Description: Extensive stroke mechanics work, plus conditioning. 1 or 2 practices/week.
Goal: Legal strokes, starts, and turns. 
Practice Times:
Option 1: (1x/week) Monday 6:00 – 6:45 PM FULL
Option 2: (1x/week) Wednesday 6:00 - 6:45PM FULL
Option 3: (1x/week) Friday 5:00 - 6:00PM
Option 4: (2x/week) Mon/Wed 6:00 - 6:45 PM FULL
Option 5(2x/week) Tues/Thurs 5:00 - 5:45 PM FULL
Program Fee: Registration Fee: $325.00
Options 1-3: (1x/week)
1 Session (3 months): $346
2 Sessions (6 months): $650
3 Sessions (September - May): $917
Option 4&5: (2x/week)
1 Session (3 months): $650
2 Sessions (6 months): $1,111
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,440
 
Mini MAKO Gold
Recommended Ages: 9 yrs. old & Under
Note: All new Mini Mako Gold swimmers must be evaluated.
Check the Calendar and News for information about the evaluations.
Requirements: Must be able to swim 3-4 strokes legally, (including breaststroke), unassisted in deep water. Not a "learn-to-swim" program. MUST compete in at least 5 PVS/USA meets during the year. Coach's Approval Required.

Swimmers in this group MUST practice in all three sessions, September through May.

Description: Extensive stroke mechanics work, plus conditioning. 2 practices/week.
Goal: Legal strokes, starts, and turns.
Practice Times:

Option 1: (2x/week) Mon/Wed 5:00 – 6:00 PM FULL
Option 2: (2x/week) T/Th 5:00 – 6:00 PM FULL

Program Fee: Registration Fee: $325.00
Option 1 or 2: (2x/week)
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,498
  
Junior Blue I
Recommended Ages: 9 to 12 yrs. old
Requirements: Ability to swim all four strokes legally, and complete a legal 100 yd I.M. Must also have a legal Freestyle flip turn and racing start. This is not a "learn-to-swim" program. Meet participation is optional.
Description: Extensive stroke drill work and technique development. Start and turn refinement, and transition turns for the 100 IM. Some conditioning, but emphasis will mainly be on 25s and 50s where stroke correction will occur.
Goal: More efficient strokes, conditioning, and race techniques.
Practice Times:
Option 1: (2x/week) T/Th 6:00 - 7:00 PM FULL
Option 2: (2x/week) Mon/Wed 6:15-7:15 PM FULL
Option 3: (2x/week) T/Th 6:30 - 7:30 PM FULL
Program Fee: Registration Fee: $325.00
Option 1, 2 or 3: (2x/week)
1 Session (3 months): $650
2 Sessions (6 months): $1,111
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,498
  
Junior Blue II
Recommended Ages: 9 to 12 yrs. old
Requirements:

Legal in all four strokes along with legal turns.  Ability to complete 100 yards of all four strokes and the 100 IM. MUST compete in at least 5 PVA/USA meets during the year. Coach's Approval Required.  

Swimmers in this group must practice in all three sessions, September through May.

Description: Continued stroke drill work, incorporating them into sets. Learn importance of underwater swimming off walls during turns. Introduction to race strategies and proper nutrition.
Goal: More efficient strokes, increased conditioning, and race techniques. Must complete a 200 Free and 200 IM by the end of the season.  Achieving Junior Olympic time standards.
Practice Times:
Option 1: (2x/week) Mon/Wed 6:15 – 7:15 PM FULL
Option 2: (2x/week) Wed/Fri 5:30 - 6:30AM FULL
Option 3: (2x/week) Tues/Thurs 6:00 – 7:00 PM FULL
Option 4: (3x/week) Mon/Wed 5:00 - 6:15 PM & F 5:00-6:00 PM FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $325.00
Options 1, 2 or 3: (2x/week)
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,498
Option 4 (3x/week):
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,940
 
Junior Gold
Recommended Ages: 9 to 12 yrs. old
Requirements: Must have achieved or be close to achieving Junior Olympic level qualification time standards.  MUST compete in 7 PVS/USA meets during the year.  Coach's Approval required.
Description: Continued stroke drill work while incorporating them into sets. Swimmers will learn the importance of swimming relaxed. Continued review of the importance of turns and underwater swimming off of walls. Increased conditioning. Physically more demanding than our other programs for this age group.
Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes. Junior Olympic Championships qualification in mulitple events.  Must compete in all 200 events and the 500 freestyle by the end of the season.
Practice Times: Option 1: (3x/week) M/W/F 5:15 – 6:30 AM (5am optional dryland)
Option 2: (3x/week) M/W 5:00–6:15 PM & F 5:00 – 6:30 PM 
FULL
Option 3: (4x/week) M/W/F 5:15-6:30 AM & Sat 6:00 – 8:00 AM 
Option 4: (4x/week) M/W 5:00 – 6:15 PM, F 5:00 – 6:30 PM, & Sat 6:00 – 8:00 AM 
Program Fee: Registration Fee: $325.00
Options 1 or 2: (3x/week)
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,940
4 Sessions (September- July): $2,550
Option 3 or 4: (4x/week)
3 Sessions (September - May): $2,425
4 Sessions (September- July): $3,031
 
High School Blue
Recommended Ages: 13 - 18 year old
Requirements: Ability to complete a proficient 200 I.M.  Meet participation is optional.
Description: Designed for swimmers who want to compete for their high school swim teams. This group is also used to supplement their HS season, and also for those who wish to compete in PVS/USA meets. Endurance training, with some stroke and turn work. Dryland included for Option 4 only on M/W during fall and spring seasons.
Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes. Substantially increased conditioning. PVS Junior and/or Senior Championships qualification.
Practice Times:
 
Option 1: (2x/week) T/Th 5:00–6:30AM FULL
Option 2: (2x/week) Mon/Wed 7:15 – 8:15 PM FULL
Option 3: (3x/week) Tues/Th/Fri 5:00 - 6:30 AM FULL
Option 4: (3x/week) Mon/Wed 6:45 - 8:15PM (w/dryland) & Fri 5:00 - 6:00PM
FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $325.00
Options 1 & 2: (2x/week)
1 Session (3 months): $650
2 Sessions (6 months): $1,111
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,498
Options 3 & 4: (3x/week)
1 Session (3 months): $713
2 Sessions (6 months): $1,425
3 Sessions (September - May): $1,884
 
High School Gold
Recommended Ages: 13 - 18 year old
Requirements: Ability to complete a proficient 200 I.M. and 500 Free.  Should have or be very close to having Junior Championship or Senior Championship level qualification time standards.  MUST compete in 6 PVS/USA swim meets during the year.
Description: Designed for swimmers who want to compete for their high school swim teams.  This gropu is also used to supplement their HS season and for those who want to compete in PVS/USA Swim meets.  Increased training.  Dryland included on M/W during fall and spring sessions.
Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes. Substantially increased conditioning. PVS Senior Championships qualification.
Practice Times:
Option 1: (4x/week) Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 5:00-6:30 AM FULL
Option 2: (4x/week) Mon/Wed 6:45 -8:15 PM & Tues/Thurs 5:00-6:00 PM FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $325.00
2 Sessions (6 months):$1,697
3 Sessions (September - May): $2,354

 

Senior Prep

Requirements: Junior Olympic-level qualification time standards and/or coach's approvalMUST compete in at least 7 PVS/USA meets during the year. 
Description: Strokes, starts and turns drills are incorporated into the swimming sets during practice. Continued review of the importance of turns, and underwater swimming off of walls. Increased conditioning. Swimmers will also learn about proper nutrition. Dryland included on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
This program is designed to help the transition from our Junior swimming groups to the Senior level.
Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes; Increased conditioning; Junior Olympic Championships qualification in additional events.  MUST compete in ALL offered events, including 200s in all strokes, 500 free, 1,000 Free, and 400IM by the end of the Swim Season.
Practice Times: Option 1: Monday 5:00 – 6:30 AM, Tues/Thurs 5:00– 7:00 PM, & Sat 6:00 – 8:00 AM FULL
Option 2: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 5:00 – 6:30 AM 
5+ Practices offered by Request
Program Fee: Registration Fee: $325.00
Options 1 or 2:
3 Sessions (September - May): $2,402
4 Sessions (September- July): $3,001

 

Senior Blue
Requirements: 9th grade and above with PVS Senior Championships qualification times or with Coach's Approval.
Description: This is the first level of introduction to the Senior group.  This group is for swimmers who are serious about the sport and want to practice five times a week.  Attendance at ALL practices is expected.  Intense training: strokes, starts, and turns refinement. Monthly meetings will be held to discuss goals and upcoming competitions.
Goal: Optimized strokes, turns, starts, and high endurance. Additional Junior/Senior Champs or Junior National Championship qualifications.  MUST compete in PVS/USA meets and compete in ALL offered events, including 1,000 Free, and 400IM by the end of the Swim Season.
Practice Times:
Option 1: Mon-Fri 5:00 - 6:30AM FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $325.00
(September- May): $2,746
(September - July): $3,333

Senior Gold

Requirements: 9th grade and above with PVS Senior Championships and Junior National Qualification times or with Coach's Approval.
Description: This group is for dedicated swimmers who acknowledge that swimming is their MAIN and ONLY sport.  Attendance at ALL practices is expected.  Intense training: strokes, starts, and turns refinement. Monthly meetings will be held to discuss goals and upcoming competitions.
Goal: Optimized strokes, turns, starts, and high endurance. Additional Junior/Senior Champs or Junior National Championship qualifications.  MUST compete in PVS/USA meets and compete in ALL offered events, including 1,000 Free, and 400IM by the end of the Swim Season.
Practice Times:
Mon-Fri 5:00–6:30 AM & Sat 6:00-8:00 AM FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $325.00
(September- May): $3,150 
(September - July): $3,700

National Team
Requirements: Must have Coach's Approval.
Description: This group is for dedicated swimmers who acknowledge that swimming is their MAIN and ONLY sport and they are considering swimming in college.  Attendance at ALL practices is expected.  Intense training: strokes, starts, and turns refinement. Monthly meetings will be held to discuss goals and upcoming competitions.  Optional Dryland on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (additional fee). 
Goal: Optimized strokes, turns, starts, and high endurance. Junior or Senior National Championships, and Olympic Trial qualification.
Practice Times:
Mon through Fri 5:00–6:30 AM, Tues/Thurs (Optional Dryland 4:15 PM) 5:00–6:00 PM Swim & Sat. 6:00 – 8:00 AM FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $325.00
(September- May): $3,659
(September - July): $4,252