Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

Mike Cook

Head Coach


I have been coaching for what seems like forever.  I have of course coached all ages during the summer league seasons.  

While coaching with the York Swim Club I was responsible for the 12 and under program with the majority of my time running the 9 and under programs for the club.  While enjoying my time with York in 2003 I felt the need to look for a program that swam at one location where I would be able to coach more and have a little more control with the athletes.  With Mako swim club I am responsible for the Senior Prep and the Junior Gold groups which are the competitive 14 and unders on the team.  I also coach a developmental group (junior blue) as I believe that in order to be a good coach at the higher level, you should have the patience to coach at the lower level.  This has allowed me to understand where a lot of swimmers start and their reasons for swimming.

  • Summer league coach since 1978 (Lee graham from 1984)
  • USA Swimming Coach since 1984 (York swim club 1984- 2003. Mako Coach 2003-present)
  • Fairfax High school (assistant coach 2004-2006 )District, Region, State champs)
  • Madison high school (assistant coach 2 years) district and region champs
  • American Swim Coach Association- member
  • International Swim Coaches Association- member
  • Graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University