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Oct 7, 2019 - PVS SCHOLAR ATHLETE APPLICATION DUE ON 10/15
Please click HERE for information regarding the PVS Scholar Athlete Application Process for athletes who were in high school during the 2018-19 school year. The application is due on October 15, 201...
Jun 11, 2019 - MAKO SUIT SIZING AND GEAR SALE DAY
May 2, 2019 - NEW SWIMMER EVALUATIONS
New Swimmer Evaluations will be held on 5/29 New Swimmer Evaluations will be held on 5/29 from 6:45-7:30 PM at Lakeview Swim Club, 5352 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax, VA 22032. We will add another one on ...
Apr 2, 2019 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ADVISORIES FROM GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY On Tuesday, April 2, at 8 p.m., EagleBank Arena hosts The 2 Cellos with Jon McLaughlin. Expect heavy traffic on and aro...
Feb 11, 2019 - MAKE-UP SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF 2/11
Monday AM make-ups: TONIGHT Junior Gold- 5:00-6:15 PM w/Coach Mike Senior Group - (Swimmers Competing @ State Meet) - 5-6 PM Senior Group- (Swimmers not competing @State Meet) - 6:45-8:15 PM Senio...
Jan 17, 2019 - PARKING ADVISORY - 1/17 & 1/18
Parking and Traffic Advisory ? Large Event at EagleBank Arena, January 17-18 A large event at EagleBank Arena will bring substantial bus traffic and potential commuting delays on Thursday evening an...
Dec 13, 2018 - WINTER BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE
WINTER BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 21 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held. Saturday, December 22 10:30 AM-12:30 PM- Senior Group 10...
Nov 14, 2018 - Swim & Rock Updates
Sep 11, 2018 - PRACTICE CHANGES DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE
GMU is preparing for potential practice cancelations later this week due to Hurricane Florence. The University is following the path of Florence and will provide guidance over the next few days r...
Aug 11, 2018 - TENTATIVE 2018-19 MEET SCHEDULE
Jun 26, 2018 - TEAM SUIT SIZING DAY
TEAM SUIT SIZING DAY Date: Tuesday, June 26 th Time: 1:00 to 6:30 PM Location: Metro Swim Shop , 11215-K, Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030 Several of our MAKO coaches will be in attendance to...
Jun 13, 2018 - 2018/19 TRYOUTS & EVALUATIONS
We will hold tryouts/evaluations for 2018/19 season on Thursday, June 21 between 8:00-9:00 AM at the George Mason Aquatics and Fitness Center. Please email makoswimming@aol.com to schedule your ...
May 16, 2018 - New Swimmer Evaluations
Evaluations for new swimmers will be held on Wednesday May 23rd from 6:15 - 7:15pm . Please email makoswimming@aol.com to reserve a spot. We look forward to seeing you at the pool!!
May 6, 2018 - New GMU Swim Team Entry Policy
Please read the information below regarding the new GMU Swim Team Entry Policy starting on Monday May 7th. If you have any questions, please conatct Coach Heather at makoswimming@aol.com . Beg...
Apr 26, 2018 - Lexi Cuomo - Top 20 Class of 2019 NCAA Recruits
Congrats to Lexi Cuomo, who's been named a Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruit for the Class of 2019!! Way to go Lexi! class="_5pbx userContent _3576" color:="" data-ft="{" style= "font-size: 14px; line-heig...
Apr 10, 2018 - 2018 Winter All-Metropolitan Swimmers
Congratulations to the MAKO swimmers that were selected to The Washington Post?s 2018 Winter All-Met team for swimming! GO MAKOS!! Lexi Cuomo - Girls' First Team Anthony Grimm - Boys' First Team F...
Feb 5, 2018 - HOW TO CHECK VOLUNTEER WORK
HOW CAN I CHECK MY VOLUNTEER JOBS? If you need to see the status of your volunteer requirements, please read the following steps. Sign into www.makoswimming.net Click on "My Account" on the left h...
Feb 1, 2018 - GMU POLICY REVIEW
We would like to take this opportunity to remind and/or clarify a few important policies and procedures in regards to the use of the George Mason Aquatics and Fitness Center facility. GMU will now b...
Dec 4, 2017 - WINTER BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE
WINTER BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE Monday, December 18 5:00-6:30 AM Senior Prep Group & Junior Gold-AM Group 1:00-2:45 PM Senior Group 5:30-6:45 PM Junior Gold-PM 5:30-6:30 PM HS/HS Plus Groups & Mi...
Nov 30, 2017 - GMU POLICY REVIEW
Nov 22, 2017 - PRACTICE CHANGE FOR TODAY, WEDNESDAY 11/22
SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR WEDNESDAY 11/22 Practices will be held between 3:00-5:00 PM tonight . Please review the schedule below. All of the 5:00 PM practices have been moved to 4:00 PM. If you a...
Nov 1, 2017 - NOVEMBER & THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
NOVEMBER & THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE Wednesday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 15 All regularly scheduled AM & PM practices will be held. Thursday, November 16 through Satu...
Oct 26, 2017 - HALLOWEEN PRACTICE SCHEDULE
HALLOWEEN PRACTICE CHANGES Happy Halloween everyone! Please review the following practice changes for Tuesday, 10/31. All regularly scheduled AM practices will be held . There will be a change in...
Oct 18, 2017 - USA SWIMMING NATIONAL SELECT CAMP
Oct 6, 2017 - MEET SCHEDULE THROUGH 2017
Sep 1, 2017 - VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS REQUIREMENT
VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS REQUIREMENT We are thankful for the large number of families that continually volunteer at our meets on a yearly basis. It takes a lot of volunteers to run our swim meets and ...
Aug 17, 2017 - Parent Orientation & Gear Pick Up
We will have our Parent Orientation Meeting and Gear Pick Up on Wednesday, August 30 fro m 6:30-8:30 PM in the Atrium at Centreville High School. If you are unable to make it that day, you ...
Jul 27, 2017 - INVOICE PAYMENT INFORMATION
Invoices are available to view online. Please review your invoice as soon as possible. This is our first season using the online billing system, and there may be some glitches. As a reminder, if yo...
Jun 4, 2017 - NEW SWIMMER TRYOUTS
NEW SWIMMER TRYOUTS Monday, June 5 (6:15 PM) Tuesday, June 6 ( 5:00 PM ) Wednesday, June 7 ( 6:15 PM ) Please email makoswimming@aol.com to sign up for a specific date and time.
May 25, 2017 - LONG COURSE SCHEDULE - SESSION 2
LONG COURSE SCHEDULE - SESSION 2 Senior Group - FINAL PRACTICE SCHEDULE June 12-23 Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30 AM @ Country Club Of Fairfax June 26-July 28 Monday-6:00-7:30 AM @ Fairfax Pool...
May 17, 2017 - TRAFFIC INFORMATION
Please read the following information regarding traffic and graduations that will start taking place this week and finish on Saturday . Mason eFiles Alert: Degree Celebrations and Commencement Parki...
May 1, 2017 - LONG COURSE SCHEDULE - SESSION 1
2017 Long Course Schedule (Session 1) May 8-June 9 @ GMU Senior Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30 AM @ GMU-LC Saturday 6:00-8:00 AM (May 13 & 20) @ GMU-LC Senior Prep Option 1 Monday/Tuesday...
Mar 29, 2017 - TRAFFIC UPDATES
Please review the following information from GMU, effective 3/30-4/18: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will visit EagleBank Arena from April 7 through April 16 . The circus will vacate Lo...
Mar 28, 2017 - AVAILABLE MAKO GEAR FOR NASA MEET
AVAILABLE MAKO GEAR FOR NASA MEET Coach Heather has the following colors/sizes/styles available in our team t-shirt for $15. Cash or check made out to Heather Haddock will be accepted. Please conta...
Mar 28, 2017 - SENIOR GROUP LONG COURSE SCHEDULE
The following is the Long Course Schedule for the Senior Group. The schedule for the rest of the Long Course swim groups will be available soon. SENIOR GROUP LONG COURSE SCHEDULE May 8-June 9 Mo...
Mar 26, 2017 - MAKO NATIONAL TEAM
MAKO NATIONAL TEAM These swimmers are attending either the NASA Junior National Cup (3/21-25) OR the NASA Age Group Showcase Classic (4/5-8) in Clearwater, FL! Congratulations and SWIM FAST MAKOS!...
Mar 26, 2017 - LAST DAY OF PRACTICE
LAST DAY OF PRACTICE The last day of regular season practice is Friday May 5th!!!!
Mar 6, 2017 - IMPORTANT JUNIOR OLYMPICS UPDATES
Feb 28, 2017 - PRACTICE CHANGE UPDATES
Please note the following upcoming PRACTICE CHANGES . Saturday, March 4 6:30-8:00 AM- Practices start 30 minutes later later due to Championship meets. The Mini Mako Developmental Group will have re...
Feb 27, 2017 - TYR Technical Suit Fitting
MAKO Gear Sale & TYR Tech Suit Fitting Representatives from TYR will be at the pool on Monday, February 27 - 5:00-6:00 PM to help our Championship Team Swimmers try on TYR Technical Suits. We woul...
Feb 4, 2017 - MAKO Qualifier Results
Congrats to everyone who swam in last Saturday's MAKO 14 & Under Qualifier! Results of the meet can be found by clicking HERE .
Feb 2, 2017 - SNOW QUALIFIER MEET UPDATES
Please read the following IMPORTANT UPDATES from the SNOW February Qualifier Meet Host: Final meet announcement with updated event numbers, psych sheet, and timeline are attached HERE All 11-12 ...
Feb 1, 2017 - NO HOT WATER ON 2/2
Please read the following message from GMU about the water temperature in the locker rooms. We will keep you updated when we receive more news. Some of you may have experienced frigid temperatures in...
Jan 30, 2017 - Pool Closes at 7pm on Tuesday 1/31
Unfortunately, due to a previoulsy scheduled GMU recreational event, the pool will be closed TOMORROW (Tuesday 1/31) at 7pm. Please review the revised schedule below. We are working with GMU to ensu...
Jan 13, 2017 - January Open Updates
JANUARY OPEN UPDATES Click HERE for important updates, the PSYCH Sheet and Estimated Timeline for the PVS January Open. POSITIVE CHECK-IN WILL CLOSE 30 MINUTES AFTER THE START OF WARM UPS. ALL EVEN...
Jan 11, 2017 - January Practice Changes
JANUARY PRACTICE UPDATES Due to next week's FCPS School Holidays, next week's Monday and Friday AM practices have been changed as stated below. All PM practices will remain unchanged. Please click ...
Jan 9, 2017 - February Qualifier Deadlines
FEBRUARY QUALIFIER DEADLINES Please note the deadlines for the upcoming February Qualifier Meets. If you have quesitons about WHAT strokes your swimmer should be selecting, please contact your COACH ...
Jan 4, 2017 - PVS Distance Meet Updates
PVS JANUARY DISTANCE MEET UPDATES Please click here to review updated information about this meet. Pay attention to the timeline as to when you should arrive at the pool. Here are additional instru...
Jan 4, 2017 - MAKO Winter Invite Updates
MAKO WINTER INVITATIONAL UPDATES Please click HERE to review important updates to the MAKO Winter Invite. Please note the following schedule changes for the meet as well as the Positive Check In T...
Jan 3, 2017 - Practice Change(s) for Wednesday, January 4th
Please see email below pertaining to an unexpected pool closure taking place tomorrow ( Wednesday ) which will impact all evening practices: Pool Closure for Wednesday, January 4th - Note: All r...
Dec 29, 2016 - January Practice Schedule & Winter Invitational Updates
January Practice Schedule & Winter Invitational Updates Practice Schedule Tuesday, January 3 through Friday, January 6 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held. Saturday, January...
Dec 16, 2016 - Practice Canceled on Saturday 12/17
With the report of ice and snow arriving early on Saturday morning, George Mason is canceling our 6am practice on Saturday December 17th in order to let the University treat sidewalks and parking lo...
Dec 15, 2016 - MAKO Winter Invitational Deadline
MAKO WINTER INVITATIONAL The deadline to choose your strokes for the MAKO Winter Invitational is TOMORROW!!! Click HERE to declare your intention and choose your strokes. Click HERE to volunteer o...
Nov 30, 2016 - December Practice Schedule
Due to the scheduled USA Swimming meets, the GMU college winter break, and the holiday season, we have several changes to our practice schedule. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. Dec...
Nov 30, 2016 - Senior, Senior Prep & Junior Gold Winter Break Practice Schedule
Senior, Senior Prep & Junior Gold Winter Break Practice Schedule Monday, December 19 & Tuesday, December 20 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held Wednesday, December 21 8:30-10...
Nov 28, 2016 - MAKO Holiday Invitational Timeline
MAKO HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL Click HERE to review the Meet Entry Report, Psych Sheet and Timeline for this meet. Please note - the warm ups and meet start times have CHANGED!! We are in need of ON D...
Nov 13, 2016 - The MAKO Flyer
Are you receiving The MAKO Flyer? Click HERE to make sure you are receiving the latest & greatest MAKO news!!!
Nov 10, 2016 - SWIM & ROCK UPDATES
SWIM & ROCK UPDATES Please click HERE to find the Warm Up Schedule, Psych Sheet, Estimated Timeline, and other important updates for Swim & Rock. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE MEET ANNOUNCMENT to determin...
Nov 8, 2016 - NOVEMBER OPEN UPDATES
NOVEMBER OPEN UPDATES Please click HERE to find the Psych Sheet, Estimated Timeline, and other important updates for the November Open. THERE WILL BE POSITIVE CHECK IN FOR ALL MORNING EVENTS!!!! ...
Nov 7, 2016 - EVENT AT GMU TONIGHT
See below for an important announcement from GMU about tonight's event with Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine. The event begins at 8:30pm and the doors open at 6pm. --...
Oct 31, 2016 - Friendship Mini Meet Updates
The Psych Sheet and Estimated Timeline are now posted for the Friendship Mini Meet. Please click HERE to read these important documents! ALSO - timers are needed!!!! Please click on the link below...
Oct 31, 2016 - Halloween Practice Schedule
Here is the practice schedule for Halloween. Have a Spooky Day!! Monday, October 31- Halloween All regularly scheduled AM practices will be held. Adjusted PM practice schedule: 5:30-6:15 PM - Jun...
Oct 12, 2016 - Practice Canceled on Saturday 10/15
Due to a collegiate meet at GMU, all practices are canceled in BOTH pools on Saturday, October 15th.
Oct 9, 2016 - SWIM MEETS THROUGH 2016
Oct 6, 2016 - Practice Updates 10/7 - 10/10
Friday, October 7 All regularly scheduled AM & PM practices will be held. Saturday, October 8 All regularly scheduled AM practices will be held. Monday, October 10 Adjusted AM practice schedule: 8...
Oct 5, 2016 - HEAVY TRAFFIC ON THURSDAY (10/6)
GMU has advised us to expect heavy traffic on and off campus for a concert at Eagle Bank Arena on THURSDAY, 10/6. The concert begins at 8pm and the doors open at 6:30pm. Traffic and parking will be ...
Oct 2, 2016 - Timers Needed For the October Open!
Timers are needed at the October Open. Please click on the link below to sign up and help out at this exciting meet! Make sure to put "MAKO" next to your name so our team gets credit for sending vol...
Sep 29, 2016 - Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Schedule
Please carefully review the MAKO Sechedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Changes have been made according to the GMU schedule. Wednesday, November 23 Regularly scheduled AM practices will b...
Sep 28, 2016 - 2016 Mako Fall Invitational - Additional Updates
Here is the tentative schedule for the 2016 Mako Fall Invitational. Please note that we are using Positive Check-in on the 200s in all sessions. Saturday, October 1 Session 1- 13 & Over Warm-up 11...
Sep 28, 2016 - PVS October Open Entries Posted
The entry deadline for the October Open has passed. The entry report is now posted on the event page . In the past, we have allowed late entries and changes in the entries after the meet entry deadl...
Sep 19, 2016 - 2016 Mako Fall Invitational - Entries Due TODAY!
Entries for the 2016 Mako Fall Invitational are due today 9/19. Please see the Draft Entry Report posted on the meet information page , to verify your swimmer's entries. You can make changes to you...
Sep 16, 2016 - FLASH - Traffic Alert Message From GMU
There was a gas leak earlier in the day on the GMU campus. The campus is now open and operating as usual. We will have regularly scheduled practices this evening, but expect heavy traffic. Please ...
Sep 14, 2016 - Who You Gonna Email?
If you have questions about your bill or Mako gear, email Coach Heather at makoswimming@aol.com . If you have a question for your swimmer's coach, check out the Coaches page to find your swimmer's ...
Sep 12, 2016 - Session 1 Has Started
The first morning practices are completed, and the first afternoon practices are today, September 12th. We will be distributing bag tags, parking passes and gear for those swimmers and parents who mis...
Sep 8, 2016 - MAKO Fall Invitational Start Times
Please note the following timeline for the MAKO Fall Invitaitonal. Due to a Collegiate Swim Meet at GMU, the meet will start later than usual on Saturday. Please make sure to check back frequently f...
Sep 7, 2016 - Bag Tags
Parents who wish to escort younger (10&Under) swimmers to the locker rooms and or pool deck MUST purchase a GMU bag tag prior to entering through the swimmers' entrance. Parents will need to proceed ...
Sep 7, 2016 - GMU Policies & Procedures
Here are some things to think about when visiting the George Mason Aquatic Center: The doors to the swimmer entrance will open 15 minutes before practice. There are to be NO drop offs or pick ups at ...
Aug 31, 2016 - Some Questions and Answers From the Gear Pickup
Thank you to everyone who turned out last night to pick up your swimmer's gear etc. We are sorry that we didn't have all of the suits, and some other pre-ordered items. We expect to have the suits b...
Aug 30, 2016 - Avoid OnDeck 4
We recommend that you do not "upgrade" to OnDeck 4 at this time. Please stick with OnDeck Parent. The new layout is nice, but OnDeck 4 requires a full internet connection to provide you with any fu...
Aug 25, 2016 - Gear Pick & New Parent Orientation
Get ready. The 2016-2017 season starts soon. Returning Families - Gear Pickup Tuesday August 30th 4:00 - 6:00 . New Families - Gear Pickup & New Family Orientation Tuesday August 30th 6:00 - 7:30 ....
Aug 25, 2016 - Equipment Needed for Your Swim Group
EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR EACH GROUP Mini Mako Dev., Mini Mako Blue & HS Prep / HS Groups - Fins & Kick Board Mini Mako Gold, Age Group & Junior Blue - Fins, Kick Board & Hand Paddles Junior Gold, SR Prep ...
Aug 23, 2016 - Swim Suit Reminder
If you haven't specified your swimmer's swimsuit size, please contact the Mako administrator ASAP by email at admin@makoswimming.net . Team suits are supposed to fit tight, since your swimmer should ...
Jul 18, 2016 - 2016 LC Age Group Champs - Updates
Notes: Parents are required to time ALL swimmers in the 400 meter events. Warm-Up Assignments Day Warm-Up Times 13-14 11-12 10 & Under Thursday 6:20 - 6:50 AM 11:10 - 11:35 AM 3:10 - 3:35 PM Friday 7:...
Jul 14, 2016 - 2016 LC Age Group Champs
Here are the changes to the timeline for LC Age Group Champs: Thursday 13-14 WarmUp 6:20-7:20am, Events 7:30am, End 11:04am 11-12 WarmUp 11:10-12:00pm, Events 12:10pm, End 2:35pm 10&U WarmUp 2:45-3...
Jul 10, 2016 - LC Senior & Junior Champs
We have posted the psych sheets and timelines for both Senior Champs and Junior Champs . Please also remember that we have to provide volunteers. When you sign up to volunteer, please remember t...
Jun 21, 2016 - 2016 PVS LC 2 Updates
We have posted copies of the psych sheet and timeline on the meet information page . Go Makos!
Jun 14, 2016 - Poseidon Last Chance Meet Updates
Tentative Timeline (all three days): 13 & Over Warmups: 6:30 - 7:30 AM Competition Starts: 8:00 AM Timer Assignments: Friday: Lane 2 Saturday: Lane 7 Sunday: Lane 8 NOTE: They will be using "Chase St...
Jun 1, 2016 - Fish LC Invitational Updates
Important Note: ALL events, except for the first event in each session, are positive check-in. Positive check-in will close 30 minutes before the start of each session. Coaches will not check-in ...
May 26, 2016 - 2015 - 2016 Mako Awards Winners
It was hard to hear the coaches during the awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, so here are the recipients. Most Improved Swimmer Mini Mako Developmental- Hannah Wong Mini Mako Blue- Rhyan Parker...
May 16, 2016 - New Swimmer Evaluations 5/23/2016
Evaluations for all new swimmers, and siblings of returning swimmers will be held on Monday, May 23 between 6:00-7:30 PM at the GMU Aquatics and Fitness Center. If you are interested in attending, ple...
May 13, 2016 - New Team Records at Derby Meet
Congratulations to our swimmers who set the following team records at the 2016 Long Course Derby meet on May 7th and 8th. 10&Under Girls Sophia Cloutier - 50 Meter Butterfly 34.03 & 100M Butterfly 1:...
May 7, 2016 - Congratulations Lexi Cuomo
Congratulations to Lexi Cuomo who qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials with a 1:00.87 as she won the Girls 13&Over 100 Butterfly. Lexi set the 15-16 Girls team record with her swim. We are all ve...
May 5, 2016 - Congratulations Mako Seniors
The Mason Mako Swim Team would like to congratulate our high school seniors, as they prepare to move on. Victoria Aung ? Mount St. Mary's Ally Bedell ? Franklin & Marshall Elise Bourdelais ? Univer...
May 1, 2016 - 2016 Derby Meet Update
From the Meet Director: Hopefully you are all getting excited for the 2016 FISH LC Derby! We have a total of 802 swimmers participating in the meet this year which means that we have had to make some...
Apr 14, 2016 - Tentative Summer Long Course Meets
May 7-8 Derby Meet @ GMU June 4-5 June LC Invitational @ GMU June 17-19 Poseidon Last Chance Meet @ Richmond, VA June 26 PVS LC Open 2 @ TBA June 26- July 3 Olympic Trials @ Omaha, NE July 14-17 LC Ju...
Apr 11, 2016 - Tentative Summer Long Course Schedule
TENTATIVE 2016 LONG COURSE SCHEDULE Senior Group SESSION 1: May 9-June 24 M/T/W/R/F (4:45-6:30 AM) Saturday, May 14, 21 & 28 (6:00-8:00 AM) SESSION 2: June 27-July 29 M/T/W/R/F (7:00-9:00 AM) Sen...
Apr 11, 2016 - Congratulations - All Met Swimmers!
Congratulations to our MAKO swimmers who received recognition by The Washington Post as All Met swimmers of the year for their successes at the 2016 Virginia High School State Championship Swim & Dive...
Apr 5, 2016 - Traffic Alert
The circus is at the Eagle Bank Arena (Patriot Center) from Wednesday the 6th of April until Sunday the 17th. Expect additional traffic delays and limited parking for the next two weeks, and please c...
Apr 4, 2016 - April Pool Closures
Tuesday, April 5 - AM Practices will NOT be held due to diagnostic testing in facitiy. All regularly scheduled PM practices will be held. Friday, April 8 - All regularly scheduled AM practices wil...
Mar 31, 2016 - Mako Update
Good Luck to our MAKO swimmers who are competing in the NASA Showcase Classic in Clearwater, FL on March 30-April 2! Faith Alston, Alex Aung, Luca Byrnes, Nicole Campbell, Sophia Cloutier, Kent Coddin...
Mar 18, 2016 - Mako Update
Good Luck to our 190 swimmers who are participating in our MAKO Spring Invitational this weekend at GMU! If you place in the top 16 in your event this weekend, please make sure you pick up your med...
Mar 10, 2016 - JO Sunday Reminder
Remember to Spring Forward on Sunday morning as Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday.
Mar 10, 2016 - JO Schedule Updates
Friday 8:30 AM: Positive check-in 400 IM & 800 Free Relay Age Group Warm-Ups Events 11-14 Year Olds 7:00-8:20 AM 8:30 AM 10 & Under 12:40-1:20 PM 1:30 PM Finals 5:00-5:50 PM 6:00 PM Saturday 8:30 AM: ...
Mar 7, 2016 - JO Updates
We have posted the Updated Psych Sheet and a Parking Map for the 2016 PVS 14 & Under JO Championship meet. At this time, we can't make any additional changes, but please let your swimmer's coach kn...
Mar 3, 2016 - Pool Closed for PVS Senior / Junior Championships
GMU- Pool Closure Thursday, March 3 GMU will close this afternoon for the PVS Junior and Senior Championship Swim Meet. Regularly scheduled PM practices will NOT be held. Friday, March 4 & Saturday,...
Feb 29, 2016 - Practice Schedule- Week of 2/29 - 3/5
Monday, February 29 All regularly scheduled PM practices will be held. Tuesday, March 1 Due to the FCPS closure we have moved our 5:00 AM practice to 9:00-10:30 AM for our Senior group and AM Senior P...
Feb 16, 2016 - Senior Team Practice -Tuesday 2/16
Due to the cancellation of practices yesterday, we are now having to move a few groups around so that other ones can come in tonight for make-up practices. The Senior group will have practice today ...
Feb 15, 2016 - AM Practices Cancelled for 2/16/2016
Due to the inclement weather tonight, and the icy road conditions predicted for tomorrow mornings commute, and for safety reasons, we have decided that it would in our/your be best interest to cancel ...
Feb 15, 2016 - Practices Cancelled 2/15/2016
GMU just notified us that the school is closed and therefore both AM and PM practices are canceled today.
Feb 12, 2016 - Practice Updates for 2/12 - 2/20 * UPDATED *
Good Luck MAKOS! We wish the best of luck to Rebecca Klanderman and Brooke Williams, who will be competing in the DAC High School Conference Championships held in Fredericksburg tomorrow. We also wish...
Feb 10, 2016 - Championship Team Dinner Deadline
If you or your swimmer has qualified for the 2016 Short Course Junior Championship meet, the 2016 Short Course Senior Championship meet or the 2016 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championship meet (J...
Feb 3, 2016 - GMU Policies and Procedures Reminder
The Assistant Director at the Aquatics Center has asked us to reminder the MAKO parents and swimmers that we only have access to the facility 15 minutes before the start of practice. She has also ask...
Feb 3, 2016 - Friday Practice Update for 2/5/2016
Due to the Fairfax County Public School closure, all of our regularly scheduled 4:45 AM, 5:00 AM & 5:15 AM morning practices have been moved to 11:15 AM-12:45 PM . All regularly schedule 5:30 PM & ...
Feb 1, 2016 - February Pool Closures
February Pool Closures February 18 All regularly scheduled AM practices will be held. NO PM Practices will be held due to the Virginia State High School Swimming Championships. February 19-20 NO AM ...
Feb 1, 2016 - SNOW Qualifier Updates
Updates from the meet director: All events 200 yards and above are positive check-in. Check-in will close at the following times for each session: Session 1 ? 11 & Over ? 8:20 AM (WU 8:10-9:00 AM, E -...
Jan 31, 2016 - Practice Update for 2/1
All Monday AM and PM practices will be held at their regular times. If this changes, we will post an update before 10:30 PM.
Jan 29, 2016 - Regular PM Practices 1/29/2016
Friday, January 29 All regularly scheduled PM practices will be held tonight. Saturday, January 30 Regularly scheduled 6:30 AM practices will be held. Senior Group- 7:00-8:00 AM Mini Mako Developmen...
Jan 28, 2016 - Emergency Communications Reminder
We try to use postings to the Mako website, emails and text messages in emergencies to update the parents and swimmers about pool closures and changes to the practice schedules. Please see the "Verify...
Jan 28, 2016 - Practice Update for Thursday PM
Parents and Swimmers, With the icy conditions after dark, we are going to go ahead and modify our practices for Thursday evening. Senior Prep will practice from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Age Group and Mini M...
Jan 27, 2016 - Practice Update 1/28 & 1/29 ** UPDATED **
Thursday, January 28 GMU will have a delayed opening due to inclement weather. Our regularly scheduled AM Senior and Senior Prep practices will be held from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM . Junior Gold will p...
Jan 27, 2016 - Oops! Sorry About That
Everyone, I apologize for the confusing reminders about the "Admin Use - Mako Qualifier", and the February Distance meet too. I forgot to turn off the automatic reminders as I had moved or copied eve...
Jan 26, 2016 - Practice Update for 1/27/2016 ** UPDATED **
Wednesday, January 27 GMU will be closed in the morning. No AM practices will be held. We will have an ADJUSTED PM Practice Schedule: Senior & Senior Prep Groups ? 5:30-7:00 PM Junior Gold & (All We...
Jan 21, 2016 - Practice Update 1/21 - 1/25
Due to the inclement weather, we will have an adjusted practice schedule for the remainder of the week. Thursday, January 21 Senior Prep Group 5:00-7:00 PM Senior & Junior Gold Groups 5:30-7:00 PM J...
Jan 21, 2016 - Meet Entry Deadlines and Reminders * UPDATED *
Entries are due Today for the SNOW February Qualifier on February 6th. Initial entries are due on Friday for the MAKO Qualifier on February 13th. Please enter now, and not at the deadlines, so t...
Jan 20, 2016 - Inclement Weather Update
From GMU: The University is monitoring the potential of incoming weather for this weekend. This storm does have the potential of canceling practices this weekend, (we) will be in touch with (team man...
Jan 12, 2016 - January Practice Updates ** UPDATED **
Here are the updated practice times for the rest of January. Please also remember to check the website for updates if the weather turns bad. Tuesday, January 12 through Thursday, January 14 All regula...
Jan 12, 2016 - 2016 January Open - Updates
Psych Sheet: We posted the Psych Sheet on the meet information page. Start Time Adjustments Saturday 11-12 Swimmers No Changes 9-10 Swimmers Warm-up: 11:30am Events: 12:20pm 13&Over Swimmers Warm-up: ...
Jan 4, 2016 - Mako Update
We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday season, and wish you all a Happy New Year! New Mako Record Congratulations to William Fletcher who lowered his team record in the 11-12 Boys 1,650 Freesty...
Dec 30, 2015 - January Open Entries Posted
We have posted the entry report for the 2016 January Open . If you need to scratch your swimmer or make a change to your swimmer's events, please email admin@makoswimming.net before 4:00 PM on Dece...
Dec 20, 2015 - 2016 January Open - Online Entries Now Ready
You can now enter your swimmer or swimmers in the 2016 January Open . We apologize for loading the wrong event file on Friday and the resulting delay. If Coach Mike has told your Senior Prep or Juni...
Dec 17, 2015 - Mako Winter Invitational Entries CLOSED
Entries are CLOSED for the 2016 Mako Winter Invitational meet on January 9th and 10th. We have posted the entry report. Please review the entry report to make sure your swimmer or swimmers are ent...
Dec 16, 2015 - Mako Winter Invitational Entries Due Today
Entries for the 2016 Mako Winter Invitational are due TODAY! If your swimmer wants to attend the meet and hasn't entered yet, please sign up before the end of the day to avoid the late entry fee....
Dec 15, 2015 - Mako Holiday Invtational Results
Here are the top finishers from the 2015 Mako Holiday Invitational. Check out the FAQ to find out how to see your swimmer's times and to find the "printed" meet results on the PVS web site. 8&Under...
Dec 9, 2015 - Mako Records - What a Weekend
With Makos swimming in three diferent meets last weekend, they turned in some great swims all over including setting the following individual and relay records. Individuals Blake Madsen - 8&Under Boys...
Dec 7, 2015 - December Practice Update
Monday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 9 We will have all regularly scheduled AM and PM practices. Thursday, December 10 We will have regularly scheduled 5:00-6:30 AM practices. Pool Closed ...
Dec 3, 2015 - Traffic Advisory - 12/3 and 12/8
Fairfax Campus Event Parking and Traffic Advisory December 3 and December 8, 2015 Starting today, December 3, expect heavy traffic on and off the Fairfax Campus for the DC101 Holiday Concert at Eagle ...
Dec 3, 2015 - Practice Updates 12/3 - 12/5
Practice Update Thursday, December 3 Senior Prep Group - There will be no dryland from 5:00-5:30 PM. Practice will be held from 5:30-6:30 PM. Junior Blue Group- Practice will be held from 5:30-6:30...
Dec 2, 2015 - Mako Holiday Invitational Update
Volunteers Needed: First and foremost, we need additional help to run the meet. With many of our parents off to Lancaster, PA or Chatham, VA for the two travel meets this weekend, we are short handed...
Dec 1, 2015 - Junior Blue Practice Change
Coach Mike will be out of town starting this Thursday, December 3 due to the Lancaster travel meet this weekend. The Junior Blue practice this Thursday, December 3 has been MOVED from 7:00-8:00 PM...
Nov 23, 2015 - Mako Holiday Invitational Entries
We have posted the entry report. Late entries will be accepted until COB on Tuesday 11/24. Please read the FAQ for information about late entries. Please email admin@makoswimming.net with your ...
Nov 23, 2015 - Swim & Rock Results
1st Place Finishers Luca Byrnes - 11-12 yr old 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast & 100 IM Kent Codding - 13-14 yr old 100 Fly Lexi Cuomo - 13-14 yr old 100 Fly, 50 Free & 100 Back Isabella Manzion...
Nov 18, 2015 - Swim & Rock Info - * UPDATED *
From the Swim & Rock Meet Director: Swim & Rock is almost here. (We have posted ) the timeline and psych sheets. I am still working on the warm up lanes and will send you this weekend. WE NEED TIME...
Nov 12, 2015 - Practice - 11/9/15 to 11/14/15 - UPDATED -
Practice Schedule 11/9-11/14 Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12 All regularly scheduled practices will be held. Friday, November 13 We will have all regularly schedule morning practice...
Nov 11, 2015 - November Open Update -- UPDAED --
We have posted the revised Psych Sheet and Timeline on the meet information page . We need to provide at least three timers per session on Saturday and Sunday. Please sign up to time , and rememb...
Nov 9, 2015 - Team Gear - Holiday Gear Orders
Personalized Caps, Car Magnets, Team Towels, Backpacks, Warm-ups and Parkas have arrived. If you have preordered any of this gear, please let Coach Heather know by 2:00 PM so that she can bring it to...
Nov 9, 2015 - November Mini Meet Results
Our Mini Makos had an amazing meet yesterday. Winning a bunch of events, an posting a ton of best times! 1st Place Finishers Ann Helms ? 6yr old 25 Free Anthony van de Graaff ? 6 yr old 25 Free Emi...
Nov 4, 2015 - Senior Practice Schedule - November & December
With high school tryouts starting next week, the coaches know that we will all be extremely busy for the next 4 months. Therefore, Coach Heather wanted to get out the holiday schedule as soon as poss...
Oct 28, 2015 - Traffic Alert
Danger Will Robinson! The Aquatic and Fitness Center director warned us that there is a political event on campus this evening, so expect delays in getting to practice this evening and the possibility...
Oct 28, 2015 - Practice Updates - November 2nd & 3rd
All Monday AM & PM practices will be held at the normal times. (Sorry, you can't sleep in.) Tuesday AM practice will be held from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM in lanes 9 - 12. (Yeah! You can sleep in (a little...
Oct 26, 2015 - Practice Updates - Halloween
Monday, October 26 through Thursday, October 29 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held. Friday, October 30 We will have all regularly schedule morning practices. Evening practices ...
Oct 26, 2015 - November Mini Meet Entries - CLOSED
Online Entries for the November Mini Meet are now closed. Please review your swimmer's events, and email the Mako Administrator if you need to make any changes or want to scratch your swimmer fro...
Oct 26, 2015 - Meet Entry Deadlines (Updated 10/28)
November Open - November 13-15 @ Cub Run (9&Overs in Junior Blue, Junior Gold & Senior Prep Groups) (Senior Group-Fri/Sat Only) Swimmers in Coach Matt's AM HS group can enter this meet. You need t...
Oct 22, 2015 - Swim & Rock Entries
The entry report for the Swim & Rock meet is posted , and the coaches are now reviewing the entries. We will update the entry report at COB after we get the coaches' approvals. Late entries will be ...
Oct 19, 2015 - Meet Entry Deadlines (Updated 10/23)
Entries for the Swim & Rock meet for 9 & Older swimmers were due on Wednesday the 21st. We have submitted the entries to the meet director, so Coach Heather will deduct a $20.00 late entry fee fo...
Oct 13, 2015 - Mako Update
Practice Update Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 16 All regularly schedule AM and PM practices will be held. Saturday, October 17 We will NOT have regularly schedule morning practices for ...
Oct 9, 2015 - Mako Fall Invitational Photos
The photos from the 2015 Mako Fall Invitational are now posted at CathySummers.com . Remember, CathySummers.com is a different domain, and your password is not synched with the Mako database. If thi...
Oct 7, 2015 - Practice Updates - Columbus Day Weekend
Friday, October 9 4:45-6:30 AM- Senior Group 5:00-6:30 AM- Senior Prep, Junior Gold & (Junior Blue-Friday PM only group) 5:15-6:30 AM- High School & High School Prep Groups There will be no 5:30 PM ...
Oct 1, 2015 - Thanksgiving Practice Schedule (11/23 - 11/28)
Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held. Wednesday, November 25 We will have all regularly scheduled AM practices. We will have an adjusted ...
Sep 28, 2015 - PVS October Open Entries Due Today 9/29
Entries for the PVS October Open are due today by 9 PM. We have to submit our entries to the meet director on Wednesday, so we will not be able to accept any late entries. All 9 year old and older ...
Sep 18, 2015 - 2015 Mako Fall Invitational - Entries Due Today!
Entries are due today, Friday September 18th, for next weekend's Mako Fall Invitational. All swimmers except for the Mini Mako Developmental and Senior groups, are encouraged to attend. We have po...
Sep 15, 2015 - Mako Fall Invitational Reminder
MAKO Fall Invitational, September 26-27 We will be hosting the first meet of the season next weekend. Read the Meet Announcement posted on the meet information page , and then click on the Attend/D...
Sep 14, 2015 - Session 1 Has Started!
PRACTICE STARTED TODAY We had our first morning practice this morning and it was an incredible success! A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS Please make sure you have your parking pass displayed in your car if yo...
Sep 9, 2015 - New Family Gear Pick-Up and Parent Orientation
PRACTICES BEGIN NEXT WEEK As a reminder, practices begin the week of September 14. RETURNING FAMILIES If you were unable to attend the gear pick up last week, you may pick up your gear anytime on Thur...
Jul 27, 2015 - Championship Meets Summary
PVS LC Championship Results Top Scoring Finalists @ Senior Champs Rachel Anderson - 400 IM 21st & 100 Fly 23st Elise Bourdelais - 200 Fly 21st Lexi Cuomo - 100 Fly 4th, 100 Back 14th & 100 Free 15th A...
Jul 13, 2015 - 14 & Under Long Course Championships
Warm Ups: Once again this meet is very large. Warm-ups for the 11-14 age group has been split into 3 sessions (25 min each), the 10&U session has been broken into 2 sessions (20 min each). Only the 8 ...
Jun 25, 2015 - PVS LC 2 Urgent Update
As you may have heard, the Fairland pool is still closed so PVS can not use that facility to run one site of the LC 2 meet. PVS has exhausted all other possible pools so they are down to two sites......
Jun 17, 2015 - PV LC Age Group II Entries
The Entry Report has been posted . We will accept changes and late entries until COB today, June 17th. Please email the admin with your changes or late entry requests.
Jun 10, 2015 - Registration Update 6/10/2015
All groups are rapidly filling up or have filled in some case as listed below. Please remember to check the News and the Swim Groups page to see whether a practice group is filling or full, since...
Jun 8, 2015 - PVS LC 2 Entries Due Next Monday
The entry deadline for the PVS LC II Meet is now June 15th, so you can adjust your swimmer's events based upon the PVS LC I meet on Sunday June 14th.
Jun 1, 2015 - Registration Update
2015-2016 Registration Update As of Saturday May 30th, there are 300 returning registered MAKO swimmers, and 18 new swimmers to welcome to our team! If you are planning on registering for next seaso...
Jun 1, 2015 - Website Access
On June 1, we changed all existing Mako website accounts to inactive. Parents of swimmers who are training during our Long Course season and those who have already registered for the upcoming 2015-201...
May 26, 2015 - Registration Updates
2015-2016 Registration Update Coach Heather has processed all of the registrations that have been mailed, or were given to her at the party on Wednesday evening. The groups below are either now full, ...
May 26, 2015 - 2014 - 2015 Mako Award Winners
For those of you who could not be in multiple places at once during the awards ceremonies at the End of Season Party, here is the complete list of winners. 2014-2015 Awards Most Valuable Swimmer Mini ...
May 26, 2015 - New Swimmer Evaluations
After receiving over 40 registrations this past weekend, many groups are full, or are filling quickly. With our Mini Mako programs nearly full, we have decided to hold a short evaluation for all sibl...
May 22, 2015 - Memorial Day Practice Schedule
Monday, May 25- MEMORIAL DAY 6:15-8:00 AM Senior & Senior Prep Groups (Coach Peter-Lanes 4-7) 8:00-9:30 AM Junior Gold AM & PM Groups (Coach Matt- Lanes 1-3) 7:00-8:00 PM Junior Blue Group (Coaches Co...
May 19, 2015 - Arena Pro Swim Results
Mako Senior Swimmers Amanda Kendall and Sean Fletcher swam in the Arena Pro Swim meet in Charlotte last weekend, and they posted some great results as you might have seen in the Washington Post artic...
May 14, 2015 - End of Season Party - Help Needed!!
Help! We still need volunteers to grill the burgers and hot dogs, help clean-up and check the swimmers in as they arrive. We also still need some contributions of food and drinks. Please Sign Up ...
May 8, 2015 - Updated Long Course Practice Schedule * UDATED *
Please review the LC schedule for Session 1. Please note that some of the practice times may have slightly changed from my original email. These changes were made by GMU due to their scheduled program...
May 4, 2015 - Registration Form Update
Registration for the 2015 -2016 season is underway. Returning families can sign up now. New families can submit their forms for consideration starting on May 21. The 2015 - 2016 Registration Form ...
May 1, 2015 - Registration Form Update
In some cases, you may have received an email from Coach Heather recommending your swimmer for a specific group next year, and the Option number on the form doesn't match the Option suggested by the c...
May 1, 2015 - Mako Update - May 1, 2015 * UPDATED *
Upcoming Pool Closure Saturday, May 2 GMU Closed due to USA Swim Meet - NO AM Practices in Comp or Rec Pool will be held Adjusted Practice Schedule The pool will be set up for long course training (...
Apr 22, 2015 - May Practice Update
Saturday, May 2 - GMU Closed- NO AM Practices in Comp or Rec Pool will be held. During our last week of practice, the pool will be set up for long course; 8 lanes-50 meters. Due to this change, w...
Apr 22, 2015 - Reminders - 2015-2016 Registration & End of Season Party
2015-2016 Registration Reminder You will receive an email, with a group recommendation for your swimmer/s placement for the 2015-2016 season no later than May 1. Once the registration form is posted o...
Apr 10, 2015 - April Pool Closures
April Practice Schedule and Pool Closures April 6-9 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held. Friday, April 10 We will have regularly scheduled 4:45 AM practices. GMU will be closed ...
Apr 7, 2015 - Mako Updates
NASA Showcase Classic Meet Good Luck to our swimmers who are competing in the NASA Showcase Classic in Clearwater, FL on April 8-11: Faith Alston, Luca Byrnes, Kent Codding, Lexi Cuomo, PJ D'Alessandr...
Mar 27, 2015 - More Records Fall at Junior National Cup Championship
Last night Lexi Cuomo lowered her team records for 13-14 Girls in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly. Lexi was 4th in the 50 Freestyle with a 27.02. Lexi was 9th in the 100 Butterfly with a 1:02.65 ...
Mar 27, 2015 - Mako Updates - Spring invitational
MAKO Spring Invitational- Shark Award Winners Congratulations......Way to go MAKOS! 8&Unders Riley Miller- 2nd Matthew Murphy- 3rd Skylar Small- 4th Julia Parker- 5th Payton Hoffman- 8th 9-10yr ol...
Mar 26, 2015 - First Records Fall at Junior National Championship Cup
Congratulations to Lexi Cuomo who placed 6th in the 50 Butterfly and 22nd in the 100 Backstroke last night at the Junior National Championship Cup meet. Lexi lowered her team record in the 13-14 Girl...
Mar 24, 2015 - Record Breaking JOs
An overdue congratulations to the following Makos who set new team records or lowered their existing records at the 2015 PVS Short Course Junior Olympic Championship meet. Individual Records Katherine...
Mar 24, 2015 - Spring Break - No Practices
The Makos will not be practicing during Fairfax County Schools Spring Break - March 28th to April 4th. Practices will resume on Monday April 6th. The 4:45 AM practice will be held at 10:00 AM on Mo...
Mar 13, 2015 - AM Practice Update for Monday March 16th
AM Practice will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday March 16th since there is the Fairfax County Schools' Student Holiday. The AM Senior Prep practice is cancelled, and those Senior Prep swim...
Mar 10, 2015 - Mako Spring Invitational Updates
The timeline has been posted. See the updated schedule below. We still need additional volunteers including: Head timer - All sessions except Saturday afternoon! Marshal - 13 & Over sessions on Satu...
Mar 9, 2015 - Senior Champs / Junior Champs Records and More
Congratulations to these Makos who set new records or lowered their own records at last weekend's PVS Short Course Senior or Junior Championships Event Swimmer Time Female 15-18 1650 Free Female Open ...
Mar 5, 2015 - Senior / Junior Champs Update
This is the new schedule for Friday, March 6 Distance Events originality scheduled for Thursday (Junior & Senior Champs) Warm-up: 10:30 - 11:20 AM Events Start: 11:30 AM Positive check-in for all even...
Mar 5, 2015 - Pool Closed for Swim Meet
The GMU Aquatic and Fitness Center will be closed for the PVS Senior and Junior Championship meets on Thursday through Sunday. We will not have any practices during that time. Normal practices resume...
Mar 2, 2015 - Championship Team Dinner - Update
Due to Fairfax County School closure, we have relocated the Championship Team Dinner to the Little Rocky Run Rec Center 2 (the Stingray's pool) at 6201 Sandstone Way, Clifton, VA. Dinner is at 7 and ...
Feb 27, 2015 - Mako Spring Invitational Update
The entry report for the Mako Spring Invitational has been posted . Please note that we have not approved 200 yard events where the swimmer doesn't have a time in the event as per the meet announcem...
Feb 26, 2015 - Mako Spring Invitational Entries Due Today
Entries are due today for the Mako Spring Invitational . Please click here to enter your swimmer if you haven't done so already. Please remember to sign up to volunteer at the meet or to contri...
Feb 19, 2015 - AM Practice Update for Friday 2/20/2015
The 4:445 AM practice on Friday February 20th, is moved to 8:30 AM due to the Fairfax County School closure. All AM practice groups will practice from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. All Friday PM practices will b...
Feb 18, 2015 - Senior Champ / Junior Champ Entries CLOSED
Entries are closed and the entry reports posted for the 2015 PVS Senior Championships and the Junior Championships meets. Late entries will be accepted until 9 PM on Sunday February 22nd. Please ...
Feb 17, 2015 - Pool Closed No 4:45 AM Practice 2/18/2015
The 4:45 AM Practice on Wednesday February 18th is canceled. IFF, Fairafx County Schools are closed on Wednesday, the Senior and Senior Prep groups will practice from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. All other sw...
Feb 17, 2015 - Pool Closed - No Practice Tuesday Night
GMU just informed Coach Heather that the pool will be closed this evening and all practices are canceled. We will post an update when Coach Heather hears from GMU regarding Wednesday AM practices. Tha...
Feb 16, 2015 - * FLASH * Pool Closed - No PM Practice
The GMU Aquatic and Fitness Center is closed, and all afternoon practices are cancelled for tonight, Monday February 16th. Stay Safe
Feb 15, 2015 - AM Practice Update - 2/16
Due to the holiday on Monday, Feb 16, our morning practice will be held later in the morning. Practice will be held from 10:00-11:30 AM instead of at 4:45 AM. Enjoy sleeping in! All afternoon practic...
Feb 12, 2015 - Letter from GMU to All Swim Teams
MAKOS- Coach Heather sent an email yesterday with a letter she received from George Mason University. The letter is posted in our Documents folder. The first part of the letter addresses the pro...
Feb 12, 2015 - Senior Champ / Junior Champ Entries Due Tuesday
Entries are due on Wednesday February 18th for the PVS Short Course Senior Championship and Junior Championship meets. These meets are for 13 & Older swimmers who have qualified. 14 & Under swim...
Feb 12, 2015 - Championship Team Dinner Reminder
Monday is the deadline for swimmers to commit to attending the Championship Team Dinner . Please signup now if you haven't done so already for your swimmer or swimmers. Please contact the website a...
Feb 10, 2015 - 2015 PM Qualifier Updates
The psych sheet and timeline have been posted . All events 200 and longer will be positive check-in. The 50 and 100 yard events have been pre-seeded. (See the FAQ if you have questions about pos...
Feb 10, 2015 - Team Gear Sale!
TEAM GEAR SALE- IN-STOCK ITEMS ONLY- CASH ONLY MAKO Team Parka ? Originally $150 NOW $100 Available Sizes: Youth Medium- 4, Adult Small-1, Adult Medium- 1 NIKE Technical RACING SUITS Female Neck t...
Feb 8, 2015 - Congratulations High School Championship Swimmers
The Makos turned in some great swims at the Virgina 6A North Region Championships this weekend. Our biggest congratulations go to Maggie Deppe-Walker who tied the 15-16 and Open Girls records for 1...
Feb 4, 2015 - Senior Practice Time Change
The Senior Group practice moves back to Thursday afternoons starting 2/5/2015. There is no dry land training this Thursday, so practice starts at 5:30 PM. Dry land training resumes on Thursday Febru...
Feb 2, 2015 - February Mini Meet Updates
Please signup to time during the meet, and please remember to put "MAKO" in the comments section when you signup. Please double check your swimmer's events in the psych sheet, and please read the es...
Jan 30, 2015 - PM Qualifer Entries Posted
Our entries for the PM Qualifier have been posted. Online entries are now closed. Please email change requests to admin@makoswimming.net before COB. Late entries might be accepted. Please read ...
Jan 29, 2015 - AM Practice Update - 1/30 & 2/2
Morning Makos- With the closure of Fairfax County Schools on Friday January 30th & Monday, February 2nd, we are adjusting our morning practice schedule from 4:45-6:15 AM to 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. Please ...
Jan 27, 2015 - PM Qualifier Entries Due Today!
Entries are due on Thursday for the PM Qualifier . Please read Coach Mike's blog and talk to your swimmer about what events your swimmer should enter or whether your swimmer should skip the meet i...
Jan 26, 2015 - Practice Update
Due to the inclement weather, we will have an adjusted practice schedule this evening (1/26/2015). 5:30-6:30 PM ? Mini Mako Gold, Mini Mako Blue, Junior Gold and Senior Prep Groups 6:30-7:30 PM ?...
Jan 23, 2015 - Entry Reports Posted for Snow Qualifier and Friendship Mini Meets
Entries are now closed for the SNOW Qualifier (2/7) and the Friendship Mini Meet (2/8). We have posted the entry reports. Please review the entry reports and report any errors to admin@makoswimm...
Jan 22, 2015 - Meet Entries Due Today! (1/22/15)
Entries are due for the following meets: Meet Name Meet Date Entry Deadline Swimmers Sign Up Upcoming Meets SNOW / MAKO February Qualifier 2/7 1/22 All swimmers 9 & Older except Senior Attend / Decli...
Jan 20, 2015 - Matthew Hartshorn Breaks 500 Freestyle Record
Congratulations to Junior Gold swimmer Matthew Hartshorn who broke the team record in the 9-10 Boys 500 Freestyle with a 6:02.98 at the 2015 PVS January Open.
Jan 16, 2015 - Monday Morning Practice Change
Due to the Fairfax County School Holiday, all Monday Morning practices will start at 11:00 AM. All Monday PM practices will be at their normal times.
Jan 8, 2015 - Mako Winter Invitational Update - * UPDATED *
Makos- Thank you so much for volunteering at our meet! Coach Heather appreciates everyone coming together as a team to support the meet. Similar to our Holiday Invitational, we have over 1,100 partic...
Jan 6, 2015 - * FLASH * Pool Closed * UPDATED - 7:40PM*
Due to the inclement weather, the GMU Aquatics and Fitness Center is closed today, Tuesday January 6th, and therefore, they have canceled all evening practices. Wednesday morning practice canceled. As...
Dec 29, 2014 - January Open Entries Posted
The entries for the 2015 Janurary Open meet have been posted on the meet information page . Email admin@makoswimming.net with any change or scratch requests before 5:00 PM on Tuesday December 30th...
Dec 19, 2014 - December Pool Closures / Holiday Practice Schedule
Holiday Practice Schedule Here is the adjusted holiday practice schedule for the next two weeks. Please note that we will NOT hold any regularly scheduled evening practices. Day / Time Groups Monday...
Dec 15, 2014 - Mako Winter Invitational Entries Due Today!
Please sign up to volunteer at the meet or to contribute to the Hospitality room , and then sign up your swimmer or swimmers for the Mako Winter Invitational. The signup deadlines to volunteer and...
Dec 9, 2014 - Mako Team Gear for the Holidays
Coach Heather has received a bunch of emails about team gear, as many parents are looking to do some last minute holiday shopping! Here are the items that are IN STOCK, and Coach Heather hopes tha...
Dec 9, 2014 - Diplomat Holiday Classic Updates
The timeline and psych sheet have been posted on the meet information page . DOORS...will open approximately 6am each day...give or take a few minutes. Warm ups...The Makos will be in the early warmu...
Dec 8, 2014 - Congratulations to Sean Fletcher
We'd like to congratulate Sean Fletcher for his amazing performances this past week at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Greensboro, NC! Sean placed 3rd in the 100 Fly with a time of 45...
Dec 6, 2014 - Mako Holiday Invitational - Sunday Updates
Due to the large number of "No Shows" in the 13&Over Session from all the teams today, the coaches and officials have decided that we will have positive check-in for ALL 13&Over events in Session 6 ...
Nov 29, 2014 - Mako Holiday Invitational - Updates
Volunteers We still need additional volunteers. Please sign up now if you haven't already done so. If you have signed-up, please remember that the times listed below take precedence over the times...
Nov 26, 2014 - Thanksgiving Practice Schedule * UPDATED *
Wednesday, November 26 We will have regularly scheduled morning practice from 4:45-6:15 AM. We will have an adjusted PM practice schedule due to the holiday. Adjusted Practice Times: Please Drive Car...
Nov 25, 2014 - Swim & Rock Abbreviated Wrap Up
The Makos had a great meet last weekend. Some of the highligts include: Over 700 best times. Over a dozen swimmers either qualified for the Lancaster travel meet on December 12th - 14th or qualified ...
Nov 24, 2014 - Mako Holiday Invitational - Entries * Updated *
The entries for the Mako Holiday Invitational have been posted. Please review the entry report, and report any errors to admin@makoswimming.net . Please note, that your swimmer's entries have no...
Nov 18, 2014 - Swim & Rock Food Drive
SDS is holding a food drive as part of this weekend's meet. Please take a moment to read the flyer and contribute.
Nov 17, 2014 - Mako Holiday Invitational - Reminders
Entries for the 2014 Mako Holiday Invitational are due tomorrow! Remember, you need to select your swimmer's events in addition to selecting "Yes" that your swimmer will attend. You also need to ...
Nov 13, 2014 - Swim & Rock Updates
Please review the information posted on the Swim & Rock meet page and the following notes: FINALS on Saturday will start at 6:30 with warm-ups from 5:30 to 6:15. Fairfax County and OakMarr Rec Ctr...
Nov 10, 2014 - November Pool Closure Updates
Thursday, November 20 NO PM Practices will be held due to GMU collegiate swim meet. You will be allowed to make-up this practice on either Monday, November 17 or Wednesday, November 19. Age Group: Mon...
Nov 6, 2014 - Swim & Rock Meet Entries Posted
We have posted the meet director's report for our final entries in the Swim & Rock meet . If you see any errors in your swimmer's or swimmers' entries or if you need to scratch your swimmer(s), plea...
Nov 5, 2014 - Swim & Rock Meet Entries Posted
Entries for the Swim & Rock meet are CLOSED . Please check the entry report, and email any corrections to admin@makoswimming.net before 4 PM today. If your swimmer is missing from the entry repo...
Nov 5, 2014 - Holiday Gifts for Your Swimmers
Personalized Caps Coach Heather will place a FINAL ORDER for personalized swim caps for the fall/winter session at the end of the week. If you would like to place an order, please send her an email s...
Oct 31, 2014 - Practice Updates 10/31 - 11/4
Friday October 31st - NO PM Practices. Saturday November 1st - NO AM Practices in Competition Pool Mini Mako Developmental will practice in the Rec Pool Monday November 3rd - All Practices at Normal...
Oct 29, 2014 - OCCS Tri Meet Updates
Timers are needed for all sessions. Please sign up to help with the timing when you arrive. The Psych sheet and timeline are posted on the meet information page . Location: Warrenton Aquatic & Recre...
Oct 22, 2014 - Records Fall & Other Updates
New Team Records Set Angelina Sagaow - 8&Under Girls 25 Fly 16.08 & 50 Fly 36.26 Matthew Hartshorn - 9-10 Boys 200 Breaststroke 2:51.51 Peter Makin - 11-12 Boys 50 Breast 31.41 & 200 IM 2:14.93 Way...
Oct 20, 2014 - Meet Entry Deadlines
Meet entries are due for the following meets. Meet Name Entries Due Date(s) Location Participating Groups / Swimmers 400 IM / 200 Fly 10/20 10/25 GMU Junior Gold & Senior Prep Only Friendship Mini M...
Oct 20, 2014 - 2015 Championship Meet Qualifying Times
PVS has posted the qualifying times for the 2015 Short Course Yards championship meets, and you can find a copy in the Documents folder.
Oct 12, 2014 - Columbus Day Practices
Monday morning practices at 8:30. Monday afternoon practices at their normal times.
Oct 8, 2014 - Mako Fall Invitational Update
As a reminder, we will be accepting non perishable donations for our hospitality room tonight, Wednesday, October 8 and tomorrow, night, Thursday, October 9 from 5:30-7:00 PM. If these dates and time...
Oct 1, 2014 - Mako Fall Invitational Update
We have 324 MAKO swimmers competing in our first meet of the season next weekend, which is a new team record! Way to go MAKOS! However, due to the small total number of entries, Coach Heather had to m...
Sep 30, 2014 - Meet Entrie Due Today!
Entries for the 2014 Mako Fall Invitational and the 2014 PVS October Open are due today. Entries for the OCCS Meet in Warrenton are now not due until mid October. We will not be accepting late...
Sep 29, 2014 - Meet Entries Due Tuesday! * UPDATED *
Entries for the following meets are due. Please indicate whether your swimmer will or will not be attending these meets (if applicable), and please remember to select your swimmer's events if they wi...
Sep 19, 2014 - Meet Sign-Up Reminders
Please remember to select your swimmer's events after you select "Yes, please sign [your swimmer] up for this event". Please remember to click on the "Save Changes" button after selecting your swimmer...
Sep 15, 2014 - Mako Updates
First Week of Practice We successfully made it through the first week of practice....way to go MAKOS! Please keep in mind that the coaches will use the first few weeks of practice to access each swimm...
Sep 4, 2014 - Gear Pickup and Coaches Meetings for New Families Today!
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGS & GEAR PICK-UP The MAKO coaching staff will hold orientation meetings for NEW PARENTS , on Thursday, September 4 at the GMU Aquatics and Fitness Center. We will hold ...
Sep 3, 2014 - Session 1 Starts on Monday
As a reminder, all practices start on the week of September 8th. If you were unable to pick up your team gear last week, you will be able to pick it up on Thursday, September 4 between 5:30-7:00 PM ( ...
Aug 25, 2014 - Gear Pickup for Returning Swimmers / Families Today
Returning swimmers and their families should pick up your parking passes, bag tags and gear this evening at George Mason University's Aquatic and Fitness Center. Look for the tables set up in the area...
Aug 5, 2014 - Gear Pick Up Days / Coaches' Meetings
To make it easier to distribute gear and for the swimmers and parents to meet the coaches, we will have two separate evenings at GMU for gear pick up and coaches' meetings. Returning swimmers and the...
Aug 3, 2014 - Important Practice Change for High School Prep
GMU just notified Coach Heather that they have had to restructure some of their programs in the competition pool, which in turn has led to a schedule change in our practice times for our High School ...
Aug 3, 2014 - Important Practice Change for Age Group
GMU just notified Coach Heather that they have had to restructure some of their programs in the competition pool, which in turn has led to a schedule change in our practice times for our Age Group pro...
Jul 28, 2014 - Mako Office Closed
The Mako Office is closed until August 3rd. Coach Heather will not be able to respond to your emails or phone calls until that time.
Jul 23, 2014 - Mako Update
ANOTHER TEAM RECORD IS SET Congratulations to Ally Bedell for setting a new team record in the 15-16 yr old 1,500 M Freestyle with a time of 19:52.88 at the PVS Long Course Junior Championship Meet!...
Jul 9, 2014 - Registration Updates *** Updated 7/9 ***
Coach Heather has been busily processing the registration forms for returning and new swimmers, and many groups or practices are or will soon be full. Please see availability below. Mini Mako Develop...
Jul 7, 2014 - Mako Updates
GOOD LUCK MAKOS The following swimmers will be competing in the PVS LC Age Group Championships held at the University Of Maryland on July 10-13. Alex Aung, Jessica Boalick, Kyle Cassidy, Marcelo Coray...
Jul 6, 2014 - New Swimmer Evaluations ** Updated 7/6 **
New Swimmer Evaluations for our 2014-2015 season will be held on Monday, July 14 from 7:00-7:30 AM at Lakeview summer pool, located at 5352 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax, 22032. Please email makoswimm...
Jun 11, 2014 - PV LC Open Updates
Please read the notes below and check out the posted timeline and psych sheet. Session Start Times Session Warm-ups Events 13 & OVER 6:00 - 7:10AM 7:20AM 11-12 1:50 - 2:40 PM 2:45PM 10 & UNDER 6:10 ...
Jun 4, 2014 - Registration Updates
The registrations keep pouring in, and we have filled the following groups / practice times. Age Group Option 2 is now FULL Junior Blue Option 2 is now FULL. Option 3 was already FULL. Senior Pre...
Jun 2, 2014 - Summer Session 1-Schedule & Practice Locations (June 2-25)
As a reminder, GMU closed for repairs yesterday. Starting today, Monday, June 2, we will be training at alternative facilities for the rest of the summer. Please see below locations and times for the ...
Jun 2, 2014 - Records Fall at Maryland LC Champs
Congratulations to Michael Zhang , Peter Makin and Noah Carpenter who set or lowered team records at the Maryland Long Course Championships meet last weekend. Michael Zhang set records in the 9-...
May 29, 2014 - Maryland Champs Updates
Parents and Swimmers, All events are positive check-in at this weekend's Maryland LC Champs. THE SWIMMER MUST CHECK-IN THEMSELVES. Coaches Peter and Austin will not be doing this for the swimmers. ...
May 27, 2014 - New Swimmer Evaluations ** Updated 5/27 **
Due to the volume of interest in all of our programs, we have decided to hold evaluations for all new members at the George Mason Aquatics and Fitness Center (4400 University Boulevard, Fairfax, Virgi...
May 27, 2014 - Practice Updates
All practices are at GMU this week. The GMU pool closes on June 1st, and practices will move to the alternate locations starting next Monday June 2nd. Session 1 SENIOR Group June 2-25 @ Country Club ...
May 24, 2014 - Website Account Access ** Updated **
Today, we changed your Mako website accounts to Inactive. Parents of swimmers who are training during our Long Course season and those who have already registered for the upcoming 2014-2015 season hav...
May 22, 2014 - Groups Filling Up ** Updated 5/22/2014**
2014 - 2015 Season Registration Update: FULL - Junior Blue (T/R 7:00-8:00 PM) Nearly Full - Mini Mako Gold - (11 spots left) Junior Blue - M / W 6:45 PM (8 spots left) Junior Blue - M 7:00 PM / ...
May 15, 2014 - Website Account Access Update
On May 23rd, we will change your Mako website account to inactive. Swimmers who are training during our Long Course season and those who have already registered for the upcoming 2014-2015 season may o...
May 4, 2014 - Registration for 2014-2015 Season
Returning families can now register for the 2014-2015 season. Coach Heather has emailed the coaches' recommendation for your swimmer's or swimmers' groups(s) for next season and the registration form...
May 1, 2014 - SNOW LC Meet Updates (Updated)
For the 13 and over sessions (both Saturday and Sunday) all events 200m and longer will be positive check in. All positive check in events will be due 45 minutes prior to the event start time. Lis...
Apr 28, 2014 - Mako End of Season Party
Coach Heather has extended the deadline to 9 PM tonight, April 28th, so please click here and take a moment to indicated "Yes" or "No" for whether your swimmer will be attending. If your answer is ...
Apr 11, 2014 - Mako Update
Monday, April 14 through Saturday, April 19- Spring Break No AM or PM practices will be held during this week. This is a break that has been built into our season, and has been posted on our team cale...
Mar 16, 2014 - Morning Practices Canceled 3/17/2014
Morning practices are canceled due to the winter weather. Please check the web site later on Monday to learn whether we will be holding the PM practices. Thank you, Cathy Summers Mason Makos Website A...
Mar 11, 2014 - Mako Spring Invitational Schedule Updates
ADJUSTED MEET SCHEDULE Please review the adjusted meet schedule and the positive check-in times below. Saturday, March 22 Session 1- 10 & Under Timed Finals Warm-up: 7:00- 7:35 AM Events: 7:40 AM Sess...
Mar 4, 2014 - March Practice Schedule (UPDATED)
Tuesday, March 4 & Wednesday, March 5 All regularly scheduled AM and PM practices will be held. Thursday, March 6 5:15-6:15 AM - SR, SR Prep, HS, JR Gold & any Junior Olympic Qualifiers @ GMU GMU Cl...
Feb 27, 2014 - Spring Invitational Entries Posted
The entries for the 2014 Mako Spring Invitational have been posted. Please review the entry report and email admin@makoswimming.net with any changes before COB Friday February 28th. Late entries ...
Nov 27, 2013 - Please Update Your Email Addresses
Parents, We have had several of you contact us to report that they have missed some emails or that their email addresses have changed. As we go through the next few weeks and months, a lot will be hap...
Nov 11, 2013 - Mako Update
OCCS/MAKO Dual Meet Pentathlon Results Congratulations to the MAKO swimmers who placed Top 10 in Pentathlon at the OCCS/MAKO Dual Meet! 8&unders: Angelina Sagaow - 2nd, Caroline Murphy - 3rd, Ashton...
Oct 21, 2013 - Mako Update
College Bound MAKO Swimmers Congratulations to our Seniors who have just verbally committed to compete at the collegiate level in the fall of 2014! Logan Coulson Moore - University of Tennessee Rache...
Aug 26, 2013 - Mako Car Wash Fundraiser - A Success
Thank you to all the swimmers who came out to wash cars last Sunday, and a very large thank you to all who stopped by and had the swimmers wash your cars. The swimmers had a lot of fun, and they rais...
Aug 11, 2013 - Long Course Zones - Day 4:
Elena Summers had a personal best 29.07 and tied for 25th in the 13-14 50 Freestyle. Congratulations to Theresa Boyd , Lexi Cuomo , Elena and Julia Young for some great swims at Zones.
Aug 10, 2013 - Long Course Zones - Day 3:
Julia Young was the top finisher for the three Makos in the 11-12 50 Backstroke placing 18th. Lexi Cuomo was 36th, and Theresa Boyd was 50th. All three were within a second of their best times. C...
Aug 9, 2013 - Long Course Zones - Day 2:
Congratulations to Lexi Cuomo who made Finals in the 11-12 Girls 50 Butterfly and lowered her team record to 30.85. Congratulations also to Julia Young , who also lowered her team record with a 1:1...
Aug 8, 2013 - Zones - Day 1:
Elena Summers placed 35th in the 100 Freestyle moving up 5 places. She also competed in the 100 Breaststroke, and in the 13-14 Girls 400 Freestyle Relay which placed 13th and moved up 2 spots. Alexa ...
Aug 7, 2013 - Invoices for Swimming Dues & Program Availability
As a reminder, invoices were sent out via email last week and are due in 1 week, no later than Wednesday, August 14. Billing is not done through the website, but rather from our team bookkeeper, so i...
Jul 30, 2013 - Congratulations to Summer League All Stars
Good Luck Coach Heather wants to wish good luck to all of our MAKO swimmers who have qualified as competitors and/or as alternates for the summer league All -Star Championship meets this upcoming week...
Jul 29, 2013 - Congratulations to Makos Long Course Championships Swimmers
Coach Heather and the Mako coaches would like to congratulate our MAKO swimmers who participated in the Potomac Valley Championship meets. PVS Long Course Age Group Championships: Philip Beima, Caitli...
Apr 25, 2013 - Verifying Your Email Address
We have received several questions about how parents verify their email addresses. If you login to this website and go to My Account, your screen should look like this: If the "Verified" box is check...
Apr 10, 2013 - Mako Spring Invitational Wrap-up
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed this past weekend. Our team had a GREAT meet, with a bunch of award winners and a TON of personal best times. Thank you to all the parents who help...
Mar 19, 2013 - Meet Results
Meet Results NCSA Junior National Championships- March 11-16 in Orlando, FL Logan Coulson Moore - swam best times in both 100 Back-56.86 (Team Record) & 200 Back- 2:00.79 (Team Record) , placing 28...