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A Note From the Coach

Hello Makos!

Lots of things going on that I want to cover in this A Note From the Coach so please read and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by replying to this email or 304-360-3478.

First of Sunshine State Games (SSG) meet is coming up soon; June 4-6th!  As always, we would love for every Makos’ swimmer to participate at the meet.  Remember if you are in the Silver Sharks and up you are expected to swim our home meets and the Blue and White Sharks you won’t have a much better chance to get a low-pressure experience than at a home meet.  You can sign up your swimmer(s) on our website on the bottom right of the home page. 

A reminder that all families (if you swim the meet or not) in normal times are expected to work 3 sessions and donate to our hospitality/concessions for SSG.  We are not requiring that this year due to the limited deck capacity and our down scaling a lot of our normal procedures.  We are asking for you to help fill the jobs needed and to still donate.  Job sign-ups and donation list are up on the website (same place as the meet sign-up).  The SSG is our biggest fundraiser for the year and as we continue to grow back to our normal selves moving out of the pandemic, we need your help at the meet. 


The Makos are now sponsored by Arena.  We will be transitioning over to their suits/equipment/warm-ups and backpacks/etc… in the coming weeks.  We will have a new navy-blue team suit for meets, our vender at the SSG will be there to size your swimmers to make sure they are in the proper sized suits.  He will have many of our new items available at the meet.  I will be following up with each of our groups (Blue, White, Silver, Flex, Platinum & Senior) as soon as our website is up with links and more information on what your swimmer will need.  This is an exciting time; I am excited about our deal with them!


It is spring again and that means afternoon storms… I have a link with our weather policy and while you are there read through our other policies!


Summer practice schedules have been sent out to Senior, Blue & White Sharks.  We are finishing up Sliver, Flex and Platinum so except to see them next week sometime. 


Lines of communication; as you know we work hard to make sure you are informed on important Makos’ news and practices.  Make sure to check our webpage and read the Shark Bites section.  We also post signs at our pools.  Also like us on Facebook! 


Last thing, we are running our summer league and summer swim lessons this year (July only) and we are starting to fill up.  If you know of someone looking to start swimming/lessons spread the word!  They can sign up on our main page. 

All the best,  Coach