November 19, 2020
Good evening MAKO families,
In the spirit of the season, I would like to thank all of our MAKO coaches, swimmers, parents, and volunteers for doing their part to keep our swim program going. I am so thankful that we have been able to provide our swimmers with some sense of normalcy during these challenging times. This has definitely been a team effort and will continue to be as we finish this year and approach 2021. Our coaches have been nothing short of INCREDIBLE in supporting MAKO Swimming and I am truly blessed to have the best group of coaches on the pool deck.
I also wanted to remind everyone that the safety of our swimmers and coaches is a shared responsibility and our TOP PRIORITY now and moving forward. While we understand the need to be with family and friends over the holiday break, we also want everyone to be mindful of our Team Protocols. We hope that you will keep ALL swimmers and coaches in mind when returning to the pool after Thanksgiving.
The CDC now recommends that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. Click HERE for more direct guidance from the CDC.
However, if over the holiday break, you are with extended family and friends for a prolonged time, unmasked and indoors, and have concern for exposure, we ask that you keep your swimmers at home and quarantine for the appropriate time.
The CDC has also provided some in depth information about Holiday Celebrations that we hope you will read and consider.
Please remember that if a practice group is exposed, depending on the situation, then the entire group could be out for two (2) weeks. We do not want to see this happen and we hope you will help us keep everything moving in a positive direction.
I realize that this season could not have been possible without the hard work from our coaches and staff, along with the encouragement and flexibility from our swimmers and families. I thank you for all of your support and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Let’s all continue to work together to keep our swimmers and coaches safe and healthy,