Mako Update - Monday April 13

The Washington Post
The Washington Post honored the following MAKO swimmers for their outstanding swimming while representing their high schools:

All Met Swimmer Of The Year:

Boys- SEAN FLETCHER (Madison HS)
Girls- AMANDA KENDALL (Robinson HS)
You may use this link  to view Amanda and Sean's video interviews.
All Met 2nd Team: Geoff Bobsin ( Robinson HS) & Elizabeth Hall (Chantilly HS)
All Met Honorable Mention: Jean DeOrnellas (Fairfax HS), Theresa Harvey (Fairfax HS), Joey Kelly (Fairfax HS), Natalie Leake (Centreville HS), and Mitch Phillips(Chantilly HS)
Fairfax Swimmer Of The Year:
Boys- SEAN FLETCHER (Madison HS)
Girls- AMANDA KENDALL (Robinson HS)
Washington Post- Girls Coach Of The Year:
Tom Koucheravy (Robinson HS)
1st Team: Geoff Bobsin ( Robinson HS) & Elizabeth Hall (Chantilly HS)
Congratulations to all of our Senior swimmers and our HS Coach Tom.  The 9 swimmers listed above practice in our Senior/National program with Coach Peter Ward.
Phenomenal Season!

April Practices & Pool Closures

All regularly scheduled practices will resume today, Monday, April 13.
The pool will be closed on the following dates in April:
Friday, April 24- The GMU competition pool will be closed due to a swim meet. No PM practices will be held.
Saturday, April 25- The GMU competition and recreational pools will be closed due to a swim meet. No AM practices will be held.
You may make up these practices at your earliest convenience. Please contact me if you have questions regarding days/times for your make-up.

Upcoming MAKO Events

MAKO Camping Trip, April 24-25 @ Burke Lake Park

Located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 703-323-6600


This team activity is open to all MAKO swimmers, parents, and siblings.  We will arrive at the park on Friday evening at 5 PM and stay until Saturday at 11 AM.  You are free to arrive later in the evening, and leave earlier if necessary.  I understand that we have several swimmers playing additional spring sports that will have games in the morning. The campsite will have a nearby bathhouse with sinks, showers and toilets, a dump station, public phones, a camp store, ice, picnic tables, grills and fire rings.

The cost is $12 per person, which includes the campsite rental, dinner on Friday evening, and breakfast on Saturday morning.  You'll need to provide your own tent, sleeping bags, pillows, ect.  All 12 & Unders must be accompanied by an adult.  Please email me if you are interested in attending, no later than Monday, April 13th, and include all names of persons attending along with their age in your email. You may mail either cash or check made out to HLR, LLC to the address below, no later than Wednesday, April 15th.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Annual Mako End of the Season Party, May 9 @ Lee Graham Pool

Located at 7319 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, Virginia, 22042

Come celebrate another great season!

This event is intended to recognize all MAKO swimmers for their participation during the season.  It also gives us a chance to come together as a team and have some family fun.  The party begins at 11:30 AM with a barbecue cookout, followed by a brief award ceremonies where coaches will give out participation awards to the swimmers. We'll have a pool party thereafter - so swimmers and parents, be sure to bring your swim suits.  We will also have a moon bounce, and lots of other fun activities.  More details will be sent out in a few weeks.

FISH Long Course Derby Meet, May 16-17 @ GMU

Please use this link to review the meet announcement and order of the events.
Please note the following information:
In spirit of the Kentucky Derby each swimmer is required to choose a horse name along with 2
alternate selections  This chosen name is for the sole purpose of displaying and
announcing; all official final results will be recorded with the swimmers proper name &
registration information at the conclusion of the meet. If the supplied horse name is deemed
inappropriate by the meet director another one will be assigned.
You will enter this meet using our standard procedure, emailing your name and selected events to  In addition, please list 2-3 horse names.
I will submit all of the team entries along with the excel spreadsheet which matches the swimmers name with their chosen horse name to the meet director.
Please note that even though the meet announcement states the entry due date as April 28, I must have your entry no later than Tuesday, April 14th , as this meet filled last year and several teams were not accepted into the meet.