We love to celebrate
success! And we know that success is defined differently for
each individual. We have a number of recognition awards and
programs to help encourage all our swimmers, regardless of their
age or skill level.
This award program
recognizes swimmers’ efforts as they improve their times
throughout the season. If a swimmer improves on their best
time in a meet for a given stroke, regardless of the actual time
standard, they earn a "Fin". A Mako Fin
stamp will be awarded onto their team t-shirt for every "Fin"
earned, in addition to a summer treat. By the end of the
season, swimmers with the most "Mako Fins" earn a special
Meet Awards and Ribbons
Ribbons are commonly
awarded to the top 8 finishers (by time) for each event (including
relays). They are typically distributed to swimmers 12 and
under. For larger invitational meets, additional awards such
as high point trophies and heat winner ribbons may also be
At the end of the
season, the Oakwood Makos celebrate and recognize the
seasons’ efforts by ALL swimmers. All team members are
individually recognized at the End of Season Dinner either through
a participation award, Personal
Achievement Award, Coaches Award (for showing outstanding
team spirit and sportsmanship), Leadership Award, Most Improved,
& Wacky Swimmer Awards.
Bronze, Silver, & Gold Swimmer
Based on effort and time improvements,
swimmers may receive medals based on time standards established for
each stroke and each age group. We use official meet
times to establish awards, swimmers may receive bronze, silver, or
gold stroke awards.