MAKOS Aquatics Club of Gainesville
“Developing Champions in Life Through Excellence in Swimming”
Welcome to the great sport of competitive swimming and the Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville, the only Non-Profit swim club in Gainesville, Florida. We believe that our swim team will be both a positive and rewarding challenge to all of our members.
The Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville is a year-round competitive swim team. We participate in USA Swimming and novice competitions, thus offering exposure to local, state, regional, and national amateur athletics. Swimmers participate in groups based on age and ability. Many positive qualities are developed and fostered by competitive swimming such as physical conditioning, self-discipline, and personal achievement. Personal development is recognized on an individual basis through challenging practice sessions, stroke perfection, and competitive swim meets.
MACG is committed to providing a fun and exciting environment so that participants can reach their highest potential as athletes and swimmers. In the process our members learn the value of hard work and dedication and develop the moral and ethical qualities necessary to become productive members of our community. By teaching self-discipline, respect and goal-setting skills, we are instilling a sense of pride in our members that is carried with them into the community. Although the Makos are proud to have produced YMCA National Champions, a U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifier, Junior Olympic Champions, Florida All-Stars, High School State Champions, All-Americans, and Academic All-Americans, we are just as proud of the swimmers who reached less prestigious goals. Obtaining a first “B” cut, making a relay team, or simply making it to the end of the pool without stopping are recognized as significant achievements by our coaching staff.