The Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville (MACG) is a non-profit corporation created to provide aquatics programs to participants of all levels and abilities in Alachua County. The team is directed on a daily basis by the head coach and the assistant coaches. The head coach was hired by the Board of the MACG, and it is the responsibility of the head coach to hire the assistant coaches with the approval of the Board of MACG. All policies of the swim team must adhere to the overall vision, goals, and policies of the MACG.
In addition, there is a Makos Parent association which supplies necessary administrative and financial support for the team. All swim team members who are 18 years of age or older and parents of swimmers under the age of 18 are automatically members of this group, the purpose of which is to provide the volunteer leadership necessary to perpetuate the program’s success. Responsibilities include arranging various team fundraisers, purchasing and maintaining equipment, and taking part in and organizing volunteers for team run functions. To inquire about becoming more involved in this group, contact any of the members listed on the accompanying Contact Information page.
MACG is a member of the Florida Swimming Local Swimming Committee (LSC) which is a subdivision of USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the governing body for amateur competitive swimming in the USA and is responsible for selection of the USA National Teams, which compete at the Olympics and World Championships as well as other international competitions. Makos compete in meets at all levels of the USA Swimming program locally, regionally, and nationally as well as meets coordinated through a local novice program.