The Minges Makos is a summer swim club for novice and experienced swimmers ages 5-18. The team is part of the Greenville Area Summer Swim League.

Our Instructors:

  • All Makos instructors are USA Swimming certified coaches with full multi-layered background checks
  • Head Makos instructors were/are national-level swimmers who understand the sport of swimming

What We Teach:

  • Fundamentals of swimming for ALL FOUR stroke
  • Racing strategies in a fun, low-pressure environment
  • Instructors follow drill guidelines established and practiced by the East Carolina Aquatics – The Gators!

2019 Season Details

  • Head Coach: Morgan Despres
  • Assistant Coach: TBD
  • GASSL Parent Representative: Jennifer Hodgson
  • Practice Facility: Minges Natatorium, ECU Varsity Pool
  • Season Dates
    • Registration/Tryouts - May 14-16, 2019 (Minges - 6:00-7:00 PM)
    • Parent Orientation - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (Minges - 6:00-6:45 PM)
    • Start - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - First Practice
    • End -  Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Championships
    • Party - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (Location: TBD)
  • General Practice Schedule:
  • Competitions: 1 local competition per week, held on Tuesday nights, plus end of season championship meets.
  • Fee Structure:
    • ​ECA Members - $100 ($50 for those doing meets only)
    • ECA Non-members - $150
  • Fee includes: Team Cap, Team T-Shirt, Seasonal USA Swimming Registration, Training, Meets, GASSL Registration Fees
  • Team Suits: Team suits will be a required purchase at around $30. Please visit the team store to order your suit as soon as possible. Make sure to order the blue suit. Use this link:
  • Optional Items: Additional T-Shirts ($15/each) or Caps ($10/each) (Please note that each swimmer will be given one t-shirt and one cap as part of registration)
  • Registration: Join Makos!
  • Contact:

New Swimmer Tryouts

The tryout is an evaluation process that generally involves a one-on-one interaction between a coach and your swimmer. Swimmers must have some basic skills to participate with the makos like the ability to swim 25 yards without stopping, floating on their front and back, treading water, and kicking with a board. Tryout dates will be determined. Swimmers must bring swim suit and goggles.

Tryouts will be held May 14-16, 2019 (Minges - 6:00-7:00 PM)

2019 Registration Link:

Join Makos!

2019 Meet Schedule (Coming Soon): 

Date Meet Location Address Heat Sheet Results
June 11 GRPD/BVCC Minges Natatorium    
June 18 WSC Moore Aquatic Center, Washington    
June 25 KK Kinston    
July 9 Aqua Minges Natatorium    
July 16 GCC Minges Natatorium    
July 23 AGCC Ayden Coutry Club    
July 27 10 & Under Champs Tarboro    
July 28 11 & Up Champs Tarboro    


News and Updates: Coming soon!