Florida Swimming
Level 3
Excellence 300

Makos Weather Policy


The Makos strive to provide as many practice opportunities as needed, but errs on the side of caution when there is a chance of inclement weather occurring during practice times.  Our coaches closely monitor conditions as they develop, keeping in mind at all times that safety comes first. Practices will be held on days with challenging weather conditions, such as rain and cold, however, in the event of severe weather warnings coaches try their best to determine as early as possible whether practices should be canceled or not.

Practice cancelations will be communicated on the home page of our website and also by email/text when possible.  Assume practice is ON until it is announced otherwise, but please use good judgment with regard to road conditions and personal safety.  

In the event of bad weather (lightning/thunder/heavy rain) hits during practice, the lifeguards at each pool or coaches clear the pool of all swimmers until a time which the severe weather is determined to be at least 10 miles away. Coaches will determine on a case by case basis whether to continue training with dry land exercises or to cancel practice entirely.  Coaches will not leave the facility until all swimmers are picked up.

In the event of cold weather,  the Makos will run practice unless we have posted on the website (with effort to send out text through website) that practice is canceled.  The pools we train at in the cold months are heated (300 club at 82 degrees & NE at 80 degrees). We do have a set temperature for the Pup Sharks, if it is 40 degrees or below at the start of practice we do not run Pup Shark practice.