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!

2021 Season Details

  • Head Coach: Garrett Despres
  • Assistant Coach: TBD
  • GASSL Parent Representative: TBD - Doug Parker
  • Practice Facility: Minges Natatorium, ECU Varsity Pool
  • Season Dates
    • Registration - Open Now
    • Placement - May 26th
    • Parent Orientation -TBD
    • Start - June 2nd
    • End -  Sunday, August 1st, 2021 - Championships
    • Party - TBD
  • General Practice Schedule:
    • June7 - July 17: Mon, Wed, Thurs - 6:30-7:30 p.m., Fri 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Competitions: 1 local competition per week, held on Tuesday nights, plus end-of-season championship meets.
  • Fee Structure:
    • ECA Members - $80 
    • ECA Non-members - $170
  • Fee Include: Team Cap, Team T-Shirt, GASSL Registration Fees, Seasonal USA Swimming Registration, Training, Meets
  • Team Suits: Not Required
  • 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: [email protected]

New Swimmers

Swimmers need to be able to show that they can swim 25 yards continuously unassisted.  Swimmers will need a suit and goggles.

If you are unsure please reach out to Doug Parker prior to signing up.


2021 Registration Link: Join Makos!

2021 Meet Schedule: 

Date Meet Address    
6/15 @ Brook Valley Country Club      
6/22 @ Washington Swim Club      
6/29 vs Greenville Country Club 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC    
7/13 @ Cherry Oaks      
7/20 vs Ayden Country Club 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC    
7/27 vs Tarboro Swim Club 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC    
7/31 10 & Under Championships      
8/1 11 & Over Championships