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
    • This is Garrett's third year with the Makos, second as head coach.  He is a former ECA Gators swimmer who spent 10+ years with the team before taking his talents to the collegiate level as a D1 Swimmer.  He currently is finishing his second season with Garner-Webb and we are glad to have him back for another summer.
  • Assistant Coach: -
  • GASSL Parent Representative: Would love to have somone fill this role!
  • Practice Facility: Minges Natatorium.  200 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Season Dates
    • Registration - Opens Friday March 23rd
    • Parent Orientation -TBD
    • Start - June 1st
    • End -  Sunday, August 1st, 2021 - Championships
    • Party - TBD
  • General Practice Schedule:
    • June 13th - July 17: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday - 7:00-7:45 p.m.
    • June 1st-June 12th: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday - 7:15-8:00 p.m.
    • Times may change slightly based on the number of swimmers on the team.
  • Competitions: 1 local competition per week, held on Tuesday nights, plus end-of-season championship meets.
  • Fee Structure:
    • ECA Current Members - $45
      • ​Must be swimming with current ECA group for June and July to be eligible for this rate.  Discount will be reversed if swimmers pause during these months.
    • ECA Non-members - $175
      • $10 Discount for siblings
  • Fees Include: Team Cap, Team T-Shirt, GASSL Registration Fees, Seasonal USA Swimming Registration, Training, Meets​​
  • Additional Fees:
    • ​​The league utilizes Swimmingly for swim meet. Each swimmer will need to register for swimmingly. The fee is $18 per swimmer.
  • 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.


2022 Registration Link: Join Makos!

2022 Meet Schedule: 

Date Meet Address
6/14 Home vs Kinston Kingfish 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC
6/21 Away @ Tarboro Swim Club 305 W Baker St, Tarboro, NC 27886
6/28 Home vs GRPD/ICC 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC
7/12 Away @ Greenville Country Club 216 Country Club Dr, Greenville, NC 27834
7/19 Away @ Cherry Oaks 206 Beth St, Greenville, NC 27858
7/26 Home vs Washington Swim Club 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC
7/30 Championship Meet (Away-Tarboro) 305 W Baker St, Tarboro, NC 27886