(MAKO 2022 - 2023 Season)

Registration for all existing MAKOS will open on June 1st  for all returning MAKOS and for new families on June 8th.  Please review the following important information regarding registration:

  • Family Discounts: Swimmer with highest dues fees will pay in full. Your 2nd swimmer in same family will receive a 5% discount, and your 3rd and 4th swimmers in the same family will receive 10% off of their dues.
  • All NEW swimmers must be evaluated. NEW swimmers with current USA/PVS memberships will need to send in their best short course yards or long course meters times. Contact Coach Heather by clicking HERE for more information. 
  • We are using an Online Registration System.  In addition, we will continue to use an online platform for paying Dues, Meet Fees, and other incidental charges.  Payments will be due on:
    • September 1, 2022
    • November 1, 2022
    • January 1, 2023
  • This year most groups will swim from September 7, 2022 to May 7, 2023.  Those swimmers that are in the pool 5x or more per week will be swimming from September 7 through the end of July.
  • NO REFUND POLICY: The Mason Makos Swim Team has a firm NO REFUND POLICY concerning registration fees and program fees.  The Mason Makos Swim Team financial commitments involve annual pool and staff contracts based on swimmer registrations at the beginning of each season.  Therefore, the Team provides NO REFUND OF ANY REGISTRATION FEES OR PROGRAM FEES.  This policy covers and includes, without limitation, requests for refunds and/or cancellations as the result of any changes in Mason Makos Swim Team personnel, including changes in the team’s coaching or management staff.  In addition, NO REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEES AND/OR PROGRAM FEES can be made for swimmers who are out of the water due to illness, injury, overcommitment, decreased interest or problems that may take them out of the water.

The Mason Makos Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. The Mason Makos Swim Team's goal is to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Program Descriptions 2022 - 2023

Tentative Schedule

MINI MAKO GROUPS (ages 9&under)

Mini MAKO Blue
Recommended Ages: 9 yrs old & Under
Note: All new Mini Mako Blue swimmers must be evaluated.
Check the News for information about evaluations.
Requirements: Must be able to swim at least 2 strokes legally, unassisted in deep water for 25 yards. Not a "learn-to-swim" program.
Description:

Extensive stroke technique. 1or 2 practices/week offered.

Meet participation is optional. Practice Options 1-7 are held in the shallow Rec pool. Option 8 is held in the Competition pool.

Goal: Legal strokes, starts, and turns. 
Practice Times:

Option 1 1x/wk: Monday 6:00-7:00 pm-REC POOL FULL

Option 2 1x/wk: Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm-REC POOL FULL

Option 3 1x/wk: Friday 5:00-6:00 pm-REC POOL (2 openings)

Option 4 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm-REC POOL FULL

Option 5 2x/wk: Monday/Friday 5:00-6:00 pm-REC POOL FULL

Option 6 2x/wk: Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm/Friday 5:00-6:00 pm-REC POOL FULL

Option 7 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm-REC POOL FULL

Option 8 2x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm-COMP POOL FULL

Option 9 1x/wk: Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm-COMP POOL FULL

Option 10 1x/wk: Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm-COMP POOL FULL

Program Fee: Registration Fee: $375.00
DUES: 1x/week $1,085 or 2x/week $2,155
Mini MAKO Gold
Recommended Ages: 9 yrs. old & Under
Note: All new Mini Mako Gold swimmers must be evaluated.
Check the News for information about evaluations.
Requirements: Must be able to swim 3 of the 4 strokes legally, (including breaststroke), unassisted in deep water. Not a "learn-to-swim" program.  Meet participation is encouraged.
Description: Extensive stroke technique. Introduction to turns. 2 or 3 practices/week offered. Practices on Monday through Thursday will be held in the Competition pool, and Friday practice will be held in the shallow Rec pool.
Goal: Four legal strokes, starts, and turns.
Practice Times:

Option 1 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Option 2 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm FULL

Option 3 2x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Option 4 3x/wk: Monday/Wednesday & (Tuesday OR Thursday) 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Option 5 3x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday & (Monday OR Wednesday) 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Program Fee: Registration Fee: $375.00
DUES: 2x/week $2,155 or 3x/week $2,590

 JUNIOR GROUPS (ages 9-12)

Junior Blue 
Recommended Ages:

9 to 10 yrs. old

Requirements: Must be able to swim all four strokes legally, and complete a legal 100 yd I.M. This is not a "learn-to-swim" program. Note: All new Junior Blue swimmers must be evaluated.
Description: Extensive stroke drill work and technique development. Start and turn refinement, and transition turns for the 100 IM. Conditioning increased  throughout  the year. Begin learning race strategy. Meet participation is encouraged.  2 or 3 practices/week offered.
Goal: More efficient strokes, conditioning, and race techniques.
Practice Times:

Option 1 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm FULL

Option 2 2x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm FULL

Option 3 3x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm & Friday 5:00 pm FULL

Option 4 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm FULL

Option 5 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Program Fee:

Registration Fee: $375.00

DUES: 2x/week 2,155 or 3x/week 2,590

Junior Blue
Recommended Ages:

11-12 yrs. old

Requirements: Must be able to swim all four strokes legally, and complete a legal 100 yd I.M. This is not a "learn-to-swim" program. Note: All new Junior Blue swimmers must be evaluated.
Description: Extensive stroke drill work and technique development. Start and turn refinement, and transition turns for the 100 IM. Conditioning increased  throughout  the year. Begin learning race strategy. Meet participation is encouraged.  2 or 3 practices/week offered.
Goal: More efficient strokes, conditioning, and race techniques.
Practice Times:

Option 1 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm FULL

Option 2 2x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm FULL

Option 3 3x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm & Friday 5:00 pm FULL

Option 4 3x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm & Friday 5:00 pm FULL

Option 5 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Program Fee:

Registration Fee: $375.00

DUES: 2x/week 2,155 or 3x/week 2,590

Junior Gold
Recommended Ages: 9 to 12 yrs. old
Requirements: Must have achieved or be close to achieving Junior Olympic level qualification time standards. Participate in all meets per coaches recommendation.Coach's Approval required.
Description: Continued stroke drill work while incorporating them into training. Swimmers will learn the importance of swimming relaxed. Continued review of the importance of turns and underwater swimming off of walls. Increased conditioning. Physically more demanding than our other programs for this age group. 3 or 4 practices/week offered.
Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes. Junior Olympic Championships qualification in multiple events.  Must compete in all 200 events and the 500 freestyle by the end of the season.
Practice Times:

AM Options

Option 1 3x/wk: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:00-6:30 AM (4 openings)

Option 2 4x/wk: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:00-6:30 AM @ GMU & Saturday 9:00-10:30 AM @ St James FULL

PM Options

Option 3 3x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:15pm/Friday 5:00-6:30 pm FULL

Option 4 4x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:15pm/Friday 5:00-6:30 pm @ GMU & Saturday 9:00-10:30 AM @ St James FULL

Program Fee:

Registration Fee: $375.00

DUES: 3x/week $2,725 ($3,325 Summer program included) or 4x/week $3,125 ($3,595 Summer program included)

 SENIOR PREP GROUPS

Senior Prep Blue
Recommended Ages: 13 - 14 years old
Requirements: Ability to complete a proficient 200 I.M.  Meet participation is encouraged.
Description: Designed for swimmers who want to compete for their high school teams as well as those who wish to compete in PVS/USA meets. Endurance training, with some stroke and turn work. Two, three, or four practices per week will be offered.
Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes. Substantially increased conditioning. PVS Junior and/or Senior Championships qualification.
Practice Times:
AM Options 
Option 1 3x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 5:00-6:30 AM   (4 openings)
Option 2 4x/wk: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 5:00 -6:30 AM  (2 openings)
PM Options
Option 3 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm  FULL
Option 4 3x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 5:00-6:00 pm  (1 opening)
Option 5 4x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm & Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm  FULL
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $375.00
DUES: 2x/week $2,155, 3x/week $2,590 or 4x/wk $2,995
Senior Prep Gold
Recommended Ages: 13 - 14 years old
Requirements: Junior Olympic-level qualification time standards and/or coach's approval. Participate in all meets per coaches recommendation.  
Description:

Strokes, starts and turns drills are incorporated into the training during practice. Continued review of the importance of turns, and underwater swimming off of walls. Increased conditioning. Swimmers will also learn about proper nutrition. Optional Dryland included in the fall/spring.

This program is designed to help the transition from our Junior swimming groups to the Senior level.

Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes; Increased conditioning; Junior Olympic Championships qualification in additional events.  MUST compete in ALL offered events, including 200s in all strokes, 500 free, 1,000 Free, and 400 IM by the end of the Swim Season.
Practice Times:

AM Options (4 openings)

Option 1 4x/wk: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:00-6:30 AM @ GMU & Saturday 9:00-10:30 AM @ St James

Option 2 5x/wk: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 5:00-6:30 AM @ GMU & Saturday 9:00-10:30 AM @ St James

HYBRID Options (FULL)

Option 3 4x/wk: Monday 5:00-6:30 AM, Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM & Saturday 9:00-10:30 AM @ St James

Option 4 5x/wk: Monday 5:00-6:30 AM, Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM & Saturday 9:00-10:30 AM @ St James + 5th practice (Select either Wednesday or Friday 5:00-6:30 AM or Friday 5:00-6:30 PM @ GMU)
Program Fee:

Registration Fee: $375.00

DUES: 4x/week $3,140 ($3,595 Summer program included) or 5x/week ($3,830 Summer program included)

SENIOR GROUPS

Senior 
Recommended Ages: 9th-12th grade
Requirements: Ability to complete a proficient 200 I.M. and 500 Free.
Description:

This is the first level of introduction to the Senior group. Designed for swimmers who want to compete for their high school swim teams.  During HS season, Friday practice may be altered to a different day if needed due to HS swim meets. This group is also used to supplement their HS season and for those who want to compete in PVS/USA Swim meets.  Increased training.  Meet participation recommended.

Goal: Stronger, more efficient strokes. Substantially increased conditioning. PVS Junior Championships qualification.
Practice Times:
AM Options  (3 spots open)
Option 1 3x/wk: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:30 AM 
Option 2 4x/wk: Monday through Thursday 5:00-6:30 AM 
PM Options
Option 3 2x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm   FULL
Option 4 3x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm & Friday 5:00-6:00 pm FULL
Option 5 3x/wk: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 5:00-6:00 pm (1 spot open)
Option 6 4x/wk: Monday/Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm & Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm FULL
Program Fee:

Registration Fee: $375.00

DUES: 2x/wk $2,155, 3x/wk $2,595, 4x/wk $2,995 ($3,465 Summer program included)

 
Senior Blue
Recommended Ages: 9th-12th grade
Requirements:

Swimmers MUST have competed in a minimum of 6 PVS/USA meets in 2021-22 season have with PVS Junior Championships qualification times or with Coach's Approval.

Participate in all meets required by the coach.

Description: This group is for swimmers who are serious about the sport and want to practice five times a week.  Attendance at ALL practices is expected.  Intense training: strokes, starts, and turns refinement. Monthly meetings will be held to discuss goals and upcoming competitions.
Goal:

Optimized strokes, turns, starts, and high endurance. Achieve additional Junior Champ qualification times.

MUST compete in PVS/USA meets and compete in ALL offered events, including 1,000 Free, and 400 IM by the end of the Swim Season.

Practice Times:

Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30 am

Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $375.00
DUES: $3,940 (Summer program included)

Senior Gold

Requirements: 9th grade and above with PVS Senior Championships and Junior National Qualification times or with Coach's Approval. Participate in all meets required by the coach.
Description: This group is for dedicated swimmers who acknowledge that swimming is their MAIN and ONLY sport.  Attendance at ALL practices is expected.  Intense training: strokes, starts, and turns refinement. Monthly meetings will be held to discuss goals and upcoming competitions.
Goal: Optimized strokes, turns, starts, and high endurance. Additional Junior/Senior Champs or Junior National Championship qualifications.  MUST compete in PVS/USA meets and compete in ALL offered events, including 1,000 Free, and 400IM by the end of the Swim Season.
Practice Times: Monday through Friday 5:00-6:30 am & Sunday 9:30-11:15 am
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $375.00
DUES: $4,300 (Summer program included)
National Team
Requirements:

Must have Coach's Approval.

Participate in all meets required by the coach.

Description: This group is for dedicated swimmers who acknowledge that swimming is their MAIN and ONLY sport and they are considering swimming in college.  Attendance at ALL practices is expected.  Intense training: strokes, starts, and turns refinement. Monthly meetings will be held to discuss goals and upcoming competitions.
Goal: Optimized strokes, turns, starts, and high endurance. Junior or Senior National Championships, and Olympic Trial qualification.
Practice Times:
Monday through Friday  5:00-6:30 am, Monday /Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm & Sunday 9:30-11:15 am  
Program Fee:
Registration Fee: $375.00
DUES: $4,900 (Summer program included)