The mission of the Vicenza Mako Sharks Swim Team is to promote a competitive swimming program for youth athletes at all levels of ability. We serve the U.S and NATO military communities in Northern Italy. Success is defined as sustained, individual pursuit of excellence bounded only by our swimmers desire and personal abilities, which allows them to be the best they can be. Excellence is achieved through the support of families, by promoting team spirit, building friendships, having fun, and developing a lifelong love of the sport Vicenza Mako Sharks are part of the European Forces Swim League (EFSL), competing in swim meets around Europe including Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, the Netherlands and Belgium. The competitive swim season runs from August through February. We also have Spring and Summer training seasons on a space available basis. We like to sum up our team in one simple acronym...

M.A.K.O.S. Memorable Achievement-Oriented Kid-Centered Organization for Swimmers

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Our NEW online Vicenza Mako Sharks Team Stores are OPEN **BOTH STORES WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 30TH** We are very excited to be able...

By President Mako Sharks

Volunteer Recognition

We love our volunteers and the team cannot be successful without the hundreds (thousands?) of hours put in by our dedicated parents and volunteers...

By President Mako Sharks

Vicenza Pentathlon 2020

AFN Vicenza Vicenza Pentathlon 2020 Video

By President Mako Sharks

Vicenza Pentathlon 2019

USAG Italy Vicenza Pentathlon Article

By President Mako Sharks


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