WELCOME TO THE SHARK TANK! St. Croix Valley's #1 Age Group Team.

Mako Aquatics is a year-round competitive USA Swim Team offering high-quality professional coaching for all ages and abilities. We also have a United State Masters Swimming Team to meet the needs of the adult swimmer. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level and pace, from the novice to national level student-athlete and Masters.

Are you and experience competitive swimmer looking for a place to continue your training and competitive swimming experience? Email Coach Bob at ryoung1064@yahoo.com to set up a time to discuss your swimming future and set up a Trial Week.

New to swimming and interested in giving competitve swimming a try?  Email Coach Jennifer at j_ridge@comcast.net to schedule a time to come in for an evaluation!

12 and UNDER Swimmers 

Swimmers 12 and Under must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke to be considered for the team. We will take a look at the swimmers ability to swim breaststroke and butterfly, but it is not required.

13 and Over Swimmers

Swimmers 13 and over must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with rotary breathing, 50 yards of both backstroke and breaststroke (in a substantially legal manner) and 25 yards of butterfly (in a substantially legal manner) to be considered for the team.

Swimmers should bring suit, cap (if hair covers eyes when wet), goggles and a towel.

For more information click on the "About Mako Aquatics" tab or contact one of our Coaches 

Head Coach/CEO Bob Young ryoung1064@yahoo.com

Admin Coach Jennifer Ridge j_ridge@comcast.net

Head Developmental Coach Tom Fuchs fswimbmw@aol.com

Mako Aquatics swimmers are your friends and neighbors, they come from towns and school districts that include first and foremost; Hudson, Houlton, New Richmond, Afton, Lakeland Shores, Stillwater, Oakdale, Woodbury, River Falls, Somerset

Why join Mako Aquatics? Mako Aquatics is not just a swim TEAM, we are a FAMILY! Led by Level 5/4 Head Coach Bob Young, our year round professional staff includes his wife Jennifer Ridge; Gary Asmus, Dave Dow and Kurt Becker (all swimmers themselves and parents of current Mako Aquatics swimmers) as well as Tom Fuchs and Addy DiCristina. We are proud to have talented, experienced coaches coaching all ability levels within our program. Allowing our swimmers to continually strive for EXCELLENCE while having FUN!

Mako Aquatics' primary training philosophy is USRPT, which we believe defines our brand and differentiates our swimmers and staff and has taken Mako Aquatics to a Top 10 Team in Minnesota Swimming since implemented in April 2014. Mako Aquatics trains SMART and our swimmers succeed in and out of the pool!

USRPT refers to the brief and strictly monitored work and rest intervals that swimmers are required to hold during their training. Swimmers training with USRPT develop positive neuromuscular patterning that translates into high quality performances with greater accountability in training and confidence in meets!

Mako Aquatics is accepting swimmers of all ages and abilities whether you are masters, college, high school, grade school, currently a member of another swim team or a new swimmer there's a place for you. So come on and join the #funnest sport and help Mako Aquatics continue to build strong and successful student athletes!

Parent Liaisons

The Parent Group Liaisons are a very important part of our team. They act as liaisons between the Coaches and Board of Directors and member families. They help members learn the "ins and outs" of club swimming and communicate team information to families. Each training group has a Parent Liaison who works closely with the Head Coach and the Board.

Pups& Bronze Groups: Stephanie Beedle; stepherella@me.com

Silver & Gold Groups: Diane & Gregg Bennett       debennett@rocketmail.com

Junior Elite & Senior Elite Groups: Paul Stein     snapper2@gmail.com

Senior & Flex Groups: Holly & Mike Finch       finc0030@umn.edu

The Parent Liaison(s) help with the following: New Parent Orientation, Group and Team Communications, Training Group Meetings, Activities, Coach liaison.



Jan 7, 2019

Polar Plunge & Mid States Allstar Meets

66 Mako Aquatics swimmers participated in our team hosted Polar Plunge High Point Meet while 2 additional swimmers travelled to Indianapolis to represent Team...

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Dec 20, 2018

MTKA TYR Team Challenge

29 Mako Aquatics swimmers travelled to Minnetonka to compete in the MTKA TYR Team Challenge Prelim/Final Meet. The meet format restricted each participating team...

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Dec 12, 2018

Riptide Chilly Dip Invite

On December8-9, 2018 35 MAKO athletes competed in the 6th annual Riptide Chilly Dip Invite. There were a lot of great swims at this...

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Dec 9, 2018

USA Swimming Winter Junior Championships

3 Mako Aquatics swimmers traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the USA Swimming Winter Junior Championships. The swimmers posted 4 new personal bests...

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Dec 2, 2018

Minnesota Invite Results Posted

14 Mako Aquatics swimmers travelled to Minneapolis to compete in the Minnesota Invite hosted by the University of Minnesota. Mako swimmers held their own...

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Primary Pool Address
Hudson Middle School
1300 Carmichael Rd
Hudson, WI 54016