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 experienced competitive swimmer looking for a place to continue your training and competitive swimming experience? Email Coach Bob at [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

Admin Coach Jennifer Ridge [email protected]

Head Developmental Coach Tom Fuchs [email protected]

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 and Dave Dow (themselves swimmers and parents of current Mako Aquatics swimmers) as well as Tom Fuchs. 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 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; [email protected]

Silver & Gold Groups: Diane & Gregg Bennett       [email protected]

Junior Elite & Senior Elite Groups: Paul Stein     [email protected]

Senior & Flex Groups: Holly & Mike Finch       [email protected]

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



Successful ISCA Senior Classic

17 Mako Aquatics athletes, coaches and chaperone travelled to Chatham, VA to attend the ISCA Senior Classic December 2-7, 2020. Our swimmers raced the...

By Jennifer Ridge

Fall Flipturn (CC IV)

Sunday (October 18, 2020) Mako Aquatics athletes welcomed 9 WAC swimmers for the Fall Flipturn meet, our 4th meet of the COVID-19 era and...

By Bob Young


This weekend (September 26-27, 2020) Mako Aquatics athletes raced in our 3rd meet of the COVID-19 era at the CC II Meet where 52...

By Bob Young

Covid Classic II Intrasquad Meet

The weekend of August 15-16, 2020 Mako Aquatics athletes returned to the competition pool for the second time in the COVID-19 era for the...

By Bob Young

Covid Classic Intrasquad Meet

The weekend of July 25-26, 2020 saw a return to the competition pool by Mako Aquatics athletes for the first time in the COVID-19...

By Bob Young

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