Mini Makos

Our goal for this group is simple: to provide increased water-time as we expose young athletes to the basic fundamentals of competitive swimming. This group of the Makos swim team is composed of swimmers who have graduated through the most advanced lessons of Imagine Swimming and would like to swim competitively.

Age: 9-11 years old*

Training Schedule Mini Makos

Monday No Practice    
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Swim Armory Brooklyn
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Swim  Bowling Green
Thursday 6:00pm - 7:15pm Swim Armory-Brooklyn
Friday No Practice    
Saturday No Practice    
Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am  Swim Bowling Green

*Always subject to the coaches’ discretion*

Average Yardage: 1800-2400 yards per practice

Attendance Requirement: 2x/week 


  • Must pass team try-out in September
  • All four strokes must be technically sound according to legal stroke specifications with racing dive and flip turns
  • Must commit to four workouts per week and racing in competitions
  • Example sets: 5x100 Free on 1:50; 5x100 I.M. on 2:450; 8x50 Kick on 1:20

Attendance Requirements:

  • Suggested 3 practices/week  
  • One swim meet every other month (approx.)
  • Participation in championship meets

Group Objectives:

  • Use the clock as part of a structured practice
  • Kick driven swimming
  • Perform all 4 strokes legally for 50 yards
  • Legal underwater breaststroke pullout
  • Complete a 100 IM in a meet
  • USA Swimming certified Safe Start (front and back starts)
  • Achieve Silver Times in all four strokes


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