10 & Under

Our goal for this group is simple: to provide increased water-time as we expose young athletes to the basic fundamentals of competitive swimming. The 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: 8-10 years old*

*Always subject to the coaches’ discretion*

Average Yardage: 1800-2400 yards per practice


  • 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 2:00; 5x100 I.M. on 3:00; 8x50 Kick on 2:00

Attendance Requirements:

  • Suggested 4 practices/week plus dryland 
  • 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

Training schedule - 10 & Under (TBC)

Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Swim Gramercy
Tuesday 5:20pm - 5:50pm Dryland Bowling Green
Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Swim Bowling Green
Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm Swim Gramercy
Thursday No Practice    
Friday 5:00pm-5:30pm Dryland Bowling Green
Friday 5:45pm - 7:00pm Swim Bowling Green
Saturday 2:00pm - 3:40pm Swim BMCC
Sunday No Practice    
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