Mako Pups

For every swimmer of skill, there comes a moment when it is time to move beyond Lessons to Practice. This brand-new training group is composed of swimmers 6-8 years old who are ready to dive into the next aquatic challenge. These swimmers will be introduced to "mini" swim team workouts, and compete in their first sanctioned swim meets.The fundamentals of all four strokes are taught as well as skills that will allow them to function as part of a swim team.  Skills and fun are emphasized.  

Age: 6-8 years old*

Training Schedule Mako Pups

Monday 5:45pm - 6:45pm Swim Bowling Green
Tuesday No Practice    
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Swim  Armory Brooklyn
Thursday No Practice    
Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Swim Bowling Green
Saturday No Practice    
Sunday No Practice    

*8&U Swimmers Only*

Average Yardage: 1000-1500 yards per practice

Attendance Requirement: 2x/week 


  • All four strokes must be technically sound according to legal stroke specifications with racing dive and flip turns
  • Must commit to two workouts per week with option to keep advanced lessons, and racing in competitions

Attendance Requirements

  • Must attend 2 practices/week 
  • Approximately one swim meet every other month.
  • Required participation in the Metro 8&U Championships.

Entry requirements:

  • 25 yards freestyle with side breathing
  • 25 yards backstroke

Group Objectives:

  • Stay on the right side of the lane
  • Come to practice on time with Mako cap and goggles
  • Give the coach undivided attention during instructions
  • Swim 25 yards of legal Breaststroke
  • Swim 25 yards legal Butterfly
  • Perform legal flip turns and open turns
  • Legal dive from side of pool


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