Want to swim competitively in a fun and positive environment? Join the team!
The MAKOS Swim Team is for boys and girls ages 5-18 who can swim at the Stage 5 Level and can swim all four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly) with good form and technique. The team practices four times per week (pool & dry land workout) and compete in local, city-wide, and statewide meets. All participants are required to be members of the O'Fallon Park Rec Complex or Monsanto Family YMCA, and must try out to be on the team (by appointment only).
White Group (Monday) This group intended as an introductory group to competitive swimming for ages 5 and older. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) Freestyle without assistance and have a basic knowledge of rotary breathing. Emphasis will be placed on learning all four strokes.
Black Group (Tuesday) This group is for elementary age swimmers that have knowledge of all four competitive strokes. Emphasis will be placed on stroke technique, endurance, starts, and turns. Swimmers must be able to swim 100 IM and 200 Freestyle.
Green Group (Wednesday) This group will be comprised of advanced elementary/middle school swimmers that have mastered the proper technique of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke and are becoming more involved in the competitive aspect of swimming. Emphasis will be placed on technique, endurance, dry land, and team commitment. This group will swim longer distances.
Gold Group (Thursday) This group will be comprised of advanced middle school/high school age swimmers who have mastered all 4 strokes. The emphasis at this level transitions more to strength conditioning, dryland work, and speed development as well as intensive water training centered on distance freestyle and IM. At this level, the swimmer should make more of a commitment to swimming and are expected to be team leaders and positive role models to the younger swimmers.
Friday the groups come together. See Coach about practice schedule for your child