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Mason Makos Swim Team

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Type: Swimming Club
Fairfax, VA
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The Mason Makos Swim Team is dedicated to the development of outstanding swimmers within a positive and team-oriented environment. We offer a variety of competitive, highly competitive and National level programs. We have experienced coaches that care about each swimmer - regardless of ability. The Mason Makos Swim Team trains exclusively in GMU’s Aquatics & Fitness Center - Northern Virginia’s best facility with State-of-the-art equipment, including under- and above-water Tivo brand video stroke analysis systems.

Swimming is truly a family sport without age boundaries -- a sport that both children and parents alike can enjoy their entire lives. Many families join our team to train and swim competitively, while others join to refine their technique and improve conditioning. Whatever your goals are for your children, our mission is to provide you with the right program tailored to your needs. For me, it seems that my whole life has revolved around a pool one way or another. From my own experience in summer-league swimming and USA swimming in Richmond, VA through my collegiate swimming experience at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, TN, and while competing in the USA Olympic Trials in 1988, I've adopted one simple philosophy for the Mason Makos Swim Team: Swim fast and have fun!

If a child is having fun while they are swimming, the results are often spectacular! Swimming instills a sense of confidence, an ability to set goals, manage time wisely and achieve these goals through strong work ethic. Of course, the physical benefits of swimming are second to none -- no other sport promotes the aerobic conditioning and physical coordination required to swim successfully. Without a doubt, though, one of the finest characteristics of a true 'team' is a sense of community -- a place to 'belong'. The bond between teammates as well as between swimmers and coaches can run deep and are long-lived. In fact, the friendships made on swim teams often extend throughout adulthood. Parents are part of the equation, too! Team swim meets and extracurricular activities offer you an opportunity to take part in your child's activities and meet new people.
 
 


 
Upcoming Events
Below is a partial list of some of the upcoming events in the North East region of the United States. To find additional events or publish new events use the links below the table.
Date  Event Name Location Event / Distances
5/25/19 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival, New Gloucester - May 2019 Maine
New Gloucester
Running
5 K
5/25/19 Hammonton Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike New Jersey
100 Sports Dr
Triathlon
Triathlon
Duathlon
Aquabike
5/26/19 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival, New Gloucester - May 2019 Maine
New Gloucester
Running
5 K
6/1/19 Muscles for Myeloma 5K and 1M Race: Benefitting Myeloma Cancer Research Ohio
Columbus
Running
1 Miles
5 K
6/1/19 2019 Night Nation Run Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
5 K
6/1/19 Gods Country Marathon Pennsylvania
Galeton
Running
Marathon
6/1/19 8th Annual Broad Creek Bike and Brew Delaware
Laurel
Cycling
Road 15 Miles
Road 25 Miles
Road 50 Miles
Road 62 Miles
Road 100 Miles
6/1/19 Ohio Games National Running Day Run/Walk Ohio
Groveport
Running
1 Mile
5 K
10 K
6/1/19 Le Moyne College Dolphin Dash New York
Syracuse
Running
1 Miles
5 K
6/2/19 Your First Mud Run - Bethlehem 2019 Pennsylvania
Bethlehem
Running
2 Mile
1.5 Miles
6/2/19 Your First Mud Run at Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Bethlehem
Running
2 Mile
6/2/19 Ohio Games Triathlon and Multisport Festival Ohio
Delaware
Triathlon
Olympic
Olympic
Sprint
Sprint
Other
Other
6/4/19 Jenkintown Sunset 5K Run Pennsylvania
Jenkintown
Running
5 K
6/8/19 Spartan Race Ohio Ultra, Beast and Sprint 2019 Ohio
Garrettsville
Running
50 K
6/8/19 Your First Mud Run - Rochester 2019 New York
Rochester
Running
2 Miles
6/8/19 2019 Night Nation Run New York New York
Brooklyn
Running
5 K
6/8/19 COLOR ME AU-SOME 5K West Virginia
Wheeling
Running
5 K
6/8/19 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Running
Half Marathon
26.2 Miles
6/8/19 The North Face Endurance Challenge – Massachusetts Massachusetts
Princeton
Running
5 K
10 K
Half Marathon
Marathon
50 K
50 Mile
6/8/19 Your First Mud Run at Rochester New York
Rochester
Running
2 Mile
6/9/19 Spartan Race Ohio Ultra, Beast and Sprint 2019 Ohio
Garrettsville
Running
50 K
6/9/19 What Moves You 5k, Exter, NH - June 2019 New Hampshire
Exeter
Running
5 K
6/9/19 Battle Of Sexes 5K - 2019 New Jersey
Fair Lawn
Running
5 K
6/9/19 NOVA No Bullying Run Pennsylvania
Doylestown
Running
1 Miles
5 Miles
6/9/19 Bandana Bolt 5k New York
Rochester
Running
5 K
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