The season for competitive swimming starts in September and continues through March. In the 5 years since its inception at the YMCA pool facility our MAKOs swimmers have performed incredibly well within our regional competitions and just this past weekend at the SEMSL championships 3 of our swimmers were the high point winners for their age groups. Coupled with this is the performance being realized by our High School Swim Team, due to their early participation in MAKOs, in making it to Sectionals and States, as well as the Silver level of the New England Regional Swimming Competition.
All of this has all been under the guidance of our excellent coach Rainy Goodale, a life long competitive swimmer, a current world record holder for Breaststroke and Butterfly at the Masters level and a role model as she still competes. She traveled most recently to Japan this fall where she won first place in 50 Breaststroke, 2nd on the 100M Breaststroke, and 4th on 200 Meter Breaststroke in the world for her age group.
Benefits of Competitive Swimming:
- Excellent coaching - Rainy Goodale is knowledgeable and an excellent coach
- Facilities - Pool is clean & beautiful
- Health & fitness - Strength, flexibility, cardio & respiratory development
- Goal setting - personal bests are a goal that all swimmers individually try to beat
- Lifetime sport - can continue to swim for a lifetime of fitness
- High School Winter Sport - Best swimmers in the HS come from this program - takes a long time to develop the skills, strength & technique
- Social - friends from all over island & get to meet other swimmers from around the region
- Advancement to higher level - MAKOs swimmers can also swim on the WACK team which includes swimmers from MASK and Nantucket and swim against swimmers from all over the Southeast region and the state level