Swimming - Makos

Fun Facts!

  • Swimming is the most popular sport in the world and uses all the major muscle groups

  • Water provides 12 times the resistance of air which increases muscle strength

  • In 2011, 160,716 Special Olympic Athletes competed in aquatics events

What to expect as a Mako

  • Prior to joining the team, athlete must complete a swim test consisting of one full length of the pool

  • Certified coaches and lifeguards who will instruct athletes on a variety of swimming skills from short sprints to longer events and relays

  • Weekly practices as well as swim meets throughout the season

Club Details

  • Milton Sports Centre - 605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Milton ON

  • Saturdays 1:30 - 2:25 pm, from October - April

  • Ages 12 and up

  • Contacts: milton.makosswimteam@specialolympicsontario.ca for more information

  • Fees - $125; $10 for each swim meet