About the Makos

Founded by Imagine Swimming creators Casey Barrett and Lars Merseburg, and guided by Makos co-head coaches Elliot Ptasnik and Michael Poropat, the Makos took to the chlorinated seas of the city in January 2007. Young sharks with smiles and a need for speed, they were Imagine Swimming's first generation of young racers - many of whom had learned to swim in Imagine pools years before. After two years, hundreds of practices, and one Imagine Invite, it was time to take the next step. In May 2009, the squad became a nationally registered Club Team with USA Swimming.

Now the path to aquatic excellence has been paved for every Imagine swimmer. From learn-to-swim lessons to pre-team practices to full immersion daily workouts, led by the city's most accomplished world-class swimmers, the Makos take Imagine Swimming to the next level...