by Imagine Swimming
founders Casey Barrett and Lars Merseburg, and guided by Makos Head Coach
Elliot Ptasnik, 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 - most of whom had learned to swim in Imagine pools
years before. After two years, hundreds of practices, and their first meet, Imagine
Invite, it was time to take the next
step. In May 2009, the squad became a nationally registered Club Team with USA
Swimming. Since then, the Makos quickly produced some of the country’s top
aquatic athletes, including Junior Olympic champions, Metro Zone Team members, Senior Met Qualifiers, National Top-10 ranked swimmers, and most
importantly…many, many smiles and laughs.
Now the path to aquatic excellence has been paved for every Imagine swimmer. From learn-to-swim lessons to full immersion daily workouts, led by the city's most accomplished world-class swimmers, the Makos take Imagine Swimming to the next and highest level...