The Makos Swim Club, the first swim club in the Virgin Islands, is proud of its many accomplishments, the most recent being its attendance and outstanding performance at the St. Thomas Stingrays Invitational.
This has all been made possible by David O’Neal and the Management of the Prospect Reef Resort where the team trains. The coaches and athletes are dedicated to hard work and they want to leave a mark for the Virgin Islands in the sport of competitive swimming.
During its most recent competition on June 3-5, 2011 in the St. Thomas Stingrays Invitational, the Makos did just that, they left an imposing mark. The competition included the Makos of the Virgin Islands, the Stingrays of the United States Virgin Islands and the Blue Finns of Georgia USA.
The Makos four senior swimmers displayed great talent and amassed 25 medals after competing in 28 events. Initially only 4 athletes were taken to compete, but three novice swimmers (Dimorii Maduro, Shamoy Todman, and Gregory Nelson II) who came along in support of the team decided they too wanted to compete having less than 2 months of competitive training under their belts.
With other Makos swimmers, family and friends there to support, the event definitely was a success not only for the swimmers, the coaches and the Makos Swim Club, but for the VIRGIN ISLANDS.
The Makos Swim Club greatly appreciates the contributions of The Prospect Reef Resort, Verne Wheatley, Myron Walwyn, The Virgin Gorda Charitable Company, and the Makos Swim Club family.