The Melrose Swim Team is a non-USS swim team that offers a middle ground swim team between competitive USS teams and recreational swim teams. The mission of Melrose is to offer a swim team in a community setting; we aim to develop the fullest potential of the swimmer; to encourage good sportsmanship, enjoyment, individual integrity, self-discipline and team play. During the summer the Melrose Makos Swim Team competes with other non-USS summer swim teams in the Desert Swim League. The summer season begins in May; weekly meets are held in June and July providing swimmers with the opportunity to; compete, perfect strokes, and be a member of the team.

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Summer swim training will be modified to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and because of that, there will only be limited spots available. 

2 - 3 week sessions: June 1 - 19 and June 22 - July 10.


Morning... Monday - Friday

Age Group Workout

13 - 18 - 7:00 – 7:40

10 – 14 - 7:40 – 8:20

8 – 11 - 8:20 – 9:00

6 – 9 - 9:00 – 9:40


Afternoon... Monday - Friday

Age Group Workout

6 – 9 - 4:00 – 4:40

8 – 11 - 4:40 – 5:20

10 – 14 - 5:20 – 6:00

13 – 18 - 6:00 – 6:40


***ALL swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool by themselves as coaches will not be in the water this summer.  


  • There would be a total of 4 swimmers per lane, for a total of 16 swimmers, in the water during an age group session. This would allow 64 spots for morning practice and 64 spots for afternoon practice (128 spots total per 3 week session, 256 total spots over both sessions).

  • As of now, there will be no meets, only swim training/practice. 

  • $60 per morning session and $60 per afternoon session. (If a swimmer wants to swim morning and afternoon it would be $120 for 3 weeks - please see note below*).

  • If a session fills up, a wait list will be started for those interested. The wait list is not a guarantee of participation in the program.

  • All families are responsible for adhering to social distancing practices for the adults and kids at the pool, on the deck and around the facility. 

  • If a swimmer is sick, they are not to come to practice. If they come to practice, they will be sent home. There are no exceptions.

  • Swimmers are responsible for their own equipment. There will be no sharing of equipment, i.e. goggles, towels, caps, etc. If you don't have it with you, you may borrow from a family member or you swim without.

  • All equipment left at the pool will be discarded at the end of every day. There will be no lost and found this summer.

  • We will have an "enter" gate and an "exit" gate to help with the flow on the deck, to keep practice moving and help with physical distancing.

  • We ask that only one parent/guardian manage pick-up/drop-off.

  • Age Groups are intentionally overlapping in order to allow more families to attend only one workout.

This does not look like anything we have done before but the current climate is nothing like any of us have been in before. Please note that we, the volunteers at Melrose, are doing our best to have a responsible swim option for our families. The situation remains fluid and we ask that you all have some patience and understanding as we work out any hiccups and be mindful if state guidelines mandate the program coming to a halt. 

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