McLeod Mako Sharks Win Championship

On Saturday morning I was able to watch youth swim teams from across Florence compete in the championship meet of the Florence Summer Swim League. Excitement and energy levels were high as the eighty (80) member McLeod team, led by Coaches Dawn Walker and Jason Chatlosh, swam their way into first place at Francis Marion University’s Smith Center aquatic arena.  I was also able to talk with Jennifer Calcutt, McLeod Aquatics Director, about the swimming program and how it helps our youth.

A key to this league is sportsmanship and family participation with McLeod competing against swimmers from Florence Family YMCA, Oakdale Country Club and Florence Country Club.  Participants ages ranged from 4 to 18 promoting youth fitness and positive family fun.  

Congratulations team. We look forward to next year.


2 Responses to “McLeod Mako Sharks Win Championship”

  1. Deborah says:

    Mr. Colones,
    It was such an exciting day to see all the kids having fun and competing against other teams. My daughter has enjoyed the swim team at MHFC and the coaches are wonderful!!! They have taught her more than I ever imagined. I am so grateful that we have this facility and we have coaches like Dawn and Jason encouraging our children to press hard and to excel.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Rob, I was a competitive swimmer, and without a doubt, swimming has molded me into the person I am today. Swimming taught me many things, but especially the importance of setting goals, working hard, and a commitment to a greater cause. Thank you for providing the facilities and the opportunity for the children of Florence to be exposed to these life lessons that I was so blessed to experience.