Brandermill Community Association

The Brandermill Makos swim team competes in the Richmond Metropolitan Aquatic League, summer-league in Division A In 2018 and 2014, the MAKOS placed first in Division B for both regular season and CHAMPS. In 2015 and 2016 we came in second during the regular season and second in Champs.  In 2021, the MAKOS placed third in the Championship meet. We compete against other RMAL teams: ACAC, MAC, YMCA, Granite, Woodlake, Bon Air, Willow Oaks, and others divisions.

Brandermill Makos is open to boys and girls up to 18 years of age and combines a competitive spirit with training that is developmentally appropriate. Our high-quality coaching encourages the achievement of each individual and enforces athletic training, motivational support, and having fun.

Dedication, determination, and the drive to succeed define the character of the approximately 150 athletes who are part of the Brandermill Makos Swim Team. The Brandermill Community is located in Midlothian, a suburb of Richmond, Virginia.

Meet The Coach

Sean Pratt

Sean grew up in Roanoke, VA and his mother was the coach. ” I played a different sport every season, baseball in the spring, swimming in the summer, soccer in the fall, wrestling, and basketball in the winter… so I know that I expect kids to try all kinds of sports. Swimming is not just about swimming fast, lap after lap… We have a lot fun!”

Sean started coaching for the Makos in 2010 when he was asked to help coach the youngest swimmers, his son’s group, the 6-unders. The next summer Sean took over more and more responsibilities with the team and has been the head coach since 2012. Sean has coached his son and his daughter, as Makos, and has been able to coach the team with his daughter this summer. Sean knows that summer swimming is a family event, where swimmers of all ages are on the same team, and he is living that with his family.

2022 Practice Schedule

The following schedule is a rule of thumb and is subject to change. Additionally, the coaches may recommend swimmers to various practice times.

May 31 – June 2 → Tuesday- Thursday

11 & Older ⇒ 5-6pm

10 & Under ⇒ 6-7pm

June 6 – July 18 → Monday – Friday

11 & Older ⇒ 8am

9 & 10 yr old ⇒ 9am

8 & Under ⇒ 10am

Evening Practices → Monday & Thursday

10 & Under ⇒ 6pm

11 & Older ⇒ 7pm

July 19th – July 22 → Monday – Friday (for Champs Qualified Swimmers)

11 & Older ⇒ 8am

9 & 10 yr old ⇒ 9am

8 & Under ⇒ 10am

2022 Meet Schedule

Week 1: Tuesday June 14 → AWAY @ ACAC

Week 2: Tuesday June 21 → HOME vs. Charter Colony

Week 3: Tuesday June 28 → HOME vs. Woodlake

Week 4: Tuesday July 5 → HOME vs. Bon Air

Week 5: Tuesday July 12 → HOME vs. Granite

Week 6: Monday July 18 → AWAY @ Willow Oaks

HOME Meet Information: 

  • Arrive by 4:30pm
  • Warm-Ups are 4:45 – 5:15pm; swimmers are to be ready to be in the water at 4:45pm
  • MAKOS Grill will be running as our Fundraising to feed all families. It is the ONLY source of fundraising for the team

AWAY Meet Information: 

  • Arrive by 5:00pm
  • Warm-Ups at 5:15 – 5:45pm; swimmers are to be ready to be in the water at 5:15pm

Team Social & Parent Meeting & Volunteer Workshop!

Mark Monday, June 6, 6-8pm for our first team event. We will have pizza for swimmers, while we have a parent meeting starting at 6:30pm. We will also host a volunteer workshop in which we will walk through the various volunteer opportunities.

Champs will be held at SwimRVA on Wednesday, July 21.