Makos 24 Hour Swim – Wrap Up

June 28th, 2018

A great time was had by all at our 24-hour swim! We are all very tired, but it was worth it. Currently with our donations, silent auction and 50/50 raffle, the Makos have been able to raise $16,500. Special thanks to all who participated, donated, and bid on items in our silent auction. We could not have done it without you!

This year, we are running a contest for the highest individual donor, the highest donor family and the swim group with the largest percentage of participation/money donated. Our current highest donor is Madison Schmitz, who has so far brought in $650 for the Makos! The Collins Family is holding a steady lead as our highest donor family, with $750 raised. Age Group Select dominates the largest group percentage of participation, with a whopping 87% of funds raised.

If you would like to donate, the Makos will leave the donation portion of the website open until Sunday, July 8th.

Go Makos and Fear the Fin!

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Attend GF4 Summer Camp!

June 20th, 2018

1.) Develop life-long skills – GF4 camp provides the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids to enhance their sports abilities, swimming skills, artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The variety of activities that our camp offers makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do!

2.) Spend their day being physically active – GF4 summer camp proves a wonderful opportunity for your children to move and be active all day!

3.) Make true friends – GF4 Summer Camp is the place where kids make their very best friends. Free from social expectations pressuring them at school. Camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily. All the fun at camp draws everyone together – singing, laughing, talking playing, and doing almost everything together.

4.) Provides Wonderful Memories – Kids who attend our GF4 Summer Camp will have tons of memories of the good times, silly shenanigans, and awesome activities. Summer camp is a time of discovery of self-improvement and will provide them with life-long skills that stay with a kid long into adulthood.

5.) Our Staff – The GF4 Summer Camp Counselors are our greatest asset, they work here because they love working with children. We carefully select those who have the enthusiasm, patience and passion needed to create a summer of fun, laughter, and memories for each of our campers!

6.) Be Happier – The combination of positive emotions, vibes, deep friendships, activities, and just plain fun makes kids feel happier at and after camp!

What is ATC? 8 Reasons Why You Should Try It

June 13th, 2018

ATC  is an acronym for Against The Current. ATC has become one of the most popular classes at Granite Falls this summer.  ATC is a dynamic, fast-paced workout that combines a variety of exercises, such as, strength training, toning, flexibility, aerobic conditioning, and movement against and with the current of our Lazy River.

Why ATC???

More resistance: Water is denser than air, which means it provides a greater resistance to your movements

Less pain and fatigue: Water offers a buoyancy that reduces the impact of exercises on your body

Improves Flexibility And Range Of Motion: While exercising on land, your body movements are restricted by the effects of gravity and the fear of falling. When in water, you can let go of these worries.

Offers Relief From Chronic Pain: Gentle waves hitting against you have a massaging effect on your skin – which is why a major benefit of water exercise is pain relief. By working against the water’s resistance, you can reduce stiffness and soreness to a great extent that you would not otherwise be able to exert outside water

Encourages Weight Loss: Aerobic workouts are the best for losing weight, even more so if you’re worried about injuries common in weight training. A 185-pound person can burn 178 Calories after 30 minutes of water aerobics

Protects The Heart By Lowering Blood Pressure: Water aerobics improve blood circulation in your body. In one study, a 10-week course of water aerobics markedly reduced blood pressure in patients diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Gets Rid Of Stress: Like all forms of exercise, water workouts too help reduce stress by releasing feel-good hormones called endorphins. In addition, they encourage oxygen flow to your muscles and regulate your breathing. Just being around water is also relaxing. No wonder water sounds are used for meditation!

Water Aerobics Is Good For Injury Rehabilitation: Fitness enthusiasts and marathon runners often pull muscles or have to endure painful discomfort due to long-term training. They can continue to maintain their form and fitness levels in water – but without any pressure on their injured joints or muscles. Because water is easy on the joints, relieves pain, and offers visibly therapeutic effects, we advise you to try aquatic aerobics and accelerate your recovery.

***Come join us Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays at 9:00am to be part of the party!!!! Our weekend class combines ATC with fun in the sun in our large outdoor pool.***

Makos 24-Hour Swim & Silent Auction

May 30th, 2018

If you have come to the club this week you probably noticed several large baskets sitting behind the front desk.  The Makos Swim Team is having it’s 3rd annual 24-hour swim event that includes a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.  The silent auction bidding is open now until June 23rd!  To place your bid please see the member experience team at the front desk.  

Silent Auction baskets include:

Yeti Basket: value $700

Date Night Basket: value $300

Weekend Getaway Basket: value $625

Pamper Yourself Basket: value $330

Camp Fire Basket: value $250

Golf Lovers Basket: value $450

Makos Basket: value $70

3 Month Club Membership: value $556

1 Month Club Membership: value $318

10 Guess Passes: value $150

1 Session of Group Swim Lessons for one child: value $70-$115

1 year of Masters Swimming Dues for one person: value $240-$480

Lifeguard Certification for one person: value $235

2019 Gators Swim Season for one child: value $45-$130

1 Year of Makos Swim Team Dues for one child: value of $870-$2,465

3 Month of Makos Swim Team Dues for one child: value $240-$775

1 Week of Junior Aquatics Leaders for one child: $75-$100

2 Hour Pool Party: value $175-$225

3 Hour Pool Party: value $235-$285

10 Private / Semi-Private Lessons: value $230-$280

1 Year of Monthly KidZone Fees (consecutive months only, members only): value $240-$300

1 Year of Parents’ Night Out for one child (consecutive months only, same child does not have to use it): value $240-$360

1 Free 2018 or 2019 GF4 Summer Camp Session (based on availability): value $195 to $222

1 2018 Fall or Winter Track Out Camp Session (based on availability): value $195 to $222

1 Month of KidZone Fees (members only): value $20-$25

1 Month of Parents’ Night Out for one child: value $20-$30


May 23rd, 2018


JOIN our Memorial Day Training Camp with Aubrey Miller and Phillip Williams. SEIZE the opportunity to challenge every muscle in your body. FEEL the burn and intensity by performing a mix of traditional calisthenics, body weight training, strength training, and interval training.  MOVE for an hour and a half, no time for rest. TORCH hundreds of calories, even when you stop. PUSH your body and your mind harder than ever before. LEAVE no prisoners.

Memorial Day Training Camp is for the strong, the weak, the fit, and the not so fit. There is no discrimination, as long as you have the will to finish what you started. The benefits are astonishing!!! Please join us Monday, May 28th from 8:30-10am.  No sign up necessary & best of all… IT’S FREE!!!!!!!!!!