Sunrise Swimming is a competitive swimming club located in Sunrise, Florida. We are proud to be members of USA Swimming and its local governing body, the Florida Gold Coast. Our competitive program excels at developing young athletes in reaching their utmost potential through quality instruction. Our coaching staff  focuses on all aspects of the individual, not just the athlete. Loyalty, commitment, and a solid work ethic are just a few characteristics that Sunrise Swimming instills in all swimmers, allowing for a quality program.

Mission Statement:  Sunrise Swimming is a team that aims to teach and motivate young people to achieve their highest potential both in and out of the pool.  We are a family-run program that promotes strong character development and to strive for excellence in swimming and life, all in a safe, healthy, and positive environment.



Sunrise Swimming began in 1998 as the Sunrise Seahawk Swim Team. Coach Garry Nelson founded the team after moving from Broward Community College.  In 2001, Coach Dave Wathen became the Head Coach and renamed the team Sunrise Swimming.  Under his direction we produced several nationally ranked age-groupers and a Top 10 finish at the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics. 

In 2003, Coach Dave became the National Team coach for the Plantation Swim Team (PST).  Sunrise Swimming became a satellite of PST at that time.  

In 2013, Coach Dave retired from the City of Plantation, and Sunrise returned to being an independent program:  Sunrise Swimming.