A Tradition of Excellence
Champions Since 1961
The Sarasota YMCA Sharks
swim team is in its 53rd year, having been in existence since 1961.
Since the beginning, a tradition of excellence was created which is
known not only on the state level, but also on the national and
At the age group level,
the SYS team won the YMCA Florida State title for 18 straight years
from 1985 through 2002; the Sharks started a new streak in 2005 and
have continued it by winning the title again for the last nine
years (2006-2014). The Sharks have also won the Florida Age Group
Swimming (FLAGS) Championship title an unprecedented twenty-one
times, with a current streak of twelve in a row (Spring 2006
through Spring 2013).
All these titles aside,
the Sarasota YMCA Sharks team takes great pride in all of our
athletes. It is expected that all team members realize the
importance of this tradition and do their part in continuing and
enhancing it. Represent the Sharks with pride and class, and with
the determination that you are the reason why the Sharks are who we
are! The Sharks look forward to the future with the knowledge that
we have the finest facility, coaches, parents and swimmers in the
history of the team.
FTT - For The Team