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Jul 9, 2018 - Hurricanes Take Advantage of Last Chance Meets!
This past weekend, we had swimmers in competition at two last chance meets, meaning one final attempt to make Championship cuts before entries were due. Our swimmers made six new "cuts" for the upco...
Jul 9, 2018 - CAT 5 Hurricane Affects Polish Junior Nationals!
Amadeusz Knop in first International competition. Over the past several weeks, 13 year old Hurricanes swimmer Amadeusz Knop was in Poland and competed in the Polish age-group Nationals in Olsztyn. ...
Jul 9, 2018 - Hurricanes Reset the Bar at Shark Open!
Fast Swimming at the Shark Open: Full results here We had nearly 50 athletes in competition at the Sarasota Shark Open. Our results were impressive with over 63 new Championship cuts earned for the...
Jun 26, 2018 - End of Season Planning and Meet Entry
Sarasota Shark Open: Overall a very good meet for our swimmers! (Full results soon). We are definitely on track to have an excellent run of great meets at the end of the season! We are getting into Ju...
May 29, 2018 - SYS Memorial Meet; Team Trophy, Champ Cuts, & Records Broken, Oh My!
This past weekend, our athletes competed at the Kent B. Holdren Memorial Meet in Sarasota, and in the end, swam away with the Team Trophy! (host team ineligible). A very impressive performance by...
May 24, 2018 - Hurricanes Show Increasing Strength at WFLA Open!
We sent a small but strong group of athletes to the WFLA Spring Open in Largo . The first couple of long course meets help the swimmers adjust their racing skills for long course competition, a bit...
May 2, 2018 - Hurricanes Start New Season Strong!
Mar 29, 2018 - Join the SKY Hurricanes!
Good Morning! The weather is warming up and swimming is getting hot! We are the SKY Family YMCA Hurricanes with programs in Venice, Englewood, and North Port. Just a year ago we split from the Saras...
Mar 27, 2018 - Introducing the SKY Hurricanes National Team!
Hey Gang! The SKY Hurricanes are pleased to introduce the members of the 2018 YMCA National Team! From left to right; Harrison Newi, Evan Weber, Amadeusz Knop, Wesley Kephart, Colton Frantz, Ashley Ke...
Mar 22, 2018 - Hurricanes Score Points at SRQ IMX Meet
This past weekend we had a small but strong showing of swimmers at the SRQ IMX meet that was held here at out facility. With close to 300 swimmers in competition, we definitely performed above most ...
Mar 15, 2018 - Hurricanes Pack Mighty Punch at YMCA State Championships!
Hurricanes Swimmers and Parents: We just competed in our first YMCA State Championships since becoming our own team almost a year ago in April! As a team, we finished 3rd overall for the entire St...
Mar 1, 2018 - Hurricanes Golden at Senior Champs!
This past weekend we had a small but strong group at this year's Florida Spring Senior Championships in Orlando. Highlighting the weekend were our 2 gold medals earned by Wesley Kephart along wi...
Mar 1, 2018 - Coaching Changes and Additions
We are pleased to announce additions to our coaching staff in Venice and plans for the future in North Port. First in Venice, we recently lost Coach Mark Kelly due to him making an abrupt move out...
Feb 27, 2018 - Hurricanes have Great Success at FLAGS!
The 2018 FLAGS Meet (Junior Olympics ) is in the books and our athletes did an excellent job for our first short course Championship meet as the Hurricanes! Overall we finished 13th with 575.5 point ...
Jan 16, 2018 - Hurricanes Show Strength at GCST Winter Open!
Hurricanes Swimmers and and Parents: We just finished our first big meet for 2018! The racing conditions were less than perfect, buy you never know what to expect in Florida, outdoors, in January. B...
Dec 28, 2017 - PYP Ho Ho Meet; Lessons Learned!
Hurricanes Swimmers and Parents: Our last meet for 2017 took place at the Palm Harbor YMCA . This was a Y "closed" meet, meaning that just YMCA teams could participate. It was tough to post fast ti...
Dec 28, 2017 - Hurricanes Sparkle at Jingle Bell Meet!
Dec 5, 2017 - Hurricanes Pass the Gravy at SYS Turkey Meet!
Nov 9, 2017 - Hurricanes Turn Pennies into Gold at SPA Meet!
We had a small but strong group of swimmers at the SPA "Penny per Yard" meet this past Sunday morning! Earning blue ribbons in their events were; Adrianna DiNofa in the 25 free, Alexa Reed in t...
Nov 5, 2017 - Hurricanes Headed to State High School Championships!
The Class 4A and 3A State High School Swimming and Diving Championships will be contested next weekend in Stuart, Florida, and congratulations are in order for the following Hurricanes that qualified ...
Oct 31, 2017 - Hurricanes rise "above" SYS "below" FLAGS Meet!
This past weekend we took a small but strong group of swimmers up to the Sarasota Below FLAG Meet . Highlights of the meet included 10 year old Zoe Schwartz making her first FLAG cut in the 50 fr...
Oct 25, 2017 - Hurricanes pick Pumpkins at GTSA Classic; 1st Y-Qualifier in the Books!
Our latest big meet was the GTSA Speedo Classic in Tampa. We had over 60 swimmers in competition and our numerous heat winners were awarded pumpkins for their achievements! Our Gold Medalists for ev...
Oct 1, 2017 - SKY Hurricanes Dominant at Season-Opening Meet!
The 2017-18 short course season got underway with over 60 Hurricanes travelling down to Fort Myers for the Gulf Coast Fall Invitational last weekend! This meet gave you a chance to see where you are i...
Aug 23, 2017 - CAT 5 Hurricanes Successful at YMCA Nationals!
Our 1st SKY Hurricanes National Team competed in their first YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the first week of August. With eleven athletes qualified, we headed into the compe...
Jul 31, 2017 - Personal Bests Galore at Area 5 Championships!
The Area 5 Championships in Naples was the perfect setting for your Hurricanes to reap the rewards after months of dedicated training! Read on for the details! SKY Hurricanes Results can be found HER...
Jul 26, 2017 - Senior Hurricanes Tune-Up at Senior Champs!
Hurricane Swimmers and Parents: Our latest meet occurred this past weekend in Ft. Pierce, Florida at Indian River Junior College, the 2017 Florida Senior State Championships. We had a small but stro...
Jul 24, 2017 - Hurricanes earn Gold and Team Records Fall at FLAGS!
Hurricanes Swimmers and Parents: We competed in our first FLAGS Championships as the SKY Hurricanes two weekends ago in Sarasota. The coaching staff received many compliments and accolades from spec...
Jun 6, 2017 - Congratulations Coach Gene!
Our own Coach Gene was one of the coaches that lead the Florida contingent to a 2nd place finish at the 2017 Southern Zone Open Water Championships, held at Lake Echo in Seven Lakes, North Carolina! R...