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Feb 7, 2021 - CCS Meet Results
SKY Meet results and Improvement Report now Posted on our website.
Feb 5, 2021 - Warm Up Schedule and Heat Sheets posted on our website for CCS Meet
Saturday, February 6, 2021 . SATURDAY AM SESSION – WARM UP START 7AM START , MEET STARTS AT 9:00AM 7:00AM-7:40AM - CCS 7:40AM-8:20AM - SWFL & SKY Arrival time 7:25am Warm up Begins at 7:40am 8:20A...
Feb 3, 2021 - Practice Wednesday Feb.3,2021
Today Wed. Feb.3,2021 , Pool Temp. is 76 degrees. Less Windy. Practice is Optional. Up to Parents. For athletes that do not drive or do not walk to practice,Driver should stay at the pool if athlete...
Feb 2, 2021 - Tuesday 02/02/2021 Practice Cancelled
Practice at venice is cancelled for today Tuesday Feb.2,2021. Water temperature and wind chill to blame. No decision yet on Wednesday Feb. 3,2021 . The SKY Coaching Staff
Jan 27, 2021 - Mask Reminder
All Swimmers and Parents: We are lucky to be Swimming! Please remember to wear a mask when inside the YMCA. Even if you are just running in to go to the Restroom. Thaks, The SKY Coaching Staff
Jan 14, 2021 - Important Information Changes for this Weekends Al Soltis Meet
Jan 14, 2021 - 2021 Al Soltis Memorial Meet Important Information
2021 Al Soltis Memorial Meet Fridays heat Sheets are posted on the Website. We will post Saturday and Sundays when they become available. I mportant Warm up Information DATES & TIMES: Athletes: Please...
Dec 19, 2020 - Holiday Schedule
Hurricanes Team Schedule for Weeks of December 20-26 and December 27-January 2 Cat 4 & 5 Cyclones welcome Mornings Only AM ...
Nov 25, 2020 - Black Friday Sale on eqipment on our team store
Nov 17, 2020 - 2020 SKY IMX / IMR Meet psych Sheets now Posted
The Psych Sheets for the SKY IMX / IMR Meet are now posted on the team website under the event.
Oct 29, 2020 - Immediate Attention
Today 10/29/2020 We were just informed at 1:30pm today that there will be NO practices at the Venice Y location due to Pool Maintenance. The Swim Suit fitting scheduled for today @ 4:30pm at the Ve...
Oct 26, 2020 - Team Apparel Fitting Night Thursday October 29,2020 @ Venice YMCA Pool.
Team Apparel Fitting Night Thursday October 29,2020 @ Venice YMCA Pool. The team will be having a sizing night this Thursday, 10/29/2020 starting at 4:30pm . It is important that our competitive sw...
Oct 18, 2020 - Trunk or Treat Night Success at the Venice Y
The SKY Hurricanes Swim Team gives a helping hand at the SKY YMCA Trunk or Treat. Coach Ann, Athletes and Parents gave a helping hand to the Venice Y’s Trunk or Treat night. Dressing up, decorating ...
Oct 17, 2020 - Meet Results from the SRQ Octoberfest Meet
The Complete Meet results along with Meet results with splits for SKY Swimmers and SKY Unattachd swimmers are now posted. Individual results have now been updated in the Team Databse as well. o see th...
Sep 20, 2020 - New experience for Cat 3 group
9/20/2020 On Friday 9/18/20 many of the Category 3 swimmers experienced their first ever test set. We introduced a T-30 freestyle swim (aka a timed 30 minute swim). This set was a co-operative team bu...
Feb 29, 2020 - 2020 Y State Championships
We just come away from the 2020 YMCA State Championships in Orlando last weekend. The YMCA of Central Florida came away as team champions. SKY held on to 3rd place overall as the Team scores looke...
Feb 3, 2020 - 2020 CCS Meet
Our latest meet was down in Charlotte County at the CCS Last Chance Meet . This was one of the last meets of the season to try and qualify for FLAGS and above. Achieving new FLAG cuts were Arian...
Jan 22, 2020 - 2020 GCST Winter Open @ FGCU
Our latest Team meet was this past weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University . Our swimmers were coming off the winter break and a little rusty when it came to racing, but we still managed to make 10...
Jan 16, 2020 - SRQ Development Meet
This past weekend we had a development meet in Sarasota, designed for newer swimmers to get into the flow of competition so they are prepared for bigger meets in the future. We had 2 new swimmers ...
Dec 22, 2019 - Developmental Holiday Schedule
Tropical Storm/CAT 1/CAT 2/CAT 3 Practice Schedule December 16,17,18,19* December 23&26* December 30# January 6,7,8,9# January 13,14,15,16# Normal Schedule for all but CAT 3 (see below) all pra...
Dec 19, 2019 - PYP And CCS Meets Review.
PYP Y Qualifier: This past weekend we attended the PYP HO HO HO Y qualifier meet in Palm Harbor. We came away with 3 new Championship cuts! Arianna Reed made a new FLAG cut on the 100 free and h...
Dec 16, 2019 - Clearwater Jingle Bell Meet News
Our last "Team" meet of the year took place at the Clearwater Jingle Bell Invitational . We had a small but strong group of swimmers in competition over the 3 day event. leading in gold medals wa...
Dec 6, 2019 - SYS Turkey Meet Report
At our most recent Team Meet, the SYS Turkey meet , we ended up 2nd overall in the Team standings! Our gold medalists led the way by winning 30 events overall! our top gold medalist was 11 year o...
Oct 29, 2019 - High School Championship Series Begins
High School Championship Series Begins: Over the next 3-4 weeks the State of Florida conducts the Florida State High School Swimming Championships . All high schools are divided into 4 Classes...
Oct 29, 2019 - National YMCA Virtual (local) meet results
National YMCA Virtual (local) meet results: This year we participated in the YMCA National Virtual Invitational. This simply means that YMCA's all over the country could swim certain events at t...
Oct 17, 2019 - Great Results for Tyr Swim Classic
We just came off of our latest team meet up in Tampa at the TYR Swim Classic held by the Greater Tampa Swim Association. Our group of swimmers managed to earn 20 new Championship cuts over the ...
Oct 12, 2019 - The Sky Kick off Meet Results
The Sky Y Fall Kick -off Meet We started out our 2019 - 2020 short course season by hosting our first meet of the season as well. Our SKY Kickoff Meet was small in numbers but a good experience ...
Oct 8, 2019 - New Swimmers Shine @CCS Fall Classic
This past weekend we competed in our 2nd development meet of the season, the CCS Fall Classic . These meets are designed for newer swimmers to the sport, helping them get used to swim meets in genera...
Sep 26, 2019 - GCST Fall Invite Recap
GCST Fall Invite: This was our first trip down to Fort Myers to the FGCU campus for the GCST Invitational! We took a small, but strong group into the competition. Our athletes came away with 40 ne...
Sep 25, 2019 - PYP Y Qualifier Recap
PYP - YMCA Qualifying meets: For our first two YMCA Qualifiers for the year we made the long trip up to the Palm Harbor YMCA. Each day of the meet counted towards 1 YMCA required meet. Everyone...
Aug 28, 2019 - TS Dorian
With the uncertainty of weather conditions on Monday our Cyclone/CAT4-5 practice has been canceled. We wish all our familes a safe Labor Day Weekend . Staff
Aug 26, 2019 - Labor Day Practice
The following groups will have a Practice on Labor Day from 8:30-10:30am Cyclone CAT 4 CAT 5 All other groups will have the day off. Cory
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 24 Update
Practice Updates With the first week of Practice under our belts, I have been in conversations with several parents and would like to clarify and add some options to the practice offerings. CAT 4/...
Aug 8, 2019 - SCY SCHEDULE
2019-2020 Hurricane Swimming Practice Schedule CAT 4/5 Optional MWF 5:15-6:15am Monday to Friday 3:00-5:00pm swim W 5:15-6:00pm Yoga (13+) T&Th 5:15-6:00 Dryland (13+) Sat 6:00-8:15am LC Or 8:30-10:...
Jul 29, 2019 - 2019 Summer Splash Meet
Heat Sheets for the 2019 Summer Splash Meet Have Been posted under the Event on the Website.
Jul 26, 2019 - SKY Hurricane Swimmers head overseas!
SKY Hurricane Swimmers head overseas! With 2 of our top swimmers heading across the Atlantic for competition, that would now make us an International swim program! Both Michelle Whelton and Amad...
Jul 26, 2019 - Area 5 update
Heat sheets and Time Line posted to the Event Page
Jul 25, 2019 - 2019 Long Course Southern Sectionals
Southern Sectionals - July 11 - 14 - University of Florida We sent a small but talented group of athletes to the 2019 Southern Sectionals at the University of Florida. We came away with 21 ne...
Jul 25, 2019 - 2019 Long Course FLAGS
At the 2019 Summer Age group Championships (Flags) we sent a small, but strong group into competition against the rest of the State! Overall we finished 24th , well off of where we have placed...
Jul 12, 2019 - Parking Lot Resurfacing
Jul 5, 2019 - Banquet Update
Menu Update for our Team Banquet on August 17, 2019 Two meal options : Buffett $20.00 per person - pasta bar with three sauce options, grilled chicken, breadsticks, salad, and beverages Children's Pl...
Jul 3, 2019 - Championship Cuts Galore at the SYS Open!
Our most recent major competition took place at the Sarasota Sharks Summer Open ! We took a strong group of swimmers to the four day meet and returned with some very good mid-season results! First, ...
Jun 18, 2019 - Escape the Heat? The Hurricanes Brought It!!
Our latest competition had a strong group of Hurricane swimmers headed to Clearwater to race in the "Escape the Heat" invitational. This was our first prelim / finals competition of the year, desi...
Jun 2, 2019 - CLINIC CLOSED
Due to overwhelming response the first clinic has been closed. A email has gone out to all that signed up in advance, plesase read it carefully as a wednesday session was added and assignments are not...
Jun 2, 2019 - THANK YOU !
A big THANK YOU to all that participated and helped to put on a great event Saturday morning!! It was great to see swimmers from Venice, Englewood, and Nort Port coming together under the SKY banner...
May 28, 2019 - Hurricanes Show Team Strength at SYS Memorial Meet
Our 3rd long course meet of the season took place last weekend at the SYS Memorial Invitational on May 17th thru the 19th. We had a very strong showing overall, taking the 2nd Place Team Trophy (h...
May 13, 2019 - Summer Schedule & Revised Fee Structure
The new Summer Schedule has been posted to our web site, as well as the new Hurricanes Fee structure (Team dues and Meet fees). The new fee schedule can be found HERE Any questions, please contact He...
May 13, 2019 - Hurricanes add Water Polo Club!
The SKY Family YMCA is pleased to announce we will be bringing the Hurricanes Polo Club into our family of programming this summer. Coach Jon Baca will be heading up the program as well as hopefully...
May 7, 2019 - 2nd Long Course Meet a Charm for the Hurricanes!
2019 GCST Spring Open (4/26-28/19) Our 2nd meet of the long course season had a strong group of swimmers headed down to Fort Myers (FGCU). We made another impressive showing by racking up 98 new Cha...
May 7, 2019 - Hurricanes Kickoff Long Course Season in Style!
2019 SYS Long Course kickoff (4/12-14/19) A new competitive season is upon us and our Hurricanes swam very well at the inaugural long course meet! For the summer, most of our meets will be contested...
Apr 5, 2019 - Hurricanes Aplenty in FL Swimming Top 10 Lists!
Congratulations to the following Hurricanes for making the most recent Florida Swimming Top 10 list for the short course season! Kathryn Domian, Hajnalka Penzski, Arianna Reed, Annika Stafford, Natali...
Mar 13, 2019 - Senior Hurricanes Build to Nationals at Senior Champs!
At the 2019 Florida Spring Senior Championships, held in Orlando last weekend, our Hurricanes had 14 swimmers in competition, looking to make new cuts for the upcoming national level meets! Our grou...
Mar 6, 2019 - Hurricanes Among the Best At FLAGS!
At the recent 2019 Spring Florida Age-Group Championships (FLAGS) , our athletes earned our Team a 7th place finish overall! With 58 teams in the scoring race, and numerous teams that did not scor...
Feb 27, 2019 - Hurricanes to Compete at All-Stars!
Congratulations to the following Hurricanes for earning a spot on the Florida Swimming All-Stars roster! 10 & Under Boys: Liam Halsey Ryan Wadsworth 11-12 Girls: Kathryn Domian Annika Stafford 11-12 B...
Feb 26, 2019 - Goals Shattered at Y-States!
The 2019 YMCA States Championship is in the books. This year the meet was scheduled at a very poor time, so with more important meets on the horizon, our attendance was not at 100% for all days. The...
Jan 24, 2019 - Hurricanes Start off 2019 with a Bang!
We just completed our first major meet for 2019, and our athletes performed at their best level ever for this time of the year! The Gulf Coast Winter Invitational comes at a time of the year where w...
Jan 22, 2019 - Meghan Brown is Girls Swimmer of the Year!
Freshman Meghan Brown was recently named the Girls Swimmer of the Year by the Charlotte Sun for her accomplishments during the 2018 FHSAA High School Swimming Championships! You can read the feature a...
Jan 3, 2019 - CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS
Dec 21, 2018 - CAT 3.5, 4&5 Holiday Schedule
3.5(Bruce 5:00pm), CAT4 and CAT5 Holiday Practice schedule 12/24 8-10:30am 12/25 MERRY CHRISTMAS 12/26-12/27 8-11* & 4-6 12/28 9-12* & 4-6 12/29 9-11:30 12/31 10-12:30 1/1 HAPPY NEW YEAR 1/2-1/...
Dec 21, 2018 - Lower End Holiday Schedule
Holiday Schedule Tropical Storm, CAT1,CAT2,and CAT3 12/24 10:30-12 Reindeer Relays and Hot Chocolate 12/25 MERRY CHRISTMAS 12/26-12/28 Normal practice Schedule 12/29-1/1 No Practice HAPP...
Dec 19, 2018 - Stellar Performances by Hurricanes at The Jinglebell Classic!
Our annual trip to the Clearwater Jinglebell Invitational was a huge success with our athletes achieving 76 new Championship cuts! Even with horrible air quality we were still able to put up many gr...
Dec 14, 2018 - Hurricanes Make FL Swimming Top Ten!
Florida Swimming released their mid-season Top Ten reports (boys/girls) for short course, and quite the number of Hurricanes are among those listed! In fact, we have four swimmers currently Number ...
Dec 4, 2018 - Hurricane Team Short Course Records Update
Hurricanes Swimmers and Parents: Here is an update on Team Records that have been broken in the past couple of weeks at various meets: Additional records from the High School State Championships:...
Dec 4, 2018 - Hurricanes grow Stronger at SRQ Winterfest Meet!
This past weekend we sent a young and developing group of athletes to the SRQ December Winterfest . We came away with 4 new Championship cuts thanks to some great performances! Hajnalka Penszki led t...
Dec 3, 2018 - Hurricanes Take the Wishbone at the Sarasota "Turkey" Meet!
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, we had an excellent meet in Sarasota at the Sarasota Turkey Invite! We had some terrific results from our athletes, logging 65 new Championship cuts along t...
Nov 13, 2018 - Hurricanes Have Best High School Season (so far!)!
Hurricanes Swimmers and Parents: Our current high school season has been our best to date so far, and we still have 1 more State Finals to go! Our results have been outstanding and we produced the lar...
Nov 10, 2018 - Class 2A HS Hurricanes Advance to State Champs!
The Class 2A-4 Regional is over and several Hurricanes have advanced to the State Championships next weekend in Stuart, FL! All will represent Lemon Bay High School . Meghan Brown: will swim the ...
Nov 5, 2018 - High School Swimming Update; Relays!
In case you don't know, Relays are a very important part of High School swimming; State Titles are won (or lost) at the very end in the 400 free relay, not to mention setting up your title run with th...
Nov 4, 2018 - Class 2A Hurricanes Advance to Regionals!
The FHSAA Class 2A Districts were held this past weekend, and several of our Hurricanes are advancing to the Regional meet, all representing Lemon Bay HS! Meghan Brown : Will swim the 50 free and 1...
Nov 4, 2018 - Lone 1A Hurricane Moves on to Regionals!
Our lone Class 1A Hurricane , Tyler Wade , has advanced to the Regional! Tyler represents St. Stephen's in Bradenton, and will swim the 50 and 100 freestyles. Congratulations!
Nov 4, 2018 - Class 3A/4A Hurricanes Advance to State Champs!
Several Hurricanes have punched their individual ticket to the FHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships next weekend in Stuart, Florida! Class 4A Natalie Stafford ; Sarasota HS. Will swim the 200 a...
Oct 27, 2018 - 3A & 4A High School Hurricanes Advance to Regionals!
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Championship Series has begun, and the results from the Class 3A and 4A district meets have been posted; many of our Hurricanes are moving ...
Oct 25, 2018 - Hurricanes Harvest Pumpkins at GTSA TYR Classic!
For our latest competition, we headed north to Tampa for the TYR Swim Classic , hosted by the Greater Tampa Swim Association. Overall we put up some excellent swims and added 26 new cuts for our u...
Sep 11, 2018 - Wesley Kephart is a USAS Scholastic All-American!
Congratulations to CAT 5 Hurricane Wesley Kephart for being named an USAS Scholastic All-American for 2018! Criteria includes maintaining a 3.5 GPA or better, and swimming to the Winter Junior Nat...
Aug 15, 2018 - Long Course Championships; Musings!
To our Hurricanes Swimmers, Parents, and Supporters! We finally came to the end of the 2018 long course season, and it was a very successful one indeed! Starting with FLAGS , our athletes swam at n...
Jul 27, 2018 - Seniors are Superlative at Senior Champs!
This past weekend we had a number of our Senior level swimmers in competition at the Florida Swimming Senior Championships . We had some excellent performances by all. Leading the way was Wes Kephar...
Jul 26, 2018 - Outstanding Success at Long Course FLAGS!
Our top age-group swimmers just finished the 2018 FLAGS Championships (14 & under Junior Olympics) over the weekend of the 12th thru the 15th in Sarasota. We had excellent performances by our 28 ath...
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...
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...
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 ...
Feb 1, 2018 - Adyeu, Coach Mark!
Hey Gang! It is with great sadness that we say Adyeu (cajun) to Coach Mark Kelly! He is leaving for Louisiana to be with family; his last day with us is Friday. Coach Mark arrived in Venice, took o...
Jan 28, 2018 - SKY Winter Y Qualifier Results
The results for the SKY Winter Y Qualifier can be found here Thanks to everyone that volunteered and kudos to our swimmers for some fine swimming! SKY Coaches
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...
Jan 1, 2018 - Happy New Year! (and practice schedule changes)!
Happy New Year!!! We wish everyone a prosperous and successful 2018! To that end... The following practice schedule changes take place; Tuesday, 1/2: CAT 4-5, No Change. Wed-Thur-Fri: NO AM Practice ...
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 18, 2017 - Hurricanes Holiday Training Schedule
Here is the Holiday Training Schedule for Venice: Holiday Training Schedule (pdf; print out a copy and hang on the fridge!). The Schedule for Englewood will remain normal, except for Monday, 12/25 an...
Dec 5, 2017 - Hurricanes Pass the Gravy at SYS Turkey Meet!
Nov 16, 2017 - Thanksgiving Week Practice Schedule
Here is our Holiday practice schedule for 11/20 - 11/25: 11/20 - (Monday) = normal practice schedule at both sites 11/21 - (Tuesday) = normal practice schedule at both sites 11/22 - (Wedne...
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...
Sep 19, 2017 - GCST Invitational Warmup Times
Hey Gang! Here is the warmup schedule for the GCST Invitational this weekend. Saturday AM (10 & U, 8 & U): Arrive by 8:45AM for warmup at 9AM. Saturday PM (11 and older): Arrive by 11:45AM for warmup...
Sep 12, 2017 - Practice Update: Important
Hey Gang! Here is the practice schedule for ALL Hurricanes (All locations). Note : All practices at the Venice pool. Wednesday through Friday; CAT 4 & 5: 8AM till 10AM, then normal PM schedule. Al...
Sep 11, 2017 - Hurricane Irma Update #4
Hey Gang! Irma certainly gave us all a scare, but thankfully, she began a slow decay that spared us from significant damage. However, there is lots of cleanup and inspection of buildings, facilities, ...
Sep 11, 2017 - Practice Update
Hey Gang! Both Branches are opening tomorrow, so we will offer practice. Venice: Normal PM schedule, and a suggested Am practice for CAT 4 & 5 from 8AM till 10 AM (if you don't have school). Englewo...
Sep 9, 2017 - Hurricane Irma Update #3
Hey Gang! Irma has shifted west again and is now predicted to skirt the west coast of Florida. Please take all measures necessary to protect family and property. Obviously, there is no timeline as to...
Sep 6, 2017 - Hurricane Irma Update #2
Hey Gang! There is no practice on Saturday at Venice and Englewood. However, we are offering a Friday AM practice at Venice ONLY, from 8 AM till 10 AM. No Friday PM practice. All swimmer must take th...
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...
Aug 16, 2017 - New Coach, New Groups, New Season!
Hurricane Swimmers and Parents: With our upcoming season starting on Monday, August 21st, our goal is to build upon the successes of our previous long course/summer season! First, we are going to rena...
Aug 7, 2017 - Summer Break!
Hey Gang! Just a reminder that we are on our Summer Break till August 20th; we return to practice on the 21st. Please refer to the Fall Practice Schedule found on the Swims Groups Tab. Tryouts for t...
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 25, 2017 - Area 5 Championships Psych Sheet/Warmup Schedule
The Psych Sheet for the Area 5 Championships this weekend in Naples, FL., has been posted to the Event page. Warmup schedule is as follows; AM is 13 and Older PM is 12 and Under Saturday: Morning War...
Jul 25, 2017 - Introducing the SKY Hurricanes YMCA National Championship Team
It is with great pleasure that we introduce the members of the 2017 YMCA National Championship Team! They will be competing against some of the fastest YMCA swimmers in the country at the Greensboro ...
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...
Jul 18, 2017 - Senior Champs Timeline Posted
Hey Gang! The Senior Champs Timeline has now been posted to the Event page. SKY Hurricanes Coaches
Jul 17, 2017 - Senior Champs Psych Sheet Posted
The psych sheet for Senior Champs has been posted to the Event page (pre-highlighted athletes for your convenience). Timeline and warmup schedule to follow. SKY Coaches
Jul 12, 2017 - FLAGS Warmup Schedule
Hey Gang! Here is the warmup schedule for FLAGS. 11 - 12 & 13 - 14: Prelims Thursday through Sunday AM : In pool at 7:00 AM for initial warm-up - lanes 5 & 6 in short course pool back in the long ...
Jul 12, 2017 - FLAGS 10 & Under Warmup Schedule
Hey Gang! The warmup schedule for our 10 & Under FLAG qualifiers is as follows; Friday: Arrive by 12:15PM , in water soon thereafter. Saturday and Sunday: Arrive by 12:45PM , in water soon there...
Jul 12, 2017 - Venice and Englewood Practice Schedule
Hey Gang! Here is the practice schedule for everyone not attending FLAGS: Practice Schedule @ Venice: Thursday - normal practice AM and PM schedule Friday AM - no morning practice Friday PM - ...
Jul 11, 2017 - FLAGS Psych Sheet Posted
Hey Gang! The FLAGS Psych Sheet has been posted to the Events, FLAGS page. SKY Hurricanes Coaches
Jul 2, 2017 - Hurricanes Strike Bradenton Again!
The second Sarasota Tsunami Developmental Meet was hit again by many of our up and coming Hurricanes, taking many a blue ribbon! This was also the inaugural meet for four of our newest Hurricanes; Jad...
Jul 1, 2017 - No Shelter From Hurricanes at Clearwater!
Clearwater "Beat the Heat" Invitational. We had a large group of swimmers hit the road up to Clearwater for a 3 day prelims/finals meet. We had some excellent results thanks to being indoors and avoi...
Jun 27, 2017 - Senior Champs Hotel Information
Hey Gang! Hotel information has been posted to the Event page for the 2017 Florida Swimming Senior Long Course Championships. If you are attending this meet, check out some of the deals offered by tho...
Jun 27, 2017 - Hurricanes Tune Up at Shark Open
This past weekend we 50 of our athletes in competition at a highly competitive meet up in Sarasota with competition coming from numerous out of state teams! Our swimmers performed well over the nearly...
Jun 26, 2017 - Summer Break Schedule
Hey Gang! The team will take a two week break from training starting August 5th (Saturday) and returning to practice August 21st. From July 31st till August 4th, there will be offered at Venice f...
Jun 26, 2017 - 2017 Senior Champs Info Now Available!
The meet information and events have been posted to our web site; please read the Meet Letter and if eligible, commit online. Any questions, talk to your coach. The deadline to enter is July 10th; N...
Jun 23, 2017 - Update to Shark Open Warmups Sunday
Hey Gang! A revised timeline was sent out, and the warmup times for Sunday are changed as follows; Sunday AM session: No change; 6:50AM for warmup at 7AM. Sunday PM Session; arrive by 11AM for warmup ...
Jun 22, 2017 - Important! June 23rd Practice Change
Greetings Hurricanes! There will be NO PRACTICE Friday AM due to the meet; there will be normal Friday afternoon practice, however. There is NO PRACTICE on Saturday. Swim fast at the Shark Open! Sky H...
Jun 8, 2017 - Hurricanes Level Record Book at T2 Meet!
Our swimmers put on an excellent performance last weekend at the T-2 Invitational down in Naples! This was our first prelim/finals meet of the summer, gives the athletes great experience to prepare ...
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...
May 23, 2017 - Memorial Meet Part Two!
Hurricane Swimmers and Parents: One thing we missed on the Meet Report for the Sarasota Memorial Meet were the new Team Records! We set 19 new Team Records over the course of the meet! Here they are...
May 23, 2017 - Hurricanes Impressive at Memorial Meet!
Hurricane Swimmers and Parents: We just came off of our 2nd big meet as the Hurricanes and we were impressive again! The 2 main highlights of the meet were: A. 10 year old Nick Cavic winning the ...
May 18, 2017 - Team Suit Sizing Opportunities
Greetings Hurricanes! There will be two opportunities for Team Suit sizing; Saturday (May 20th) immediately after practice at Venice. Englewood swimmers, this is your only opportunity! Wednesday (Ma...
May 7, 2017 - Hurricanes Hit Bradenton!
The inaugural SRQ Developmental Meet held at the G.T. Bray Aquatics Center in Bradenton was a tremendous success for our intrepid group of young Hurricanes! Leading the way with 100% new personal b...
Apr 10, 2017 - The SKY Family YMCA Hurricanes Swim Team Launches
Venice and Englewood Swimmers and Parents: For many years our swim team at our SKY Family YMCA has been a part of the Sarasota YMCA Sharks program. This partnership was initially formed and cultivat...