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  Bolles Sharks Tradition in Excellence

The Bolles School Sharks are very proud of it’s team’s accomplishments since its inception in 1977. In its 40 years of existence, the Bolles Sharks has proven itself as the top team in the state of Florida by winning District, State, Southeastern, Regional, and National competitions as well as setting National Age Group. Junior National, Senior National, International and World Records. The Bolles Sharks program has developed individual and relay champions at every level of competitive swimming. 

The Bolles School Sharks have also made a significant impact on the national and international swimming scene. The Sharks had their first national finalist in 1980. Since that time the Bolles Sharks swimmers have captured 23 individual national championships and 16 relay championships as well as 34 team championships. Bolles Sharks swimmers have won at the World Championships, Asian games, Pam Am Games, Southeast Asian Games, World University Games, and the Olympic Games, as well as many other international meets. Over 100 members of the Bolles Sharks family have represented the United States and other countries in international competition traveling to Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Canada,China, Columbia, Croatia, Ecuador, East Germany, France, Guam, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Holland, Israel, Laos, Mexico, The Philippines, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Thailand and West Germany. The Bolles Sharks tradition in excellence serves as a foundation upon which to build for even greater success in the future. We look forward to seeing our swimmers continue their dominance at the local level and further their achievements at the regional, national and international levels.  

The Bolles School Sharks are also very proud of the academic achievements of our swimmers. The club has sent swimmers to most of the major college programs in the country including the Ivy League, Pac 12, Big East, SEC, ACC, A-10, Big 12, Big 10, CAA, MAAC, Sun Belt, and WAC Conferences as well as many other independents. 

In addition to the success of our swimmers, the club has also developed a tradition of hosting great swim meets throughout the years. The Bolles Sharks hosted their first meet in 1979. We currently hold 4 major invitational meets a year. Our June invitational has attracted many Olympians from all over the world to compete over the years.  

The Bolles School Sharks has made it a priority to give back to the community by hosting swim clinics and the well-known TYR JAX 50 Sprint Dual Challenge fundraiser. Through our efforts we have donated over $75,000 to the Jacksonville, FL community for the expansion of swim safety through lessons.

May the continued success of the past with Tradition in Excellence continue through the future...