18 & Under World 100s
Florida Swimming
Level 1
Excellence 200

CONGRATULATIONS TSUNAMI - NOW THE #1 SWIM TEAM ON THE ENTIRE GULF COAST. For information on an assessment to join the team contact Coach Ira at [email protected] or call 941-928-7946


TEAM ASSESSMENTS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT AT ANY OF OUR THREE POOLS TO SET ONE UP TEXT 941-928-7946, OR E MAIL [email protected]
Our mission at the Sarasota Swim Academy is to help our community's children grow into happy, healthy, responsible adults by instilling confidence and building positive learning attitudes for life through the sport of swimming.
The Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team has been the fastest growing and improving program in the state. The Sarasota Swim Academy Learn to Swim and Baby/me programs are the most successful in teaching children and infants in the county. Don't delay, join in the fun today.
Did you know that the Tsunami Swim Team was created in 2010 by Head Coach Ira Klein? Coach Ira brings over 40 years of national and international experience, having coached 7 Olympic athletes, more than two dozen national age group record holders, over 40 senior - junior & YMCA individual national champions and literally hundreds of top ten nationally ranked swimmers. Coach Ira has served as Vice President of USA Swimming, as well as president of the American Swim Coaches Association. In 2016 he was elected to the General Chair position to lead Florida Swimming. Coach Ira is in his 12th year as a senior/head coach in Sarasota county, 3 times longer than any other senior/head coach over the past 40 years. Both experience and his longevity in the area gives the knowledge and stability that athletes need to reach their full potential. Why choose the Tsunami Swim Team? In the two counties you have several options that span the spectrum of possible USA swim teams. The Tsunami's are unique in their approach and what they offer. While being a mid sized club, the Tsunami's remain family focused while offering every athlete the possibility to meet their potential as a swimmer. We are large enough to give a strong team environment but still small enough to maintain a great coach/swimmer ratio. Head Coach Ira knows and interacts with all swimmers attending swim meets--both young and old alike.

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ALL STAR PERFORMANCE BY TSUNAMI ALL STAR TEAM MEMBERS

Ten Tsunami swimmers qualified to represent Florida Swimming in the annual dual meet against Florida Gold Coast LSC. They had some awesome performances and...

By Ira Klein

SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULES

Here are the schedules for this summer practices Summer Arlington Schedule [will begin when Sarasota County schools end] Stroke School [Teaching Pool] 1. Tuesday...

By Ira Klein

TSUNAMI SWIMMERS FINISH 3RD AT FLORIDA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – SOUTH

Our Men’s team finished 2nd while Tsunami Women finished 5th in team competition. We were 3rd combined just 10 points behind T2 Aquatics from...

By Ira Klein

TSUNAMI SWIMMERS MAKE BIG WAVES AT AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Florida Age Group Championships [FLAGS] were split into two meets to better deal with the current health restrictions. SRQ Tsunami was part of...

By Ira Klein

2021 OLYMPIC TRIALS DATES ANNOUNCED

The 2021 USA Olympic Trials will be held in Omaha, NE June 13 - 20, 2021.

WHY DO MY KIDS SWIM - GOOD READ

This was an anonymous note passed on to me by Coach Lisa. I thought it was terrific and wanted to share it with our...