Sarasota Sharks Masters SwimmingWelcome to the Sarasota Sharks Masters, the adult aquatic fitness program. Sharks Masters is a U.S. Masters Swimming program. USMS is the national governing body for adult swimming. We are governed by both the Sarasota Sharks Code of Conduct and the U.S. Masters Swimming Rule Book, Part 4.

The Sharks Masters program provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. We currently have more than 350 members. We welcome ALL adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, noncompetitive, open water). We’re all about helping swimmers improve fitness, train for specific goals, and providing active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship and camaraderie. If you’re new to Masters swimming, we recommend the article series “Masters Swimming 101."

We’re proud to be affiliated with one of the top age group swim clubs in the country, the Sarasota Sharks. The Sharks have been around since 1961, but the Masters program is fairly new in comparison. Started in 2006 by Coach Rick Walker, it has already garnered some impressive awards. We have many swimmers who are ranked Top 10 in the country in their age groups, and some All Americans (ranked #1 in the country) as well. We’ve won many Y National Championships and placed in the top 10 clubs in the U.S. at USMS National Championships. Sharks Masters was also honored as the USMS Club of the Year in 2012.