We Welcome New Swimmers

Please check out the information below to view our three workout groups: Gold, Black and White. Swimmers must be able to comfortably swim the intervals listed in any group they wish to swim. Swimmers wishing to lap swim or do their own thing are better served and welcome during Open Swim Hours.   

Visiting Masters Swimmers

We welcome visiting swimmers! Visitors MUST contact our Masters coach prior to arrival. To swim in our workouts, you must be a current member of U.S. Masters Swimming, pay a $10 drop-in fee, and sign a Sarasota Sharks waiver. Please do not show up expecting to swim if you haven’t contacted the coach in advance.

Workout Groups

We have three workout groups: Gold, Black, and White. All are accommodated during our workout time slots with the exception of the 5:15/5:30AM time slot and Saturday practice which are attended primarily by Gold group swimmers.

Workout Group GOLD BLACK WHITE
Yardage 4000+ 3000

2500–3000

Base interval—100 free 1:30 1:50/2:00

2:30

Notes Challenging intervals and plenty of stroke and IM sets Mix of freestyle and strokes

Primarily freestyle-based 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Practice Schedule

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
5:30 am   5:30 am 5:30 am 5:30 am 5:00 am Start Times may vary, check with [email protected]
7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am
8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am  
7:30 pm 7:30 pm    7:30 pm  7:30 pm  No evening practice  

 

 

 

 

 

**COACHES REQUIRE ARRIVAL 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME. SOME WORKOUTS MAY START EARLY.

Lakewood Ranch Practice

Some Sarasota Sharks Masters swimmers who live farther north swim at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA. Please contact Coach Ed Mench with questions about the workouts and fees.

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