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, and all are accommodated during our 90-minute practice time slots, with the exception of the 5:30 a.m. time slot and Saturday’s pool practice, which are attended primarily by Gold group swimmers.

Workout Group GOLD BLACK WHITE
Yardage 4000+ 3000

2500–3000

Base interval—100-yard freestyle 1:30 2:00

2:30

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

Primarily freestyle-based but with some stroke mixed in

 

Practice Schedule

We have a practice time for everyone!

Remember: Everyone must sign in and drop-in swimmers must pay the $10 drop-in fee to the coach on deck

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
5:30–7 a.m. 5:30–7 a.m. 5:30–7 a.m. 5:30–7 a.m. 5:30–7 a.m. 6 a.m. pool (this time varies with events)
7–8:30 a.m. 7–8:30 a.m. 7–8:30 a.m. 7–8:30 a.m. 7–8:30 a.m.  
8:30–10 a.m. 8:30–10 a.m. 8:30–10 a.m. 8:30–10 a.m. 8:30–10 a.m.  
7–8:15 p.m. 7–8:15 p.m. 7–8:15 p.m. 7–8:15 p.m. No evening practice  

 

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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