Become a Shark

Sarasota Sharks Swim Team is an all-encompassing program that cares about the full athlete; mind, body, and spirit. 

With a systematic approach to each athlete organized within their social group, our coaching staff is dedicated to new approaches and understand that coaching is an evolving profession.

Shark coaches, recognizing the decline of physical activity in school and at home, had Vern Gambetta1 design their state of the art dryland program at each competitive swim group level.  Gambetta’s program is designed to bulletproof the swimmer by developing strength, conditioning and athleticism outside of the pool.  The results have been exemplary with little to no injuries at the elite level.

Did You Know

We have around 200 competitive Swimming athletes and about 150 non-competitive swimmers.

We are one of the smallest teams in the top 20 competitive clubs in USA Swimming Club Excellence program

Our program is ranked 13th in the nation by USA Swimming and applauded as one of the most productive age group swim teams in the country.

We have produced hundreds of talented swimmers, including Olympians Kim Linehan and Tripp Schwenk, along with 50-plus Olympic trial qualifiers and 100s of collegiate swimmers

Winning is important and fun but we are more proud of the fact that 99% of our athletes go on to attend college, regardless of swimming.

We like to swim fast AND HAVE FUN!

Everybody is Welcome

The Sarasota Sharks offers age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing them to reach their full potential.  Sarasota Sharks also puts a special emphasis on the team.  Swimmers learn how to become great teammates and help each other become their best resulting in sometimes live long friendships.

Sarasota Sharks training and swim groups are designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities. From athletes that only swim a few times a week to the elite swimmer with Olympic aspirations, our experienced coaching staff welcomes all swimmers with open arms!

Placement swims are held:

  • Wednesdays at 4:30-5pm
  • Please email Kristi Weyant ([email protected]) to set up and appointment
  • All placement swims take place at the Selby Aquatic Center located at 8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL, 34238.


Junior Shark Registration

If you have been placed in our Junior Shark group please contact with Kristi Weyant ([email protected]) and she will help you with the sign up process.

The Junior Shark group is a session-based group for athletes that are new to the sport. Our suggested age is 6-10 years old, but we will work with families on an individual basis as needed. In the Junior Shark group, we will provide an intensive, curriculum-based teaching of the skills needed to be successful in competitive swimming.







1  Vern Gambetta is recognized internationally as an expert in athletic conditioning and for having worked with world class athletes and teams in a wide variety of sports (