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Andrew Eckhart Aug 9, 2019

Alicia Davie Named One of 25 Swimmers Invited to USA Swimming National Open Water Select Camp Camp highlights elite young open water talent from around the country Alicia Davie was selected to participate in USA Swimming’s National Open Water Select Camp. The elite camp features 25 emerging open water swimmers from around the country and will take place August 13 – 18 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. By the end of the week, camp attendees will also participate in the UANA Junior Open Water Swimming Championships. The event will feature a...

Brent Arckey Jul 23, 2019

Sarasota Sharks Family Today the Sarasota Family YMCA announced that they will close their fitness centers. I want to address any issues or rumors quickly and accurately. The Sarasota Sharks took over the operations of the Selby Aquatic Center and the Sarasota Sharks Swim Team in May of 2018. We will continue to provide: Swim School Masters Swimming Competitive and Non-Competitive Age Group Swimming Community Water Park and Splash Camps Open Swim Rental Opportunities. With no uncertainty, Sarasota Sharks Inc. is thriving! We will continue to provide a high-level swim...

Sharks Webmaster Jul 12, 2019

Check out this article by by MADELINE LADD of Swimming World Magazine Read about Sharks Emma and Gracie Weyant, Savanah Barr, Addy Sauickie and Michaela Mattes  https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/2019-speedo-sectionals-gainesville-kieran-smith-vanessa-pearl-emma-weyant-shine/

Sharks Webmaster May 28, 2019

“Extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Virginia! I can’t thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates enough for their endless support. GO HOOS!!!” - Emma Weyant   READ MORE HERE 

Sharks Webmaster May 27, 2019

BY BRADEN KEITH  May 27th, 2019 Taken from  https://swimswam.com/9-world-records-go-down-at-canadian-masters-nationals/ A whopping 9 Masters’ swimming World Records were broken this weekend at the Canadian Masters’ National Swimming Championships in Montreal, pending ratification by FINA. Among those 9 records, 8 were set by visiting American swimmers. Ironically, most of the new World Record holders did not compete at the American version of Masters’ Nationals, where the yards-based course was not World Record eligible. Included among the group is 65-year old Jack Groselle, who narrowly-missed the Men’s 65-69 World Record in the 100 free,...

Sharks Webmaster Apr 30, 2019

Check out the SwimSwam article by  JARED ANDERSON   April 30th, 2019 The Sarasota Sharks won this year’s combined YMCA Nationals points title by 25.5 over Greater Spartansburg, including some key age group swims. The powerhouse were the girls, who scored 448 of the team’s 570 points, almost 90 more than any other girls team. Coach Brent Arckey and staff oversaw some huge time drops throughout the week: Read full article here https://swimswam.com/competitor-coach-of-the-month-brent-arckey-sarasota-ymca-staff/

Sharks Webmaster Apr 29, 2019

Article by ANNE LEPESANT on SwimSwam.com Savannah Barr from Sarasota, Florida has verbally committed to the in-state University of Miami Hurricanes for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. “Grateful to announce my commitment to swim and study at the University of Miami! Go Canes!!” Barr, a junior at Riverview High School, is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She placed third in the 200 free (1:48.83) and seventh in the 500 free (4:57.92) at the 2018 FHSAA 4A State Championship last November. She split 23.79 and 52.22 (leadoff) on the Riverview freestyle relays. Barr...

Gordon & Kelley Lear Apr 19, 2019

" One national record fell on the fourth day of the 2019 YMCA National Championships, as Upper Main Line’s Brendan Burns scratched his name into the books in another event. While she was not a record setter, Sarasota’s Emma Weyant turned heads, winning the first two events of the session and then leading off a winning relay at the end. At the end of day four Sarasota leads the women’s meet with 327 points, ahead of Spartanburg with 286 and Red Bank with 180. The Somerset Hills men have 270 points. Upper Main Line...

Gordon & Kelley Lear Apr 14, 2019

Sharks Gracie Weyant and Addie Sauickie make Southern Zone Select Camp. In each of the 4 zones of USA Swimming, 28 male and 28 female swimmers were chosen to attend. Selected girls must be 12-13 at the time of performance, and selected boys must be 13-14 years old at the time of performance. Athletes are selected by the following criteria: First, the top 14 athletes of each gender are chosen based on their 2018 Long Courses Meters (LCM) IMX Point Scores The fastest swimmer in each Zone in each of the...

Sharks Webmaster Mar 11, 2019

Taken from the article by Braden Keith on SwimSwam.com ....on the girls’ side of the pool was a win in the 200 breaststroke by 13-year old Sarasota YMCA swimmer Gracie Weyant. She swam a 2:38.22 that is the fastest 13 & under time in the nation by almost 5 seconds.  Also includes Emma Weyant, Zachary Szmania, Christina Cianciolo Read Full Article Here: https://swimswam.com/13-year-old-gracie-weyant-wins-200-breast-to-close-plantation-sects/