Selby Aquatic Center to Remain Open: Sarasota Sharks Thriving!

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 team and aquatic center for our members and community. While we hate to see our neighbors go, we want everyone to know that the Sharks’ tradition is alive and well.

Any programming that was indoors at the YMCA will be moved to the aquatic center. Obviously, all of this will have ramifications with our YMCA association. We will address our YMCA status with the swim team as soon as the staff has formulated a plan.

As always, we are very proud of the Shark Nation and the support of the community, our current members, and alumni. We are also here for our YMCA community to help in any way we can during this difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Go Sharks!

Brent Arckey

CEO/Head Coach

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