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On the final night of the 2018 short course YMCA National Championships Sarasota won the combined team title ahead of Boise and York. The Sarasota men were dominant, while Somerset Hills’ relays depth success showed in the team scores as they finished second. In a remarkably close finish, the Cheshire women took home the team title, just ahead of Greater Spartanburg. https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/sarasota-men-cheshire-women-win-2018-ymca-national-titles-as-three-more-national-records-fall/

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"...girls and boys from across the country to participate in the USA Swimming’s National Select Camp on October 19-22 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. " Read full article here https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-10-21/7165_Three-Sarasota-YMCA-Sharks-Chosen-for-2017-USA-Swimming-National-Select-Camp

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old Medal Clubs: 1. SwimMAC Carolina 49,432 2. North Baltimore Aquatic Club 39,214 3. Mission Viejo Nadadores 33,456 4. Nation’s Capital Swim Club 33,361 & Katie Ledecky – Olympian 5. Bolles School Sharks 30,732 6. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 29,805 7. Nitro Swimming 29,532 8. Dayton Raiders 29,483 9. Lakeside Swim Team 29,185 10. King Aquatic Club 29,121 11. Dynamo Swim Club 28,973 12. Nashville Aquatic Club 28,261 13. Sarasota YMCA Sharks 26,820 14. Aquazot Swim Club 25,121 15. Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club 23,010 16. Germantown Academy Aquatic Club 22,406 17. Pleasanton...

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"Keanan Dols of Sarasota, Florida has verbally committed to the application process at the University of Pennsylvania.* Dols swims for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks and Riverview High School, and for the Jamaican National Team. At the 2015 FHSAA Class 4A Championships he was runner-up in both the 200 IM (1:50.11) and 100 back (50.40). In long course season, Dols won three events (100/200m back and 100m fly) at the XXI Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships at the end of June, and was runner-up in the 200m IM. " Read full article here: https://swimswam.com/penn-gets-verbal-nod-jamaica-national-record-holder-keanan-dols/

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OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Ten Sarasota Sharks are competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials. The heats start Sunday and run through July 3rd. Three Sarasota YMCA swimmers have qualified for the Olympics in the past and this year they are looking to send more. Full Article is here https://www.snntv.com/story/39145328/sarasota-sharks-compete-in-us-olympic-trials

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"When the Sarasota YMCA Sharks arrived in North Carolina for this year's YMCA Short Course National Championships, the members of the tradition-rich swim club were wearing an unfamiliar tag. They were the underdogs. The Sharks didn't win the event last spring for the first time in nearly a decade, an unfamiliar feeling for a program that has made a habit of stockpiling championships since it was hatched in 1961." Read the full article here: http://preps.heraldtribune.com/2015/04/13/sarasota-sharks-back-on-top/

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“Club Excellence is one of our most popular programs and earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking is highly coveted by coaches and clubs,” said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director. “Our clubs nationwide demonstrate incredible commitment to improve the performance of their athletes.” Read the full Article Here https://swimswam.com/nations-capital-swim-club-earns-top-spot-usa-swimming-club-excellence-program/

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Full Article Here : https://swimswam.com/welcome-sharkweek-swimswam-photo-vault-1/ Shark Week has been around on the Discovery Channel since 1988, but in the last half-decade or so, it has exploded into a cult-like cultural phenomenon. For a week straight every summer, Discovery plays almost exclusive shark-themed programming. It’s good timing, as for the week between U.S. Nationals and the beginning of the European Championships, there’s about a one-week lull, which perfectly coincides with Discovery’s Shark Week. So, in honor of Shark Week, we’re going to give you Tim Binning’s version by highlighting some of the top...

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Multiple world records were broken* at the Bumpy Jones Classic, held at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, Fla., June 13-15, 2014. This long course meet has been held since the 1970s and was renamed in 2006 to honor our resident Olympian, Burwell Jones, who has been a driving force in Masters Swimming since its inception. https://swimswam.com/world-records-fall-sarasota-masters-bumpy-jones-classic/

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Recognizing the vastly-different strategies being used this summer by junior level swimmers in terms of when to taper (some went to Indy, others will wait until the US Open or Juniors in Irvine in August to swim), USA Swimming has accepted all three meets as qualifiers for the Junior World Championship Team this year. With that in mind, and to give targets for the later meets, USA Swimming has listed the top eligible swimmers for Junior Worlds in each of the qualifying events after the World Championship Trials in Indianapolis last...