Water Park

The Selby Aquatic Center and Water Park are now operated by the non-profit Sarasota Sharks, Inc.

The Water Park will be available to rent beginning in May 2018. The Water Park will be open to the public 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends during summer break (May 26-August 12, 2018) for $12 per person (including YMCA members).

If you have any questions or would like to rent the venue, contact: Eric Nelson


Hungry? Eat at our Shark Bait Grill next to the water park. The food is delicious and priced right!

  • Cheeseburger $4.00
  • Hotdog $3.50
  • Nachos $3.00
  • French Fries $3.00
  • Cheese Fries $3.50
  • Chicken Nuggets $3.50
  • Griiled Cheese $3.00
  • Candy $1
  • Granola Bars $1
  • Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite $2
  • Snow Cones $1



Selby Aquatic Center Water Park Rules

  • All swimmers must wear proper swim attire. Cut offs, gym attire, etc. will not be allowed.
  • Children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • All visitors to the water park must be 42 inches tall to ride the slides.
  • No Running.
  • No diving.
  • Inflatable floatation devices are not permitted. 
  • No smoking in or near the water park.
  • Coolers are not permitted inside the park.

Selby Aquatic Center Wrist Band Policy

Red Band: Swim test not passed or not taken
May just use water park – no slides

Yellow Band: Swim test not passed or taken but is over 42 inches
May just use water park and slides

Green Band: Swim Test Passed
Can use water park, slides, and diving boards

Swim Test: 
25 yard swim using free style or breast stroke
Tread water for 30 seconds