Location & Facilities
The Bolles School Sharks are located on the scenic St. Johns River at the San Jose Campus of The Bolles School at 7400 San Jose Blvd., in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Bolles School - The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the school enrolls more than 1,800 boarding and day students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Bolles focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and other activities like clubs and community service. Students can pursue their interests and learn to balance a rich variety of activities. Our rigorous programs prepare students for future success, and 100 percent of our graduating seniors go on to college. Our students also learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion. These values, outlined in the Bolles Honor Code, are vital to campus life.
The Bolles Sharks swimming program facilitates training and stroke instruction in Bolles’ 50-meter (Uible Pool) and 25-yard pool (Lobrano Pool), as well as the Cassidy Aquatic Fitness Center with dry land and weight training equipment.
Uible Pool - John D. (Jack) and Mary Jane Uible’s donation of the 50-meter by 25-yard Uible pool to the Bolles School helped propel the Bolles program into an international powerhouse. Five years after their 1991 donation some 26 athletes trained at the pool in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. The Bolles High School swimming team, both boys and girls, has won every single state championship since the Uible’s generous donation. The pool is host to some of Florida’s biggest meets, including the annual Bolles Classic. It is also switched to a 25 yard, 19 lane course for the fall high school season.
Lobrano Pool - The Lobrano Pool was donated to the Bolles School in 1966 by the Lobrano Family, in memory of Thomas Lobrano. The pool has been home to dozens of Olympians dating back to the 1972 Munich Games and has been the training pool for many of Florida’s fastest swimmers. The 25-yard, eight lane pool features a diving well with two 1-meter springboards. The blue-tiled pool is typically used for training only, with 25-yard high school and U.S.S. meets held in the adjacent Uible Pool.
Cassidy Aquatic Fitness Center - The Cassidy Aquatics Fitness Center is the hub of activity for the Bolles Sharks Program. The generous donation of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Cassidy in 1998, the Aquatics Center features administrative offices plus an air-conditioned space for all dry-land activities. The rubberized floor in the dry-land room is ideal for abdominal training, throwing medicine balls, jumping rope, and weight training. The Aquatics Center also doubles as a concessions stand and officials headquarters during swim meets.