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The Florida Aquarium’s 30-minute shark swim is in its Coral Reef Gallery, which has several species of sharks along with other sea creatures. JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Florida Aquarium program lets you swim with sharks

TAMPA Like many kids who came of age in the '70s, I used to be scared of sharks. Blame the movie Jaws, released in the summer of '75, for my irrational fear of the ocean's apex predator. • Over the years, I've tried to conquer my demons, even once participating in an event called Sharkfest in which contestants swim …

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