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Club Profile: Sachem Swim Club

The Sachem Swim Club is a USA Swimming-certified club that is based out of the Long Island area in the state of New York. The club is based out of the Sachem School district (hence the name), and competes within the highly competitive Metropolitan LSC.

While the club is centered around their USA Swimming club, they also offer a masters program as well as a diving team.


SSC’s purpose is to develop swimmers to the level with which they can compete at USA Swimming sanctioned events, display good sportsmanship, and to embody the team core mission statement of possessing courage and perseverance.


Like most swim teams, SSC is broken down by level of ability. The Beginner Group is focused on helping children develop the basics of swimming, including swimming two laps of a pool without stopping, while also possessing a legal fly kick, breaststroke stroke, a basic flip turn, and being able to dive off the blocks.

The Developmental Group is the baseline group that swims year-round. They must be able to achieve the standards as mentioned above, and within this group the fundamentals of technique and mechanics are heavily emphasized as they create the foundation for the groups above.

The Novice and Junior Group s are for new and returning swimmers to build upon the skills previously learned in the Developmental Group. Swimmers are expected to train five times per week, as well as two dry-land sessions.

Finally there is the Senior Group. The swimmers train six times weekly, for approximately two hours per session, as well as two dry-land workouts. Athletes in this group are expected to train towards qualifying for state, Junior National, and National-level meets.


The club trains out of three different facilities; the Sachem North and Sachem East High School pools, as well as in the outdoor Holtsville pool during the summer months.


The head coach/senior coach at the Sachem Swim Club is Jeff Ely. He is assisted by Malori Steinhauer, Tobert Todd and Albert Scott, as well as another dozen junior assistant and developmental coaches.

Here is a Harlem Shake video that the Sachem swimmers put together in February of 2013, showing that swimmers do it better–



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