August 6, 2019
SSC News & Notes - END OF SEASON:
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for a wonderful 2018-2019 season. We had an incredible season, with a tremendous number of both individual and team accomplishments. Special thanks to our board and coaching staff for making everything possible, but most importantly, to our swimmers and families. You ARE Sachem Swim Club, and without you, nothing we do would be possible. Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our club and our swimmers.
Schedule - The 2018-2019 season is now OVER for the competitive groups (Developmental, Novice, Juniors, Seniors).
The Beginner / Beginner Plus program has two sessions remaining - Tuesday 07/30 and Thursday 08/01.
IMPORTANT - As of Thursday evening, August 1st, all accounts will be changed to "inactive" in the system. At that point, you will not receive any team emails until you sign up for the new season. Please visit the team's website frequently for news and updates on next season . The information on the "Tuition" page of the website (under SSC Info in the top toolbar) will be updated by Thursday evening as well. You must be logged in to view the page. Please be reminded, there is a 10% discount if you pay in full or if you do the three payments ending in November for the Developmental, Novice, Junior or Senior groups (Beginner and Beginner Plus are Pay In Full only).
End Of Season Info - IMPORTANT!!! - Registration for the 2019-2020 season will open for returning swimmers on Thursday, August 1st. All swimmers that are moving up to the next training group will be notified on Friday, August 2nd. If you do not receive a notification, that means your swimmer is staying with their current training group for the start of the new season, and should register for that group. Beginner & Beginner Plus swimmers will be told at the end of their last session (08/01) which group to register for for the upcoming season. If you have a question about moving up, or not moving up, please contact your current group's head coach, and cc Coach Ely on the email.
Important Dates - For Junior and Senior group swimmers, the new season will begin on Monday, August 26th. For the Developmental and Novice groups, the new season will begin on Thursday, September 5th. The Fall Beginner & Beginner Plus programs will begin on Wednesday, September 11th.
End Of Year Gift Pick Up - If you did not get your jacket last week, your final opportunity to pick up is at the Internal Meet at Holtsville on Monday, July 29th. Any remaining jackets after this point will be available when the new season begins.
* Please note, the jackets were ordered on June 18th for all swimmers in Developmental through Seniors as of that date. If your swimmer joined after that date, or was moved up to Developmental after that date, they were not included in the end of year gift.
Holtsville Meet - The entries for the Holtsville Meet w/ TVSC (Monday, July 29th) are now CLOSED. The final entry report is posted on the website. For all entered swimmers, please make sure you are on deck at Holtsville between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. Please make sure to check in with Mr. Scott as soon as you arrive. We will begin warmup as soon as the pool closes to the public and the lane ropes are in place. We will try to start the meet around 6:15 p.m., and should be done before 8:00 p.m. There will be pizza and drinks for all participants after the meet, so please plan on staying for a bit afterward!
We are having an Open House on Tuesday, August 20th. The Open House will be at the pool at Holtsville Park, and will take place from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. New members must be evaluated and placed in a group before they can register. The minimum requirement to join the team is to swim one length of the pool unassisted and without stopping. Parents and swimmers, if you have a friend that is interested in joining the team, please tell them about the Open House on the 20th, and have them email Coach Ely.