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Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kyle Wilson Head Coach/Senior Group Head Coach

Coach Kyle began his swimming career right here at the Sachem Swim Club. Kyle swam 7 years at SSC, 9 years competitively before graduating High School, and 5 of those years on the Sachem High School East Men’s Varsity program. Kyle began working as an Ocean Lifeguard and competing on the National level at the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Championships in 2009. Kyle went on to graduate from Sachem East in 2010 and earned a Swimming Scholarship to compete for The College of Saint Rose Golden Knights. While at Saint Rose, Kyle completed 4 years in the NCAA as a Distance Freestyle and Butterfly swimmer garnering over a dozen top-3 finishes, and several #1 finishes in the 200 Freestyle, 800 Freestyle Relays, and more in the NE-10 Conference. During this time, Kyle achieved several NCAA B-cut Standards. Throughout his career at The College of Saint Rose, Kyle continued to compete in the USLA, where he earned several Top-3 Finishes and #1 placing National Event titles at Various USLA National Championships. In 2012 Kyle was selected as a Member of the USLA High Point Squad, where he was recruited to compete on the World Level at the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) Championships in Adelaide, Australia. 

During his college career, Kyle began coaching in a WSI class, as well as a Triathlete Club at Saint Rose and took a liking to working with the various levels of athletes, noting that regardless of age, fundamental understanding of the elements of each stroke was imperative for success as a swimmer. Following Kyle’s graduation from the College of Saint Rose, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2014, Kyle volunteered his time as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Golden Knights Men’s & Women’s swim teams. Upon graduation, Kyle began working for local club team, Islanders Aquatics, but quickly jumped back into the NCAA in 2015 as the Assistant Swim Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Long Island University: Post. During his 2-year stay at LIU Post, Kyle worked with and coached several NCAA Champions, All-Americans, and several 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifying Swimmers. LIU Post won both Conference Championships during Kyle’s stay with the program. In 2018, Kyle went on to Coach at Connetquot Swimming and Diving Club where he continued working as the Head Coach on the Junior Elite Program until 2021 under Head Program Coach, Alex Schicalone.

Kyle spends much of his time hiking with his wife, continuing to compete in swimming and lifeguard events, building and working on houses, and struggling to manage all of his many hobbies! Kyle is married to Brenna, his wife of 2 years, where they reside in Blue Point, NY.

Malori Steinhauer Assistant Head Coach

As an age group swimmer Coach Malori competed as part of the North Shore Swim Club and on the Ward Melville Varsity Swim Team. After graduating high school she went on to swim at Salisbury University specializing in breaststroke and IM events. Coach Malori began her coaching career at North Shore, working primarily with Novice and Development level swimmers. As part of the Sachem Swim Club Coach Malori has worked with the Junior and Senior Level athletes. While serving as the Assistant Head Coach she worked with many County, JO, Zone, Sectional and Junior National Level swimmers. Coach Malori looks forward to another successful year with a great group of motivated athletes and coaches!

Albert Scott Junior Group Head Coach

Mr. Scott, as he prefers his swimmers to call him, has been involved with AAU and USA Swimming for 42 plus years. He was the President of the Three Village Swim Club for 8 years. During that time, he helped coach at times. He became a coach at Sachem Swim Club. He left Sachem and went to the Stony Brook Swim Club. When Stony Brook School closed their pool, Mr. Scott joined North Shore Swimming for 18 years, the last 7 as Co-Head Coach. He was selected as Person of the Year in Sports in 1999 by the Three Village Times newspaper. His high school career started with 9 years at the Academy of St. Josephs, winning Coach of the Year twice. He has been the Sachem North Girls Varsity Swim Coach for 17 years and the Boys Asst. Swim and Diving Coach for 13 years. He has volunteered coaching the JV team at North for 3 years. During his coaching career he has coached an Olympic Trial swimmer, many State Champions and All State Swimmers. Mr. Scott is willing to help any swimmer that needs help. He is most proud of his swimmers that have gone on to college and made careers, and now he is coaching some of their children! He hopes to continue coaching until his swimmers now have kids of their own that are swimming for SSC!

Robert Todd Developmental Head Coach / Beginner Plus

Coach Rob went to Northport HS where his athletic career consisted of being cut from baseball twice and throwing the shot put. After graduating from Binghamton University, Rob started working at Brookhaven National Lab where he is currently a Mechanical Engineer. After college, Rob participated in a variety of activities including competitive track. To recover from injuries, Rob started swimming at the age of 40, and soon after started training with CW Post and BNL Masters. Without a real coach, Rob learned the strokes by reading books, watching video and going to NCAA and USA swimming meets to watch. With the excitement of improvement, Rob made swimming his primary sport and has loved the technical aspects of swimming ever since. Rob paid attention in his college fluid dynamics class and recognized that reducing drag is more important than generating force and loves helping swimmers understand this and learn proper technique. Coach Scott gave Rob a chance to coach at SSC in 2010 and has been with our club ever since.

Michael Newell Novice Head Group Coach

Coach Mike started swimming for North Shore Swim Club when he was 10 years old. He swam on North Shore until he graduated from high school in 2012. While swimming on North shore he qualified for Junior Olympics, Zone Quals, The Empire State Games and Senior Mets. After high school he went on to swim at SUNY Oneonta where he specialized in distance freestyle and breaststroke. He competed in the SUNYAC Championships meet 3 of his 4 years at SUNY Oneonta and placed top 16 in the conference each year. He began coaching with us in March of this year because he wanted to stay involved in the sport.

Kimberly Wyer-Ferraris Beginner/Plus Head Group Coach

Coach Kim has been an active member of Sachem Swim Club since 2012. Her daughter joined the team after North Shore Swim Club closed. In the spring of 2013 Kim was appointed as Club Liaison on the Sachem Swim Club Board. She enjoyed her time on the board but wanted to be more involved. In the summer of 2016 she took the necessary courses to become a USA Swimming Coach. In the spring of 2017 we had her intern for the club. She worked with all of the groups each week. Coach Kim was an age group swimmer from age 8-13. She was invited to the Empire State Games. After a very long hiatus she returned to swimming. She is a competitive swimmer for Seawolves Masters. She also enjoys open water swimming. She is very excited to be a part of the coaching staff this season!

Evan Byrnes Assistant Coach
Emily Ingraffia Assistant Coach
Nicole Orellana Assistant Coach

Coach Nicole started her swimming career in 2007 at the YMCA in Brooklyn, in 2011 she swam on the Saf-T Swim team and finally in 2015 Nicole joined Sachem Swim Club.

She joined her varsity team back in 2017 where she specialized in freestyle and competed at leagues and counties all four years. Nicole now is swimming at a division 3 level at St.Joseph's College where she helped break the 200 free relay record 3 weeks into her freshman season.

She is going to be studying forgien language and hopes to pursue a career as a English/Spanish medical interpreter.

Frank Messina Assistant Coach

Coach Frank is 21 years old and resides in Ronkonkoma, NY. Frank got his start in swim coaching working as a teacher at Saf T Swim for 2 years and helping out with a beginner swimming program at a local club team for 1 year. Frank has also spent time coaching on the fields as a Connetquot football for 2 years. Frank graduated high school from Connetquot, where he played football for 10 years. During his time as a High School Football  layer, Frank garnered an All-County award for his position. When Frank was not playing Football, he spent his out-of-season time swimming and swam  or 6 years for the Connetquot Swimming and Diving Club and for his High School’s Varsity team for 3 years. Frank specialized in the 100 freestyle, 200  freestyle, and 500 freestyle. During his High School Varsity Career, Coach Frank and his team won their League Championship Meet in 2016-17. 

Coach Frank is currently an Ocean Lifeguard for Fire Island Ocean District, where he has been an Ocean Lifeguard for 7 years. During his 7 years at  the Town Of Islip’s FIOD, Frank has regularly competed in local and regional events in Ocean Lifeguarding competitions. This past summer, Coach  Frank Competed in the 2021 Suffolk County Lifeguard Championship tournament held at Smith Point Beach where he and his teammates won the  and Line pull placing first overall in the event. Frank was a line puller in the event, earning him the accolade of being a 2021 Suffolk County Lifeguard Champion for the LandLine event. Coach Frank is currently finishing his undergraduate degree and aspires to become a teacher for special education  students.

Timothy Stecher Assistant Coach

Sayville Born and Raised, Tim graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelors degree in Communications. Additionally, Tim was named 2020 SUNY New Paltz Swim team Captain by his teammates. Over the course of his Swimming career at SUNY New Paltz, Tim was a 3X SUNYAC Finalist in the, 100 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 800 Freestyle Relay.

Tim is currently in the United States Air Force training to become an Aerospace Medical Technician. His future plans are to join the FDNY after Air-Force training. Stecher is also a New York State EMT.

After joining the landline team, Tim fell in love with competing for Smith Point. Pretty soon he was able to amass several awards and accolades; 3X Nationals Finalist, 2 Landline and 1 in Rescue Race.

Tim has had over 100+ Career Rescues at Smith Point!  Tim Said, “Swimming brought out the best in me, It taught me hard work triumphs over talent, team work beats out individualism and consistency is key.”

Julia Renna Assistant Coach
Coach Julia begin swimming on Sachem Swim Club when she was 11 years old. She had originally played softball for three years during this time, but ultimately decided to focus on swimming. Through her club swim career, she specialized in backstroke, sprint free, and butterfly events and had qualified for multiple Metro Zone and county teams, Senior Mets, Sectionals, Futures, and NCSA Junior Nationals. She currently holds numerous short course and long course individual team records as well as being a part of multiple relays records.
 
In high school, Julia was a part of her schools “independent” swim team where she qualified for NYSPHSAA Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships two years in a row in the 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 back and was a two-time state finalist in the 100 back both years. Throughout high school, Julia earned various varsity letters, all-county, and all-state awards for her school. 
 
Julia went on to graduate high school in 2019 and began attending, and is still currently attending, the University of Rhode Island while majoring in Elementary Education as well as earning an athletic scholarship to be a part of the university’s Division 1 swimming and diving program. Since being a part of this program, Julia has qualified for 3 Atlantic 10 conference championships and been on many scoring relays at conference. After graduating college, Julia hopes to attend graduate school, earn her masters degree in Special Education, and begin teaching the children of the future! 
Brandon Wone Assistant Coach
Coach Brandon started his swimming career in 2009 at Saf-T-Swim, where he learned how to swim and then eventually joined the swim team a year later. 

Brandon swam for SSC for 9 years. He specialized in all 4 strokes, which is known as a “everythinger”. 
His dad Allen is still on the Sachem Swim Club board. Brandon still holds multiple individual records on SSC along with helping set multiple relay records as well. 

Brandon is also a Jones Beach Lifeguard, as he loves the beach along with helping people. He wants to help the next generation of swimmers achieve their goals and see the kids become the best swimmer they can be. 

Brandon is attending West Virginia University, where he is studying Sport Management and hopes to work in the MLB/NHL as GM or president.

Rachel DiTolla Assistant Coach

Coach Rachel swam for 17 yrs, first with TVSC and then for SSC starting in 2016 through HS ending in 2018. Coach Rachel went on to swim for Providence College for all four years while coaching for SSC during school breaks and summers.

Coach Rachel holds long-standing records for SSC, most notably in the 200 Butterfly.

Coach Rachel studied history and political science at Providence College and is looking to become a lawyer and attend law school in the future. 
Jayden Reilly Assistant Coach
Coach Jayden began swimming for Sachem Swim Club when he was ten years old, and he has had a love for the water ever since. While he was in high school he also swam for the Sachem Boys Varsity Swim Team, primarily competing in freestyle and butterfly events. Additionally, during his summers he was a Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard, competing at several junior USLA regional and national tournaments.
In 2021 Jayden graduated from Sachem East High School as salutatorian and currently attends Stony Brook University where he hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. While at Stony Brook he has been swimming for their Club Swim Team along with volunteering as an EMT for Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He also now works as a Jones Beach Lifeguard during his summers, where he hopes for great waves everyday. Jayden is excited to help younger swimmers learn as a coach for Sachem Swim Club.
Jessica Freund Assistant Coach
Ashlyn Williams Assistant Coach
Coach Ashlyn was born and raised in Surprise, Arizona. Her swimming career began when she was 7 years old, on the Surprise Storm Swim Team. Continuing her swim career, she swam varsity at Willow Canyon High school. Dedicating her time to swim, she competed in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle at state, also competing in relays and holding records. 
In 2021 Coach Ashlyn began to find her love for coaching. Ashlyn helped out for her hometown swim team in Surprise, leading her 8 and under age group to state. Additionally, Ashlyn was Lifeguarding for the Surprise Aquatics, getting involved with her team and the recreational swim teams around Surprise. 
Now she has took her career here in Long Island New York, going to St. Joseph’s University. She will be majoring in Criminal Justice and also swimming with the St. Joesph's swim team. Along with proudly being a part of the Sachem Swim Club family. 
Board of Directors
Brian Pfisterer Interim President
Shannon Giagios Vice President
Allen Wone Treasurer
Amanda Orner Secretary
Matthew Bowman Parent Liasion