Rye Golf Club
Swimming and Diving Team
Updates for Members
6.18.18 IMPORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATE:
After the parent meeting we took a closer look at the schedule and adjusted times and age groups. Please look below for when your child should come to swim practice for Monday June 25th. We are testing new times to see what works best for the kids and families so please be patient while we see what is the most successful combination. Thank you!
8:00am-9:30am: Long Course practice for the following age groups:
- 11-17 years old
9:30am-9:45am: Pool changed from long course to short course
9:45am-10:45am: Short Course practice for the following age group:
- 7-10 years old
10:15am-10:45pm: Short Course practice for the following age group:
- Pre-team, 4-6 years old
4:00pm-5:00pm: Short Course practice for all age groups (no pre-team)
6.12.18 Parent Update:
- Monday 6.18.18 at 5:15pm there will be a parent meeting on the snack bar patio to review expectations for the summer.
- Monday 6.18.18 you can pick up your team suits at 3:30pm (before practice) if ordered online or May 9th at the fitting. There will also be an additional fitting for new swimmers.
- If you have registered before 5.10.18, please revisit and update your registration to confirm if you would like Adult or Youth sized t-shirts for your athletes. Thank you!!
- We have added a "Daily Practice Schedule" link explaining who should be at each practice.
Welcome back to RGC swim team!! Our parents meeting will be on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 6:00pm.
There will be three ways to purchase suits:
- All experienced, returning, RGC swimmers that are familiar with the fit of a TYR bathing suit can go ahead and order a suit from the following link: http://www.swimnsurf.com/ecommerce/rgc-2018-swim-team-suits.html
- All returning RGC swimmers that need to try-on the suit, we will have a fitting on May 9, 2018 from 4-6pm.
- All swimmers trying out for the team for the first time will have a fitting on June 18th at 3:30pm at RGC. All suits ordered on May 9, 2018 will be handed out on that day.
Welcome to the Rye Golf Club Swim Team website. Please find included more information about our team and what we offer the members. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We wish you a fabulous summer and a memorable swim team experience!
Swim Team Philosophy
The Rye Golf Club swim team exists to provide an introduction to competitive swimming that will allow each child who has attained a minimal level of stroke proficiency to improve their abilities, and benefit from the social interaction that team sports are well known for providing. It is not designed to be, nor does current staffing and facility limitations allow it to be, a learn to swim program.
- Tobey Saracino
I am thrilled to be coming back to my roots at Rye Golf Club where I was taught to swim by Barbara Leichtweis! Growing up I swam and dove for Rye Golf Club team for 13 years. I swam for 6-years on the Varsity swim team at Rye High School. I also swam for both Ilan Noach (Middies at the time, now Empire) and John Collins (Badger Swim Club) for US Swimming. I swam and played lacrosse at Springfield College graduating as a 6 time All-American swimmer. After College I started my Open Water conquests, becoming the 43rd person in the world to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water swimming (swimming from Catalina Island to San Pedro, CA; swimming around Manhattan Island; and swimming the English Channel). I also competed in a Professional Race Around Manhattan.
I am currently starting my 10th year teaching Physical Education at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, NY. I have coached the Girl's swim team (SHEDI) for 9-years and the Boy's swim team (AHEDI) for 8-years. I have been honored by my colleagues by being voted Coach of the Year for both Girl's (2017) and Boy's swimming (2018).
I am the very proud Mom of my one-year old son Marc-Brian Saracino who you will see quite a bit of this summer. I'm excited to meet everyone!!
- Stephanie Schilling
Hi I’m Stephanie Schilling and I currently teach science at Irvington High School. I also coached the SHEDI girl’s swim team with Tobey the past 2 years and the Rye boy’s swim team with Brinn this past year.
My family and I were members of Rye Golf Club for over 10 years; my father still belongs to the Golf part. I swam for Cathleen Ferguson from age 6 to 17. I am so excited to be returning to Rye Golf Club to coach the team I was once apart of for so many summers!
- Brinn McGuire
Hello everyone! My name is Brinn McGuire and this will be my fifth year as one of the assistant swim coaches for The Rye Gold Club swimming and diving team! This past year I accepted a job as a Pre-School teacher at Butler Nursery School in Yonkers and had the opportunity to coach both the Girls and Boys Swim team for the Rye High School! I can't wait for another fun filled summer swim season at RGC!!
- Brendan Egan
Hello, I’m Brendan Egan. I’m a senior at Rye High School. I was on the football, lacrosse, and of course swim team at Rye. I’m looking forward to a great year!
- Michael Ackert
Hello Members! My name is Michael Ackert and I am looking forward to being your diving coach for the Summer of 2018. I’ve been a part of RGC Swim and Dive since I was nine years old and I feel it’s time to give back to the team, and club, that has brought me to where I am today. I’m excited to work with anyone who is willing to take the jump, and I hope to have success this summer both in, and out of the pool.