Beach Club

2450 Ocean Boulevard

Rye Beach, NH 03871-0292

June 13, 2018

Dear Member:

The Beach Club Swim Committee is excited to start another year of water programming. Nicole Ciancarelli has taken on a new full-time position (Congratulations Nicole!) and will need to reduce her work schedule at the Beach Club. Accordingly, we are pleased to welcome Sue McNamara as Head Swim Coach. Sue is currently co-Head Coach of the Portsmouth High School Team and the Portsmouth Swim Team. The pool staff includes many familiar faces. We are happy to have Jack Quinn, Shane Harvey, Abby Montgomery, Charles Blake, Kimmy Hazeltine, Luke Bradley, Molly Flagg, and Emma Whall back on the deck in 2017. We welcome Oliver Blake as a new guard.

With the new aquatics staffing structure, we anticipate the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Sue will primarily be responsible for swim team practices and swim meets.
  • Nicole will handle much of the back office work such as scheduling, signups for swim team and lessons, supply ordering and other such tasks

We will continue to offer Water Aerobics, Early Bird Swim, Badge Programs, Swim Lessons, and Swim Team, in addition to promoting water safety programs for all. Private Lessons are available and can be scheduled at the front desk. Please note that the lap lane is open for membership use at all times except during swim team practice. If you have a question about lap lane use, please speak to one of the lifeguards or the manager on duty. More information on our programming is available at the front desk of the Beach Club and on our website.

This year, we are holding a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, July 2nd at 66:00 PMto give you the opportunity to meet Sue and learn more about her plans for the season. We will also be holding a Q&A session to discuss any questions the membership may have about swim team. We hope to see you there. For those that are unable to make it, we will attempt to record the meeting so you can listen at a later time.

In accordance with SAL League rules, swim team participation is open to all club members who are 18 or under during the summer swim season. Swim team members must be able to swim one length independently, be comfortable in deep water, and be willing to learn basic headfirst entries. Swim Team will continue to practice five days a week.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday practices will run from 9-10:30 AM for Juniors and Seniors and 9-10 AM for Age Group swimmers. The swimmer groups are decided based upon both age and ability. Tuesday and Thursday practices will focus on swimming fundamentals (strokes, turns and start drills) and run from 9-10 AM for all age groups.

Last season, we piloted a Swim Team option for our youngest swimmers. The Junior Team was well received and we will continue this membership into the 2018 season. The Junior Team membership is available to swimmers who would like to participate in the swim team but still need more focused swim instruction. Junior Team practices take will take place during swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:30. Please refer to the attached description of our Junior Team membership requirements.

This season, we are adding a Senior Team for those members who are rising juniors or seniors. Many of these members have summer jobs or other responsibilities and are unable to attend daily practice but would still like to be part of the team. Senior Team members are welcome to attend swim practice when their schedule allows. If a Senior Team member is at the beach club during normal practice time, it is expected that they participate. In addition, they are encouraged and welcome to participate in all swim team meets. Please note that according to SAL rules, any swimmer who swims at the championship meet must have swum in at least one regular season meet.

The first day of practice will be on Thursday, June 21th. Please note that all completed forms, signed waivers and payment must be received before swimmers can participate.  Please have all swim team paperwork submitted by Wednesday, June 20th. No child will be able to participate until these requirements are met. You can access the paperwork on the Beach Club Swim Team Beach Club Swim Team page

Please see enclosed order form for suits, caps and apparel.  Orders for team suits must be placed by Wednesday, June 27th. There is a sizing kit available for swimmers to determine the correct fit of swimsuits at the club. Please see the reception window to try on suits.

The Committee also wants to remind members that it is the policy of the Beach Club that any child under the age of twelve must be accompanied on the deck by a parent or designated adult at all time, this includes swim team practice.

We look forward to a wonderful summer in the pool.  We hope to see many members participating in our water programs and invite you all to cheer on our Beach Club Swim Team to many victories and another SAL Championship!


Beach Club Swim Committee