Sea Rams ready to begin winter season

AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam Sea Rams Swim Club is a non-profit organization committed to achieving excellence in athletics, academics, and public service for close to 20 years.

The goal of the Sea Rams is to develop competitive swimmers ages 6-18 both as athletes and well-rounded young men and women. The team strive to provide a positive atmosphere in which to learn and develop the skills of competitive swimming and foster good sportsmanship among its members.

The swim season generally begins the first week of October through Gold Championships in March.

This is referred to as the short-course swim season.

Practices are indoors and most meets occur during the winter months.

The Sea Rams are a USA swimming team in the Adirondack League and a member of the summer Suburban and Central Valley Leagues.

The team competes at an eight-lane, 25-yard pool located at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam.

The Sea Rams swim team is open to swimmers from in and around the Amsterdam area, including Fonda, Broadalbin, Perth, Johnstown.

This year, the team has approximately 40 swimmers.

The team includes Kaitlyn Stearns, Ferneidy Dotel, Tom Pradere, Bradley Jasewicz, Allison Gillis, Spencer Cotugno, Nathaniel Anderson, Brandon Jasewicz. Bailey Isolda, Liz Baniewicz, Bella Porter, Amelia Barkevich, Daniel Dylong, Malick Lusack, Alex Slovack, Paige Bertuch, Brianna Ziobro, Jocelyn Hammons, Juilanna Busseno, Tim Lin, Erica Wagner, Justine Youngs, Victoria Kennedy, John Sawitzki, John Fancher, Nick Davila, Lauren Santiago, Jordan Hammons, Kylie Cotugno, Jocelyn Hammons, Jillian Galway, Mathew Swart, Kayla Dzikowicz, Trevor Dzikowicz, Mathew Abondandolo, Olivia Braehler, Juliana Barone-Lopez, Jenna Cordone and Juliana Reagan.

The team is coached by head coach Mike Schanthal, who is assisted by?Jef Martin and Marie Thomas

For more information on the Amsterdam?Sea Rams, visit the team’s website,