The SHP Swim Team has a proud tradition, and is widely regarded as one of the top programs in the state. Swimming is a winter sport, with the season running from first practice on November 11, 2019 through the season-ending competition on March 1, 2020. In New Jersey High School sports swimming is only offered at the varsity level, unlike many other sports which compete at 2 or more levels. Students from all grade levels participate, and in a typical year some freshmen make the starting lineup, and we strive to field the fastest most competitive team possible. However the school and coaches recognize the responsibility to offer a developmental program as well, similar to freshman and JV levels in other sports. This is accomplished within the structure of the one team, offering a program where both more experienced and less experienced swimmers have a chance to develop and excel as they represent the school.

Mr. Joseph Alexander enters his second year as head coach after serving for 30 years as assistant coach. Last years’ team finished at 12-1, along the way winning the Essex County Championship and the Super Essex Conference Championship. SHP has now won 22 consecutive Essex County Championships and won the Super Essex Conference Championship in all 10 years that the conference has existed. Joe was honored along with then Head Coach Randy Schweitzer as Star Ledger High School Swim Coaches of the year in 1999. 

Coach Alexander will be assisted by former SHP swimmer Brendan McGlone, who graduated SHP in 2014 and who is a first year faculty member and coach.

2019-2020 Schedule

2019-2020 Roster

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Head Coach, Joe Alexander
Assistant Coach, Brendan McGlone

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Mr. Joseph Alexander begins his second season as Head Coach in 2019-2020. He had been the Assistant Coach for 30 seasons prior to being named Head Coach in 2018-19. Last season the Pirates had a 12-1 dual meet record and won the Super Essex Conference and Essex County Championships. Joe and then Head Coach Randy Schweitzer were honored as the Star Ledger High School Swim Coaches of the year in 1999.

Coach Alexander is assisted by Mr. Brendan McGlone in his first season in the position. Mr. McGlone was a member of the swim team as an SHP student, graduating from the Prep in 2014.

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