Newsletter: November 6, 2022
Due to an unprecedented national shortage of lifeguards, our practices at the Upper East Side campus will continue to be short course yards, except on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. This will remain in effect beginning Tuesday, November 8 through the end of 2022. Thank you for your understanding, and we will let you know of further updates.
Intrasquad Meet 2022 Results Are Here!
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our intrasquad meet on Saturday, October 29! Whether you were racing, timing (thank you, coaches!), or swimming, we appreciate everyone who joined us.

It was great to see the team cheering for each other and, frankly, showing us all an amazing time so early in the season.
View our meet results, and please note, we were able to get what we could but might have missed a few. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Cheer on the 2022 NYC Marathon Runners

Several fellow AGUA Masters swimmers and coaches are running at the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon today. We wish you all the best of luck! Look out for the following bib numbers to cheer on your fellow swimmers:

  • Valerie Richard: 25281 
  • David Weingard: 15330 
Upper East Side Campus Pool 
We are pleased to announce the return of 50m long course swims for Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday practices starting this Tuesday, November 8.

Thank you for your patience as Asphalt Green's pool staff continue to figure out pool recomposition amidst a national lifeguard staffing shortage.
Register for the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Meet

As a reminder, the annual Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Masters Swim Meet is scheduled for Sunday, November 20. Hosted by the Metropolitan Masters Swimming at Nassau County Aquatics Center and AGUA Masters swimmer, Robert Kolonkowski, this is an awesome meet at a pool that features meters racing in the middle of our season.

All swimmers will need to be USMS-registered participantsLearn more and register to compete!
No Practice on Thursday, November 24, 2022 

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there is no practice scheduled on Thursday, November 24. Please see the schedule for Thanksgiving weekend below. 
  • Wednesday, November 23: Practice will be in 25m short course yards at the Upper East Side campus.
  • Thursday, November 24: No scheduled practice. Open lap swim will be from 8am to 1pm at the Upper East Side campus.
  • Friday, November 25: Practice will be held as regularly scheduled at the Upper East Side campus.
  • Saturday, November 26: Practice will be held as regularly scheduled at the Upper East Side campus.
  • Sunday, November 27: Practice will be held as regularly scheduled at the Upper East Side campus.
Training Tips
Swim Workout

If there are swim workouts you’ve done before and would like to share, we’d love to highlight them! Submit your workouts by emailing Coach Jim at [email protected].

For those that are able to find a bit of extra time to swim, check out the following pool workout. Please note, these intervals are for short course yards but feel free to adjust as necessary.

  • Warmup (Set yards: 700)
  • 300 swim
  • 2 x 100 kick with 0:15 rest
  • 4 x 50 (descend at 1 - 4) with 0:10 rest

  • Pre-set (Two rounds; Set yards: 1,300)
  • 2 x 150 as 50 kick / 100 free at 3:00 
  • 4 x 50 IM order drill at 1:00 
  • 1 x 150 as 50 back / 50 breast / 50 free at 2:45 

  • Main set (Four rounds; Set yards: 2,200)
  • 200 free at 2:45 
  • 2 x 100 as 1 IM / 1 free at 1:30 
  • 6 x 25 as 4-stroke (descend at 1 - 4) / 2 free (fast) at 0:30 
Asphalt Green is a nonprofit. When you participate in our programs, you stand with Asphalt Green to provide free sports and fitness opportunities for underserved New Yorkers.

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