Newsletter: November 20, 2022
Due to the ongoing 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.
AGUA Masters Holiday Potluck
We had such a blast at our intrasquad meet last month and appreciate all who participated!

We'd love to get together again, this time to celebrate the holiday season with a team potluck. Bring your favorite dish to share (outside of the water of course). For those that are interested, we'll also feature a white elephant gift exchange!
The date is still to be determined, but we encourage you to sign up and let us know what dish you'd like to bring. And no need to worry about duplicates — you can bring the same food as someone else.

Let's also be conscious of our vegan and vegetarian teammates. Click below to sign up for the potluck, and please note if what you plan on bringing is vegan or vegetarian-friendly.
Good Luck at the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Meet

We wish the best to all the swimmers participating in the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Meet today! Don't forget: relaxed swimming is fast swimming. We can’t wait to share your times.
Reminder: No Practice on Thanksgiving Day

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there is no practice scheduled for this Thursday, November 24. Please review the holiday weekend schedule below.
  • Wednesday, November 23: Practice will be in 25 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 through 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 from Coach Brad Cole. Please note, these intervals are for short course yards but feel free to adjust as necessary.

  • Warmup (Set yards: 800)
  • 200 freestyle
  • 400 reverse IM as 50 kick / 50 drill every 100
  • 200 swim as 100 IM and 100 freestyle (nonstop)

  • Pre-set (Five rounds with paddles; Set yards: 1,000)
  • 100 swim (smooth) at 1:30
  • 50 swim (focus on turns with three kicks off the wall) at 1:00
  • 2 x 25 swim (focus on breakouts) at 0:30

  • Main set (Four rounds; Set yards: 1,200)
  • 200 drill with paddles at 3:00
  • 4 x 25 swim (closed fist) at 0:40 as
  • 15 fast / 10 easy
  • 20 fast / 5 easy
  • 25 fast
  • 25 easy
  • Broken 100s as 25-50-25 (all fast; 0:10 rest between each break) at 2:00
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