AGUA Masters Weekly Newsletter
A Note from Coach John
Over the course of the last month or so I’ve been asked in person, via email, on the phone, via friend of a friend “when are things going to...”? With each day, the frequency of those questions increases as more of us get vaccinated. Ultimately, these are the questions that we are all asking, when will things go back to normal? Is there a plan? Who has the answers?

I wish I had the answers for you. For now, we continue to follow guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health, and the New York City Mayor’s Office. It's frustrating not to know when things will return to "normal" or what "normal" will mean in the future. In the meantime, we are grateful for your continued patience and your commitment to keeping Asphalt Green healthy and safe.

Last Thursday, Asphalt Green sent an email about increased swim reservation availability and a new cancellation policy. While the increase in reservations do not impact Masters practice, the cancellation policy does. As of April 15, 2021, all reservation cancellations, including Masters practice, must be made no less than two hours in advance. We are a committed bunch, so I can’t imagine this will be an issue for any of us, but please familiarize yourself with the complete policy below.

Hang in there, the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming brighter. If you have any questions, my door is always open. Please feel free to email me at [email protected].

See you at the pool,

–Coach John
No Show Policy Effective April 15: If you accrue three no shows or late cancellations (within two hours of your reservation), your registration capabilities will be suspended for seven days. After seven days, you will be able to book a swim, fitness center, Masters, gymnasium, or group exercise session. After a third no show, every subsequent no show will result in a one-week suspension. All no-shows and late cancellations will reset quarterly. Though it will only be noted if you cancel within two hours of your reservation, Asphalt Green encourages 24 hours' notice for cancellations. Please note, you must cancel online or through the Asphalt Green app. The only exception is you must call your campus's main number if you need to cancel within two hours of your reservation.
Jump for Success!
Plyometrics for swimmers

Jumping builds coordination, power, and athleticism that translates well in the water. Try these swim-specific variations to pump up your power in the pool. The best part is, all you need is your body and gravity to get started.

Center Yourself
An introduction to a swimmer-specific meditation practice

Learn how to leverage the power of mindfulness with this introductory lesson to yoga for swimmers.

A Few Reminders...
  • Save 30% on Personal Training – Take advantage of our ongoing discount for AGUA Masters swimmers. Trainers will collaborate with your coaches to build an individualized program designed to translate fitness center results into success in the pool. Email [email protected] to get started.

  • Team Unify Account Access – If you are having trouble accessing your TeamUnify account, please reach out to Coach John directly at [email protected].

  • Register for Practice –You may register for one swimming practice per day, at either Asphalt Green campus, up to two weeks in advance. Visit your campus website to book workouts today:
  • Upper East Side
  • Battery Park City
Asphalt Green has helped thousands of children stay active through free programs in schoolyards, gymnasiums, and pools across New York City. Today, the organization is focused on providing a critical mental and physical outlet for kids in a socially distant world.