AGUA Newsletter

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Updates to the Team Suit Policy and Handbook

Be sure to review the updates to our 2022-2023 Competition Suit Policy and AGUA Team Handbook. All changes are effective immediately.

As a reminder, families are responsible for all information provided in the team handbook and weekly newsletters.

Please direct any questions to your lead group coach. 

Congratulations, Coach Diana!

Coach Diana Pimer was recently selected to represent Metropolitan Swimming at USA Swimming's inaugural Women Coaches in Governance program!

Developed by female leaders in swimming, the program is geared towards identifying, educating, supporting, and mentoring female coaches who wish to be more involved in organizational governance. A total of 66 coaches were selected.

The program concludes in April 2023 with the opportunity to attend USA Swimming Workshop presented by LiveBarn at The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

2022-2023 Meet Calendar is Now Available

Please review the 2022-2023 short course meet calendar here. Be sure to note which groups are eligible for each meet.

AGUA Season Starter

Register here. Deadline: September 23, 2022

  • Who: All groups
  • When: October 8 to October 9, 2022
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus

LIE Fall Classic

Register here. Deadline: October 7, 2022

  • Who: AG2 Green and Gold, AG3 Green and Gold, Senior Prep Green and Gold, Senior I
  • When: November 4 to November 6, 2022
  • Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

BGNW Distance Meet

Register here. Deadline: October 14, 2022

  • Who: AG2 Green and Gold, AG3 Green and Gold, Senior Prep Green and Gold, Senior I
  • When: November 12, 2022
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY

BGNW 8-and-under Meet

Register here. Deadline: October 14, 2022

  • Who: AG1 and AG2 Green (athletes 8-and-under only)
  • When: November 13, 2022
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY

TYR Suit Fittings Begin This Week!

TYR Sport will visit Asphalt Green on the dates below to assist athletes with proper suit and gear fittings. As a reminder, the AGUA team suit is required during in-season competition for all 14-and-under athletes. Additionally, we are changing our t-shirts this year.

All swimmers are required to purchase the new AGUA shirt bundle for $10. You may purchase multiple bundles. Shirts will be available in our online team store.

2022-2023 Suit Fittings Dates and Times

Upper East Side campus:

Wednesday, September 14 — 3:30pm to 7pm

Friday, September 16 — 3:30pm to 7pm

Battery Park City campus:

Thursday, September 15 — 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Upcoming Birthdays

September 13

Sena Kanzaki

Max Mata Rohe

September 15

Veronica Mccall

September 16

Beatrice Koffey

September 17

Grace Chen

September 18

Rohan Mehra

September 19

Samantha Crisostomo

Max Packles

Asphalt Green IDs

All swimmers must use their ID cards to access Asphalt Green's Battery Park City and Upper East Side campuses at each practice.

Follow Us on Instagram

Be sure to follow us @aguaswim for announcements, shout-outs, and more!

Locker Room Reminder

Please remind your athletes that taking photos or videos in the locker rooms is strictly prohibited.

Action Required: MAAPP Acknowledgement

USA Swimming, AGUA's national governing body, requires every family to read and acknowledge the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP).

MAAPP was designed to prioritize the safety of athletes and addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, local and team travel, locker rooms and changing areas, and athletic training modalities.

Acknowledgment by all families is mandatory. Please do so by Friday, September 30, 2022.

Acknowledge Here

Get Involved: Become an Official

AGUA needs stroke and turn judges. Being an official is a great way to get involved in your swimmer's life and the sport! You'll learn the rules of competitive swimming and gain a greater understanding of how meets work.

Learn more.

Join Us for our Family Welcome Meetings

Join us on Zoom for our 2022-2023 AGUA Family Welcome meetings! All families are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • AG3 and Senior Prep: Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30pm
  • Register here.
  • Senior I and Senior II: Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm
  • Register here.
  • UES and BPC AG1 and AG2: Thursday, September 22 at 7:30pm
  • Register here.
Parent/Coach Communication 

In order to streamline parent/coach communication, please do not reply to the newsletter. Use the following email addresses for all questions:

Fall 2022 Training Schedule

The 2022-2023 fall training schedule has begun for all groups. 

Please do not bring equipment to practice until Monday, September 19.

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