AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Thank you to our swimmers and families for helping run a great AGUA Last Chance Meet this past weekend! Read on for a full meet recap, and be sure to check our upcoming schedule changes below.
Summer Schedules: Available Now
Summer practice schedules begin Monday, June 22. All group schedules are available here. The long course meet schedule is available here.
Winter Meet Updates
Great Work at AGUA Last Chance Meet
Congratulations to our swimmers and a huge thank you to our family volunteers for their efforts at the AGUA Last Chance Meet. We could not have run such a successful event without your help. Our athletes made 36 new Junior Olympic qualifying times, 11 new Age Group Team Challenge cuts, and four new Eastern-Zone Speedo Sectionals standards.

AGUA swimmers raced to countless personal best times and heat wins along with 38 individual event wins. Our coaches would like to extend an extra thank you to the following athletes for standing out as RAD teammates:
Nicole Hall
Morgan Lynton
Michael McLoughlin

Congratulations to the following event winners:
  • Naomi Blau - 50 and 100 backstroke
  • Justice Carrenard - 50 freestyle
  • Carolyn Casey - 200 IM
  • Kerry Cassidy - 100 breaststroke, 400 IM
  • Beau Chan - 100 freestyle
  • Edward Chan - 200 IM
  • Emily Chan - 50 and 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 IM
  • Jonathan Choi - 200 butterfly
  • Tyler Dimarco - 400 IM
  • Cooper Dong - 50 backstroke
  • Ilse Fedoronko - 50 and 100 butterfly
  • Nilaya Fuller - 200 IM
  • Elana Greenberg - 200 butterfly
  • Charlotte Krevitt - 100 backstroke
  • Gabriele Lunardi - 200 IM
  • Eugenio Massari - 100 freestyle
  • Rodin McKenna - 500 and 1,650 freestyle
  • Julia Messinger-Nanni - 50 and 100 breaststroke
  • Connor Mitchener - 50 butterfly, 50 freestyle
  • Electa Norton - 200 freestyle
  • Cole Radnay - 50 backstroke
  • Adell Sabovic - 200 freestyle
  • Sonja Seliger - 100 breaststroke
  • Fayanne Smith-Salzberg - 200 breaststroke
  • Max Solash - 200 backstroke
  • Alex Tollit - 100 backstroke
  • George Wang - 100 butterfly
  • Maddy Wu - 100 butterfly
  • Nia Zagar - 50 freestyle
Save the Date for Upcoming AGUA Events
Be sure to mark your calendars for the following dates:

AGUA College Swimming Symposium
  • Who: AGUA athletes in grades 8 through 10
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus at 555 East 90th St.; Mazur Hall
  • When: Saturday, April 18. We ask that swimmers arrive at 10am. Parents are invited to join at 11am.

A GUA Senior Dinner
  • Who: AGUA 2020 graduating seniors
  • Where: Tony Di Napoli’s; 1081 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10065
  • When: Thursday, May 14 at 6pm

AGUA Team Banquet
  • Who: All AGUA members
  • Where: Riccardo's by the Bridge; 2101 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102
  • When: Saturday, May 30 at 1pm
Register for AGUA Summer Swim Camp
AGUA's annual summer swim camps are designed to meet the specific needs of our swimmers. Camp days run from 8am to 4pm and include two swim sessions, dryland training, team building activities, and catered lunch. Swim campers get an AGUA camp t-shirt and swim cap.

Summer swim camp dates are as follows:

AGUA Rising Star Camp
AG1 and AG2 swimmers
  • June 29 through July 3

AGUA Elite Camp
Long course AG3 swimmers
  • July 13 through July 17
Private Lessons
Private lessons are available. Limit two lessons per athlete, per month. One may take place during the first 15 days of the month and one from the 15 th through the end of the month. Click here to log in and purchase your sessions.
Upcoming Events 

March 13-15
Metropolitan Junior Olympics
Metropolitan Age Group Team Challenge

March 17-21
NCSA Junior Nationals

March 25-28
NCSA Age Group Championships

March 26-29
Eastern Zone Sectionals

Upcoming Birthdays 

March 10
Rayah Milam

March 11
Cooper Dong
Ilse Fedoronko
Luca Fong

March 12
Daniel Mente

March 13
Emir Emre
Oriana Gioia

March 14
Alegra Teixidor-Salerno

March 15
Cara Chang
Mia Chang

March 16
Milo Devine
Parent/Coach Communication
In order to streamline parent/coach communication for the remainder of the season, please do not reply to the newsletter, but instead use the following email addresses for all questions:

Sign Up to Be an AGUA Official
One of the most critical parts of running a high-quality swim meet is having a team of certified and experienced officials. AGUA is fortunate enough to have such a great team of officials made up of AGUA parents – past and present.

Please help us maintain the tradition of staffing our meets with AGUA officials by getting certified. This is a terrific way to contribute to the team while also learning more about swimming.

If you are interested in hearing more about the certification process, please click here or contact AGUA meet referees Rachel Skaistis or Sharon Greenberg. It is an incredibly rewarding position that makes meets fly by!
Upcoming Schedule Changes
Friday, March 13
  • National will swim from 5pm to 7pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior I, AG4, and AG3 Gold practices are canceled.
  • UES AG3 Green will swim from 5pm to 6:30pm. Dryland practice is canceled.
  • UES AG1 and AG2 dryland practices are canceled.

Saturday, March 14
  • AG1, AG2, and AG4 practices are canceled.
  • Senior II will swim from 10am to 12pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland practice is canceled.

Sunday, March 15
  • All practices are canceled.

Monday, March 23
  • AG4 Green and Gold will swim from 5:30am to 7am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior II will swim from 6:30pm to 8pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior I practice is canceled.
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