AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Effective January 29, all program participants ages 5 and over will be required to show proof of full vaccination.

Acceptable forms of proof include a vaccine card, a photo of the vaccine card, Excelsior, or NYC COVID Safe apps.

We ask that all families review our procedures for COVID-19 cases: 

  • Swimmers with COVID-19 symptoms should monitor symptoms and should not attend practice.
  • Swimmers who test positive for COVID-19 must email [email protected] to report the date of positive test and date that any symptoms started. Please copy your lead group coach on this email.
  • Swimmers whose household or family member(s) test positive for COVID-19 must email [email protected] for further instructions. Please copy your lead group coach on this email.
Winter Meet Updates

  • When: January 15 to January 17, 2022
  • Where: Asphalt Green, Upper East Side campus
  • Who: All swimmers
  • Preliminary entries are now available. Please notify your lead group coach of any errors by Thursday, January 6 at 8pm.

Swimmer call times:
AGUA swimmers will check in with their Asphalt Green ID at the front entrance.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Monday ages 6 to 12: 7:30am
  • Saturday and Monday distance: 12:45pm
  • Saturday and Monday ages 13 and over: 2:30pm
  • Sunday ages 13 and over: 12:45pm

Uniform requirements:
  • Saturday: black AGUA shirt
  • Sunday: gray AGUA shirt 
  • Monday: green AGUA shirt

Spectators are not permitted at the meet. All sessions will be available for viewing on Asphalt Green's YouTube channel.

Family Service:
As a reminder, AGUA families are required to complete 10 service hours between October 2021 and July 2022. Each uncompleted hour will result in a $35 fee at the end of the season.

Sign up is now available. Volunteers must check in on the second floor of the AquaCenter via the outdoor staircase.

  • Meet information to come
  • Registration deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022
  • When: February 5 to February 6, 2022
  • Where: YWCA of White Plains
  • Who: 8 and under swimmers

  • Meet information
  • Registration deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022
  • When: February 11 to February 13, 2022
  • Where: Hofstra University
  • Who: Swimmers ages 9 and over not racing at Senior Mets

  • Meet information to come
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • When: February 17 to February 20, 2022
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Who: Qualifiers
Get Involved: Become an Official
AGUA is in need of stroke and turn judges. Being an official is a great way to get involved in your swimmer's life and the sport. You will learn the rules of competitive swimming and gain a greater understanding of how meets work.

Sign up is now available for Metro Swimming's New Officials Clinics on Jan. 12, 2022 or Feb. 9, 2022.
Upcoming Birthdays

January 4
Isabella Fakhouri
Ashlynn Milam
Tessa Weber

January 5
Emi Dotter Tse

January 6
Cara Neary

January 9
Morgan Lynton
Alex MacLennan
Daniel Wojciechowski
Masks at Asphalt Green

  • Masks are always required outside of the pool. This includes the pool deck, locker rooms, lobby, and all shared spaces.
  • Swimmers who enter the pool deck without a mask on will not be permitted to practice.

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Register Now: Upcoming Events
Join us for our next virtual parent event on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7pm. Coaches will provide team updates followed by a Q&A session.
Swimmers and families from Senior Prep, Senior I, Senior II, and National are invited to join us for a college recruiting seminar on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1pm. The event will occur over Zoom.
Team Suits and Practice Equipment
Ultimate Swim Shop, our team store, is still open for gear and apparel purchases. If you haven't done so already, you will have to create an account and select “Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics” as your team. To create an account, click on “Register” (right side of page), input your information, select our team, and click “Submit”.

AGUA's TYR tech suit discount website is available here (password: AGUAXTYR). Please note, all swimmers must adhere to the AGUA tech suit policy. Tech suits are only permitted at specified meets throughout the season. Check with your lead group coach if you have any questions. Please review the AGUA tech suit policy 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:

Upcoming Schedule Changes
January 2 to February 28, 2022
  • Please review the winter schedule here.

Saturday, January 15
  • National will swim from 6am to 8am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices canceled.

Sunday, January 16
  • National will swim from 6am to 8am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices canceled.

Monday, January 17
  • All practices canceled.