AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Click here for an at-a-glance illustration of Asphalt Green's COVID-19 visitor access guidelines. For additional information, visit our updated COVID-19 FAQ.

Effective this Saturday, January 29, 2022, all visitors 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 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 for further instructions. Please copy your lead group coach on this email.
Winter Meet Updates
  • Meet information
  • Final entries are now available.
  • When: February 5 to February 6, 2022
  • Where: YWCA of White Plains
  • Who: 8 and under swimmers
  • Swimmer call times:
  • Saturday and Sunday - 12:15pm
  • Uniform requirements:
  • Saturday - Black AGUA shirt; AGUA Team suit and cap
  • Sunday - Gray AGUA shirt; AGUA Team suit and cap

  • Meet information
  • Preliminary entries are now available. Please notify your lead group coach of any errors by Thursday, January 27 at noon.
  • When: February 11 to February 13, 2022
  • Where: Hofstra University
  • Who: Swimmers ages 9 and over not racing at Senior Mets

  • Meet information
  • When: February 17 to February 20, 2022
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • Spectator tickets are now available
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 February 9, 2022.
Run the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
Looking for other ways to get involved at Asphalt Green — and achieve a personal fitness goal? Join team Asphalt Green and race for a great cause in the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 20, 2022. Entry is guaranteed when you join team Asphalt Green, and you get a comped membership during training. What are you waiting for?
Upcoming Birthdays

January 27
Andrew Bates
Emily Chan

January 30
Addie Yang
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.
TYR Tech Suit Fittings
A representative from TYR will be offering suit fittings in accordance with our updated competition suit policy:

  • Friday, January 28 - 4:30pm to 7pm, Upper East Side campus
  • Monday, January 31 - 4:15pm to 7pm, Upper East Side campus

AGUA's TYR tech suit discount website is still available here (password: AGUAXTYR). Please contact your lead group coach with questions.
Long Course Season Updates
  • Group placements - Long course season group placements will be announced the week of February 21. Please note, this may result in practice schedule changes for swimmers who are turning 11, 13, or 15 before June 1. 
  • AGUA spring break - There will be no AGUA practices April 2 through April 10. Group placements will begin on Monday, April 11 under the spring schedule. All swimmers will remain in their current groups through April 1.
Save the Date: AGUA Summer Swim Camps
Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for AGUA summer swim camp registration details. Camps will be held during the following weeks:

  • Rising Star Camp (7 to 10 year olds) - June 27 to July 1, 2022
  • Elite Camp (10 to 13 year olds) - July 11 to July 15, 2022
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
The spring practice schedule is now available. Spring practices will begin on Monday, February 28 for all groups.

Saturday, February 5
  • UES AG2 Gold will swim from 7am to 8am at Sacred Heart.
  • UES AG2 Green will swim from 8am to 9am at Sacred Heart. Dryland will be from 9:15am to 9:45am at Asphalt Green.
  • Senior I will swim from 7am to 9am at Sacred Heart. Dryland will be from 9:15am to 10am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior II will swim 7am to 9:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland will be from 9:45am to 10:30am.