AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Congratulations 15-16 Virtual Club
Championship Scorers!
The USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship program recognizes and highlights clubs that develop athletes and achieve success at multiple levels in club swimming. It emphasizes the team element in club swimming, and teams are scored using the USA Swimming power point system.

The Virtual Club Championship runs from the start to finish of each swim season. To earn points, teams may score two swimmers per event and age group, while individual swimmers are
limited to contributing four swims. Swimmers must be 11 years old or older to score points.

Congratulations to all AGUA athletes on our highest VCC score in program history with 231,995 points for the 2022 short course season. We will be recognizing our swimmers who scored in the VCC this season over the next four weeks, starting with our youngest athletes.

Shoutout to our 2022 VCC contributors in the 15 and 16 age group:
Satya Agashiwala
Lexi Asch
Anisa Basler
Liam Benten
Syd Berger
Oliver Bradford
Sasha Casey
Isabella Castano
Olivia Cauley
Violet Dorsey-Reyes
Beth Ebrahimpour
Emir Emre
George Erich Gill
Abigail Greenberg
Jake Henschel
Kelly Hsu
Anna Hunt
Kouros Javaheri
Cara Neary
Aiden Rhee
Carter Roebuck
Delilah Skaistis
Eric Slavin
Mia Slowik
Fayanne Smith-Salzberg
Dylan Song
Oliver Speight-Ray
Tyler Thompson
Rebecca Trosman
Lillie Tyrrell
Elizabeth Vasquez
Estelle Vernhes
Tommy Wang
Sienna Wiggins
Skylar Yoham
Dylan Zhang
Thank You Big Swim Volunteers!
The AGUA coaching staff would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our athletes who volunteered for the 2022 Big Swim!

Without your help, this event would not have been possible. Thanks to you, hundreds of children were introduced to the thrill of racing. Read more about Big Swim Big Kick here.
Register Now: Summer Long Course Meets
Phoenix May Meet
Preliminary entries are now available. Please report any errors to your lead group coach by Thursday, May 5 at 8pm.
  • Who:
  • Friday: UES and BPC AG3 and Senior Prep
  • Saturday: UES and BPC AG1, AG2, and AG3 and Senior Prep
  • Sunday: Senior I and Senior II
  • When: May 13 to May 15, 2022
  • Where: Felix Festa Middle School

Swimmer Uniform and Call Times:
  • Friday - 5:30pm (Black AGUA shirt)
  • Saturday 12-and-under - 7am (Gray AGUA shirt)
  • Saturday 13 to 14 - 1:30pm (Gray AGUA shirt)
  • Sunday 15-and-over - 1:30 pm (Green AGUA shirt)
  • 14-and-under swimmers are permitted to wear AGUA team suits only. Swimmers ages 15 and over are permitted to wear AGUA team suits or solid-colored, non-technical TYR suits.

AGUA Memorial Day Invitational
  • Who: All swimmers
  • When: May 28 to May 29, 2022
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus

Sarasota Shark Open
  • Who: 14 and under swimmers and Senior I
  • When: June 16 to June 19, 2022
  • Where: Sarasota, FL
  • Hotel room block information: Fairfield Inn & Suites Sarasota Lakewood Ranch
  • $149 per night
  • Deadline to book: May 15, 2022
  • Book a group rate through Asphalt Green

Nashville Summer Sizzler
  • Who: Invited 13-and-over swimmers
  • When: June 23 to June 25, 2022
  • Where: Nashville, TN

LIAC Summer Fun
Register here. Deadline: May 27, 2022
  • Who: Swimmers not racing at Sarasota or Nashville
  • When: June 25 to June 26
  • Where: NCAC

Condors July Jubilee
Register here. Deadline: June 10, 2022
  • Who: Swimmers not racing at Senior Mets or Junior Olympics
  • When: July 8 to July 10
  • Where: Felix Festa Middle School

Senior Metropolitan Championships
Register here. Deadline: July 14, 2022
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: July 14 to July 17, 2022
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Hotel room block information: Long Island Marriott
  • $199 per night
  • Deadline to book: June 14, 2022
  • Book a group rate through Asphalt Green

Metropolitan Swimming Junior Olympics
Register here. Deadline: July 22, 2022
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: July 22 to July 24, 2022
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Hotel room block information: Long Island Marriott
  • $199 per night
  • Deadline to book: June 21, 2022
  • Book a group rate through Asphalt Green
Upcoming Birthdays

May 5
Tessa Feld
Will Smith

May 6
Van Casey

May 7
Sana Hussain
Asphalt Green IDs

All swimmers must use their ID card to access Asphalt Green's Battery Park City and Upper East Side campuses at each practice.
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Welcome Coach Kalee Walcott
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new assistant coach in Battery Park City, Kalee Walcott!

Originally from Florida and more recently based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Kalee has been working with kids since 2007. From 2014 to 2022, Kalee was the head age group 10-and-under coach for the Granite Falls Makos. There, she excelled in bringing swimmers from the lesson program to the team and overseeing evaluations for group placement. Kalee’s athletes consistently qualified for the North Carolina Age Group Championships and placed top eight in multiple events.
After relocating to New York City, Kalee spent several months teaching after-school programs with Curated Care. There, she built connections with the community and fostered relationships with students at schools such as Sacred Heart and Poly Prep, while teaching a wide variety of
extracurricular subjects.
Kalee’s coaching method is strongly based on coach/athlete relationships. She firmly believes every athlete has something to contribute and an area where they can thrive, and no swimmer should be overlooked. Building confidence, encouragement, and trust is crucial to success both in the pool and in life. She is looking forward to continuing to share her knowledge and love of swimming with AGUA athletes.
Register Now: AGUA Summer Rising Star Clinic
Registration is now available for AGUA summer swim clinics. Refine your skills and gain a competitive edge in the water. All activities, including dryland training and nutritional awareness, are designed for swimmers' specific needs.

  • Rising Star Clinic (ages 7 to 10) - June 27 to July 1, 2022
  • 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:

Upcoming Schedule Changes
Friday, May 13, 2022 
  • Senior Prep Green and Gold will swim from 6:30pm to 8pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Senior Prep Gold and Green drylands are canceled.
  • AG3 Gold will swim from 4pm to 5:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland is canceled.

Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Senior II will swim from 7am to 9:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland will be from 9:45am to 10:30am.
  • Senior I will swim from 10am to 12pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland will be from 9am to 9:45am.
  • BPC and UES AG2 and AG3 practices are canceled.

Monday, June 27, 2022