AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Click here for an at-a-glance illustration of Asphalt Green's COVID-19 visitor access guidelines. For additional questions, visit our updated COVID-19 FAQ.

Effective January 29, 2022, 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
  • Final entries are now available.

Swimmer call times (updated):
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: 11:15am
  • Saturday ages 13 and over: 1:30pm
  • Sunday ages 13 and over: 11:45am
  • Monday ages 13 and over: 1:15pm

Uniform requirements:
  • Saturday: black AGUA shirt
  • Sunday: gray AGUA shirt 
  • Monday: green AGUA shirt
  • 14 and under swimmers are permitted to wear AGUA team suits only. Swimmers aged 15 and up are permitted to wear AGUA team suits or solid-colored, non-technical TYR suit.

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

Volunteers needed:
We still need timing volunteers! 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
  • When: February 5 to February 6, 2022
  • Where: YWCA of White Plains
  • Who: 8 and under swimmers

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

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 11
Milly Birch

January 13
Paige Taylor

January 14
Carson Radnay
Gemma Zampetti

January 15
Oliver Bradford
Elle King
Atai Parnes Molcho
Meital Weiner

January 16
Gordon Gor-Nagy

January 17
Bella Gary
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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Action Required: USA Swimming Safe Sport Training
USA Swimming requires minor athletes and parents to watch free Safe Sport training videos on the USA Swimming website. All AGUA swimmers 12 to 17 years old and their parents must watch these videos in order for the team to reapply for Safe Sport recognition for the next two years.

The videos may be found here:

Please make sure to log in to your USA Swimming LEARN account using your swimmer’s first name, last name, and date of birth so that USA Swimming can assign credit to your account for AGUA. You can access your account here.
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, create an account by clicking Log in To/Create Your Account. Input your information, select Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics as your 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
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.

Saturday, January 22
  • UES AG2 Green will swim from 8am to 9am at Sacred Heart.
  • UES AG2 Green dryland will be from 9:15am to 9:45am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side Campus.
  • Senior II and National will swim from 7:30am to 9:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior II dryland will be from 10am to 10:45am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side Campus.