AGUA Newsletter

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Please Review Minor Updates to Winter Schedule

The updated 2022-2023 winter practice schedule will only affect swimmers in UES AG2 Green and Gold, AG3 Green and Gold, and Senior Prep Green and Gold. View the updated schedule.

Great Work at the DST First State Cup!

Congratulations to our athletes who competed at the Delaware Swim Team First State Cup at the University of Delaware! The swimmers qualified for new championship meets, raced to many personal best times, and more.

The AGUA women's team won by over 400 points! Carter Roebuck led the way by earning high point honors and achieving victory in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Carter also placed in the top three in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 IM, and the 500 and 1000 freestyles.

Carter was joined by Ryan Kakimseit, Azana Karim, and Eric Slavin for a second-place finish in the mixed 200 freestyle relay. We saw additional top-three relay performances from Kayla Bolster, Violet Dorsey-Reyes, Abi Greenberg, Aiden Rhee, David Sacca, Fayanne Smith-Salzberg, Estelle Vernhes, Heidi Wu, Ethan Yi, and Skylar Yoham.

Additional congratulations to our individual top-three finishers:

  • Colin Babbitt - 500 freestyle
  • Kayla Bolster - 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Isabella Castano - 100 and 200 butterfly
  • Claudia Chang - 100, 200, and 500 freestyle
  • Jacqueline Constantine - 100 backstroke
  • Abi Greenberg - 200 butterfly; 500 freestyle; 400 IM
  • Ryan Kakimseit - 100 butterfly; 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Azana Karim - 100 freestyle
  • Aiden Rhee - 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Carter Roebuck - 100 breaststroke; 100, 200, 500, and 1000 freestyle; 200 IM
  • Oliver Shao - 500 freestyle; 400 IM
  • Delilah Skaistis - 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Eric Slavin - 50 freestyle
  • Mia Slowik - 200 backstroke; 400 IM
  • Fayanne Smith-Salzberg - 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Alegra Teixidor-Salerno - 200 breaststroke; 200 IM
  • Estelle Vernhes - 50 freestyle
  • Heidi Wu - 100 and 200 backstroke; 200 and 400 IM
  • Skylar Yoham - 100 and 200 butterfly

2022-2023 Meet Updates

BGNW 14-and-under Invitational

  • Who: 14-and-under athletes not racing at the NCAP Invitational
  • When: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY
  • Final entries are now available.

CP-AC December Invitational

  • Who: Senior I, Senior II, and National
  • When: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Where: Chelsea Piers, Stamford, CT
  • Final entries are now available.

NCAP Invitational

  • Who: Qualified swimmers
  • When: Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • Where: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Final entries are now available.

Highlights to Come: BGNW Distance and 8-and-under Meets

Stay tuned to next week's newsletter for highlights from last weekend's BGNW Distance Meet and the BGNW 8-and-under Meet!

Upcoming Birthdays

November 16

Dara Cassidy

Rodin McKenna

Karan Thakker

November 17

Allegra Speight-Ray

Estelle Vernhes

November 18

Chloe Comisarow

Mandy Feng

November 19

Zach Levin

Julien Shao

Oliver Shao

November 20

Jolie Loghmanee

November 21

Cruz Malick

Nicole Ning

Sabrina Shafer

AGUA Team Handbook

All families are responsible for the information noted in the AGUA Team Handbook.

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Be sure to follow us @aguaswim for announcements, shout-outs, and more!

Asphalt Green ID Cards

All swimmers must use their ID cards to access Asphalt Green's Upper East Side and Battery Park City campuses at each practice. Swimmers will not be permitted to enter the facilities without swiping in with their ID.

AGUA Online Team Store

As a reminder, please make sure your athlete has the correct equipment and team suit for upcoming trainings and competitions. All swimmers are required to purchase the new AGUA shirt bundle for $10, available on our online team store. You may purchase multiple bundles.


Register to Learn About Performance Nutrition!

As a reminder, we have a Zoom presentation scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30pm covering nutrition and fueling for recovery with the president and owner of Beine Wellness Building, Erica Beine. Erica and her team have worked with over 30 Olympians. Currently, U.S. Olympians Caeleb Dressel and Catie DeLoof along with 13 Tokyo Olympians and many other national team members are working with her.


Erica will show us how to individualize nutrition and recovery. The recorded Zoom meeting is for athletes and parents and will consist of a short nutrition presentation. Then, it will go into our partnership with them over the next year and the discounts the AGUA team can get!

Be sure to register today! To learn more about Beine Wellness Building, explore the following links:

Parent/Coach Communication 

To streamline parent/coach communication, please do not reply to this newsletter. Use the following email addresses for all questions:

Training Schedule and Updates 

Saturday, November 19, 2022 — Updated

  • UES and BPC AG2 Green and Gold will all swim from 8am to 9am at Sacred Heart. UES AG2 Green and Gold and BPC AG2 Gold will have dryland practice from 9:15am to 9:45am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • AG3 Green and Gold will swim from 6am to 8am at Sacred Heart (see updated winter schedule).

Sunday, November 20, 2022

  • Senior II will swim from 7am to 10am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus (see the date below).

Monday, November 21, 2022

  • All Senior II practices are canceled.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

  • All practices will run as regularly scheduled.

Thursday, November 24, 2022 through Sunday, November 27, 2022

2022-2023 Season Updates

  • The 2022 winter break will take place Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26. 
  • The holiday training schedule is now available and will take place Tuesday, December 27 through Saturday, December 31.
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