AGUA Newsletter

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Final Call: Required MAAPP Acknowledgement

USA Swimming, AGUA's national governing body, requires every family to read and acknowledge the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) by this Friday, September 30.

MAAPP was designed to prioritize the safety of athletes and addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, local and team travel, locker rooms and changing areas, and athletic training modalities.

Acknowledge Today
Parent/Coach Communication 

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

2022-2023 Meet Updates

Please review the 2022-2023 short course meet calendar. Be sure to note which groups are eligible for each meet.

AGUA Season Starter

  • Who: All groups
  • When: Saturday, October 8 to Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus
  • Preliminary entries are now available. Corrections must be sent to your lead group coach by this Thursday, September 29 at 8pm.
  • Service hour sign-up is now available. See here for job descriptionsAs a reminder, all families must complete 10 service hours between October 2022 and July 2023 in accordance with our service policy.
  • Uniform requirements:
  • Saturday – Black AGUA shirt
  • Sunday – Gray AGUA shirt
  • Both days – AGUA team cap and AGUA team suit (A solid-colored TYR suit will be permitted if your AGUA team suit has not arrived or your athlete is 15 and older.)
  • Swimmer call times:
  • Saturday and Sunday 9- to 12-year-olds – 7:30am
  • Saturday 13-and-over – 12:30pm
  • Sunday 400 IM – 12:30pm
  • Sunday 8-and-under – 2pm

LIE Fall Classic

Register here. Deadline: October 7, 2022

  • Who: AG1 (9- and 10-year olds), AG2 Green and Gold (9-and 10-year olds), AG3 Green and Gold, Senior Prep Green and Gold, Senior I
  • When: Friday, November 4 to Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

BGNW Distance Meet

Register here. Deadline: October 14, 2022

  • Who: AG2 Green and Gold, AG3 Green and Gold, Senior Prep Green and Gold, Senior I
  • When: Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY

BGNW 8-and-under Meet

Register here. Deadline: October 14, 2022

  • Who: AG1 and AG2 Green (athletes 8-and-under only)
  • When: Sunday, November 13, 2022
  • Where: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY

Register for Our 2022 College Recruiting Seminar

Join us on Zoom Saturday, October 15 from 12:30pm to 2pm for our 2022 College Recruiting Seminar! The seminar will highlight steps to getting recruited for college as well as tips and tricks from AGUA alumni.

We encourage swimmers and families of athletes in the eighth grade and above to register and attend.

Register Here

Become A Group Parent This Season!

Group parents help with logistical questions, direct other parents with concerns and questions to a lead group coach, and promote AGUA’s philosophy and expectations. They also help organize group social events throughout the season.

Interested? Submit an application by Tuesday, October 11.

AGUA Online Team Store

Be 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 in our online team store. You may purchase multiple bundles.

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Now Available: Free Officials Clinics Online

Metropolitan Swimming will offer free, online stroke and turn judge clinics Wednesday, September 28 and Monday, October 17, 2022 for those interested in becoming a certified USA Swimming official.

The clinics will begin at 7pm and will run for approximately 90 minutes.

Relevant materials and a Zoom link to join will be e-mailed to all participants in advance of their clinic date. Register here. 

Upcoming Birthdays

September 28

Lily Agashiwala

Isabella Babbitt

Gabi Mata Rohe

October 1

Angelina Ash

October 3

Ana Sofia Vucic

Asphalt Green IDs

All swimmers must use their ID cards to access Asphalt Green's Battery Park City and Upper East Side campuses at each practice.

Follow Us on Instagram

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

AGUA Team Handbook

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

Training Schedule and Updates 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • National and Senior II will swim from 6am to 8am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices are canceled. 

Sunday, October 9, 2022

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

Monday, October 10, 2022

  • Senior Prep Gold will swim from 5:30am to 7am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

2022-2023 Season Updates

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