AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
AGUA Men Won the Age Group Championships!
Congratulations to all who participated in the 2023 Eastern Zone Short Course Age Group Championships! The AGUA men's team finished the meet as the overall team champions while the full team earned runner-up honors in the combined team scoring.

Bruce Qian earned high-point honors for 11- to 12-year-old boys and raced to five AGUA Swim Team records and a new Metropolitan Swimming record in the 50 butterfly! His swim is also the fourth-fastest time in the country this season. Additionally, Bruce teamed up with Sebastian Colvin, Mark Silverman, and George Wang to set a new AGUA Swim Team record in the 11- to 12-year-old boys 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:49.56.

The relay was one of four gold-medal relay performances with additional efforts from Milo Devine, Luca Fong, Vincent Gookin, Nikolai Haridasan, Xan Randolph, Tim Seliger, Daniel Wojciechowski, and Aidan Zhu.
Extra congratulations to our individual point scorers:
  • Milly Birch - 50, 100, and 200 butterfly; 100 backstroke; 500 freestyle; 200 IM
  • Sebastian Colvin - 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke
  • Milo Devine - 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Luca Fong - 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Vincent Gookin - 200 backstroke; 500 freestyle; 200 and 400 IM
  • Nikolai Haridasan - 200 butterfly
  • Eva Johnson - 100 butterfly; 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Emily Jukic - 200 breaststroke
  • Cormac Lapolla - 200 IM
  • Parker Lee-Walters - 100 backstroke; 100 breaststroke
  • Veronica Mccall - 100 butterfly; 100 and 200 backstroke; 100 and 200 breaststroke; 400 IM
  • Jonathan Packles - 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Bruce Qian - 50, 100, and 200 butterfly; 100 backstroke; 50 breaststroke; 500 freestyle
  • Xan Randolph - 200 backstroke
  • Tim Seliger - 50 freestyle
  • Mark Silverman - 200 IM
  • Rose South - 50 butterfly
  • Allegra Speight-Ray - 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyle
  • Shanel Tan - 100 and 200 breaststroke; 200 IM
  • George Wang - 100 and 200 butterfly; 50, 100, and 200 backstroke
  • Cassie Wheaton - 50 and 100 breaststroke; 200 IM
  • Penny Wheaton - 50, 100, and 200 butterfly; 500 freestyle; 100 and 200 IM
  • Chloe Yang - 50, 100, and 200 butterfly
  • Aidan Zhu - 100 breaststroke; 50 and 100 freestyle
Sign Up for the 2023 LCM Weekend Meets
Please note the following competition weekend dates for the 2023 long-course season. Sign-up is available for most of the meets!

LIAC Spring Kickoff
Register here. Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Who: AG1, AG2, AG3, Senior Prep, and Senior I
  • When: Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 2023
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center, East Meadow, NY

AGUA Memorial Day Invitational
Register here. Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Who: Full AGUA Swim Team
  • When: Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus

NAC Summer Sizzler
  • Who: Invited swimmers
  • When: Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • Where: Nashville Aquatic Club, Nashville, TN

LIE June Jamboree
Register here. Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Who: Senior Prep, Senior I, Senior II, and National not attending the NAC Summer Sizzler
  • When: Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

PAC Summer Sizzler
Register here. Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Who: AG1, AG2, and AG3 not attending the NAC Summer Sizzler
  • When: Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • Where: Felix Festa Middle School, West Nyack, NY

NBAC Mid-Summer Classic
Register here. Deadline: Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • Who: Qualifiers from AG1, AG2, and AG3 as well as Senior Prep, Senior I, and Senior II not racing at the Senior Mets
  • When: Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9, 2023
  • Where: St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD

Local meet (TBA)
  • Who: Swimmers not racing at the NBAC Mid-Summer Classic or the Senior Mets
  • When: Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9, 2023

Senior Metropolitan Championships
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16, 2023
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center, East Meadow, NY

Metropolitan Age Group Championships
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center, East Meadow, NY

USA Swimming Futures Championships
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: Wednesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • Where: SwimRVA, Richmond, VA

ISCA East Elite Showcase Classic
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5, 2023
  • Where: North Shore Aquatic Complex, St. Petersburg, FL

Eastern Zone Senior Zone Championships
  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6, 2023
  • Where: Eerie Community College, Buffalo, NY
Vote David Gutin for Junior Athlete Representative!
All 13-and-over athletes are encouraged to cast their vote for David Gutin, fellow AGUA swimmer, for Metropolitan Swimming Junior Athlete Representative!

To learn more about David, check out his bio and goals for representing Metro swimmers.
Swimmers can cast their vote by emailing [email protected]. All votes must include the swimmer's name and USA Swimming ID number (ID numbers can be found on the OnDeck app. You can also reach out to Coach Diana Pimer for help at [email protected].)
Join Us at The Plaza on Wednesday, May 31
Asphalt Green is bringing together our philanthropic, business, and community partners at The Plaza on Wednesday, May 31 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary Gala. We cordially invite you to join us as we mark 50 years of keeping New Yorkers moving!
You can become a signature table sponsorpurchase tickets, be included in our gala program, or donate to show your support. We look forward to the next 50 years of excellence, innovation, and community impact. Thank you for your continued support of Asphalt Green.
Upcoming Birthdays

April 11
Leo Huang
Mateo Londono

April 12
Edward Chan
Nikol Goncharenko

April 13
Rylee Ferraro
Rio Versfeld

April 14
Kai Huang
Lily Johnson

April 15
Ava Appignani
AGUA Team Handbook
All families are responsible for the information noted in the AGUA Team Handbook.
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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.
Due Today: RAD Teammate Nominations
We're looking forward to celebrating our athletes at our annual banquet on Saturday, June 3 at House of Joy in New York City's Chinatown!

Each year, we ask our athletes to nominate one teammate from their short course training group for RAD Teammate of the Year. Nominees should embody our team values of respect, accountability, and discipline.
Please click to submit your nominations by today, April 11:
Upcoming Spring 2023 Events
Add our upcoming spring 2023 events to your calendar:
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023: Asphalt Green's Big Swim event
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023: College Commitment Day
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023: AGUA Swim Team banquet at House of Joy in New York City's Chinatown
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Training Schedule and Updates 
Thursday, April 20:
  • Canceled: Senior Prep Gold dryland.