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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Reminder: Service Hours Update

Thank you to all of the families that volunteered at the BGNW, CP-AC, and NCAP Invitationals! All service hours are accounted for on our website. Follow the instructions below to check your service hours.

Be sure to email Coach Caroline if you notice any discrepancies. Please note, job sign-up for the AGUA MLK Invitational is now open.

How to check the status of your service hours:

  1. Visit our website and log in to your account.
  2. In the top right corner, hover over your account name and click "My Account".
  3. On the left side menu, hover over the fourth icon down and click "Invoices & Payments".
  4. Navigate to the "Service Hours" tab.

2022-2023 Meet Updates

AGUA MLK Invitational

  • Who: All swimmers
  • When: Saturday, January 14 to Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus
  • Service hour sign-up is now available. View job descriptions here. As a reminder, all families must complete 10 service hours between October 2022 and July 2023 in accordance with our service policy.
  • Preliminary entries are now available. Please report any errors to your lead group coach by this Thursday, January 5 at 8pm.
  • Tentative swimmer call times:
  • Saturday through Monday 12-and-under – 7:30am
  • Saturday 1000 – 12:30pm
  • Saturday 13-and-over – 1:45 pm
  • Sunday and Monday 13-and-over – 12:45pm
  • Uniform requirements:
  • Saturday – Black AGUA shirt
  • Sunday – Dark gray AGUA shirt
  • Monday – Light gray AGUA shirt
  • All days – AGUA team suit and cap (a solid-colored TYR suit will be permitted if your AGUA team suit has not arrived or your athlete is 15-and-older)

Condors Last Chance Meet

Register here. Deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

  • Who: AG1, AG2, and AG3
  • When: Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Where: Felix Festa Middle School, West Nyack, NY (tentative)

LIE Second Chance Challenge

Register here. Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023

  • Who: Senior Prep, Senior I, Senior II
  • When: Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

TYR Senior Metropolitan Championships

Register here. Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023

  • Who: Qualifiers
  • When: Thursday, February 16 to Sunday, February 19, 2023
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center, East Meadow, NY
  • Hotel room block information: Long Island Marriott at 101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, NY, 11553
  • $169 per night
  • Deadline to book: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Book a group rate through Asphalt Green

Reminder: Upcoming Notable Dates

Don't forget to add our upcoming winter and spring 2023 events to your calendar!

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023: Winter Cocktails with Coaches.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023: Nutrition Talk with Beine Wellness for Senior Prep, Senior I, Senior II, and National.
  • Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24, 2023: Long course season group placements announced. If your swimmer turns 11, 13, or 15 by May 31, 2023, they will likely be placed into a new group for the long course season.
  • Monday, February 27, 2023: Spring Schedule Begins (swimmers will remain in current groups until April 10, 2023.)
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023: Nutrition Talk with Beine Wellness for AG1, AG2, and AG3.
  • Monday, April 3 – Sunday, April 9, 2023: AGUA team spring break. All practices are canceled.
  • Monday, April 10, 2023: Long course group placements begin.

Upcoming Birthdays

January 3

Alex Bannasch

George Erich Gill

January 4

Isabella Fakhouri

Ashy Milam

Tessa Weber

January 5

Emi Dotter Tse

January 6

Chloe Meng

Cara Neary

January 7

Dree von Schreiber

January 8

Kai Wong

January 9

Morgan Lynton

Daniel Wojciechowski

AGUA Team Handbook

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

Follow Us on Instagram

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.

Access to the Team TYR Portal

View the access instructions for our team's upgraded TYR portal. The team portal can be used for tech suits, team suits, AGUA apparel, and practice equipment.

View Instructions

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, January 14, 2023

  • Senior II will swim from 6am to 7:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices canceled.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

  • Senior II will swim from 6am to 7:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices canceled.

Monday, January 16, 2023

  • All practices canceled.
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