AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Dear AGUA Families,
It is unbelievable that it has been more than four months since we closed our doors. While I am proud of the resourcefulness and resiliency of our coaches and athletes as they pivoted to offline training and team learning, I am as anxious as you are to get our athletes back in the water. I would love nothing more than to be emailing you today with our reopening date, but unfortunately, that continues to remain unknown. Practice schedules will be dependent on city-approved lane capacity, which is a moving target as well.

We are leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to open the pool. We have presented reopening plans to the deputy mayor’s office, the Department of Health, and various government officials over the past few months. Additionally, our aquatics department prepared separate presentations proposing a reopening that would only include instruction and team practice. We have engaged lobbyists and lawyers to help in our efforts, and are in daily communication with them. We are also forming a coalition with other indoor pool operators in the city, including the JCC and the YMCA, to approach the mayor's office as a united front. 
I understand and share your frustrations with the continued uncertainty, and promise that as soon as we receive approval, we are prepared to get back in the pool. If you haven't done so already, please review the document outlining our  return to AGUA plan to ensure a smooth restart. In the coming weeks, we will have mandatory Zoom calls to review policies. All participants are expected to have read the document. I will continue to share information as it develops.
- Coach David
AGUA Elite Swim Camps
Please note that there will be no AGUA Elite Swim Camp offered before July 27, 2020. However, we are excited to offer the following extended schedule:

  • Session 2: July 2731*
  • Session 3: August 37
  • Session 4: August 1014
  • Session 5: August 1721
  • Session 6: August 2428
*If we are still awaiting pool-opening guidelines from the local government, cancelation notice for session two will be made by this Wednesday, July 22 . Registered campers should have received an email from Coach John with details. Email questions to [email protected] .
AGUA 2020-2021 Swim Season
The 2019-2020 AGUA swim season will come to a close on Friday, July 31. All families will be notified of group moves for the 2020-2021 season on Monday, July 27. Pending approval to reopen our facilities, swimmers will begin programming in these groups on Monday, August 3.

In the meantime, we ask that all families complete our new return to AGUA survey to help us best accommodate our athletes.
Verify Your Phone Number for AGUA Text Alerts
As we move forward with plans to reopen, we want to ensure quick and efficient communication with team members and their families. In order to do so, we will be utilizing the AGUA Swim Team website's text message alert feature.

Please verify your phone number for AGUA text alerts:

  1. Log in to
  2. Choose "My Account" on the left toolbar.
  3. On the "Account" page, add up to two parent or guardian mobile phone numbers to the SMS box, and select your carrier. Click "Save."
  4. For each "Member," add your preferred mobile phone number (parent, guardian, or athlete) to the SMS box, and select your carrier. Click "Save."
  5. You will receive a verification text message from [email protected]. Click the link to verify.
  6. You are now eligible to receive SMS text updates from AGUA.

The text message alert system was developed by USA Swimming to adhere to all SafeSport policies. Please do not respond to AGUA text alerts. Replies are not delivered to coaching staff. If you have any questions regarding an AGUA text alert, email your lead group coach.
Sign Up for AGUA Virtual Private Lessons

Book your virtual private lessons here! After you register, you will receive an email from your selected coach to confirm session details.

Services include:

  • Personal race review
  • Athletes must provide race video footage
  • Personal dryland training session
  • Technical skill review
  • Race planning and strategy
  • Season review and goal-setting
We need your help.
Asphalt Green will be back on the other side of this crisis, but we need your support to face the challenges ahead. Please consider making a donation to help us continue to serve the community.
Discounted TYR Wetsuits
If you are looking to get a jump start on swimming outdoors, log in to Ultimate Swim Shop for discounted TYR wetsuits. If you have any questions, please reach out to your lead group coach.
Upcoming Schedule Changes
All practices are canceled until further notice. Please refer to your lead group coach's dryland workouts to maintain your training.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Asphalt Green has made the difficult decision to close both locations and suspend all programs and classes. We look forward to reopening as soon as possible.

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