AGUA Newsletter

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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

AGUA Season Starter

  • Who: All groups
  • When: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Where: Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus
  • Final entries are now available.
  • Service hour sign-up is now available. Click here for job descriptions. As 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 – Updated call time: 12:45pm
  • Sunday 400 IM – 12:30pm
  • Sunday 8-and-under – Updated call time: 2:30pm

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

Reminder: USA Swimming Registration

As a reminder, USA Swimming — the national governing body for competitive swimming in the United States — changed how each swimmer, coach, and official obtains their annual membership. Each family is now responsible for opening their USA Swimming account and processing their swimmer’s membership. Every AGUA family must build their family account and register their swimmers by Sunday, October 9, 2022.

This document, as well as instructions previously emailed to you, demonstrate creating your family account and registering a returning AGUA team member. For assistance, please reach out to John Alaimo or your lead coach.

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.

Visit Team Store

Now Available: Free Officials Clinics Online

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

The clinic 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

October 4

Misha Maslov

October 5

Kay Zachary

October 9

William Levine

Trent Miele

Katerina Spartioti

October 10

Marie Dennis

Sophia Schnabl

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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