AGUA Newsletter
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Congratulations to our Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational swimmers on a great meet! As the winter swim season carries on, please read the full newsletter for meet entries, call times, summer swim camp information, and more.
Winter Meet Updates
Great Work at Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational
The AGUA coaches would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our swimmers, families, and volunteers for helping run our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational. We could not have done it without you!

AGUA swimmers had great team spirit throughout the weekend as our athletes raced to new championship cuts and personal bests. Thank you to the following swimmers for standing out as RAD teammates:

Zander Auth
Jagger Bennett
Daniel Burg
Sebi Colvin
Cole Radnay
Xan Randolph

Special congratulations to the following event winners:

  • Isabella Castano - 100 and 200 butterfly
  • Lauren Eng - 50 and 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly
  • Elise Fong - 200 backstroke
  • Eva Johnson - 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 50 and 100 backstroke
  • Charlotte Krevitt - 200 butterfly
  • Maia Lim Laurie - 50 freestyle, 100 IM
  • Alex MacLennan - 200 breaststroke
  • Julia Messinger-Nanni - 50 and 100 breaststroke
  • Denys Mialkovskyi - 100 backstroke
  • Dylan Rhee - 200 IM
  • Zoe Ross Allen - 100 butterfly, 200 IM
  • Heidi Wu - 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke
Congratulations Class of 2020
Sixteen Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team athletes announced their commitment to college swim programs during a special ceremony at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus on January 16. Congratulations to all!
  • Diana Bates: Dartmouth College
  • Amelia Butler: Wheaton College; Norton, MA
  • Jonathan Choi: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Taiyo De Jong: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lauren Eng: Amherst College
  • Elise Fong: Tufts University
  • Isabel Gormley: Stanford University
  • Elana Greenberg: University of Rochester
  • Charlotte Krevitt: University of Pennsylvania
  • Eugenio Massari: William & Mary
  • Maya Milrod: Wesleyan University
  • Marley Orange: Trinity College
  • Dylan Rhee: Harvard University
  • Adell Sabovic: Princeton University
  • Kai Yamamoto: University of Chicago
  • Sophia Zhang: Harvard University
Coming Soon: AGUA Summer Swim Camp
AGUA's annual summer swim camps are designed to meet the specific needs of our swimmers. Camp days run from 8am to 4pm and include two swim sessions, dryland training, team building activities, and catered lunch. In addition, swim campers get an AGUA camp t-shirt and swim cap.

Summer swim camp dates are as follows:

AGUA Rising Star Camp
AG1 and AG2 swimmers
  • June 29 through July 3

AGUA Elite Camp
Long course AG3 swimmers
  • July 13 through July 17
Private Lessons
All swimmers may sign up for up to two private lessons per month, among all coaches, one during the first 15 days of the month and one from the 15 th through the end of the month. Click here to log in and purchase your sessions.
Upcoming Events 

January 31-February 2
Condors Last Chance

February 7-9
LIE Second Chance

February 13-16
Senior Metropolitan Championships

Upcoming Birthdays 

January 22
Syd Berger
Cato Chang

January 23
Magnus Lansing
Joseph Samuels

January 24
Ryan Mitchener

January 27
Andrew Bates
Emily Chan

Parent/Coach Communication
In order to streamline parent/coach communication for the remainder of the season, please do not reply to the newsletter, but instead use the following email addresses for all questions:

Sign Up to Be an AGUA Official
One of the most critical parts of running a high-quality swim meet is having a team of certified and experienced officials. AGUA is fortunate enough to have such a great team of officials made up of AGUA parents – past and present.

Please help us maintain the tradition of staffing our meets with AGUA officials by getting certified. This is a terrific way to contribute to the team while also learning more about swimming.

If you are interested in hearing more about the certification process, please click here or contact AGUA meet referees Rachel Skaistis or Sharon Greenberg. It is an incredibly rewarding position that makes meets fly by!
Upcoming Schedule Changes
Friday, January 31
  • AG4 Green & Gold will swim from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland practice is canceled.
  • UES AG3 Green & Gold will swim from 6:30pm to 8pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. UES AG3 Green dryland practice will run from 6pm to 6:20pm on the balcony.

Saturday, February 1
  • BPC and UES 8 & Under will swim from 9am to 9:45am at Sacred Heart.
  • Senior I will swim from 10am to 12pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland practice is canceled. 
  • AG1, AG2, AG3, and AG4 practices at both campuses are canceled.

Sunday, February 2
  • All practices canceled except National.
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