AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Congratulations to our Jim Wood Memorial Invitational swimmers on kicking off the racing momentum for 2020! We are excited to keep up the fast swimming at this weekend's Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

As the winter swim season picks up, please read the full newsletter for meet entries, call times, team store updates, summer camp information, and more.
Winter Meet Updates
AGUA Dominates Jim Wood Memorial Invitational
AGUA athletes traveled to Rutgers University this weekend to compete in the 2020 Jim Wood Memorial Invitational. Throughout the meet, our swimmers posted numerous best times among top finishes and new championship cuts.

Isabel Gormley led the way by earning two new United States Olympic Trials qualifying standards with her wins in the 800 freestyle and 200 IM, in addition to taking first place in the 400 freestyle and 400 IM. Isabel now holds four cuts for the coveted meet in June. Emma Feld earned her first United States Junior National cut in the 200 backstroke, taking second place in the event.

For the AGUA men, Ryan Mitchener punched his ticket to Toronto for the Canadian Swimming Olympic Trials in the 200 IM. Dylan Rhee dipped under the Olympic Trials mark in the 200 breaststroke for the sixth time en route to winning the event. He also won the 100 breaststroke.

Dylan teamed up with Eugenio Massari, Tristan Pragnell, and Adell Sabovic to shatter the 400 medley relay meet record. Tristan added his second United States Junior National cut with his lead-off in the 100 backstroke split.

Congratulations to all of our top-eight scorers:
  • Jonathan Choi - 800 freestyle
  • Taiyo De Jong - 200 breaststroke
  • Emma Feld - 200 backstroke
  • Isabel Gormley - 400 and 800 freestyle, 200 and 400 IM
  • Charlie Hinckley - 200 backstroke, 200 IM
  • Charlotte Krevitt - 100 freestyle
  • Gabriele Lunardi - 200 butterfly
  • Eugenio Massari - 100 and 200 freestyle
  • Tristan Pragnell - 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke
  • Dylan Rhee - 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 breaststroke, 200 and 400 IM
  • Adell Sabovic - 50 and 100 freestyle
  • Sonja Seliger - 100 and 200 breaststroke
  • Sophia Zhang - 200 breaststroke
The AGUA Team Store is Open!
Ultimate Swim Shop will be taking final orders for customized swim caps and warm ups for the short course season now through Monday, January 20. Want to check out our team gear in person? Store representatives will be onsite selling merchandise at our Upper East Side campus this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Swim Meet.
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

Sign up for summer swim camp at the Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Meet and lock in our lowest prices of the season; stay tuned for details.
The Current: January Edition
January's edition of The Current, AGUA's monthly newsletter, is available here . Find helpful tips for competition, technique, mindset, and more.
This month, our coaches offer insight on mental energy and motivation. You will also find suggestions for what to eat at meets and a Q&A with Coach  Hailey Hewitt !
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 18-20
Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational

January 31-February 2
Condors Last Chance

February 7-9
LIE Second Chance

Upcoming Birthdays 

January 14
Diane Allain-Tereshchenko
Carson Radnay

January 15
Meital Weiner

January 19
Sebastian Cheaney
Sebastian Colvin

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
Thursday, January 16
  • AG4 Green and Senior I dryland practice is canceled.

Saturday, January 18
  • National will swim from 6am to 8am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland practice will begin at 9am.
  • All other practices are canceled.

Sunday, January 19
  • National will swim from 6am to 8am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices are canceled.

Monday, January 20
  • All practices are canceled.
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