AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Great Work AGUA Last Chance Swimmers
All of our swimmers who competed this weekend at the AGUA Last Chance Meet did a great job. AGUA athletes raced to over 80 new championship cuts for this week's Junior Olympics and Age Group Team Challenge Championship Meets!

While individual AGUA swimmers set numerous personal best times, the coaches were proudest of our full team effort throughout the weekend. We would like to thank the following athletes for standing out as RAD teammates: Gillian Asch, Tamara El-Eshmawi, Sophia Hadar, Mia Jia, Gebran Kastoun, Debora Lazarev, Giulia Lenzi-Palmero, Eli Liebowitz, Morgan Lynton, Maya Mulholland, Katy Niziol, Hayden Schwartz, Kaelen Thakker, Corey Won, and Brian Wu.

Shoutout to our individual event winners:

  • Milly Birch - 50 backstroke and 100 IM
  • Ela Brozyna - 100 butterfly
  • Emily Chan - 50 and 200 breaststroke
  • Chloe Comisarow - 50 butterfly and 200 IM
  • Cooper Dong - 200 backstroke
  • Kouros Javaheri - 200 IM
  • Eva Johnson - 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle
  • Marcus Krahe - 200 freestyle
  • Kathy Lachman - 400 IM
  • Bridget Lockwood - 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle
  • Katy Niziol - 200 butterfly
  • Jonathan Packles - 50 butterfly
  • Bruce Qian - 50 breaststroke
  • Will Rankin - 50 and 100 backstroke
  • Aiden Rhee - 200 breaststroke
  • David Sacca - 400 IM
  • Tim Seliger - 100 IM
  • Julien Shao - 500 freestyle
  • Oliver Shao - 100 backstroke
  • Dylan Song - 100 freestyle
  • Allegra Speight-Ray - 200 freestyle
  • Dylan Zucker - 200 IM
Winter Meet Updates

  • When: March 11 to March 13, 2022
  • Where: Nassau County Aquatic Center
  • Who: Qualifiers not competing at Eastern Zone Sectionals
  • Livestream link
  • Spectator tickets
  • Volunteer sign up
  • Tentative swimmer call times:
  • All days: 12pm
  • Uniform requirements:
  • Friday - Black AGUA shirt
  • Saturday - Gray AGUA shirt
  • Sunday - Green AGUA shirt
Sacred Heart Practice Updates
Swimmers whose practice groups train at Sacred Heart should review the updates below effective Monday, March 7, 2022:

  • Masks are optional for Sacred Heart students, staff, and all rental patrons.
  • Daily health screenings are no longer required. If you do not feel well, please do not attend your programs. 
  • Spectators are still not allowed at this time. This policy will be reevaluated in the coming weeks. 
Reminder: Asphalt Green ID Required for Practice
All swimmers must use their ID card to access Asphalt Green's Battery Park City and Upper East Side campuses at each practice.
Become a Part of Big Swim Big Kick
Sponsor Big Swim Big Kick and our Big Benefit dinner. Show your support for our biggest annual celebration of sports and fitness, this year honoring coach David Rodriguez and our other wonderful coaches.
Big Benefit will be a dinner held on Wednesday, April 27 at 583 Park Avenue from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Those sponsoring the event will help Asphalt Green support our coaches and all the good work they do for the community.
Attendees will have the chance to mingle with AGUA head coach David Rodriguez. Become a sponsor or purchase tickets today!
Upcoming Birthdays

March 8
Mayrah Johnson
Jiya Luther
Rome Neal
Carter Roebuck

March 10
Tegan Mejia
Rayah Milam

March 11
Cooper Dong
Luca Fong

March 12
Daniel Mente

March 13
Emir Emre

March 14
Remi Hagmann
Alegra Teixidor-Salerno
Masks at Asphalt Green

Masks are always required outside of the pool. This includes the pool deck, locker rooms, lobby, and all shared spaces.

Swimmers who enter the pool deck without a mask on will not be permitted to practice.

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Be sure to follow us @aguaswim for announcements, shoutouts, and more!
Save the Date: AGUA Summer Swim Clinics
Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for AGUA summer swim clinic registration details. Clinics will be held during the following weeks:

  • Rising Star Clinic (ages 7 to 10) - June 27 to July 1, 2022
  • Elite Clinic (ages 10 to 13) - July 11 to July 15, 2022
Parent/Coach Communication 
In order to streamline parent/coach communication, please do not reply to the newsletter. Use the following email addresses for all questions:

Upcoming Schedule Changes
There will be no AGUA practices April 2 through April 10. Long course group placements will begin on Monday, April 11 under the spring schedule.
Friday, March 11
  • Senior II and National will swim from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • All other practices are canceled.

Saturday, March 12
  • Senior II and National will swim from 7am to 9:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Senior II dryland will be remote.
  • All other practices are canceled.

Sunday, March 13
  • All practices are canceled.