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AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Don't miss out on registration deadlines for our January MLK Invitational and winter stroke clinics.
Up Next: NCAP Winter Invitational
  • Meet information
  • Final entries
  • When: December 9 to December 12, 2021
  • Where: University of Maryland
  • Who: Swimmers ages 14 and under must meet three qualifying standards to compete in this meet. Swimmers ages 15 and over must meet two qualifying standards.

Swimmer call times:
  • Thursday timed finals: 4pm
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 13 and over preliminaries: 6:45am
  • Friday 12 and under: 11:45am
  • Saturday and Sunday 12 and under: 12:30pm
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 and over finals: 4:15pm

Uniform requirements:
  • Thursday: choice AGUA shirt
  • Friday: black AGUA shirt
  • Saturday: gray AGUA shirt
  • Sunday: green AGUA shirt
  • Swimmers may wear a team suit, solid-colored TYR suit, or a tech suit that adheres to the AGUA swimwear policy.
Winter Meet Updates
CPAC DECEMBER INVITATIONAL

AGUA MLK INVITATIONAL

LIE SECOND CHANGE CHALLENGE
  • Meet information to come
  • Registration deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022
  • When: February 11 to February 13, 2022
  • Where: Hofstra University
  • Who: Swimmers ages 9 and over not racing at Senior Mets
Upcoming Birthdays

December 1
Oliver Speight-Ray
Dylan Zhang
Eric Zhang

December 2
Reese Romolo

December 5
Josie Kong

December 6
Hugo Novaro Cortijo
Riley Hagmann
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Save the Date: Upcoming Events
WINTER COCKTAILS WITH COACHES
Join us for our next virtual parent event on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7pm. Coaches will provide team updates followed by a Q&A session. Sign ups will be available in the coming weeks.

COLLEGE RECRUITING SEMINAR
Swimmers and families from Senior Prep, Senior I, Senior II, and National are invited to join us for a college recruiting seminar on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1pm. The event will occur over Zoom. Sign ups will be available in the coming weeks.
Get Involved: Become an Official
AGUA is in need of stroke and turn judges. Being an official is a great way to get involved in your swimmer's life and the sport. You will learn the rules of competitive swimming, and gain a greater understanding of how meets work. You can take pride in getting involved, and you will be helping the sport improve.

For more details, please click here.
Register Now: Winter Stroke Clinics
Registration for winter stroke clinics is now available via the links below:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021
Butterfly

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2021
Breaststroke

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2021
Freestyle

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2021
Butterfly

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2021
Butterfly

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021
Breaststroke

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021
Breaststroke
Team Suits and Practice Equipment
Ultimate Swim Shop, our team store, is still open for gear and apparel purchases. If you haven't done so already, you will have to create an account and select “Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics” as your team. To create an account, click on “Register” (right side of page), input your information, select our team, and click “Submit”.

AGUA's TYR tech suit discount website is available here (password: AGUAXTYR). Please note, all swimmers must adhere to the AGUA tech suit policy. Tech suits are only permitted at specified meets throughout the season. Check with your lead group coach if you have any questions. Please review the AGUA tech suit policy here.

Please be advised:

Our initial order of racing caps was placed by Ultimate Swim Shop with TYR on October 6, 2021. Ultimate Swim Shop has seven teams for whom they ordered racing caps from TYR. No orders have been received due to supply chain issues. Ultimate Swim Shop will continue to ship all items received from their vendors within 24 hours of receiving them.
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
Saturday, December 4, 2021
  • Senior I and Senior II girls will swim from 7am to 9am at Sacred Heart.
  • Senior I and Senior II boys will swim from 9am to 11am at Sacred Heart.

Thursday, December 9, 2021
  • All dryland practices are canceled.
  • Senior Prep Green will swim 5pm to 6:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior II and National will swim from 6:30pm to 8pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Friday, December 10, 2021
  • All dryland practices are canceled.
  • UES AG1 will swim 4pm to 5pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior II and National will swim from 5pm to 6:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior I will swim from 6:30pm to 8pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • All dryland practices are canceled.
  • Senior I, Senior II, and National will swim from 7:30am to 9:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • UES AG3 Green will swim from 10am to 11:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • UES AG2 Green and Gold will swim from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Sunday, December 12, 2021
  • National practice is canceled.
  • Senior Prep Green and Gold will swim from 8am to 10am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Thursday, December 23 to Sunday, December 26, 2021
  • Holiday break: all practices canceled.

Monday, December 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021
  • The holiday practice schedule is now available here.

Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • All practices canceled

January 2 to February 28, 2022
  • Please review the alternate winter schedule here.
REMINDER: Masks are required for all visitors in all common areas at Asphalt Green, including lobbies, stairways, elevators, and locker rooms. Thank you for your cooperation.