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AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
For those of you with children ages 5 to 11, today is the last day to submit proof of having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Per City mandate, unvaccinated children ages 5 to 11 will no longer be allowed to access Asphalt Green's programs or facilities. Send a copy of your child's vaccine card to agua@asphaltgreen.org.
Today is also the deadline to register for our upcoming MLK Invitational! Please send any questions directly to your lead group coach.
Great Work NCAP Invitational Swimmers
Great job to our athletes who raced at the NCAP Invitational this weekend in Maryland. AGUA swimmers raced to team records, national top ten times, championship qualifications, and more.

Derek Cox led the way by establishing a new AGUA Team record in the open 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.42. He won this event while adding medals in the 50 freestyle and 100 and 200 butterfly.

Other event winners include Eva Johnson (50 fly, 50 and 100 back), Julia Messinger-Nanni (100 breast), and Milly Birch (100 back). Milly also teamed up with Greta Messinger-Nanni, Chloe Yang, and Mayrah Johnson to earn gold in the 9-10 Girls 200 Medley relay.

Special congratulations to Milly and Bruce Qian for posting nation-leading times in their events:

  • Bruce - 50 butterfly (9th)
  • Milly - 50 (8th) and 100 (5th) butterfly; 50 (7th) and 100 (5th) backstroke

The AGUA coaches would like to extend a special thank you to Zander Auth, Alia Basler, Daijin Dorsey-Reyes, Bella Gary, and Tommy Uybico for standing out as RAD teammates over the weekend.

Congratulations to our top-16 finishers who scored points for AGUA:
Zander Auth
Syd Berger
Milly Birch
Isabella Castano
Edward Chan
Emily Chan
Sebastian Cheaney
Ryan Choi
Sebastian Colvin
Chloe Comisarow
Derek Cox
Bella Gary
Eva Johnson
Mayrah Johnson
Marcus Krahe
Josephine Luding
Jiya Luther
Alex MacLennan
Morgan Main
Rodin McKenna
Greta Messinger-Nanni
Julia Messinger-Nanni
Bruce Qian
Carson Radnay
Cole Radnay
Xan Randolph
Zoe Ross Allen
Sonia Seliger
Daniel Wojciechowski
Chloe Yang
Nia Zagar
Dylan Zucker
Liam Zucker
Up Next: CPAC December Holiday Invitational
CPAC DECEMBER HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL

Tentative swimmer call times:
  • Thursday timed finals: 3:30pm
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 13 and over preliminaries: 6am
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12 and under: 10:30am
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday finals: 3:30pm

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.

Please note: Swimmers are expected to compete in all finals events they qualify for.
Winter Meet Updates
AGUA MLK INVITATIONAL

YMID FEBRUARY MEET
  • Meet information to come
  • Registration deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022
  • When: February 5 to February 17, 2022
  • Where: YWCA of White Plains
  • Who: 8 and under swimmers

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 18
Bea Chukwulozie

December 20
Matthew Hong
Greta Messinger-Nanni
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Register Now: 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.
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.
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.
Don't Miss Out! Sign Up for 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
Thursday, December 16
  • Dryland is canceled for Senior II, Senior I, Senior Prep, and UES AG1.

Friday, December 17
  • All dryland practices are canceled.
  • Senior I and UES AG1 practices are canceled.
  • UES AG2 and AG3 NCAP participants will swim from 4pm to 5:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior Prep NCAP participants, Senior II, and National will swim from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Saturday, December 18
  • All dryland practices are canceled.
  • Senior I practice is canceled.
  • National, Senior II, and Senior Prep NCAP swimmers will swim from 7:30am to 9:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • UES and BPC AG2 NCAP swimmers will swim from 10am to 11am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • UES and BPC AG3 NCAP swimmers will swim from 10am to 11:30am at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Sunday, December 19
  • All practices canceled.

Monday, December 20
  • UES AG3 Green and Gold will swim 4pm to 5:30pm 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.