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AGUA Newsletter
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Great Work at Chappy's Big Race
Congratulations to our athletes who raced at Chappy's Big Race in Long Island, New York. AGUA athletes worked together and raced to new personal bests and qualifying standards for Junior Olympics, Senior Mets, and Eastern Zone Sectionals.

The AGUA coaches would like to thank Satya Agashiwala, Cece Arabadjiev, Ryan Choi, Gebran Kastoun, Simone Lilavois, Denys Mialkovskyi, Oliver Shao, and Nia Zagar for standing out as R.A.D. teammates over the weekend.

Congratulations to our AGUA Top Three Finishers:
  • Isabella Castano: 50 freestyle
  • Ryan Choi: 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Cormac Lapolla: 50 breaststroke
  • Denys Mialkovskyi: 100 butterfly, 50 and 200 backstroke, 50 freestyle
  • Carson Radnay: 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, and 50 freestyle
  • Cole Radnay: 50 backstroke
  • Oliver Shao: 1000 freestyle
  • Alegra Teixidor-Salerno: 200 breaststroke
  • Estelle Vernhes: 50 backstroke
  • Heidi Wu: 100 backstroke
  • Nia Zagar: 100 breaststroke
Up Next: LIE Fall Classic
Final entries are now available.
  • Meet Information
  • When: November 5 to November 7, 2021
  • Where: Hofstra University
  • Who: All 9- to 12-year-old athletes and 13 and over non-Senior Mets qualifiers

Swimmer call times:
  • Friday Distance: 3:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday ages 11 to 14 at 7:30am
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 and under, 15 and over at 1:30pm

Uniform requirements:
  • Saturday: gray AGUA shirt
  • Sunday: green AGUA shirt 
  • 14 and under swimmers are permitted to wear AGUA team suits only. Swimmers aged 15 and up are permitted to wear AGUA team suits or solid-colored, non-technical TYR suits.
November Meet Updates
Preliminary entries are available here. Please report any errors to your lead group coach by Friday, October 29, 2021, by 9am.
  • Meet Information
  • When: This meet has been changed from Saturday, November 13 to Sunday, November 14, 2021.
  • Where: Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester
  • Who: All 8 and under athletes

  • Meet Information
  • When: November 19 to November 21, 2021
  • Where: Chelsea Piers, Connecticut
  • Who: Senior Mets Qualifiers
Save the Date: Winter Stroke Clinics

Winter stroke clinics will be for 14 and under athletes from December 20 through December 22, 2021, and December 27 through December 30, 2021. Further details and sign-ups will be available in the coming weeks.
Upcoming Birthdays 

October 28
Bridget Lockwood
Ceci Won

October 30
Leila Larson
Morgan Main

October 31
Luu Ly Shulman
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Get Involved: Become an Official
Metropolitan Swimming will be offering a free, online Stroke and Turn Judge clinic for anyone interested in becoming a certified USA Swimming official on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 7pm. 

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”.

TYR Tech Suit Discounts

AGUA's TYR Tech Suit discount website is available here (PW: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.
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
Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Dryland is canceled for all groups.
  • UES AG2 Gold will swim from 4pm to 5pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • UES AG3 Green and Gold will swim from 4pm to 5:30pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.
  • Senior Prep Green and Gold will swim from 5:30pm to 7pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus.

Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Senior II will swim from 10am to 12pm at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus. Dryland is as regularly scheduled.
  • Senior I practice is canceled.
  • BPC and UES AG2 Green and Gold practices are canceled.
  • BPC and UES AG3 Green and Gold practices are canceled.

Sunday, November 7, 2021
  • Senior Prep Green and Gold practices are canceled.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28, 2021
  • The Thanksgiving weekend practice schedule is now available here.

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