TNYA News and Updates

Summer Schedule Changes at Hostos and LIU

Continuing contract negotiations have put our workouts at Hostos on temporary hiatus. We hope to be back there in July. Also, our Sundays at LIU are on hiatus until August, because the pool staff doesn’t work weekends during the summer. Keep an eye on your email and the schedule page for updates.

posted Friday, Jun 16

Beginner Synchro Workouts This Summer

After a fabulous time at IGLA, we’re keeping the synchro ball rolling with a string of workouts that focus on strengthening basic skills. Now will be a great time to jump in if you’re curious. Practices are at 4:30 PM on select Sundays at Baruch (June 18, July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20). See the synchro page for information about the squad, and don’t forget to send your name to 48 hours before your first workout if you’ve never been there.

posted Friday, Jun 16

Pride is Coming! June 25!

NYC Pride is always the last Sunday in June, which means that it’s almost here, and it’s going to be good. We’re toward the back of the March this year, with an official check-in time of 3pm on 40th St. between Fifth and Madison Avenues. When we actually get moving remains to be seen; just don’t miss out. Wear comfortable shoes, your team suit, and plenty of sunscreen. Squirty devices and bubble makers will be provided. And we still need a car to carry water and backpacks — if yours can be that car, email ASAP. You don’t even have to drive it! We promise to take extra-good care of it!

We’re also doing shifts at concerts on Saturday and Sunday for which we’re seeking volunteers. If you’re interested in seeing Tegan & Sara and Nelly Furtado perform, flirting with a whole lot of people, raising the profile of the team, and helping us score some extremely useful Heritage of Pride grant money, email

posted Friday, Jun 16

What Are Your Goals?

Your coaching staff wants to know what you want to accomplish in this year’s swimming, diving, and open-water season, and they’ve created a form so you can let them know. Why not take a minute right now to fill it out?

posted Thursday, Jul 17

A Friendly Reminder

Please remember that the only diving that should happen at a swim practice is off the blocks, under direct coach supervision. In other words, never, ever dive off the deck into the pool. Doing so violates our contract with our host facilities and also voids our liability coverage with USMS. Both of these things are bad and could put this team in serious hot water. So please — don’t. Yes, even you.

Diving at diving practice is, of course, encouraged. But even then you have to do it off the boards.

posted Thursday, Jul 17

Help the Fortoul Fellowships Help Your Teammates

The recession may be over, but TNYA is seeing plenty of swimmers swim less — or stop swimming altogether — for purely financial reasons. The team’s Fortoul Fellowship program is there to help prevent that from happening; but for it to do so, it needs your help.

If you still have a job, please consider making a donation to the Fortoul Fellowship. Perhaps a bit of that tax refund, the savings from a few bypassed cosmos or the proceeds from your recent eBay sale could be directed to this worthy cause. Please bear in mind that decreased attendance at practices could cause our current luxurious schedule of 19 swim workouts per week in 4 pools to undergo downsizing. And nobody wants that, do they?

The board is currently making plans to raise funds for the Fellowship in new, long-term ways. Stay tuned for future developments. But until that produces some revenue, we are asking for your help to see us through the next couple of quarters. Contributions to the Fellowship go 100% to helping swimmers and are fully tax-deductible. There are no administrative costs.

To make a contribution, e-mail Team Admin Mark D’Ambrosi and let him know how much you’d like to donate — it will be charged against the credit card we have on file. You can also hand a check made out to TNYA, with “Fortoul Fellowship” in the memo line, to a gatekeeper to send in for you.

posted Thursday, Jul 17