TNYA News and Updates

New Water Polo Workout: Friday Nights at JJC

As you may recall, we’ve discontinued the Friday II swim workout at JJC due to low attendance. But the upside is that we just got a new water polo workout, 7:30-9 PM! If you’ve been interested in our kick-ass polo squad, now might be a great time to join the fun. If you have questions, you can send them to

posted Tuesday, Sep 1

It’s Time for Summer Pool Maintenance

We’ve got pool closures coming up as our host facilities prepare for the start of the academic year. We’ll keep this post and the schedule page updated as information comes in.

  • Baruch closes Aug. 22. Workouts resume Sep. 10.
  • LIU closes Aug. 14. Workouts resume Sep. 8.
  • Hostos will be closed for the entire month of September while its new filter is installed.
  • JJC will be open for business as usual, including throughout the Labor Day weekend.

posted Monday, Aug 17

Schedule Changes at LIU

There have been a number of scheduling changes at our Brooklyn host facility — some long-term, some just for the summer. Here’s a summary:

  • The facility is closed Aug. 14 – Sep. 7.
  • Wednesday AM workout is on hiatus until further notice.
  • Wednesday PM workout has been cancelled.
  • LIU weekday morning practices will increase in duration by 15 minutes, and will be swum from 7:15-8:30 AM beginning Tuesday, Sep. 8.
  • Sunday morning practices will resume at LIU, Sunday, Sep. 13, 9-10 AM, until next summer.

posted Monday, Aug 17

Do You Have IGLA Photos/Video?

If so, why not share them with the team? Please send appropriate images to and we’ll take it from there. If you have mass quantities, just email that same address for a Dropbox link.

posted Monday, Aug 17

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