TNYA News and Updates

Broken Heater Disrupts JJC Workout Schedule

Because of an equipment failure, there will be no polo workout on Friday, Oct. 9, and no workouts at all on Oct. 10-11, at JJC. We’ll be having the Friday swim practice as scheduled, but be advised that the water may be a little cooler than you’re used to. We expect to be back in business at JJC on Tuesday, Oct. 13, but keep an eye out for further bulletins.

posted Friday, Oct 9

We’ve Got Another Pool in Brooklyn

We’re very happy to announce that we’re now holding workouts twice a week at Medgar Evers College, 1150 Carroll St., in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. They’re Monday evenings (6:45-8:15 PM) and Saturday evenings (5:00-6:30 PM). For the time being, getting into the facility will require the same arrangement we have with LIU: we put your name on a list for the security guards, they let you in. This will change in a couple of months in favor of TNYA membership cards, but for now, we’re using the same list for both Brooklyn facilities. If you’re not already on the list, send your name to at least 48 hours before you want to go to your first MEC workout. Directions to the pool are on the facilities page.

posted Tuesday, Sep 29

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