TNYA News and Updates
Passport Magazine is throwing a fundraiser in our honor! It’s at the Room Mate Grace Hotel, 125 W 45, from 6:30-9PM. There will be cocktails (at the swim-up bar) and a fashion show (of TNYA models in N2N swimwear), and it’ll raise money for our own Fortoul Fellowship Fund. Of course you’re going. RSVP at the Passport Magazine website.
posted Wednesday, Jun 12
Because the low-pressure zone has been such a runaway hit, we’re giving it the full 5 lanes at JJC every Saturday at 12:30. To make room, we’re happy to announce the creation of a 1:30-3PM practice. Starting June 8, all clinics will be held during this new workout.
But the LPZ wasn’t the only success we had recently we want to build on. We’ve also received tons of good reaction to the Ladies Only workout we had a couple months back, and so we’re going to make that a regular event as well: first workout of each month will be a women’s workout, coached by rotating members of the TNYA coaching staff.
In short: first practice of the month, women’s workout; all others, clinics. Saturday, 1:30-3, JJC. See you there.
posted Monday, Jun 03
It’s at the Center from 6:30-9, and competition starts at 7. Enjoy snacks and drinks (2 free wine, beer, or soda; after that cash bar)! Win great prizes! Early bird tickets are $20 and are on sale now.
posted Monday, Jun 03
TNYA swimwear is now available through Swim NJ, and we’re doing a sale right now as we prepare for IGLA. Orders will be produced and delivered in a single batch. To order, visit the Swim NJ login page, select “Team NY Aquatics” from the pull-down menu, and use the password tnya. After this sale, we’ll call for orders on a quarterly basis.
Don’t forget to personalize your bag and warm-up jacket with your name — or, if you prefer, your drag name. To purchase additional swim-related items click on the “More Shopping at Swim New Jersey” in the upper right hand corner of the Team Portal Home Page.
posted Monday, Jun 03
So we’re going to IGLA in Seattle this August, and we want you to come, too. TNYA will once again have a scholarship program to support all members of our team who would like to attend regardless of their personal financial situation. If you could could use some assistance to make the trip, download the IGLA 2013 scholarship application. The application deadline has been extended to May 24. Please apply and make plans early to minimize travel expenses.
posted Friday, May 10
Hey, folks! Your social committee is already looking forward to the latter half of the year, putting together a mess of events for which we don’t yet have confirmed dates. We can’t put them on our calendar yet, but we thought you’d be excited to hear about them now. They are:
June: Trivia Night Looking for a different kind of TNYA event? We’ll be mixing things up by competing on dry land this time with trivia, food and fun!
July: Diving Expo/IGLA Send-Off Party
August: Guerilla TNYA Bar Night Join your TNYA teammates as we ‘crash’ an unsuspecting bar in our finest TNYA team wear.
September: Porno Bingo Fundraiser Host Will Clark will be spinning his Bingo balls to help us raise money for our teams.
October: Happy Hour
November: Happy Hour
December: Annual Banquet You’d better believe we’re doing it again this year.
As things firm up, we’ll put them with the other confirmed social events, meets, and other dates of interest on the calendar.
posted Thursday, Mar 21
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 Tuesday, Nov 29
As the economy continues to tank, TNYA is seeing an increasing number of swimmers swim less — or stop swimming altogether — because they have become unemployed. 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, or snail-mail a check to Mark at the address listed on the contacts page
posted Friday, May 15
More Upcoming Events
Can be found on the calendar page. Check it out, why don't you? It includes team social and athletic events as well as selected local and national meets.