TNYA News and Updates

It’s Almost Time to Elect a New Board

The first step, of course, is to find some candidates. Can you help us keep things running? If you’re interested, please write a short bio and send it to Coach Scott before Wednesday, Nov. 30th. This will allow us to disseminate it to the rest of the team in advance of the Annual General Meeting in January.

posted Wednesday, Nov 9

Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 24-27

And all workouts will be canceled. Workouts resume on Monday, Nov. 28.

posted Wednesday, Nov 9

We’re Looking for a Few More Good Women

And by “good,” we mean “interested in joining a fabulous swim team for New York’s LGBTQ+ community and its allies.” From Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, we’re running Ladies’ Night, a weekly workout at Hostos that is free to all women. (Guys, you are also welcome, but the usual fees apply.) This is the first of a planned series of events aimed at enriching our team’s diversity — if you have any particular thoughts or proposals, by all means send them to the head coach and the co-chairs.

posted Tuesday, Oct 18

LPZ Times Change This Fall

To give folks a chance to work out with our fabulous new synchro squad, we’re moving the Low-Pressure Zone workouts a little later into Saturday afternoons for a six-week period. From Oct. 8 through Nov. 12, the LPZ will be held from 2 to 3 in the afternoon on Saturdays at John Jay.

posted Friday, Sep 16

It’s Summer Maintenance Time

…When some of our host facilities take a few days to get everything ready for the new academic year. Baruch will be closed Aug. 19 through Sept. 5; LIU will be closed Aug. 23 through Sept. 5; JJC will be closed Sept. 3 and 4. But hey — when they come back, we even get the return of our Sunday morning workouts at LIU, so it ain’t all bad.

posted Wednesday, Apr 27

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