TNYA News and Updates

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

We’re Getting a Synchro Team!

After a successful pilot project, we’re pleased to announce the creation of a new synchro squad. It’ll meet for 6 weeks in the fall, take a quick break, then return for 10 weeks in the spring in the run-up to competing at IGLA 2017 in Miami. For more details, see the synchro page.

posted Friday, Sep 16

We’ve Overhauled Our Schedule Page

Our shiny new workout schedule page integrates all sports and all last-minute changes into a single timetable that we hope you’ll find convenient and easy to use. And as a special bonus, you can now subscribe directly to a Google calendar of any time changes or cancellations, putting that information on your desktop computer or mobile device. If this appeals to you, here are the complete directions.

posted Monday, Aug 22

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