TNYA News and Updates

Polo Clinics Go Bimonthly for 2017

The recent introductory water-polo clinic was such a hit that we’re going to make them a regular feature. They’ll be held on the first Sunday of every other month during the usual polo slot at John Jay College. Cost will be like a standard workout (or, if you’re new to the team, part of your free introductory week). Bring friends!

posted Thursday, Feb 9

We’re Throwing a House Party

Our fabulous synchro squad needs a real in-pool sound system as it prepares to blow minds at IGLA, and that requires a little scratch. To that end, we’re throwing a party on the evening of Feb. 25 at Charlotte’s place (149 St. Mark’s Ave, Brooklyn). The fun starts at 7:30 PM. Here’s what you need to know:

The DJ: TIL LATE. Yes, that is his name.
The Booze: Donated by the fabulous folks at Bondi Wines & Spirits.
The Entertainment: Quasi-scandalous turns from shameless teammates!
The Dress Code: We’re thinking “sparkly, outrageous, glam as hell, with sequins.” Go for it.
The Swag: Top donors receive a fabulous TNYA Synchro T-shirt designed especially for the event.
The Buying of Tickets: Can be done online, right now, so do it.
The Alternative: Can’t come? Support us anyway by making a donation on the synchro squad’s Razoo page.

posted Sunday, Feb 5

Find Your Nose Clip, Because Synchro Is Back

Our fabulous Saturday afternoon synchro practices (JJC, 1:30-3 PM) have resumed under Shaina Dinsdale and Shachar Keizman and will run through May as we get ready to blow people’s minds at IGLA. Never tried it? There’s a basic-skills clinic for beginners on Feb. 25, but you’re welcome to start coming to practices right away. All workouts are held under the common fee structure, so your subscriptions, Splash Cards, and drop-in cash will all be accepted at the door. Questions? Drop us a line at

posted Sunday, Feb 5

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