TNYA News and Updates

Scheduling News

  • Baruch (Thursdays): Now a synchro practice through Gay Games.
  • Baruch (Saturday and Sunday): Starting June 23, Baruch is moving our practices 30 minutes earlier. Practices will run 4-5:30 PM. The old schedule may return in September.
  • Sacred Heart: July 10-27, Tuesday and Thursday night practices will run 6:30-8 PM. Practices will go back to their 8 PM start time on July 31.
  • Columbia: Stay tuned for summer practice times for polo, diving, LPZ, and swimming.

posted Saturday, Jun 16

Pride Weekend: How to March, Volunteer, or Both

Pride weekend is June 23 and 24, and as usual we’ll be in the thick of it. To start with, we’re looking for volunteers to help staff Pride Island at Pier 97 on Saturday the 23. Volunteering enables TNYA to receive a grant from Heritage of Pride that goes towards our scholarship fund. There will be two shifts: 1-6 PM and 5:30-11 PM. Volunteering for the whole day is not required, but is an option if you’re feeling superheroic. This year’s performance for Saturday includes Tove Lo, Lizzo, Big Freedia, and more! Feel free to enjoy the event before or after your shift. No ticket necessary for volunteers! Please note, there will be a required Safety Orientation on Friday, June 22 from 7:30-9 PM. All participating volunteers must attend. See the Facebook page for more details or contact Marco directly to sign up.

And then Sunday is the March, so grab your Speedo and your sunscreen and comfortable shoes and then join us as we strut our stuff along the new route. Check-in time will be later than in past years: 4 PM on 17th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue (we are section 8, order 24). To RSVP and get further details, see the Facebook page.

posted Saturday, Jun 16

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