General Information

Location: Convent of the Sacred Heart School, Athletic Center, 406 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128 (East 91st Street between First Avenue and York Avenue in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan)

Directions: Take Q Train to 86th Street or 96th Street, the 4, 5 or 6 Train to 86th Street, 6 Train to 96th Street, M86 bus service to 91st Street and York Avenue, or M96 bus service to 97th Street and First Avenue. Walk to 91st Street between 1st and York Avenues.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms: There is a family changing room just around the corner from Security.

Bicyclists: Bike parking options are pretty thin on this block, apparently. Nearest Citibike stops are about 3 blocks away.

COVID Policies & Procedures

We want to thank everyone for your understanding as we work through this pandemic. We are excited to announce that Convent of the Sacred Heart School on the Upper East Side (406 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128) is now hosting our swim practices. There are a number of COVID policies and procedures to ensure social distancing that must be followed in order to remain in good standing, so we kindly ask that you familiarize yourselves with the below information.

Everyone attending practices at Sacred Heart must also familiar themselves with the Sacred Heart COVID Policies & Procedures (summarized below). Our very own Warren Perry has also created a safety video to walk everyone through the new policies and procedures.

Health Check

Everyone attending practices at Sacred Heart must create a unique account on their new CrisisGo Health Questionnaire System (requires you to provide Sacred Heart with your full name, telephone number and e-mail address for contact tracing). The registration link for this system is sent after you sign-up for your practice.

After you have registered in the CrisisGo Health Questionnaire System, you will receive an email message every morning with a link to a health questionnaire. On the day of your practice, this form must be filled out prior to your arrival at the pool in order to enter the facility. After completion, you will receive a QR code.

Upon entering the facility, you will be asked to show your QR code and submit to a temperature check. After your temperature check, you will be met by the TNYA Gatekeeper who will check you into the practice and assign you a lane. After you receive your lane assignment, you can then go into the locker room to change. We encourage everyone to arrive ready to swim, although this is not required. We will only have access to the facility 5 minutes before our practice starts.

Locker Rooms

If you need to use the locker rooms, only 10 people will be permitted in at a time. After you enter the pool, please bring your items out on the pool deck. Storing items in the locker room during practice is not permitted by Sacred Heart COVID policy. After practice, Sacred Heart also prohibits showering in the locker rooms, but, if you would like to rinse off, please use the showers located outside of the locker rooms on the pool deck. Once you arrive on the pool deck, please place your personal items on the bleachers in the area that is designated to your specific lane. Please keep your mask on and remain six feet away from your fellow TNYAs until you are instructed to get into the water by the coaches. At full capacity there will only be four people per lane. Two swimmers will remain in the middle of the pool, while the other two will start from either the shallow end or the deep end walls.

TNYA Coaching, Equipment & Practice Schedule

At Sacred Heart, our staff will be following Sacred Heart’s COVID policies & procedures (detailed above). Each practice will be supervised by two TNYA coaches. Please keep an eye on the team calendar for who will be coaching what workouts in the coming days. Everyone will be required to bring their own equipment (flippers, paddles, buoys, etc.) to and from practice. The team will be unable to use or store any equipment at Sacred Heart at this time. A finalized schedule will be posted on our practice schedule calendar.

Please make sure that you are familiar with our reopening administrative policies & procedures practices. Make your reservation for a practice here. If you have any questions or concerns about our new COVID policies & procedures, reach out to us at: mail@tnya.org