TNYA News and Updates
Because of a private function at the facility. Sorry for the late notice.
posted Friday, Dec 06
We’re sad to announce that the CCNY facilities will likely remain closed through the end of the school year. But! Our sadness is tempered with joy, as we announce that TNYA will be adding two new practices at the newly renovated Hostos Community College: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:00PM as a replacement.
Hostos Community College’s Pool is located right off the 149 St. / Grand Concourse stop, which connects the 2, 4 and 5 trains in the Bronx. The pool exactly an 11-minute ride on the 2 Train from West 96th street, and the pool building is on the same block as the subway entrance, making it a quick easy trip from the Upper West Side and Harlem. For those of you traveling north to swim, it takes LESS time to get to this pool than it did to get to City College, if you factor in the walk from the train.
Our first practice will be held this upcoming Tuesday, November 5, coached by Scott. The pool address is 450 Grand Concourse. We have all 6 lanes of the pool and the water temperature will be held at 82 degrees or less.
posted Tuesday, Nov 05
You must be renewed by Dec. 31 in order to swim on Jan. 1. Why not do it right now?
posted Wednesday, Dec 04
Shocking as it is to believe, it’s that time of year again. So let’s all come together and drive out the cold for a little while with some community spirit.
Please join us on Sunday, December 15 at the Union Theological Seminary at 121st and Broadway from 5pm to 9pm. The evening will start with a cocktail hour, followed by a sit-down dinner and Awards Program. We’ll be arranging an afterparty in the next few days as well, for those of you who refuse to let the TNYA holiday spirit die at 9pm!
Tickets are now available online. The price includes cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, wine, etc. and start with an early bird special - $55/each until Dec. 1. Prices rise to $65 after Dec. 1 and $70 at the door. In addition, we are once again selling partially tax-deductible sponsorship tickets to those who are willing and able to donate a little more to the event. Remember, the sooner you order, the less you’ll pay!
Those who wish to inquire about $35 scholarship tickets can do so by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These tickets are very limited.
Lastly, please send us nominations — at email@example.com — for this year’s awards. If you have someone in mind, please e-mail us by Sunday, Dec. 1.
posted Thursday, Nov 21
Because the class that was using the pool is ending, we return to our usual 6-7:30 and 7:30-9PM workouts beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13. See you there.
posted Tuesday, Nov 05
Our weekday workouts at the Dwight School end on Oct. 31, but our Saturday mornings will go on for the foreseeable. We’ll see you there! (“There” being First Ave. and 108th St. — its entrance is on the east side of First Ave, between 108/109.)
posted Thursday, Oct 31
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 Tuesday, Nov 29
As the economy continues to tank, TNYA is seeing an increasing number of swimmers swim less — or stop swimming altogether — because they have become unemployed. 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, or snail-mail a check to Mark at the address listed on the contacts page
posted Friday, May 15
More Upcoming Events
Can be found on the calendar page. Check it out, why don't you? It includes team social and athletic events as well as selected local and national meets.