TNYA News and Updates

Host Facilities Announce End-of-Summer Maintenance Closures

Well, that was quick. The summer is nearly at an end and that means our host facilities are all getting ready to do some work on their pools before the academic year begins. Here’s what we know about which pools will be closed when:

John Jay College: Closes Wednesday, Aug. 13. Workouts resume Saturday, Aug. 16.
Long Island University: Closes Sunday, Aug. 17. Workouts resume Tuesday, Sep. 2.
Baruch College: Closes Sunday, Aug. 17. Workouts resume Thursday, Sep. 4.

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?

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.

Help the Fortoul Fellowships Help Your Teammates

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

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.