TNYA News and Updates
The campus will be closed for their spring break. Sorry.
posted Saturday, Mar 08
The class that had been using the pool in the evenings has ended, so our Wednesday night practices at John Jay are returning to 6-7:30 and 7:30-9PM effective immediately. See you there!
posted Tuesday, Mar 04
All Wednesday morning practices at LIU will now feature underwater filming clinics by coach Scott using our new waterproof Go Pro 3 camera.These clinics will take place during regular practice, so expect to swim a workout if you’d like to participate in the clinic. You’ll be filmed during warm up, the coach will then transfer the videos onto a computer and prepare them for analysis and next steps to improve your technique. Later in the workout you’ll be called out by the coach, showed the video and corrections to your stroke, and then practice them in the pool. There’s no need to register, you can just show up to the workout — after making sure you’re on the security list by sending an email to LIUlist@tnya.org, of course — and let Scott know when you arrive that you’re interested in doing the underwater clinic. Check out our YouTube channel to see what the videos look like.
posted Sunday, Feb 16
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.