It’s been quite a summer for rising high school senior Maggie Aroesty. After qualifying for the semi-finals at the US Olympic Trials in June she was selected to represent the United States at the Junior Pan-Pac Championships in Maui, HI.
Right off the bat at Maui, Maggie was given the honor of being voted as one of the USA Team Captains. She then did what she does best in the pool, earning a bronze medal in the 200 IM, and a fourth place in the 400 IM. Maggie also swam the 100 and 200 meter Breaststrokes. All told, Maggie set three new Metropolitan records, 100 meter breaststroke, 1:08.24, the 200 meter IM, 2:13.23 and the 400 meter IM, 4:44.26. Congratulations Maggie.
Long Island Aquatic Club is pleased to announce that Coach Keith Green has joined the staff. “Coach Green” brings years of national level swimming experience to our program and we look forward to having him on deck. Coach Ferris said “I’ve known Keith since he was an age group swimmer and have always been favorably impressed with him as a person and a competitor, he will be a great addition to our staff”. The retired FDNY firefighter is married to Katie and father of two, Molly and Sean. Katie is LIAC record holder and former USA National Junior Member Emily Kelly’s aunt.
A former High School All-American and Catholic High School National Champion in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle who went on to swim at the University of Georgia. Coach Green will be a tremendous asset for our speed program. Locally he has coached at Molloy High School and this past season served as an age group coach with Long Beach. He will spend time working with a number of groups including National, and Elite. Coach Green will also work with the new “Select Group” being charged with developing Sectional and National level swimmers.
NEW POOL UPDATE:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU. We have been more than gratified by the amount of support we have received on our fund raising initiative. Today we went over the $100,000 mark for donations. That’s in less than 1 month. We are happy to see that you see the great cause and great value this initiative has brought to all.
Additionally, we have received another $100,000 in financing from one of our Board of Directors.
Many of you have wrote to us to tell us you would like to participate but couldn’t make the deadline due to vacation or budgeting issues. We get it. Since we want to get this project restarted as soon as possible we are going to extend the deadline to August 31st. Hope that helps.
This self-funding is becoming a great example of what a group of likeminded people can do to better the community they live in and make greater opportunities for their children. I ask you to join the 100 plus families who have already participated and please donate to Pool Project.
Thanks for your support.
Click here to see the Tuition Donation Donor list - updated as of 8/20/16
2016 Tryouts will be held at our
Garden City (750 F. Stewart Ave Garden City 11530) and
Syosset (170 Michael Drive 11791)
locations on the following days and times:
Monday August 15th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday August 16th 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday August 30th 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday August 31st 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday September 6th 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday September 7th 6:45pm – 8:00pm
What to Expect
Swimmers will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. Participants need to bring a bathing suit, goggles, bathing cap if their hair falls beneath their eyes, and a towel.
Swimmers will be asked to swim one lap of each stroke; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. More advanced swimmers may be timed in the 50 freestyle and 100 IM.
Swimmers who qualify will be invited to register immediately after the tryout. Payments can be made as cash or check only. We do not accept credit cards. Class spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be held without payment.
With the Rio Olympics poised to kick off this weekend the sport of swimming will be enjoying some well deserved time in the spotlight. While swimming may only reach the front pages of the news a few times every four years, the journey to Olympic glory is achieved through a culmination of years of work, determination, and attention to detail. As the saying goes, “It’s not every four years, it’s every day”.
At Long Island Swim School we take that statement to heart. Our staff of coaches, instructors, and supervisors dedicate every day to giving your future champion the best start possible in the pool. From day one we set goals for our students at every level. We encourage every swimmer to achieve success starting with the most basic skills. As you watch the best in the world compete this month, take a look beyond the stop watch and the world record line. Look closely at the swimming itself and you will see what appears as an effortless whole stroke from afar, can be broken down into the precise coordination of kick, pull, breath control, and body position… The same skills your child learns at Long Island Swim School.
Long Island Swim School is the only learn to swim program in our area that teaches children to swim the same way Olympians do. Every basic skill we teach, from blowing bubbles & running to the timing of butterfly, is the foundation of a larger more intricate whole stroke. Our instructors break this down in a way that is both manageable and achievable for every young swimmer given the right amount of practice. The consistency of this approach mimics the training and dedication of the best, and that’s how we get the best results.
People often ask us, “What makes Long Island Swim School different?” The answer is easy. Our professional staff are swimmers and coaches with the knowledge to give your child the skills to achieve more than just water safety. We provide the best foundation possible for success. Not every child will dream of Olympic glory, but shouldn’t every child have the foundation to take them there? Whether the end goal is a competitive journey or a recreational one, whether your child competes in 2028 or they are happy playing in their home pool, the skills they learn at Long Island Swim School will take them as far as their dreams allow.
This month you will hear stories of Olympic triumph and heartbreak. Gold medal winners and last place finishers alike will all be grateful for the opportunity to represent their countries and to have reached this monumental achievement in their lives. They will thank their coaches and their families not only for their belief and encouragement, but for providing them with the foundation to achieve their dreams. When you sign your child up for swim lessons with Long Island Swim School, you are giving them their chance at that same feeling of accomplishment.
Long Island Swim School is ready to take your child from beginner to Olympian… are you? Don’t miss out… Sign up to swim today! www.longislandswimschool.com
Copyright Long Island Swim School August 4, 2016
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