The AGUA Swim Team is Manhattan’s premier competitive swimming team and one of the top teams in the Northeast.  The Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics team is a youth program offered by Asphalt Green. Practices and meets are held at the George Delacorte Olympic Pool located at East 91st Street and York Avenue and our facility in Battery Park City.

The mission of AGUA is to develop the character traits, technical skills, and intense desire necessary for success.  We believe the qualities which are developed by our pursuits in the pool translate effectively to our work habits in school and beyond to our adult life.

Over 300 children ages 6-18+ of all skill levels from each of the five boroughs of New York, northern New Jersey and from around the world pursue excellence on the AGUA Swim Team.

In recent years the Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics program has produced US Olympic Team Members, Olympic Medalists, Olympic Trials participants, Senior and Junior National Championship finalists, National Junior Team members, National Age Group and Metro LSC record holders, and multiple swimmers ranked in the Top 100 in the world and Top 16 in the nation.   


About Asphalt Green

WHAT IS ASPHALT GREEN? Asphalt Green, home of the AGUA swim team, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds to achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. Asphalt Green offers sports, fitness and health programs to individuals, members, groups and institutions. It is the only facility in Manhattan with a 50-meter Olympic standard swimming pool.


Community Partnership

Through the Community Partnership, Asphalt Green makes its outstanding programs and facilities available to all community residents through free programming and scholarships. The Partnership provides exceptional opportunities in sports and fitness education to individuals with limited incomes and to non-profit organizations and public schools that lack recreational facilities. For example, each year over 1500 community children learn to swim at Asphalt Green through the Waterproofing program, a partnership with public schools.


Special Blend

Asphalt Green brings together people of different backgrounds and abilities through scholarships for fee-based programs.  It is this special blend of people learning and playing together that makes Asphalt Green such a unique place.


Brief History

The AGUA swim team was formed in 1993 when the AquaCenter opened at Asphalt Green. The name AGUA stands for the Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics. The AGUA program was created by the unification of several small swim programs in New York City, coming to swim together in Manhattan’s only 50 meter Olympic standard pool. 


National Governing Body

USA SWIMMING (USAS) is the National Governing Body for competitive swimming in the United States. USAS was conceived in 1978 with the passage of the Amateur Sports Act which specified that all Olympic sports would be administered independently. As the National Governing Body for the sport, USAS is responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming in the United States. In this capacity, USAS formulates the rules, implements policies and procedures, conducts the national championships, disseminates safety and sports medicine information and selects the athletes to represent the United States in international competition.


Local Swimming Committees

Within the United States, USAS is divided into 59 Local Swimming Committees (LSCs); each one responsible for administering USAS activities in a defined geographical area. Each LSC has its own set of by-laws under which it operates. A House of Delegates with representation of athletes, coaches, members of the Board of Directors and clubs is responsible for managing the business affairs of each LSC.  Visit the USA Swimming website for further information:

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