This year marked the 15th anniversary of the Swim for the Future scholarship program, created in honor of two Asphalt Green Masters Swim Team members—Andrew Fisher and Doug Irgang—who tragically lost their lives on 9/11. The scholarship gives talented young athletes the opportunity to compete on our swim team.
To continue to honor the spirit of Andrew and Doug, we renamed the season’s first Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team competition the Swim for the Future Meet. The inaugural Swim for the Future meet was a success, attracting 600 swimmers. A small reception was held before the competition, and committee members had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the scholarship recipients.
Attendees heard from AGUA head coach David Rodriguez on the importance of being part of a team. Scholarship recipient Luiza Da Silviera spoke about the impact the scholarship has had on her life.
Since the inception of the program in 2001, we have awarded over $500,000 in scholarships. This year, we raised over $55,000 to support the cause, and 13 scholarships have been awarded with more to come.
Thank you for supporting Swim for the Future! Learn more about the program, and find out how you can contribute here.