Over 200 people filled the AquaCenter at our Upper East Side campus Friday, October 2, for our 14th annual Swim for the Future Meet.
The event was created in honor of two Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team members—Andrew Fisher and Doug Irgang—who tragically lost their lives on 9/11. Each year, swimmers fill our pool for a Texas shootout-style meet, which consists of exciting 50-yard sprints in the butterfly, back, breast, and freestyle strokes.
Since 2001, the event has raised over $500,000 for our Swim for the Future Scholarship, which gives talented young athletes the opportunity to compete on our AGUA Swim Team. More than 261 scholarships have been awarded. Attendees heard from one of this year’s recipients, Saida Zerouali; she shared the positive impact the AGUA Swim Team has had on her and her family. Swim for the Future committee member Scott Bieker also spoke about the evolution of the event and how it continues to make a positive impact on our community.
Thank you to everyone who participated! Relive the action by scrolling through the pictures above.