About 2024-2025 AGUA Swim Team Tryouts:

Tryouts for our Upper East Side campus will be for swimmers 6 to 12 years old only. All participants in the AGUA tryouts must register through the Asphalt Green site and sign all waivers to try out. Walk-ins are not permitted.

Interested in tryouts at our Battery Park City campus? Click here.


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AGUA Tryout Dates

  • Tuesday, August 6 - Upper East Side (6-12)
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Upper East Side (6-12)
  • Thursday, August 8 - Battery Park City (6-10)


AGUA Tryout Details

​Swimmers aged 6-8:

  • Must be 7- or 8-years-old by January 1, 2025.
  • Should be able to complete a 25-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
  • Should be able to demonstrate a flip-turn.

Swimmers aged 9-10:

  • Must be 9- or 10-years-old by January 1, 2025.
  • Should be able to complete a 50-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
  • Should be able to demonstrate racing starts and flip-turns. 

Swimmers aged 11-12:

  • Must be 11- or 12-years old by January 1, 2025.
  • Must complete a 50-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle with technical proficiency and speed. 
  • Must perform racing starts and flip turns. 
  • Race times that meet USA Swimming BB times are preferred.
  • Roster spots in this age group are extremely limited.



For more information about BPC, contact Coach Kalee Walcott at kwalcott@asphaltgreen.org.
For more information about UES, contact Coach Jeff Chen at jchen@asphaltgreen.org.

Are your children already on a USA Swim Team? 

Swimmers interested in AGUA and already on a USA Swim Team may fill out our Prospective Swimmer Interest Form.

Click here to register your child for 2024 AGUA Swim Team Tryouts


AGUA Tryout Fast Facts

  • Swimmers must try out at the location where they intend to practice.
  • Swimmers should arrive with a swimsuit on and have a swim cap, goggles, and a towel.
  • How many days do swimmers have practice per week?
    • ​AG1 - 3 days per week
    • AG2 - 4 days per week
    • AG3 - 4-5 days per week
  • What is the meet requirement?
    • ​AG1 - 4 meets per year
    • AG2 - 5 meets per year
  • Is there a cost to tryout?
    • Tryouts cost $20 per swimmer
  • How long is the tryout session?
    • Each session lasts 20 minutes. 


About the AGUA Swim Team:

The Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team is Manhattan’s premier competitive team and one of the top swim clubs in the Northeast. The AGUA Swim Team is tryout-based and a training ground for the nation’s highest-level swimmers.

AGUA Swim Team's mission is to train and develop top-level athletes. We strive to teach swimmers technical skills as well as responsibility, hard work, and sportsmanship. Our swimmers learn how to balance academics and athletics, which to prepares them for the challenges of college—where many continue to compete—and beyond.

As an AGUA Swim Team member, we expect:

  • Swimmers to meet minimum training requirements set forth by the group coach
  • Swimmers to regularly participate in competitions
  • Parent participation in all home competitions (four per year)
  • A desire to be part of a competitive program that emphasizes team and sportsmanship along with hard work