The Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team is one of the most diverse youth swim teams in the country. This is due in part to the Swim for the Future Scholarship, which gives children with financial need a chance to pursue the dream of competitive swimming. 

The Swim for the Future Scholarship was created in honor of two Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Masters swim team members—Andrew Fisher and Doug Irgang—who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This scholarship honors their spirit and passion for swimming. Since 2001, 301 scholarships have been awarded to deserving swimmers on the AGUA Swim Team. 

Over the years, Swim for the Future Scholarship recipients have excelled in the swimming world at regional, national and international competitions while breaking personal, team, and national age group records. Recipient Lia Neal brought the Swim for the Future Scholarship to a new level of prestige when she won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and a silver medal during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, both in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

 

The application process for the 2017/2018 season is complete. Please contact Eamon Hanifin at 212.369.8890 x2257 or ehanifin@asphaltgreen.org with any questions regarding the Swim for the Future scholarship.