We were able to get all of the New York City Trident schools together for a fun intrasquad meet before Spring Break. All of our Swimmer Scholars got to practice their racing skills including our swimmers that were not able to compete in the regular PSAL (public school athletic league) season. We even had a small demonstration of some synchronized swimming skills during a break from one of our George Washington swimmers. Of course we capped it all off with a nice little pizza party on deck too!
We had an amazing tour of the Morgan Library and Museum on Saturday. The Swimmer Scholars got an amazing VIP experience while looking at the amazing exhibitions available to view including some of Alexander Hamilton's handwritten love letters, Morgan's personal office space that is exactly how it was at the time of his passing and the Peter Hujar photo exhibit. Huge thank you to Trident founder, Kristin Gary, for her incredible insight in to so many of the pieces we got to see.
Our Swimmer Scholars had the chance to get some hands on experience in the BioBase Laboratory at Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute. A great day of working with research grade microscopes and conducting experiments on microorganisms. Thank you to Rob Frawley and the team at BioBus!
Trident Swimmer Scholars compete in the Public School Athletic League through out the school year. The Prospect Heights team is celebrating some great swims after one of our last meets of the season. All the hard work is paying off with swimmers that started the program unable to swim that are now competing in competitions. Keep it up!
This year, with funding from the Heisman Trophy Youth Development Fund in New York, we are opening several Middle School Swimmer Scholar programs. This week we opened our first program at Columbia Secondary School in partnership with the Y of Washington Heights & Inwood. Happily, we also have hired our first Trident graduate, Johanly Sepulveda as the head coach of that program! Johanly loves teaching and coaching inner city kids to love the water, especially in the same way he began his swimming career at our George Washington High School campus.