We are very excited to announce that we are several weeks into our new partnership with the Elijah Stroud Middle School in Prospect Heights Brooklyn. Our new Middle School Swimmer Scholars have taken to the water with so much excitement to learn new swimming skills. Many students came into their first lesson with anxiety about being in the water at all, much less swimming. We've already progressed to getting the students comfortable underwater and building strokes for the more advanced students. We are very excited to start this new partnership and looking to expand in the next school year!
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 first middle school program at Columbia Secondary School in Harlem has had their first USA Swimming competition. We had several very anxious swimmers who performed so well at their first ever swim meet and gained so much experience. Lots of smiles, high fives and excitement for the next meet!
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!
We had a great visit from a Trident Alum Pape on Tuesday. He gave a great talk about transitioning to college, time management, the academic demands of college and his experience as a college student-athlete. Great to see the success of our members of the Trident family. Keep up the good work Pape!
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