The Big Swim
when: Apr 27, 2013 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
where: Upper East Side, Asphalt Green, 1750 York Ave, UES, Ny
New York City not-for-profit Asphalt Green will hold its 18th Annual Big Swim® Meet and Benefit honoring 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and Asphalt Green swimmer Lia Neal, and Anthony Ervin, a two-time Olympian who earned a gold and silver medal in 2000. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, this day-long free swim meet is open to swimmers ages 6-12 years old.
The Big Swim will be held at Asphalt Green’s AquaCenter, home of the only indoor 50-meter Olympic standard pool in Manhattan. An anticipated 1,000 children – many of whom learned to swim through the Waterproofing program – will participate in this year’s Big Swim The children who participate experience an authentic race: starting blocks, officials, a timed finish, and a crowd to cheer them on.In addition to a free swim meet, The Big Swim will feature an exhibition featuring elite divers Kassidy Cook, Bradley Christensen, and Bryce Klein, and the Canisius College Synchronized Swim Team.
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