On Saturday, April 29, kids ages 6 to 10 can experience the thrill of a swim meet in an Olympic-size pool, play soccer-based games on an outdoor turf field, and meet two-time Olympic swimming gold-medalist Maya DiRado at Asphalt Green’s annual Big Swim Big Kick event in Manhattan. Each participant will receive a medal and t-shirt and enjoy a showcase of elite divers, synchronized swimming and professional soccer freestylers.
WHAT: Asphalt Green’s annual Big Swim Big Kick
WHERE: Asphalt Green’s Upper East Side campus – 1750 York Ave., New York, NY 10128
DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2017
TIME: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
AGES: 6 to 10
Big Swim Big Kick festivities include family-friendly fundraising benefit to support Asphalt Green’s free community programs, which transform the lives of more than 33,000 New York City kids and seniors through sports and fitness each year. Benefit tickets are available for purchase online here.
Important information for participants:
Members of a competitive swim or soccer team are not eligible to participate in those portions of this event.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, or they will not be allowed to participate.
The swim meet will be held in an 8-lane, 25-yard, deep-water pool with lifeguard supervision on the pool deck.
Swimmers must bring their own swimsuit, towel, goggles and lock for a locker.
Parents/guardians are not permitted on the pool deck or locker room.
Soccer events will be held on Asphalt Green’s athletic field, supervised by Asphalt Green staff members and volunteers.
Soccer athletes must come dressed in athletic clothes and sneakers.
Spectators can watch the swim meet from the stadium seats located on the second floor of the AquaCenter. The soccer festival can be viewed from designated viewing areas on the field.
About Asphalt Green
Asphalt Green is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. Community service is at the core of the organization’s origin and the heart of its mission. A city-wide institution, Asphalt Green has two first class campuses: a beautiful 5½-acre Upper East Side campus and a 52,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Battery Park City. Asphalt Green will help more than 33,000 public school children be fit this year through free programs in schoolyards, gymnasiums, and pools across New York City. www.asphaltgreen.org