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Event Overview: Give your kids the thrill of swimming with real Olympic athletes at The Big Swim NYC in April. Free for swimmers aged 6- 16 (though small donations are appreciated), the NYC Big Swim is a fun day of races for all swimming levels, and also features an Olympic exhibition with Gold Medal-winning swimmers from the U.S. and Canada. 

What to Expect: The Big Swim NYC is organized by the Asphalt Green Swim Team, and features some of the most impressive relay swimmers, divers, and synchronized swimmers in the world.

  • Fun in the Pool: The Asphalt Green Swim is great for swimmers of all levels, so whether your children are advanced sharks or just little minnows, they're sure to have a blast at The Big Swim in New York City.
  • Olympic Swimmers: Enjoy an Olympic Swimming exhibition featuring divers, synchronized swimmers, and relay racers from the American and Canadian teams. Also, there is a relay race at the Asphalt Green Swim in which Olympians and kids swim together, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young swimmers in NYC.

Inside Knowledge: The Big Swim allows young swimmers free access to this NYC charity event - however, swimmers must be registered in advance. The deadline for the NYC Big Swim usually ends ten days before the NYC event, but we recommend registering online well in advance if you're child wishes to participate in The Big Swim New York.

Event Hints:

  • Make a Donation: While the Asphalt Green Big Swim is a free event, this non-profit organization suggests donations of $10 per family so that they can put this family-friendly NYC event on annually. If you can, make sure to help out this excellent organization in New York City.
  • Stay for Lunch: Swimmers at The Big Swim work up quite the appetite in the pool during this fun NYC event. Luckily, Asphalt Green hosts a delicious lunch for its participants after the races.



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4.25
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Fun Event For All Kids - The Big Swim

If you're looking for something active to do with your family while in New York City, the annual Big Swim is a fun event for kids and parents alike.  This free event in NYC is a great way to get your kids interested in staying active.  The friendly competition creates a lively and excited atmosphere.

This fun NYC event will help your kids get involved in the community; they may also make some new friends while they participate in the Big Swim.  In addition, your kids will walk away from the competition with a medal and other goodies just for participating.

 

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The Big Swim

May
4

Location

Asphal Green Swimming Complex
555 E. 90th St
New York, US
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Event Date

May 04,2014

Event Cost

$0 - $10

Olympic Athletes and Young Swimmers Come Together at The Big Swim

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Event Quick Facts

  • The Big Swim in NYC hosts an Olympic swimming exhibition with some of the best swimmers on the U.S. and Canadian Olympic teams.
  • The Big Swim is organized by the Asphalt Green non-profit organization, and offers a free day of races for swimmers 6- 16 of all abilities.
  • Each child that participates in the Asphalt Green Big Swim receives a T-shirt and medal.

Phone:
212.369.8890

Website:
http://www.asphaltgreen.org/c-2153-The-Big-Swim.aspx

Nearest Transit:
86th St-Lexington Ave (4, 5, 6)


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