Tuesday
Jul262016

2016 Great Relay LA and NY Dates Set!

The Great Relay LA 2016 will take place at Culver City Plunge on Saturday, November 5.

The Great Relay NY 2016 will take place at Columbia University pool on Saturday, November 19.

Please check back in September for full details!

Thursday
May262016

Graduates Come to NYC End of Year Party!



Throughout each year, Trident asks our Swimmer Scholar graduates to come back and talk about their experiences at college.  During this year's end-of-year party at Pier i Cafe on the Hudson River, three graduates came and spoke.  Yaya Toure (second pic w/ backwards baseball cap) talked about his freshman year at SUNY New Paltz and how he became ineligible for the swim team for a quarter when he lost focus on his grades - and then spoke about how he refocused and remembered everything Trident had taught him to get his grades up so he could swim again next year.  Jeffrey Mena (first picture speaking w/ red baseball cap) spoke about his graduation from Binghamton University as an Electrical Engineer, and how Trident's discipline enabled him to succeed in such a tough environment throughout his college career.  Finally, Andres Rodriguez spoke about his first year at SUNY Potsdam, swimming on the team, and how important studying every day had been for him.  It was a great end of our 8th year in NYC and always wonderful to see graduates from different years come back!  Big thanks to Lee Berman and Co-founder Kristin Gary for putting together a great event, and coaches Rob Garcia and Olga Kolvalkova and teacher Bethany Webber for doing such a great job with the kids this year!  Finally, thank you to Aquatics Director Ray Miller for steering the swim program in his first year with Trident - the results were incredible!

Saturday
Apr232016

Inglewood Finishes First High School Season!

Congratulations to the Inglewood Swimmer Scholars for completing their first ever high school swim season. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the team, Coach Orion Young and Program Director Patrick Bridges, the team did well in its first dual meet season and everyone dropped a lot of time.  Above, some of the team heads off to the championship meet!

Sunday
Dec062015

Great Relay NY Raises Over $55,000!

The second annual Great Relay NY took place on December 5th with eleven teams swimming in two heats.  A total of 80 swimmers participated this year, raising a record $55,000.  Thanks again to Columbia University for hosting the event!

Sunday
Oct252015

1st Great Relay LA a Great Success!

Our first Great Relay in LA was a great success!  On October 24, six teams dove into the Culver City Plunge to raise money for Trident Swim Foundation's first west coast program at Inglewood High School.  They successfully raised over $20,000!  Thank you to all the swimmers!