Prospect Heights Program in Full Swing

We caught up to our newest Swimmer Scholars during study hall before swim practice.  They were working hard, helping each other, and learning a few new things.  Study hall is a regular part of the Swimmer Scholar program - it teaches discipline and good study skills, giving them the tools to succeed in high school and college.


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Multi-Program Columbia University Visit

We were very excited to have our Prospect Heights and Washington Heights programs come together for the first time to visit Columbia University.  Swimmer Scholars from both programs started out by watching Columbia defeat Yale in swimming, toured campus, and then finished it up with pizza!  Teens from all over the world, including Morocco, Senegal, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, came together and shared their love of swimming and talked about their plans for college.


GW Women's Team Champs!

This year we launched our first girls-only PSAL swim team at the George Washington Educational Campus.  This means that the girls get to compete against other girls in NYC, not boys like they have in the past. We were also very excited for one of our Swimmer Scholars, a budding fashion designer, to design the girls' swim suits - with a great Trident in the middle!

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Prospect Heights Free Swim Lessons kick off!

Our Free Swim Lessons program for all ages, made possible through generous support from our donors, kicked off on May 18!  Here are a few of the happy kids with volunteer teacher Lee Berman learning how to swim for the first time! Check out more photos here.



A new crop of college-bound seniors!

Congratulations to this year's Swimmer Scholar senior class!  Our list of colleges where Swimmer Scholars have been accepted now stands at:

  • Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College 
  • Colgate University
  • CUNY
  • Fordham University
  • Guilford College
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola University
  • Marist College
  • New York University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • Stoney Brook University
  • SUNY Delphi
  • SUNY Oswego
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Central Florida
  • Utica College
  • Villanova University
  • Whittier College
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