The Big Swim

April 8, 2009 10:42:51 AM PDT
Asphalt Green and Olympic swimmers like triple gold medalist and "Voice of Swimming" Rowdy Gaines hope to inspire local school children to take a more active interest in swimming by participating in the not-for-profit organization's 14th annual Big Swim® on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The all-day free swim meet is open to swimmers ages 6-16 who are not already part of a swim team. It will be held at Asphalt Green's AquaCenter, home of the only publicly accessible 50-meter Olympic standard pool in Manhattan.

To register your child to participate in the Big Swim, call 646-981-2370 or visit The site also has information on how to become a Big Swim volunteer for the day. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2009.

To buy tickets to the Big Swim Benefit and get VIP seating for the event, call 646.981.2232 or visit All events will be held at Asphalt Green's AquaCenter, located at 91st Street & York Avenue.