Officials

If you are a certified swimming official under USA Swimming, U.S. Masters Swimming, NCAA, YMCA, or National Federation and plan to be in the Metropolitan area June 24-28, 2019, please consider officiating at IGLA 2019. Complete an application as soon as possible.

Volunteers

We need volunteers! It doesn't matter if you're an athlete or a spectator, if you have a few hours available or all week, we appreciate any and all support. Submit a volunteer form and we'll get in touch with you soon.

Accommodations

Host Hotel

The brand-new AC Hotel, located at 260 W 40th Street in Times Square, will serve as the meet host hotel. The rates and terms below are valid only as long as rooms are available. For those participants who choose to stay here, please note the following stipulations.

Group Rate $229 King | $249 Double-Double plus tax per night

Block Dates Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, July 1 and up to three days before and three days after based on availability

Restrictions To receive this rate, a minimum four-night stay is required and reservations cannot begin on Friday June 28, Saturday June 29, or Sunday June 30 (the weekend following competition)

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Cut-Off Date The discounted rate will be available until 60 days prior to June 23

Deposit 45 days prior to arrival, a non-refundable deposit of one night’s room and tax will be charged to the credit card used to secure the reservation

Reservations

Dormitories

Dormitory-style accommodations are available at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), conveniently located in Chelsea on West 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Manhattan.

FIT is offering a full week of accommodations. Check-in will be available on Sunday, June 23 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Check-out will be available on Sunday, June 30 until 11:00am.Guests can stay less than the full week but the full rate will apply; discounts for shorter stays are not available. Both single rooms (one single bed) and double rooms (two single beds) are available.

Single rooms are private and include a lounge area, kitchen, and bathroom that are shared with one other person in an adjacent single room, $635 for 7 nights. Guests must provide their own standard twin sheets and towels.

Double rooms are shared with one other person, who must be specified when booking the room, and include a lounge area, kitchen, and bathroom that are shared with two other people in an adjacent double room, $415 per person for 7 nights. The person booking the double must pay for the room in full ($830). Guests must provide their own standard twin sheets and towels.

Space is available for up to 150 guests. Reservations will only be accepted through May 10 or until full, whichever is earlier.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations.

Reservations

Hosted Housing

For any TNYA members interested in hosting an out-of-town athlete, please complete this form at your earliest convenience. It does not obligate you to be a host, but does inform us that you would consider it.

For any out-of-town athletes who would like hosted housing, please complete this form. It does not guarantee that you will receive hosted housing, but we will do our best to secure it for you.


Transportation

Airports

New York City offers three airports: JFK and LGA in Queens and EWR in Newark, New Jersey. For extensive tips on commuting between these airports and specific points within New York, visit the “By Plane” section of NYC Go.

Train Stations

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Manhattan has two main rail stations, both in Midtown: Grand Central Terminal on the east side and Penn Station on the west side. Grand Central is served by Metro-North, while Penn Station is served by Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, and NJ Transit. Each is also served by numerous bus and subway lines.

Public Transit

Subway trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One ride includes unlimited transfers (without exiting through a turnstile) of any distance and costs $2.75. Seven-day unlimited and 30-day unlimited passes are also available for $32 and $121, respectively. Bus fares are drawn from the same cards as used for the subways. Visit MTA for up-to-date routes and fares.

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Taxis

Yellow taxis and green Boro Taxis are available 24 hours a day. They can be hailed curbside without the use of an app. The minimum metered fare is $2.50, which increases every fifth of a mile or every minute, depending on the speed at which you’re traveling. All taxis accept cash and most accept credit cards. A 15-20% tip at the end of a trip is customary.

Geography

New York City is composed of five boroughs linked by land, bridges, and tunnels. Check here for helpful maps of the city.

Manhattan, the borough that has historically united New York City, is 13.4 miles at its longest and 2.3 miles at its widest. Its avenues run roughly north and south and its streets east and west. Fifth Avenue divides the borough into east and west sides. As you move farther east or west from Fifth Avenue, street addresses increase, usually in increments of 100 from one avenue to the next. North-south avenues have no analogous division. Their addresses increase steadily from south to north.

International Travelers

If you are visiting from outside the United States you may need a visa to enter the country. For details visit the U.S. Department of State.

 
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Scholarships

Whenever possible IGLA offers financial assistance to athletes who cannot afford the costs associated with attending the IGLA Championship. In an effort to expand IGLA’s offerings for 2019, TNYA has raised and contributed $3,000 for IGLA to apply to its scholarship fund.

If you wish to donate to this fund, we welcome contributions here and thank you wholeheartedly.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship for IGLA 2019, applications are available here.