USA Swimming Winter Nationals Update
Congratulations to Shane McNamara, Ryan Marynowski, and Bebe Thompson on their great performances at the USA Swimming 2013 AT&T Winter National Champsionships! Bebe broke the current Empire team record in the Womens Open 200 back with a time of 2:01.86, and Ryan set new team records in the Womens Open 100 fly with a 55.72 and in the 200 fly with a time of 1:59.75 that won her heat, placed her in finals, and achieved a personal goal.
Congratulations to all on your hard work and great results!
NY Sharks Meet Warm Up Time Change
The warm up times for the NY Sharks Holiday Classic Meet this weekend have been changed. The new times are:
- Session 1: Friday PM: 5:30 PM Warm Up, 6:15 PM Start
- Session 2: Saturday AM: 7:30 AM Warm Up, 8:30 AM Start
- Session 3: Saturday PM: 11:30 AM Warm Up, 12:30 PM Start
- Session 4: Sunday AM: 7:30 AM Warm Up, 8:30 AM Start
- Session 5: Sunday PM: 11:30 AM Warm Up, 12:30 PM Start
2014 January Jump Start Qualifiers
The Meet Information for the "January Jump Start," hosted by the Greensboro Swimming Association, is posted on the Lightning, Xcel and Xtreme Meet Schedule pages (and can be found here). The meet is being held January 17-20, 2014 in Greensboro, NC. THIS MEET IS "BY SELECTION" ONLY. Click on the group links below for a listing of athletes selected to compete in this meet:
- Lightning January Jump Start Qualifers
- Xcel January Jump Start Qualifiers
- Xtreme January Jump Start Qualifiers
Empire Moms Design Shirts For Empire Women!
Just in time for the holiday season, Empire Moms have designed and sourced T-shirts made to order specifically for the Empire women!
In an effort to spruce up the spectator section at our big meets and to saturate it with "Empire-mania," a group of moms and well-fashioned teens have arranged for a company to supply us with light cotton stylish women cut T-shirts. This one time only order is extremely time sensitive and orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 26 (sorry no exceptions if we want to receive them by 12/11). So show your team spirit and buy your Mom, teen or young girl swimmer a snazzy new Empire T-shirt that fits perfectly! Simply print out the attached order form with your selection, size and a check (payable to "D&D Embroidery, Inc.") and have your swimmer give it to their coach by Tuesday, November 26.
Finalized Sharks Meet and MIT Meet Entries Posted
Entries for both the upcoming NY Sharks Meet and the MIT Meet have been finalized and can be found by clicking on the "Meets" tab at the top of the site. Good luck to all our swimmers competing in these events!
Record Falls at ZEUS Distance Meet
On October 27th, several swimmers from Xcel and Xtreme travelled to Norwalk and swam in the ZEUS Invitational Distance Meet. Our swimmers swam either the 1000 free or the 1650 free. Xcel swimmer Jared Copeland, 12, swam the 1000 free in a new 11-12 team record of 11:15:30. Congratulations Jared! Keep up the great work!!
MIT Meet Hotel Information and Qualifiers List Posted
Once again this year, we have a block of rooms at the Hyatt, which is a short walk to the pool:
HYATT REGENCY CAMBRIDGE
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Our group rate at the Hyatt is $109/night and there is discounted on-site parking available.
Discounted vouchers are available (up to 4/room) for a Full American Breakfast Buffet at $15/person (tax and gratuity included).
Details on a meal hospitality package for swimmers and families to follow.