2015 January Jump Start Qualifiers & Hotel Information
The meet information for the 2015 GSA January Jump Start Meet, hosted by the Greensboro Swimming Association, is posted on the Lightning, Xcel and Xtreme Meet Schedule page (and can be found here). The meet is being held January 16-19, 2015 in Greensboro, NC. THIS MEET IS "BY SELECTION" ONLY. Click here for a listing of athletes selected to compete in this meet.
We have a block of rooms reserved at the discounted rate of $98+ tax per night. Reservations must be made by December 29th to receive the group rate. Rooms include: hot skillet breakfast, wireless internet, complimentary parking, shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel, 24 hour restaurant, business center, and fitness center. Each room also includes a queen pull out sofa sleeper couch.
Hyatt Place Greensboro
1619 Stanley Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
You can make reservations in the following ways:
- Call the hotel directly at (336) 852-1443 and ask to make a reservation under the "Empire Swimming Block".
- Go online to www.greensboro.place.hyatt.com and enter your information in the "make a reservation" box on the right side of the page. Click "Special Rates" and enter the Group Code: "G-ESTB" to receive the discounted group rate.
MIT Hotel Information
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 $115/night and there is on-site parking available (fees apply). You must make your reservation by December 3rd to receive this block rate. Click here to make reservations under the Empire Swimming block.
Details on a meal hospitality package for swimmers and families to follow.
Rockets Kick Off Meet a Success!
Congratulations to the Rocket Team on their first meet of the season!
Looks like great times were had in & out of the pool!
Empire Swim Breaststroke for Breast Cancer
Once again this year, Empire swimmers will "Swim Breaststroke for Breast Cancer" to support the team, while also helping to support local hospitals and their care of patients recovering from breast cancer treatment. Swimmers will be challenged to swim as many laps of breaststroke as possible, up to 200, during their scheduled time, and each group will have a small party at the end of their swim.
In conjunction with BFFL Co. (www.bfflco.com), local hospitals to receive support from this event will be Dobbs Ferry, Greenwich, and White Plains Hospitals. Complete event Information and pledge forms have been emailed to all families, and donations can also be made online at www.crowdrise.com/empirebs4bc. (Be sure to note swimmers name in comments.) Empire Family Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations to "Swim Breaststroke for Breast Cancer" are fully tax deductible.
The scheduled dates/times for each group to participate in this event are:
Xtreme Saturday, November 1st 7:00 - 9:00 am The Hackley School
Xcel Saturday, November 1st 9:00 - 10:30 am The Hackley School
Lightning Saturday, November 1st 10:30 am - 12:00 pm The Hackley School
Rockets Saturday, November 1st 12:00 - 1:15 pm The Hackley School
Congratulations to Empire's 2013-2014 Scholastic All-American Athletes!
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. This year, only 1,782 student-athletes in United States Swimming made the grade, and we are proud to say that five of our athletes are among them. Congratulations on your hard work that clearly pays off in and out of the pool - you make us proud!
Shane McNamara Named to National Junior Team
Congratulations to Shane McNamara on being named to the 2014-2015 USA Swimming Mens National Junior Team! This team is comprised of athletes 18 & under with the top six fastest times in the country, in Olympic events only, from the combined results of all USA Swimming or FINA sanctioned meets from 1/1/2014 to 9/1/2014. Shane's 200 breaststroke qualified as the second fastest 18 & under time in the country! Shane was also selected to represent USA Swimming as a member of the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championship Team, but was unable to attend due to commitments at Harvard University.
EMPIRE 2014-2015 TEAM TRY-OUTS & REGISTRATION
Open try-outs for the 2014-2015 Empire Swim Team will be held on the following dates:
September 3 5:30 - 6:30 PM
September 4 5:30 - 6:30 PM
All September try outs will be held at Ardsley Middle School.
RETURNING EMPIRE SWIM TEAM SWIMMERS ONLY:
Please print and complete all forms from the registration packet below and mail to:
45 Montross Street
White Plains, NY 10603
Click here for additional Medical & Release Forms (note that one form is needed for each swimmer)