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!
Preliminary MIT Entries and 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.
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
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.