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.
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!
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)