Due to hazardous road conditions, all Empire practices are cancelled today, 11/26/14.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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" ONLYClick here for a listing of athletes selected to compete in this meet.

Selected athletes who intend on traveling to Greensboro, NC must confirm via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 2014.


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

Hyatt Place Greensboro

1619 Stanley Road

Greensboro, NC  27407

(336) 852-1443


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 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.



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!




MIT Hotel Information


Once again this year, we have a block of rooms at the Hyatt, which is a short walk to the pool:



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. (, 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 (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


The success of this event relies on total team participation, as well as the efforts of parent volunteers from all levels of the team.  If you would like to help by contributing your time the day of the event, or by providing celebratory food for the post-swim party, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and put your swimmers group name and "BS4BC" in the subject line.  "Group organizers" for each team are also needed, so note in your email if you would like to be that person. 

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