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

Preliminary entries for the 2014 MIT Meet have been posted and can also be found by clicking here.


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. 

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!


Tyler Curran

Megan Gallagher

Alison McNamara

Shane McNamara

Raoul Rodriguez

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