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Barbara Noach

**EXCITING NEWS REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY** Starting TODAY, March 30, all New Yorkers age 30 or older will be able to be vaccinated, and ALL NEW YORKERS AGE 16 OR OLDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A COVID-19 VACCINE ON APRIL 6TH. Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment at ny.gov/GetVaccinated or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). While it is obviously up each family whether or not to take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated, we STRONGLY encourage our swimmers and families that are...

Barbara Noach

A NOTE ON EMPIRE TEAM MAIL SENT THROUGH THE TEAM UNIFY SITE We have had some issues with people not getting emails sent from the team through the TeamUnify system. On our end, these emails look like they have been received, but have just not been opened yet - so we have no way of knowing that you did not receive it. Emails from the team that are sent through our TeamUnify site will come to you from [email protected] . If you believe you have not been getting team notices,...

Barbara Noach

Congratulations to Purchase Lightning swimmer Liam O'Byrne, and Hackley Xcel swimmer Elias Garcia who set new team records at this weekend's Empire February Time Trial Meet! Liam set new record times of 1:12.82 in the Mens 8 & Under 100 Freestyle, and a 3:02.39 in the Men's 8 & Under 200 IM. Elias set a new record in the Men's 13-14 50 Butterfly of 25.71. Great job guys!

Jay Porteus

Empire Swimming is proud to congratulate both Ashley Hu and Jack Kelly on earning the title of Scholastic All-American. This honor is given to 9-12th grade students who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event from August 16, 2019-August 31, 2020.

Barbara Noach

2020-2021 EMPIRE SWIM TEAM TRY-OUTS Try-outs are now available by appointment. Email us at [email protected] or call us at (914) 949-2342 to schedule a date and time. See you at the pool!

Top 16 at Boys Section One Championship Finals - Empire Swimmers 200 Medley Relay 2nd - Adrien Pierce, Akira Lomvardas, Justin Wong (AHEDI Relay) NYSQ 9th 3rd -Alex Gagliardi (Fox Lane Relay) NYSQ 17th 7th - David Zoota (Scarsdale Relay) NYSQ 31st 200 IM 2nd - Kevin Crane NYSQ 10th 5th - Akira Lomvardas 8th - Alex Gagliardi NYSQ 50th 10th - Dan Dedorov 100 Free 16th - Justin Wong 200 Free Relay 4th - Alex Gagliardi (Fox Lane Relay) 5th - Sam Andrews, Justin Wong, Akira Lomvardas, Connor Vincent...

Congratulations to the Empire Girls on a fantastic High School Section One Championships! We had 26 girls swim fast enough in prelims to qualify for finals occupying 30% of all the top 16 spots. With over 40% of the top 8 spots at Section 1 Champs being taken by our girls with multiple top 3 finishes. Twenty-Two of the Empire girls in finals qualified to go on and compete at the New York State Championships in Buffalo. Great job to all of you! Top 16 at Girls Section One Championship...

Check out our new ”After Empire” section under “News” on the website to see what Universities and Colleges our athletes have moved on too after they graduate.

Sophie Reis does it again setting three more 8&Under Team Records in her last meet as a 8 year old at the WEST IMX Trophy Meet. Breaking her own records in the 50 Freestyle (32.96) and the 100 Freestyle (1:11.20), Sophie then went on to also break a ten year old team record in the 50 Backstroke (39.33). Congratulations Sophie, keep up the great work. You can see all of our current short course record holders here, or click on the "Records" tab on the top of the team website.