Founded in April of 2015 under the direction of Head Coach CJ Roberts, Empire Swim Club set out to build something unique.  A plan this grand and exciting requires heart, commitment, imagination, determination, passion, vision, and of course, financial support.    As Empire Swim Club's inaugural members, these generous families, friends, and companies helped to catapult our new team to new heights. 

EMPIRE SWIM CLUB thanks you for your generous support.

Fred & Sharon Arbanas Craig & Carla Grider Nash & Franciskato Law Firm
Brian & Leesa Bichsel Grider Orthodontics Jeff & Christine Neidt
David & Amy Blackburn Kelly Harmon Rod & Paige Nofziger
Dale & Kathleen Bray Kerry & Pamela Hart ONE84
Dennis & Melissa Bresette David & Marsha Hosick Robb & Jennifer Perue
Carl & Jodi Bruno Tom & Deborah Huffman David & Mindy Raymond
Chris & Michelle Butler Paul & Lisa Hynes Hugh & Shana Ryan
Thad & Stacy Butler Andy & Shelly Iseman Matt & Danelle Sanning
Douglas & Lisa Cea Julie & Robert Knapik Vince & Julie Schmoeger
Jerry & Lynelle Clewell Patrick & Stephanie Laster Tony & Anne Singer
Ingenue Cobbinah John & Connie Ludwig Nicholas & JoBeth Smith
John & Stacy Collins Blane & Autumn Markley Spilker McKeone & Nelson PC 
Matthew & Jacqueline Decker Mike & Lynda Maskin Rob & Leslie Stikeleather
Pat & Julie Drew John & Lesley McKeone Jack & Anne Sullivan
Marvin Faulwell Jim & Carmen Menges Rick Thomas
Scott & Stacey Franciskato Jonathan & Shelly Miciano David & Nikki Weatherby
Scott & Sara Gilmore Graham Morris & Mary Anne Metheny Dan & Laurie Wilburn
Go & See Travel Tim & Jenny Morgan Manning & Trish Williams
Mike & Kathryn Godard N2 Publishing Steve & Mary Winfrey
Donald & Jennifer Graham Lynda Nabulsi James & Julie Worland
Phil & Kerri Gray   Doug & Liz Worth


We also thank The Goppert Foundation for providing the Empire Founders Club with a matching grant. This foundation was established in 1959 by Clarence H. Goppert, a banker and philanthropist who believed in reinvesting earnings back into the community, with a primary interest in supporting Kansas City area youth. We appreciate The Goppert Foundation's generosity, and for believing in the Empire vision and in our athletes!