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We are New York's Newest Professional Sports Team

Performance, Passion and Purpose - this is what drives us!

Who We Are

The New York Breakers is New York's newest Professional Sports Team, joining the likes of the New York Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Jets, Rangers, Brooklyn Mets, New York Islanders and New York City Football Club on the City's world renown sporting scene. 

We are a proud founding member of the new International Swimming League (ISL) that is set to revolutionize the world of swimming when it launches in October 2019.

We are a multi-national team of elite swimmers with a distinctive New York character, driven by three values:  Performance, Passion and Purpose.

Our Mission

The New York Breakers aims to establish a winning culture by rewriting the playbook for pro swimmers.  Our mission is to provide a highly competitive and team-oriented professional swim team where character and personhood are valued on the same scale performance; one where athletes and coaches alike are motivated by a higher purpose than self; and one where the words 'team' and 'family' are used interchangeably.  We believe in unlocking the potential of our swimmers' financial and commercial prospects, providing financial security and building wealth for every member of the team so that we are all free to perform at our best, making it a reality to make a living in the sport we love. Through our focus on high performance, a passion for swimming and unleashing our team's distinct New York personality, we will be purposeful.  We believe that our values will offer future investors exciting opportunities & reasons to invest in our sport and enter into win/win partnerships.

How Did The Club Start?

When the 2018 Energy for Swim meet was officially cancelled, Michael Andrew felt compelled to act against the global swimming governing body, FINA. With his brave actions he risked his future Olympic career and, alongside two other elite swimmers Katinka Hosszu and Tom Shields, became the became one of the three named plaintiffs in a class-action suit against FINA filed late last year. From taking such bold action for the future of the sport, Michael fully understood the risk of possibly not being able to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

After meeting ISL Founder Konstantin Grigorishin and following further discussions at the 2018 ISL Summit in London, Konstantin offered Michael and his parents, Peter and Tina Andrew, the opportunity to start a professional swimming team and to become one of the inaugural members of the International Swimming League.

What drives us?

The New York Breakers' passion  lies in creating a platform for professional swimmers to unlock their potential and realize their ambitions - to change a culture in swimming that has often held pro swimmers back.  We want to be able to open up opportunities for elite swimmers to make a living doing what they love and to earn an equitable share of the massive revenues generated in Olympic sports.

The Breakers is honored to be given the opportunity to be a founding member in a new and exciting league that will create true lasting change for swimming, and open doors for thousands of children that have dreams of becoming professionals doing what they love. We are grateful for the sacrifice and financial investment that Konstantin Grigorishin is risking to help modernize swimming and bring it into the 21st century - for the benefit of Pro Swimmers and the entire sport of swimming.  We are entering an exciting new chapter.

Our Core Values

Higher Purpose & Family

Our organization is founded on the principles of our faith in God. We believe in generous living, servant leadership, and community impact. We understand the importance of a strong supportive family and respect the sanctity of the families that are a part of our organization. As Estrada said, Alone we can accomplish great things, together we can change the world.



We define excellence as consistently surpassing expectations, being diligent in the small things, which results in an exponential competitive advantage. We value the pursuit and deliverance of excellence and aim to perform highly in all that we do - just like New Yorkers.


We treat each other, our competitors and partners fairly, and expect the same in return.

Positive Mental Attitude

We believe the foundation for all successful endeavors begins in the mind. A positive mental attitude equips an athlete to overcome challenges, fuels hope for a better future and creates real change.

Seeing and Doing Things Differently

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. We believe the future holds great opportunities for leaders who are willing to leverage fresh perspectives, willing to disrupt (break) and adapt (rebuild) that which is lacking. Only dead fish go with the flow!

Peter Andrew, Tina Andrew & Michael Andrew, New York Breakers Co-Owners


One of the core values of the New York Breakers is our belief that we function optimally when we are generous and when we are working towards a higher purpose.  We have partnered with the PAMS Foundation to raise awareness and funds for wildlife conservation in Tanzania.

The great rhinoceros has given to our team both its likeness and its guiding spirit of wisdom, gratitude, grounding, and unconventionality. At our core is a wish to support PAMS' efforts to protect critically endangered wildlife like the rhino in Africa.

This partnership allows us to extend the legacy of Wayne Lotter - who in life was a personal friend of African natives and New York Breakers co-founders Peter and Tina Andrew. Wayne Lotter was a co-founder of the PAMS foundation, and in life had a passion for wildlife and wild places. He was a conservation warrior, a strategist, a trailblazer with resolute determination and courage. Lotter’s approach to life, work, and the things he cared about so deeply was much like the tactics one needs when exploring the deep African wilderness.

In 2017, Wayne was shot and killed in a taxi in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, following a number of death threats. The PAMS foundation funded Tanzania's elite national anti-poaching task force that has been for arrests of major ivory traffickers including Yang Feng Glan, the so-called “Queen of Ivory." The task force has arrested and convicted thousands of traffickers and was featured in the Netflix documentary, The Ivory Wars.
Wayne was a trailblazer, and in that way he embodies the spirit of the Breakers. He found paths through what was before only dense impenetrable bush. He pushed aside fallen branches, endured the searing heat of the sun as it baked down on Africa, and forded many raging rivers. When we carry our rhino symbol into competition, we know we carry with us the spirit of Wayne, and we wish to do homage to his legacy with the PAMS Foundation.

To learn more about the PAMS Foundation and to make a donation to help preserve the natural wonders of our planet, click here.


Looking to do something special for something today? Ready Wayne Lotter's story here and please consider supporting PAMS Foundation!


American Professional Swimming Team

Founded in 2019

Founding Member of International Swimming League