The New England Patriots Cheerleaders recently announced their 2014 squad and Megan Swain of Natick was among the 28 women chosen out of approximately 320 applicants.
The month-long selection process began on April 5 with open auditions and concluded May 3 following a two-week long boot camp. The rookies join 17 returning New England Cheerleaders who were required to re-audition for the upcoming season.
Swain is a current resident of Natick and a Ware native. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in accounting. Swain now works as a tax accountant for Liberty Mutual Insurance and has been a hip hop dance instructor for three years.
The 2014 Patriots Cheerleading Squad rehearses twice a week and performs at all Patriots home games. In addition to performing in front of nearly 70,000 fans, a spot on the squad can provide many exciting and unique opportunities. The cheerleaders travel to an exotic location in the spring for the Patriots Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar shoot, with this year’s trip set to take place in June in Cancun, Mexico.
Patriots Cheerleaders have also visited deployed military troops in more than 25 countries and have appeared on local and national television, including “Entertainment Tonight,” E!, “Inside Edition,” Fox News, “Late Show with David Letterman,” “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest,” “Good Morning America” and the “CBS Early Show.” Patriots Cheerleaders have also been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Maxim and Muscle and Fitness.