|Robbie Allen||George Alexandre|
|Maddy Behan||Matthew Alford|
|Angelina Bonin||Rosie Alford|
|Eric Burtchell||Jessica Bailey|
|Mathew Card||Chuck Barnes|
|Dave Cote||Joseph Bevilacqua|
|Steph Cotsonas||Michael Burr|
|Chris Doppke||Stef Carter|
|Paul Dow||Sara DiNardo|
|Majed Elturkmani||Kaan Duru|
|Albert Garcia||Matthew Gilson|
|Bart Grimes||Neil Greenspan|
|Mary Gurchiek||Andrew Hobby|
|Stephen Imbusch||Derek Jakoboski|
|Heather Ireland||Gillian Langton|
|Jill Lancaster||Donna Neuendorf|
|Seann Mulcahy||Aaron Shute|
|Bruce Novis||Trent Theroux|
|Jim Porter||Connor Wallace|
|Paul Senecal||Stephanie Winslow|
As you plan your summer calendar, please consider supporting these local
cause-related, community-based events and organizations:
Saturday, June 23: 13th Annual
Narrow River Turnaround Swim,
URI Campanella Rowing Center, North Kingstown, RI. One-mile open water race and
fundraiser for the Narrow River Preservation Association. $35 registration. Low
key race that traditionally kicks off our local summer open water season. The
2017 event sold out with 150 swimmers. Water temp is usually in the mid to high
seventies. Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
RESULTS PHOTOS Narragansett Times
Saturday, June 30: 25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim, New Bedford to Fairhaven, NA. 1.2 mile open water
race and fundraiser for the membership-supported nonprofit Buzzards Bay
Coalition. This event includes individual age group, youth team, and adult team
awards. Use the code MASTERS18 to save $25 on the registration fee. $150
fundraising minimum. The 2017 event had over 350 swimmers registered but was
canceled due to lightening. Water temp is usually 68-70 degrees. Wetsuits
Sunday, July 8: Clean
Ocean Access Newport Harbor Swim to Skim (formerly
the Newport Sharkfest Swim), Newport, RI. Two distances to choose from: 0.9
mile or 1.5 mile open-water swim through Newport Harbor from Perrotti Park to
King Park. $55 registration fee. Wetsuits allowed. Proceeds benefit the
Middletown RI-based nonprofit Clean Ocean Access, which does great work on a
shoestring budget. VIP swimmers will include Olympian Elizabeth Beisel and
local marathon swimmer Trent Theroux who is preparing for his ”Back to Britain” English Channel charity
swim later this summer.
RESULTS PHOTOS Newport Daily News ARTICLE & VIDEO
Saturday, July 14: 8th Annual Waterman
Town Beach, RI. One-mile swim (wetsuits allowed) and three-mile paddle board
races with awards, sponsor tents and environmental awareness displays at one of
the nicest beaches anywhere. $40 registration for one race or $60 for both.
Proceeds from this event help support the Janice “Mama C” Causey Memorial Art
Scholarship for young students. The 2017 event had over 150 swimmers.
RESULTS PHOTOS MORE PHOTOS
NEW! Friday, August 3: Beisel Youth Freestyle Clinic, Roger Williams University Aquatic Center, Bristol, RI. Olympian and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel will provide freestyle swim technique instruction to 8-to-12-year olds at 10 AM and 13-to-18-year-olds at 11:30 AM. There will be time for photos. Spaces are limited. Part of the $50 registration will benefit Save The Bay.
Saturday, August 4: 42nd Annual
Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay Swim, from Newport Navy Base, Newport, to Potter Cove, Jamestown, RI.
Iconic 1.7 nautical mile (~2 statute mile) open water swim across the channel
along the span of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. $400 fundraising
minimum. With up to 500 swimmers, this event is Save The Bay’s largest annual
fundraiser to help protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Join
our SwimRI Save The Bay Team, swim with Olympian and Save The Bay
Ambassador Elizabeth Beisel and get in on our team shirts, photo, mimosa brunch
at “The Ganny,” and potential team party later that day (TBD).
RESULTS PHOTOS ProJo Newport Daily News Jamestown Press
Wednesday, August 8: Salty Brine Swim Charity Dinner to benefit the Alzheimer's Association @ George's of Galilee Restaurant, Narragansett, RI. Casual $10 dinner buffet at 7:15pm after the 6pm NOSE open-water training swim at scenic Salty Brine State Beach. Please click the "Chip In" button to pay $10 for the buffet and be added to the RSVP list. Donations to the charity will be accepted onsite via cash or check (made out to Alzheimer's Association) or online via the Tribute Fund page at http://act.alz.org/goto/pauline-capobianco.
Saturday, September 8: Swim
Across America Rhode Island Open Water Swim, Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett, RI. One-mile and
half-mile fundraising open water swims to support cancer research and clinical
trials at Women and Infants Hospital Rhode Island. $250 fundraising minimum.
The 2017 event sold out with ~600 swimmers and multiple Olympians on hand. Last year SwimRI continued the post-Swim
festivities on the beachfront deck at George’s
of Galilee. Join SwimRI's SAA-RI fundraising team.
See the SwimRI UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS webpage for more open water and pool events of potential interest to local competitive and recreational swimmers.
Coached practices Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00pm at the six-lane, 25-meter John H. Chafee Pool. Base pass required.This group caters to DoD employees and their families, and includes some non-DoD civilians. To make arrangements for non-DoD civilians to get on base for swim practice contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 741-7193 or attend as the guest of someone with a base pass.Most of the coaches are USMS-certified and SwimRI members. Some swimmers are SwimRI members, most are not. Written workouts are available to morning swimmers during lap swim hours without coaching or dedicated lanes.
Contacts: Mike Garr (SwimRI), email@example.com or (401) 741-7193Rachel Meyer (MWR aquatics head), firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 841-2268
April 29, 2018 -- Masters practices at Cumberland High School were canceled the past two weeks due to maintenance issues -- check the pool status with Coach Jeff Miksis at email@example.com before attending. For the time being these Masters swimmers are going to Bryant University's Mon/Wed/Thursday practices from 5:15 to 6:30am. $5 drop-ins for USMS members.
Click here to join SwimRI’s team for the 2018 Save The Bay Swim and help us support and protect a healthy Narragansett Bay. This 42-year-old event is a 1.7-mile fundraising open-water swim across the channel from the Naval War College in Newport to Potter's Cove in Jamestown, Rhode Island. This year's Swim will take place on August 4th.
Anyone swimming, kayaking or raising money for Save The Bay is welcome to join our team. This year we're honored to welcome Save The Bay Ambassador and former Olympian Elizabeth Beisel to our SwimRI team. We always take a team photo in SwimRI t-shirts before the Swim, and often hold a team social event later that day.
For the past several years the SwimRI team and its predecessor (the former Newport Athletic Club team) has been the largest team at this event, both in the number of participants and the aggregate funds raised -- usually $20K to $40K.
Your participation will help support Save The Bay's mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay as a swimmable, fishable, healthy waterway that is accessible to all and recognized as the natural treasure it is.
Save The Bay defends the public's right to use and enjoy the Bay and its surrounding waters, and it fosters an ethic of environmental stewardship among people who live in or visit the Narragansett Bay region.
Save the Bay's leadership, staff and volunteers support an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action:
- The Narragansett Baykeeper, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper and South County Coastkeeper act as watchdogs to ensure the Bay and its watershed is protected.
- Educators keep the public aware of the importance of our waters and teach good stewardship.
- The policy team works with state and local governments to pass laws that protect the Bay and keep lines of communication open with lawmakers on the importance of environmental action.
- The habitat restoration team restores and improves the ecological health of coastal habitats and watershed areas.
here to join our SwimRI Save The Bay Team. You do NOT need to be a USMS-registered Masters swimmer. However, if you're interested in our SwimRI Masters swim team and social network check out the rest of this website and our Facebook page or contact douglas.sayles@SwimRI.org.
Recap of SwimRI's USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship heats at Roger Williams University on Sunday, February 11, 2018:
- 45 New England Masters Swim Club members (42 SWMR, 2 SCY, 1 UNAT)
- Aggregate yards = 175,305
- Average yards per swimmer = 3,895.67
- Notable swims:
- 4,975 -- Rob Allen, aka Rob 2.0, most yardage men (+ 5,180 on 1/21 at St. George's School)
- 4,775 -- Albert Garcia, 2nd most yardage men
- 4,675 -- Kaitlin Wilcoxen, most yardage women & highest female first-timer
- 4,595 -- Eric "Aqua Hydrate" Burtchell, highest male first-timer
- 4,580 -- Jill Lancaster, 2nd most yardage women
- 4,490 -- Trent Theroux, all backstroke!
- Total yardage betting pool results (18 guesses, $90 pot, winner takes all)
- Winner: Wayne Grover (off by 325y)
- Albert Garcia (off by 450y)
- Rob Torgerson, aka Rob 1.0 (off by 505y)
- Matt Gilson (off by 695y)
- $970 donated to the RWU college swim team
- Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert, the RWU college team and SwimRI volunteers & family members for counting/timing.
- ~25 swimmers, volunteers & family attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub.
Enter the national Hour Swim event by submitting your yardage online by March 8:
Enter the "Harvard Meet" (NE-LMSC SCY Championship) taking place March 11 & 17-19:
Distance Day Negative Split Challenge and NE-LMSC Awards Nomination information:
- Jessica Ackerman
- George Alexandre
- Rob Allen
- Jill Beveridge
- Catherine Brunell
- Eric Burtchell
- Stefanie Carter
- Steph Cotsonas
- Lynne Czech
- John Dickmann
- Sara Dinardo
- Chris Dockray
- Chris Doppke
- Lynnette Dow
- Paul Dow
- Kaan Duru
- Theresa Ferreira
- Daniel Force
- Brian Franco
- Albert Garcia
- Jeanne Garr
- Mike Garr
- Matt Gilson
- Neil Greenspan
- Bart Grimes
- Wayne Grover
- Rita Hansen
- Steve Imbusch
- Jill Lancaster
- Gillian Langton
- Kathy Lewis
- Tom Manfredi
- Jen Morin
- Seann Mulcahy
- Donna Neuendorf
- Bruce Novis
- Jim Porter
- Mark Rafferty
- Lisa Rauschert
- John Roccabello
- Jillian Scheider
- Doug Shemin
- Elliot Silva
- Don Sorterup
- Marianne Teixeira
- Trent Theroux
- Rob Torgerson
- Kaitlin Wilcoxen
To be added to the waiting list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask all confirmed swimmers to honor their commitment. However, we can often accommodate swimmers from the waiting list due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances that require previously confirmed swimmers to drop out.
The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club defend its title in the Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2018 USMS-NEM members.
This is a USMS-sanctioned event where you swim whatever stroke(s) you wish for one hour, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks, with a counter/timer recording your incremental times/yardage on the official split sheet. After completing your swim, you must officially enter your results online by March 1st so that your individual and club results count versus others nationwide.
February 11th @ Roger Williams University in Bristol (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
Check-in and warm-up open at 8:00am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 & 11:40. Cost is ~$15 per swimmer (additional donations accepted). Proceeds go to the RWU swim team -- the college swimmers count/time for us. Some heat 3 swimmers choose to do a side-by-side interval-based workout together rather than continuous swim. Swimmer spots are available for USMS members affiliated with New England Masters Swim Club (NEM). Post-swim lunch at Aidan's Irish Pub.
As an added incentive, each participant in the RWU heats will have the option to contribute $5 to the winner-takes-all Total Yardage Betting Pool. To see last year's results, click here.
RSVP to email@example.com with your prioritized heat preferences (e.g., 2-1-3).
Can't join us on the above dates?
Priority given to SCY and SwimRI members who practice with Coach Fred Bartlett at the South County Y. There may be room for other NEM Swim Club members at Fred's discretion if/as space allows. Heats start ~8:10, ~9:35 & ~10:55. Cost is usually ~$10 per swimmer. Swimmers generally time/count for those in other heats. There is usually a post-swim luncheon. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may run additional organized heats if there is enough interest/demand. Otherwise, ask a coach or friend to time/count for you during January-February and submit your results online before the March 1st entry deadline.