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.
Meet Roster: $20 per person payable at check-in
|Matthew Alford||Jessica Ackerman|
|Robert Allen||George Alexandre|
|Angelina Bonin||Alana Aubin|
|Eric Burtchell||Joe Bevilacqua|
|Mathew Card||Erin Briskie|
|Sara Dinardo||Stefanie Carter|
|Kaan Duru||Stephanie Cotsonas|
|Majed Elturkmani||Chris Dockray|
|Alford Green||Chris Doppke|
|Bart Grimes||Paul Dow|
|Derek Jakoboski||Lori Geisler|
|Carolyn KielyKilpatrick||Matthew Gilson|
|Rosanne Leith Alford||Neil Greenspan|
|Diane Leith-Doucett||Stephen Imbusch|
|Donna Neuendorf||Jill Lancaster|
|Bruce Novis||Brian McKenna|
|Alexis Santoro||Seann Mulcahy|
|Douglas Sayles||Keri Nappi|
|Jillian Schneider||Elliot Silva|
|Rob Torgerson||Trent Theroux|
|Elizabeth Welch||Connor Wallace|
|Kaitlin Wilcoxen||Stephanie Winslow|
September 9, 2017 -- Roger Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Despite the serious purpose behind the annual Swim Across America-Rhode Island Swim -- the motto for which is "Making Waves to Fight Cancer" -- the clear skies, large turnout, upbeat music and festive vibe surrounding this year's fundraising event was more than welcome after a summer swim season that saw the cancellation of four R.I. open water events and two others held in less-than-stellar weather.
However, on this near-perfect Saturday morning, three dozen SwimRI team members arrived early, displayed their trademark enthusiasm and team camaraderie, and stayed well after the finish to revel in the sun and sand before moving the gathering to the upper deck of George's of Galilee just down the beach at Salty Brine.
The day's pre-swim ceremonies included a moment of remembrance and dedication, acknowledgements by SAA CEO Rob Butcher, statements from Providence College Head Swim Coach John O'Neill, doctors and clinical researchers from Womens & Infants Hospital, and heartfelt remarks from a local cancer survivor. Overall, there were well over 500 swimmers -- including over 200 college swimmers and coaches -- who collectively raised more than $180,000 in donations to support local cancer research.
Kudos on a job well done to SAA event director and former USMS-NEM member Kathleen Tetreault, the SAA staff and volunteers -- including USMS-NEM members Rick Osterberg, birthday girl Jessica Stokes, Jennifer Dowling, Tom Phillips and Ildiko Szekely -- Olympians Liz Beisel, Alex Meyer, Craig Beardsley and Clara Lamore Walker, and all of the event participants and patrons.
Special thanks to our SwimRI SAA team captain Alexis Santoro and to Frank McQuiggan for rallying the troops. Next year we anticipate an even bigger SwimRI turnout and hope to raise more funds in support of this worthy cause and very well-run event.
Additional event photos are posted on the SwimRI Facebook page.
Below are the SwimRI 2017 April-June Saturday morning Masters practice schedules. USMS membership is not required at Roger Williams University or Pods Swimming, but is required at St. George's School. For complete Masters practice schedules see Locations & Schedules. Also see Upcoming Races & Events.
@ Roger Williams University in Bristol:
Dates: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10
Time: 7:15-9:00 a.m. (8 lanes)
Coach: Matt Emmert or Connor Devers
$5 drop-in fee payable to coach on deck.
@ Pods Swimming in East Providence:
Dates: 4/29, 5/13, 5/20
Time: 7:00-8:30 a.m.
6 lanes 7:00-8;00, 5 lanes 8:00-8:30, 4 lap/warm down lanes @ 8:30.
Saturday practices are written, swimmer-led workout unless otherwise indicated.
$5 drop-in fee or membership. To save time, sign the waiver and pay online.
@ St. George's School in Middletown:
Dates: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
General warmup: 7:00 a.m. (8 lanes)
Structured practice: 7:15-9:00 a.m.
Coach: Mike Toolin
USMS membership required.
Click here to view St. George's payment requirements.
Note: Saturday practices at CCRI-Lincoln are over until next season.