2017 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship - Local Heats

The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club defend its title in the two-month-long Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2017 USMS-NEM members. This is a sanctioned, participatory event. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. However, if you participate in our organized heats you must officially enter your results online.

For past years' results, click here. To read about the long history of the 1-Hour Swim, click here.

January 22nd @ Roger Williams University in Bristol (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
All heats full as of 1/2. Waiting list.
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 will count/time for us. RSVP required to douglas.sayles@swimri.org with your prioritized heat preferences (e.g., 2-1-3). Some heat 3 swimmers usually choose to do a side-by-side interval-based workout together rather than continuous swim. Post-swim lunch at Aidan's Irish Pub.
January 29th @ St. George's School in Middletown (32 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 2 heats)
All heats full as of 12/29. Waiting list.

SCY and SwimRI members who participate in Fred Bartlett's South County Y practices are given priority. Other NEM Swim Club members welcome if/as space allows. Heat 1: 11:30am warm up, heat starts at 11:45. Heat 2: 12:45pm warm up, heat starts at 1:00. Cost is ~$10 per swimmer. Swimmers in one heat usually time/count for those in the other heat. Post-swim lunch at 3:00pm at Turtle Soup in Narragansett. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at swimtrirunman@aol.com.

Other heats TBD:
  • There will be a makeup heat at CCRI-Lincoln on a Saturday in February, probably around 9:45 or 10 a.m. Date TBD.
  • Fred is running one SCM heat at South County Y on February 5th. Priority given to people who practice there.
Can't join us on the above dates? Ask a coach or friend to time for you during January-February and submit your results online via the official event website by March 10thEvery yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!