Newport Athletic Club launches revamped, coached Masters Swim Program

Starting November 2, 2016, Newport Athletic Club is offering a revamped Masters Swim Program with coached practices run by Carrie Anderson on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30pm. All six lanes will be used if needed.

Non-NAC members: $10 per practice drop-in fee. NAC members: $7 per practice drop-in fee or $70 for each two-month session (prorated if you start mid-session).

On Sundays at 10:30am, there will be an optional, trainer-led strength and conditioning class for NAC Masters Swim Program enrollees. This class is covered covered by a separate $125 fee for each two-month session.

NAC's six-lane, 25-yard pool is indoors during fall/winter/spring (bubble on) and outdoors during summer (bubble off).

Contacts: Aquatics Director & Coach Carrie Anderson at carrietchase@gmail.com or (401) 846-7723. Swimmer Paul Dow at pdow@neboatworks.com.

Masters Swimming Records Keep Falling for SwimRI's Diann Uustal

On October 22, the UVRays hosted their 8th Annual Leaf Peepers short course meters meet in White Junction, Vermont. Diann Uustal from SwimRI was the meet’s outstanding swimmer, setting national records in the women’s 70-74 100m backstroke (1:24.93) and 100m IM (1:24.30). Diann’s 38.93 in the 50m backstroke was just 3 one-hundredths off the national record, but was good for a New England record, as was her 45.43 in the 50m breaststroke. Excerpted from the New England LMSC blog.


Coached USMS Saturday practices at St. George's School start 10/22

October 22nd marks the start of weekly Saturday morning Masters Swimming practices at St. George's School's 25-yard, 8-lane Hoyt Pool in Middletown. Building opens ~6:45 a.m. General warm up begins at 7:00. Structured practice runs from 7:15 to 9:00 led by a USA-S/USMS registered coach.

All swimmers must be USMS-registered and complete the St. George's Swimming Waiver. Our statewide team's USMS affiliation is the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) and the SwimRI workout group (SWMR).

If attendance is good, these Saturday practices will continue through May 20, 2017.

$10 per workout ($5 for Tuesday/Thursday St. George's Masters swimmers) purchased in increments of five, redeemable any Saturday during the 2016-2017 season. Guest swimmers and single-swim drop-ins are not allowed at this time -- all swimmers must purchase a multi-visit pass.

Payment is via check only (no cash or credit cards) made out to "St. George's School."

Enter the campus via Lower Road and park in the lot by Hoyt Pool (building "M" on the campus map). Please do not enter via Main Drive or Kane Avenue.

See Locations & Schedules for more information about St. George's Tuesday/Thursday practices.

Contact: Aquatics Director Keri Cunningham at keri_cunningham@stgeorges.edu or (401) 842-6643.

HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters Swim Meet on Sunday 10/23/2016

Onsite deck entries will be accepted on Sunday, October 23rd at the annual HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters swim meet at Roger Williams University in scenic Bristol, R.I. USMS membership is NOT required. Proceeds help fund the RWU college team's 2017 winter training camp.

If that's not incentive enough, join us for a post-swim social gathering at Aidan's Pub.

New England Masters swimming community mourns passing of Frank Wuest

Longtime New England Masters swimmer Frank Wuest touched many people's lives. Some knew him better than others, some not at all. As the attached document indicates, Frank was a lot of things, but most of all he was a good man. During this time of mourning and remembrance there are no teams or rivalries, there is only a swimming community that shares in the shock and grief that Frank's family and our friends at Cambridge Masters must be feeling. Those of us from SwimRI who were at the Save The Bay Swim are honored to have shared some laughs with Frank before his final swim and to have competed with him one last time. We will miss him.

Registration is open for SwimRI's favorite local open-water events!

For more information, see Upcoming Races & Events:

June 18 -- 28th Annual Mashpee Super Swim, John's Pond, Mashpee, Mass.
June 25 -- 11th Annual Narrow River Turnaround, URI Campanella Rowing Center, Saunderstown, R.I.
July 16 -- 6th Annual Waterman Eco-Challenge, Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
July 23 -- 2nd Annual Misery Challenge, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
August 6 -- 5th Annual Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame Swim, Galilee Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
August 13 -- 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport-Jamestown, R.I.
August 16 -- Salt Pond Challenge, Wuskenau Beach, Westerly, R.I.
September 10 -- Swim Across America Rhode Island, Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
September 11 -- FIRMman Rhode Island, Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
September 18 -- 4th Annual Newport Sharkfest Swim, Newport, R.I.

Coached Saturday practices at RWU are back!

There will be coached Saturday practices from 7:00 to 8:30am at Roger Williams University's eight-lane pool on 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 5/28 and 6/11. $5 per person payable to the coach on deck. USMS membership not required. Attendance is usually between 20 and 30 eager swimmers. Special thanks to RWU Aquatics Director and Head Swimming Coach Matt Emmert and Assistant Coach Connor Devers for making this happen.

Any schedule changes will be posted in Locations & Schedules.

Please be on time. Early practice means we can beat the rush at Green Eggs!