Saturday Masters Practices Resume @ CCRI with Coach Cromarty

Professionally coached Masters workouts - Saturdays 8 to 10 AM

  • 8:00 to 8:25 dryland exercises (gym clothes & sneakers)
  • 8:30 to 10:00 swim practice (structured warm up)
  • November 2019 through May 2020
  • Nice 6-lane, 25-yard, 80-degree pool
  • 4,500+ yard workout (you may leave early)
  • Bring paddles, pull buoy, kick board & short fins
  • Bring a yoga mat for pre-swim dryland exercises
  • 30 swimmer limit per workout - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  • $5 cash payable onsite

Private Swim Technique Sessions - Saturdays 10:15 to 11:15 AM

Professional stroke technique analysis and instruction (30 or 60 minute sessions)

  • 10:15 to 10:45 AM and/or 10:45 to 11:15 AM
  • Focus on freestyle, any stroke, or starts & turns
  • November 2019 through May 2020
  • Nice 6-lane, 25-yard, 80-degree pool
  • Please bring short fins if you have them
  • Cost: Contact Coach Cromarty
  • 1 or 2 swimmers max per session - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  • Payable onsite cash or check

Coach Stuart Cromarty, Ph.D.
(401) 316-1230

Location: CCRI Flanagan Campus Pool, 1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865 

Related files: Cromarty Professional Info

To view other Masters practices in the Rhode Island area, click here.

SwimRI 2019 Saturday Spring Practice Schedule

St. George's School 8-Lane Hoyt Pool, Middletown, RI:

Schedule: 6:30 to 8:00am, March 9, 16, 23, 30

Deck Coach: Craig Irving. Cost: $5 pp for weekday St. G's Masters Swimmers. $10 pp for all others. USMS membership required.

Contact: Aquatics Director Keri Cunningham at or (401) 842-6643

Roger Williams University 8-Lane Pool, Bristol, RI:

Practice scheduled: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/5, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15
No practice: 5/11, 5/18

Time: Pool opens 7:00am, structured practice 7:15-9:00am

Deck Coach: Connor Devers or Matt Emmert. Cost: $5 per person. USMS membership not required.

Contact: RWU Assistant Head Coach Connor Devers

Open water races/events begin June 22: Click here to view upcoming events calendar

Full practice locations & schedules info:

1/13/2019 Hour Swim Results & Reminders

Recap of USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship heats at Roger Williams University on 1/13/2019:

  • Full results are listed below. Everyone must submit your yardage online by March 8. Do it now before you lose your split sheet. Every yard counts toward the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) total!

  • 47 NEM members (43 SWMR, 2 SCY, 2 NMEG)

  • Aggregate yards = 183,595 (8,290y more than last year)

  • Average yards per swimmer = 3,906 (~10y more per swimmer than last year)

  • Notable swims:
    • Rob Allen, aka Rob 2.0, most yardage men
    • Matt Alford, 2nd most yardage men & highest male first-timer
    • Sarah Dombrowski, most yardage women
    • Merin Troutman, 2nd most yardage women
    • Jessica Bailey, highest female first-timer
    • Gillian Langton, 4,250 in 2017; 4,350 in 2018; 4,525 in 2019
    • Trent Theroux's 1 x 4,000 individual medley!
    • Matt Hull, just recently did his first-ever coached pool workout

  • Great Comebacks:
    • Tim Morse (fuck cancer)
    • Vince Burks (fuck injury)
    • Stephanie Winslow (nice return to 2013 form)
    • Mary Gurchiek (improves with every splash)
    • Brian Fulling (first competition in 14 years)

  • OHPS First-Timer Kudos:
    • Women -- Jessica Bailey, Maddy Behan, Angie Bonin, Mary Gurchiek
    • Men -- Matt Alford, Jonathan Cooper, Majed Elturkmani, Brian Fulling, Matt Hull, Andrew Kelsey

  • Best Synchronized Swim: Jill Lancaster & Gillian Langton

  • Most Incredulous Accomplishment: Heat 3 doing the Hour Swim in under an hour ;)

    • Honorable Mention:
      • Fred Bartlett's South County Y swimmers. Everyone Fred trains beat last year's yardage total -- Kim Raymond, Lorraine Miller Horton, Rob Allen, Vince Burks.
      • Connecticut swimmers. This Jon Caswell-coached contingent was both enthusiastic and impressive -- Merin, Sarah and Brian all handily surpassed 4,600 yards.
    • $1,134 donated to the RWU college swim team ($164 more than last year)
      • Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert for hosting and the RWU college team for counting!

    • ~25 people attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub.

    • Total yardage betting pool results
      • 12 guesses, $60 pot, winner takes all
      • Winner: Matt Gilson (under by 1,195y)
      • Albert Garcia (over by 3,605y)
      • Andy Kelsey (over by 6,405)



    Local Heats of 2019 USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship

    The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) defend its national club title in the two-month-long USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2019 USMS-NEM members. This is a USMS-sanctioned participatory event. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. All participants must adhere to event rules during the swim and officially enter your results online after swimming.

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

    Sunday, January 13th @ Roger Williams University in Bristol (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
    Check-in and warm-up open at 7:30am. Heats start at 8:15, 9:35 & 10:55. Minimum donation is $20 per swimmer (additional donations accepted). Proceeds go to the RWU swim team, in exchange for which the college team records splits for us. For more information contact
    HEAT ASSIGNMENTS (lane pairings will be posted onsite):
    As an added incentive, there will be a post-swim party at Aidan's Irish Pub where the winner of the total yardage betting pool will be announced. Each participant in the RWU heats will have the option to contribute $5 cash to the pot and guess the aggregate yardage of all three heats. To see last year's results, click here.

    Sunday, January 27th @ St. George's School in Middletown (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)

    South County Y workout group members are given priority. Other NEM members are welcome if/as space allows. Heats start at 8:10, 9:20 and 10:30am. Cost is ~$10-$12 per swimmer. Swimmers usually time/count for each other. A post-swim completion party is planned for 1pm at Turtle Soup Restaurant. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at

    Other potential heats TBD.

    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 8thEvery yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!