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 email@example.com.
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)
Other potential heats TBD.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 8th. Every yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!