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) 841-2268Bob Nelson (SwimRI), Diann Uustal (SwimRI)
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.