Mission Accomplished: SwimRI Dominates New England Championships!

SwimRI swam away with the men's, women's and combined points titles at the 2014 New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championships held at Harvard University on March 15 & 21-23. In a potentially record-setting performance spanning 57 events, 100+ Rhode Island-area Masters swimmers of all ages and abilities topped the 60-team field with determination, camaraderie and flair by dominating the relay events and scoring over 8400 total points, nearly 3000 more than host team and defending champion Cambridge Masters. Longtime SwimRI Member and Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame Inductee Tom Manfredi led the way by scoring 215 points en route to capturing the men's individual high-point trophy.

Get Ready for Harvard at the SOCOY Fun Meet!

The 17th South County YMCA Adult & Masters Swim Meet. Sunday, March 9th, noon to 5:30pm, Peace Dale, RI. Informal, unsanctioned mini meet open to all adult swimmers (USMS membership not required) and prep meet for the New England LMSC SCY Championships at Harvard. 70 swimmer cap. Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday 3/5 or submitted in person by Saturday 3/8 at noon. Sponsored by PowerBar and Camire's Athletic Soles. Meet Director: Fred Bartlett, swimtrirunman@aol.com

2014 Speedo USMS One-Hour Postal National Championship

Sunday, January 19th, 2014:

SwimRI is helping New England Masters Swim Club defend its title in this national, month-long event by running organized heats for current USMS-NEM members:

@ Roger Williams University in Bristol (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
Warm-up starts at 8am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 & 11:40am. Cost is ~$15 per swimmer. RWU college swimmers will count/time. RSVP to douglas.sayles@swimri.org with your prioritized heat preferences. Post-swim social gathering at Aidan's Irish Pub in Bristol.
@ St. George's School Hoyt Pool in Middletown (32 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 2 heats)

Heats start at 9:15 and 10:30am. Participants arrange for your own timer/counter or else time/count for each other. Cost is ~$10 per swimmer. Post-swim luncheon at The Bike Stop Cafe in Narragansett. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at swimtrirunman@aol.com.

Every yard counts, so if you cannot join us on the 19th ask a coach or friend to count/time for you sometime during January and submit your results!

400 Kick for Time (a USMS Postal Event) & Coach Trent's Holiday Relays!

Sunday, December 22nd @ East Providence Boys & Girls Club. Coach Trent will incorporate these events into SwimRI-Triton Swimming's Sunday 7:30am workout. The postal event is simple: kick 400 yards as fast as you can, then enter your time (if you want) via the event website. For those of you who have never attended a Triton workout, the drop-in fee is $5 and the Sunday theme practices are usually well-attended, spirited and a highlight of everyone's week.

NE-LMSC & USMS Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship Meet

Friday-Sunday, December 13th-15th @ Boston University and Saturday team dinner at Boston Beer Works (61 Brookline Avenue, opposite Fenway Park). SwimRI is the defending medium-size team champion. We focus on getting as many SwimRI swimmers as possible involved in relays and into the National Top 10 relay rankings -- relay team age classifications at meters meets are determined by the sum of the ages, not the youngest swimmer's age. All relays are submitted as deck entries at the meet. Unless you inform Frank otherwise at epmasters@aol.com, we will assume that everyone entered in the meet is available for relays on the day(s) you have entered individual events and that anyone swimming on Saturday is also attending the team dinner.

The online meet entry deadline is 11:59pm, Monday, December 9th: http://scmchamps.blogspot.com

2012 Meet Results

SwimRI "Stuffies vs. Steamers" Intra-Squad Dual Meet & Social Gathering!

Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ Providence College's Taylor Natatorium. Co-ed meet in 6-lane, 25-meter pool. High-school event order + other relays. Warm up: 3:00pm. Meet: 3:30 to ~6:00pm.

36 swimmer cap! RSVP to ttheroux@jwu.edu. RSVP period closes November 18th @ 11:59pm. Captains Trent & Doug will determine team lineups. $20 per swimmer. USMS-NEM-SWMR membership required.

Post-meet social gathering at Ladder 133 Bar & Grill (same place as last year). We assume all meet participants will attend the party. Email douglas.sayles@swimri.org if you're not attending the party or are bringing guests.

2012 Meet Results

October 6th on-site registration added for HAWKtoberfest Meet at RWU!

Inaugural HAWKtoberfest Adult Swim MeetRoger Williams University, Bristol, RI. USMS-recognized mini meet open to any adult swimmer age 18 or older (USMS membership not required). Nice 8-lane, 25-yard pool with electronic touch-pad timing system. Meet Director: Matt Emmert, memmert@rwu.edu, (401) 254-3421. There will be on-site registration on October 6th.

During 2013, RWU Coach Matt Emmert has actively supported masters swimming by hosting coached masters practices and events at RWU's beautiful (and previously unaccessible) 8-lane pool. Help us return the favor by attending the meet, the proceeds of which will help support the RWU college team's winter training trip.