Pools

SWIMRI PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Updated May 9, 2022

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GREATER PROVIDENCE AREA

Fall Session (Labor Day thru Nov), Winter Session (Dec thru Feb), and Spring Session (March to late June) @ East Providence Boys & Girls Club's indoor, 5-lane, 25-yard pool:
Tues/Thurs 5:30-7:00am & Sun 7:00-8:00am (~$200/session)
Wed/Fri 5:30-7:00a.m. & Sun 7:00-8:30am (~$200/session)
Weekdays only Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri (~$140/session)
Sunday only (~$80/session)
Visitor drop-ins ($5) at the coach's discretion.

Workouts are written and mostly led from the water by swimmer-coaches Trent Theroux and Albert Garcia. Indoor sessions consist of intermediate to advanced swimmers. Contact info@trenttheroux.com before attending.
Summer Session (late June to Labor Day) @ Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club's outdoor, 10-lane, 25-yard pool in Riverside: Tues/Thur 5:30-7:00am & Sun 7:30-9:00am. Fee: $5 per practice.

Summer Open Water (informal group swims) @ Barrington Beach: Mon 6:00pm, Wed/Fri 6:00am & Sat 7:30am if not preempted by a swimming race/event elsewhere. No swimming fee, but beach parking charges apply 8am-6pm.

Contacts: Trent Theroux at info@trenttheroux.com and Albert Garcia at ag@kitearchitects.com. For schedule updates ask them to add you to their email list and follow the SwimRI Facebook Group.

SwimRI-Pods Swimming @ Pods Swimming Aquatics Center in East Providence (map)
There are currently no formal Masters practices at this venue. Some SwimRI members arrange small, ad hoc workouts by coordinating their lap swim reservations. A few (3 to 8) strong swimmers meet at noon weekdays.

You may register for lap swim onsite but are encouraged to pay online. $50 monthly facility membership ($30 for seniors) or $75 for 10 visits or $10 drop-in fee. Lap swimming M/W/F 7am to 2pm and Tu/Th 6am to 2 pm.
Contacts: Pods Swimming Program Manager - jamie.pascale@podsswimming.com or (401) 337-5678
SwimRI - douglas.sayles@swimri.org or (401) 633-5756, or frank.mcquiggan@swimri.org


SwimRI-Cumberland @ Cumberland High School (map)

Coached Masters practices Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-6:45am at this 6-lane, 25-yard pool. $10 cash or $8 Venmo per visit. Contact: Jeffrey Miksis at anglerfishaquatics@gmail.com


SwimRI-Lincoln @ Community College of Rhode Island Flanagan Campus (map)
THIS POOL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We hope to resume weekly Saturday workouts in September for the 2022-2023 season.
Masters Coach: Dr. Stuart Cromarty at swimlane4consulting@gmail.com or (401) 316-1230
Click here to view CCRI's public lap swim schedule.



WEST BAY AREA

SwimRI-Warwick @ Kent County Y. Practices: Mon/Wed 7:00-8:00pm and Sunday 9:00-10:30am in a 4-lane, 25-yard pool. Contact: Christina Lorenson at swimmingveterinarian@gmail.com.


NEWPORT/BRISTOL AREA

SwimRI-Bristol @ Roger Williams University Aquatic Center in Bristol (map)
Nice 25-yard pool with 8 wide lanes. Community pool memberships available.

RWU & KingfishRI Head Coach Matt Emmert offers coached Masters practices Mon/Wed 5:45-7:00am. Fee: $55/month. Drop-in: $10/practice. During the school year park in Lot D.

For more information, contact SwimRI member Jim Porter at jimkporter3@gmail.com.

Annual Masters Swimming events at RWU include a stroke/skills clinic, the HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters Mini Meet in October, and heats of the USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship in January.


SwimRI-Newport Navy Lobsters @ Naval Station Newport John H. Chafee Fitness Center (map)
Evening Practices: Tues & Thurs 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in this 6-lane, 25-meter pool. The coaches and some of the swimmers are SwimRI (NEM-SWMR) members.

Fees: $3 for DoD civilians, $5 for guests, free for active duty military, dependents and retirees. Check in at the front desk to obtain a single-use pass or 30-pass punch card ($80). Credit or debit only (no cash).

Base access: If you do not have base privileges, contact Mike Garr at (401) 741-7193 to arrange to be driven on base or, if you know a participant with base access, you can attend as their guest.

Contacts: MWR facility coordinator Rachel Meyer at rachel.m.meyer@navy.mil or (401) 841-6628
                  Mike Garr (SwimRI), mikegarr@msn.com or (401) 741-7193
                  Bob Nelson (SwimRI), ticoachme@gmail.com
              

SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND

SCY (& some SwimRI) @ South County YMCA in Peace Dale, South Kingstown (map)

Sessions: Mid Sept thru Dec, Jan thru May. Tues/Thurday practices from 6:00-7:15pm and 7:15-8:30pm, Sunday from 8:30-10:00am (faster practice level) and 10:00-11:30am. Five-lane, 25-meter pool. Subject to capacity limits. Y membership + approx. $200 session fee.

Max of 3 drop-in visits per person per semester at no cost. Drop-ins must fill out a waiver at the front desk and contact Coach Fred Bartlet in advance to confirm there is space and determine which practice you should attend.

Contact: Coach Fred Bartlett at swimtrirunman@aol.org or call the Y at (401) 783-3900.

Most of these swimmers affiliate with South County Y Masters (NEM-SCY) and a few are SwimRI (NEM-SWMR). These two teams are currently registered with USMS as separate New England Masters Swim Club workout groups but were previously a unified SwimRI workout group team in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020.

During warm weather months many of these swimmers train outdoors with the Narragansett Ocean Swimming Enthusiasts group organized by Coach Fred (see open-water groups below).

NORTHERN CONNECTICUT

SwimRI-Connecticut Aquatic Club Masters @ UCONN Avery Point Athletic Center in Groton (map)

You must be a member of U.S. Masters Swimming or USA Triathlon to attend these practices. Several swimmers who practice here affiliate and compete with SwimRI (NEM-SWMR).

Coached Masters practices 5:30-7:00am Monday (distance free), Wednesday (IM, speed, race pace), Friday (IM, stroke). All abilities welcome. Average 2,500 to 3,500 yards per practice. Each morning there are 3 to 4 lanes available for Masters in this 6-lane, 25-yard pool.

Fees: No annual fee for Masters swimmers. $45/month for 2 practices/week, $65/month for 3 practices/week. Or pay the $8 drop-in fee via cash or Venmo. To join this practice group, click here and follow the directions.

Contact: Coach Jon Caswell at joncacswim@gmail.com


OTHER ADULT SWIM PRACTICES IN/NEAR RHODE ISLAND

@ Newport County YMCA, Middletown, RI. Swimmer-led practices (no coach) Tues/Thurs 6:30-7:30am and Sunday 9:45-10:45am. Reservations required, 8 spots (2 lanes) per practice. Go to www.newportymca.org and click Facility Reservation to reserve a "Masters Swim" spot up to 3 days in advance. Non-member walk-in fee is $13.00. A few SwimRI members attend, but these informal workouts do not constitute a USMS or SwimRI program per se. Contact: Aquatic Director Cari Beck at carib@newportymca.org or 401-847-9200 x108.

@ East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, Providence, RI. Wed/Fri 7:10-8:00am in 5-lane, 25-yard pool. Contact: Aquatic Director Meg O'Connor at (401) 521-0155.

@ Fox Point Boys & Girls Club, Providence, RI. Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00-1:00pm in 5-lane, 25-yard pool. Contact: Aquatics Manager Jonathan Chaisty at jchaisty@bgcprov.org or (4.01) 437-607.

@ McDermott Pool, Warwick, RI. Tue/Thur 8:00-9:00pm. Older LCM/SCY pool usually set up short course. Coached workout with Ian Muir. For more info call (401) 738-2019 x (press 2 ) or email warwick-rec@warwickri.com.

@Bernon Family YMCA, Franklin, MA. Tues 5:00-6:00am, Thurs 7:30-8:30pm, Sun 7:00-8:00am. Contact: Mark Bernasconi, mbernasconi@ieee.org

@ Nutmeg Masters Swim Club (NEM-NMEG), East Lyme, CT. USMS-registered workout group of New England Masters Swim Club (NEM). Tue/Thur 6:00-7:00am, Saturday 6:00-7:30am. Contact: Robert Bouchey at coach.rob.bouchey@gmail.com.

@ Raynham Athletic Club (NEM-RAYN), Raynham, MA. Contact: RAC Aquatics Director Angela Naeth at tri3angela@yahoo.com.

@ New Bedford YMCA, New Bedford, MA. 6:00-7:00am Wed & Fri. Contact Sara White at SWhite@ymcasc.org

@ Gleason Family YMCA, Wareham, MA. 6:00-7:15am Tues & Thurs. Contact Danielle Gilmore at DGilmore@ymcasc.org.

To view open-water swim groups, click here.