Below is an arbitrary list of events of potential interest to SwimRI and other members of the Masters Swimming community in Southern New England. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. For broader listings, see the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee Calendar, the USMS Calendar of Events, the U.S. Open Water Swimming Connections Calendar, and the Marathon Swimmers Federation New England Event Calendar.
Denotes that an event is (or was in the previous year) sanctioned or recognized by U.S. Masters Swimming. For more information about sanctioning and recognition, see General Sanction Information in the USMS Guide to Operations. To verify the status of an event, please see the event web page or entry form or contact the event director.
USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship. Any short-course yards or meters pool. Information about SwimRI's annual organized heats at Roger Williams University and the South County Y team's heats at St. George's School are TBA. Read a recap of SwimRI's 2018 heats. sanctioned
USMS Go The Distance, any body of water! This annual self-directed event encourages Masters swimmers to regularly exercise and track their progress. Register through your FLOG in the My USMS section of the website to track all your swimming and other fitness activities. Your results are automatically included in the daily summary reports and will qualify you for milestone awards.
Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Miles for Marly 100x100, Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Boston, MA. Fun team-building event with swimmers and triathletes from around New England and the nation to benefit the Marly Pineda Memorial Scholarship Fund set up at Smith College.
Sunday, January 13, 2019:
USMS 1-Hour ePostal Swim National Championships Heats, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. Three heats of 16 swimmers each for current (2019) New England Masters Swim Club members. Pool and check-in open at 8am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 and 11:40am, respectively. $20 minimum donation to benefit the RWU Swimming & Diving Team, in exchange for which the college team swimmers count/time for the Masters swimmers. Luncheon social at Aidan's Pub after the last heat, as usual.
To reserve one of the 48 spots email firstname.lastname@example.org with your prioritized heat preferences. If you reserve a spot please honor the commitment. Click here for a recap of the 2017 heats at RWU.
2019 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Winter Fitness Challenge, Any pool. First event in USMS's annual Fitness Series. Designed for anyone who wants to get in shape. It can be done in any manner: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins.
Saturday, March 16, & Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 2019:
USMS New England LMSC & Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship, Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Boston, MA. Distance day (1000y & 1650y freestyle) on March 16, all other events and relays on March 22-24. This large, popular, competitive, extremely well-run event is New England's marquee annual Masters meet. Book your hotel accommodations now! sanctioned
Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 2019:
USMS Boston Education Weekend, Boston area, MA (exact locations TBA). NELMSC subsidies available for certification courses. Registration will open soon.
- Saturday: Coach certification course Level 1-2 (classroom).
- Saturday: Coach certification course Level 3 (classroom).
- Saturday-Sunday: "How-to" stroke clinic course for coaches (day 1 classroom, day 2 on deck)
- Sunday: Swimmer stroke development clinic (in water). Professional instruction, evaluation and drills.
- Sunday: Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor certification course (classroom, on deck and in water).
USMS Colonies Zone Short Course Championship, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Registration details TBA. sanctioned
Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, 2019:
USMS Spring Short Course Yards National Championship, Kino Aquatics Center, Mesa, AZ. sanctioned
May 15 - September 15, 2019:
USMS 5,000m/10,000-Meter ePostal National Championship. Any long-course meters pool. sanctioned
Saturday, June 22, 2019:
14th Annual Narrow River Turnaround Swim, URI Campanella Rowing Center, North Kingtown, RI. One mile open-water race and fundraiser for the Narrow River Preservation Association.
26th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim, New Bedford to Fairhaven, MA. 1.2 mile open water race and fundraiser for the Buzzards Bay Coalition.
Saturday, June 29, 2019:
31st Annual Mashpee SuperSwim, Johns Pond, Mashpee, MA. Half-mile, 1-mile and 3-mile events. Ideal place to swim with clear, clean, fresh water. There are wetsuit and nonwetsuit categories but the water temp is usually perfect, no wetsuits needed! Post-race lunch on the beach.
Saturday, July 13, 2019:
9th Annual Waterman
Eco-Challenge, Narragansett Town Beach, RI. One-mile swim and three-mile paddle board races with awards, sponsor tents and environmental awareness displays.
July 15-31, 2019:
2019 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Summer Fitness Challenge, Any pool. Second event in USMS's annual Fitness Series. Designed for anyone who wants to get in shape. It can be done in any manner: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins.
Saturday, July 27, 2019:
43rd Annual Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay Swim, from Newport Navy Base, Newport, to Potter Cove, Jamestown, RI. A 1.7 nautical mile (~2 statute mile) open water swim across the channel along the span of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. Save The Bay's largest annual fundraiser to help protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Join SwimRI's 2019 Save the Bay team and support this worthy cause.
August 5-18, 2019:
XVIII FINA World Masters Championships, Gwangju, South Korea.
Thursday-Sunday, August 8-11, 2019:
USMS Summer Long-Course Meters National Championship, Marguerite Aquatics Center. Mission Viejo, CA. sanctioned
Saturday, August 11, 2019:
Nubble Light Challenge 2019, Long Sands Beach, York, ME. Popular 2.4-mile cold water ocean swim in unpredictable surf conditions from Longs Sands Beach through "the gut" between the Nubble Light House and the mainland, finishing on Short Sands Beach. This event usually sells out early.
Friday, August 16, 2019:
Saturday, September 7, 2019:
Across America Rhode Island Open Water Swim, Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett, RI. One-mile and half-mile fundraising open water swims to support cancer research and clinical trials. Proceeds from the swim will support gynecological and breast cancer research at Women and infants Hospital Rhode Island. Join SwimRI's SAA-RI fundraising team to support a worthwhile cause and enjoy a morning of swimming and socializing on the beach. Traditionally some SwimRI members continue the fun at George's of Galilee.
September 15 - November 15, 2019:
USMS 3,000/6,000-Yard ePostal National Championship. Any SCY or SCM pool. sanctioned
November 15-30, 2019:
2019 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fall Fitness Challenge, Any pool. Third event in USMS's annual Fitness Series. Designed for anyone who wants to get in shape. It can be done in any manner: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins.