Below is an arbitrary list of events of potential interest to SwimRI and other members of the Rhode Island Masters Swimming community. 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, and the U.S. Open Water Swimming Connections Calendar.
Annual Narrow River Turnaround, Saunderstown, R.I. 1-mile swim in the Lower Pond of the Narrow River, starting/ending at the beach adjacent to the University of Rhode Island Campanella Rowing Center. Fundraising swim to benefit the Narrow River Preservation Society's education and preservation initiatives.
24th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim, 1.2-mile fundraising swim from New Bedford to Fairhaven to benefit the Buzzards Bay Coalition's work to restore, protect and sustain public use and enjoyment of the Buzzards Bay watershed.
Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9:
Bay State Games, Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Annual, USMS-recognized, long-course meters meet.
Saturday, July 15:
Waterman Eco-Challenge, Narragansett Town Beach, R.I. One-mile swim and three-mile paddle board races with awards, sponsor tents and environmental awareness displays.
Misery Challenge, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Mass. A 3-mile open-water swim from scenic Tuck's Point to Misery Island and back. There are also 4-mile rowing, kayak and SUP races around the island. Festivities include music, micro-brews, food, kids games and awards/prizes. In 2016, 5% of all entry and sponsorship fees went to Humans for Oceans.
Sunday, July 16:
Jenny Thompson LCM Masters Meet, Jenny Thompson long-course meters pool, Dover, NH.
Saturday, July 29:
41st Annual Save The Bay Swim, 1.7-mile Newport-to-Jamestown fundraising swim across the channel to further Save The Bay's mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay as a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy natural treasure that is accessible to all. Join our SwimRI Save The Bay team and have some fun while helping support a good cause.
Wednesday-Sunday, August 2-6:
2017 USMS Summer National Championship, University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, MN. Long course meters meet. Full meet info will be available by May. The order of events and national qualifying times are available now. Swimmers may enter up to 3 individual events without meeting the qualifying times, and up to 6 total individual events if they meet the QT for their 4th through 6th events. At this national meet SwimRI members officially compete as part of the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) team.
Saturday, September 9:
Sunday, September 10:
FIRMman Rhode Island, Narragansett Town Beach, R.I. Half-Iron, Sprint and Aquabike triathlon and 1.2-mile Swim races, including men's, women's and mixed relay team competitions.