St. George's School 8-Lane Hoyt Pool, Middletown, RI:
Schedule: 6:30 to 8:00am, March 9, 16, 23, 30
Deck Coach: Craig Irving. Cost: $5 pp for weekday St. G's Masters Swimmers. $10 pp for all others. USMS membership required.
Roger Williams University 8-Lane Pool, Bristol, RI:
Contact: Aquatics Director Keri Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 842-6643
Practice scheduled: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/5, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15
No practice: 5/11, 5/18
Time: Pool opens 7:00am, structured practice 7:15-9:00am
Deck Coach: Connor Devers or Matt Emmert. Cost: $5 per person. USMS membership not required.
Contact: RWU Assistant Head Coach Connor Devers email@example.com
Open water races/events begin June 22: Click here to view upcoming events calendar
Full practice locations & schedules info: http://swimri.org/practice-schedules
- Full results are listed below. Everyone must submit your yardage online by March 8. Do it now before you lose your split sheet. Every yard counts toward the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) total!
- 47 NEM members (43 SWMR, 2 SCY, 2 NMEG)
- Aggregate yards = 183,595 (8,290y more than last year)
- Average yards per swimmer = 3,906 (~10y more per swimmer than last year)
- Notable swims:
- Rob Allen, aka Rob 2.0, most yardage men
- Matt Alford, 2nd most yardage men & highest male first-timer
- Sarah Dombrowski, most yardage women
- Merin Troutman, 2nd most yardage women
- Jessica Bailey, highest female first-timer
- Gillian Langton, 4,250 in 2017; 4,350 in 2018; 4,525 in 2019
- Trent Theroux's 1 x 4,000 individual medley!
- Matt Hull, just recently did his first-ever coached pool workout
- Great Comebacks:
- Tim Morse (fuck cancer)
- Vince Burks (fuck injury)
- Stephanie Winslow (nice return to 2013 form)
- Mary Gurchiek (improves with every splash)
- Brian Fulling (first competition in 14 years)
- OHPS First-Timer Kudos:
- Women -- Jessica Bailey, Maddy Behan, Angie Bonin, Mary Gurchiek
- Men -- Matt Alford, Jonathan Cooper, Majed Elturkmani, Brian Fulling, Matt Hull, Andrew Kelsey
- Best Synchronized Swim: Jill Lancaster & Gillian Langton
- Most Incredulous Accomplishment: Heat 3 doing the Hour Swim in under an hour ;)
- Honorable Mention:
Fred Bartlett's South County Y swimmers. Everyone Fred trains beat last year's yardage total -- Kim Raymond, Lorraine Miller Horton, Rob Allen, Vince Burks.
- Connecticut swimmers. This Jon Caswell-coached contingent was both enthusiastic and impressive -- Merin, Sarah and Brian all handily surpassed 4,600 yards.
- $1,134 donated to the RWU college swim team ($164 more than last year)
- Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert for hosting and the RWU college team for counting!
- ~25 people attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub.
- Total yardage betting pool results
- 12 guesses, $60 pot, winner takes all
- Winner: Matt Gilson (under by 1,195y)
- Albert Garcia (over by 3,605y)
- Andy Kelsey (over by 6,405)
COMPLETE HEAT RESULTS:
OTHER EVENT ENTRY REMINDERS:
February 9th: Starts, Breakouts & IM Crossover Turn Clinic led by Coach Matt Emmert at RWU.
March 16 & 22-24: "Harvard Meet" (NELMSC SCY Championship). The March 16th Distance Day cap is 200 swimmers and the overall meet cap is ~900 swimmers.
March 1: Nomination deadline for NELMSC Appreciation Awards.
August 16-17: USMS 1-Mile & 5-Mile Open Water Championships in Vermont (already over half full):
The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) defend its national club title in the two-month-long USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2019 USMS-NEM members. This is a USMS-sanctioned participatory event. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. All participants must adhere to event rules during the swim and officially enter your results online after swimming.
Check-in and warm-up open at 7:30am. Heats start at 8:15, 9:35 & 10:55. Minimum donation is $20 per swimmer (additional donations accepted). Proceeds go to the RWU swim team, in exchange for which the college team records splits for us. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAT ASSIGNMENTS (lane pairings will be posted onsite):
Other potential heats TBD.
South County Y workout group members are given priority. Other NEM members are welcome if/as space allows. Heats start at 8:10, 9:20 and 10:30am. Cost is ~$10-$12 per swimmer. Swimmers usually time/count for each other. A post-swim completion party is planned for 1pm at Turtle Soup Restaurant. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at email@example.com.
Can't join us on the above dates? Ask a coach or friend to time for you during January-February and submit your results online via the official event website by March 8th. Every yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!
Registration closes on August 1, 2019, or when the cap is reached.
|Robbie Allen||George Alexandre|
|Maddy Behan||Matthew Alford|
|Angelina Bonin||Rosie Alford|
|Eric Burtchell||Jessica Bailey|
|Mathew Card||Chuck Barnes|
|Dave Cote||Joseph Bevilacqua|
|Steph Cotsonas||Michael Burr|
|Chris Doppke||Stef Carter|
|Paul Dow||Sara DiNardo|
|Majed Elturkmani||Kaan Duru|
|Albert Garcia||Matthew Gilson|
|Bart Grimes||Neil Greenspan|
|Mary Gurchiek||Andrew Hobby|
|Stephen Imbusch||Derek Jakoboski|
|Heather Ireland||Gillian Langton|
|Jill Lancaster||Donna Neuendorf|
|Seann Mulcahy||Aaron Shute|
|Bruce Novis||Trent Theroux|
|Jim Porter||Connor Wallace|
|Paul Senecal||Stephanie Winslow|
As you plan your summer calendar, please consider supporting these local
cause-related, community-based events and organizations:
Saturday, June 23: 13th Annual
Narrow River Turnaround Swim,
URI Campanella Rowing Center, North Kingstown, RI. One-mile open water race and
fundraiser for the Narrow River Preservation Association. $35 registration. Low
key race that traditionally kicks off our local summer open water season. The
2017 event sold out with 150 swimmers. Water temp is usually in the mid to high
seventies. Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
RESULTS PHOTOS Narragansett Times
Saturday, June 30: 25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim, New Bedford to Fairhaven, NA. 1.2 mile open water
race and fundraiser for the membership-supported nonprofit Buzzards Bay
Coalition. This event includes individual age group, youth team, and adult team
awards. Use the code MASTERS18 to save $25 on the registration fee. $150
fundraising minimum. The 2017 event had over 350 swimmers registered but was
canceled due to lightening. Water temp is usually 68-70 degrees. Wetsuits
Sunday, July 8: Clean
Ocean Access Newport Harbor Swim to Skim (formerly
the Newport Sharkfest Swim), Newport, RI. Two distances to choose from: 0.9
mile or 1.5 mile open-water swim through Newport Harbor from Perrotti Park to
King Park. $55 registration fee. Wetsuits allowed. Proceeds benefit the
Middletown RI-based nonprofit Clean Ocean Access, which does great work on a
shoestring budget. VIP swimmers will include Olympian Elizabeth Beisel and
local marathon swimmer Trent Theroux who is preparing for his ”Back to Britain” English Channel charity
swim later this summer.
RESULTS PHOTOS Newport Daily News ARTICLE & VIDEO
Saturday, July 14: 8th Annual Waterman
Town Beach, RI. One-mile swim (wetsuits allowed) and three-mile paddle board
races with awards, sponsor tents and environmental awareness displays at one of
the nicest beaches anywhere. $40 registration for one race or $60 for both.
Proceeds from this event help support the Janice “Mama C” Causey Memorial Art
Scholarship for young students. The 2017 event had over 150 swimmers.
RESULTS PHOTOS MORE PHOTOS
NEW! Friday, August 3: Beisel Youth Freestyle Clinic, Roger Williams University Aquatic Center, Bristol, RI. Olympian and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel will provide freestyle swim technique instruction to 8-to-12-year olds at 10 AM and 13-to-18-year-olds at 11:30 AM. There will be time for photos. Spaces are limited. Part of the $50 registration will benefit Save The Bay.
Saturday, August 4: 42nd Annual
Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay Swim, from Newport Navy Base, Newport, to Potter Cove, Jamestown, RI.
Iconic 1.7 nautical mile (~2 statute mile) open water swim across the channel
along the span of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. $400 fundraising
minimum. With up to 500 swimmers, this event is Save The Bay’s largest annual
fundraiser to help protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Join
our SwimRI Save The Bay Team, swim with Olympian and Save The Bay
Ambassador Elizabeth Beisel and get in on our team shirts, photo, mimosa brunch
at “The Ganny,” and potential team party later that day (TBD).
RESULTS PHOTOS ProJo Newport Daily News Jamestown Press
Wednesday, August 8: Salty Brine Swim Charity Dinner to benefit the Alzheimer's Association @ George's of Galilee Restaurant, Narragansett, RI. Casual $10 dinner buffet at 7:15pm after the 6pm NOSE open-water training swim at scenic Salty Brine State Beach. Please click the "Chip In" button to pay $10 for the buffet and be added to the RSVP list. Donations to the charity will be accepted onsite via cash or check (made out to Alzheimer's Association) or online via the Tribute Fund page at http://act.alz.org/goto/pauline-capobianco.
Saturday, September 8: Swim
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 at Women and Infants Hospital Rhode Island. $250 fundraising minimum.
The 2017 event sold out with ~600 swimmers and multiple Olympians on hand. Last year SwimRI continued the post-Swim
festivities on the beachfront deck at George’s
of Galilee. Join SwimRI's SAA-RI fundraising team.
See the SwimRI UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS webpage for more open water and pool events of potential interest to local competitive and recreational swimmers.
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) 841-2268
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.