In this USMS-sanctioned event you may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with breaks. All participants must be USMS members and adhere to the event rules. To read about the long history of the 1-Hour Swim, click here.
By reserving a spot in our local heats via the signup form below you agree to honor your committment (barring emergency) and consent to NEM Swim Club coaches officially registering you in the 2022 USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship by submitting your splits and yardage on your behalf.
The $32 swimmer fee includes the $10 USMS event registration fee, a $2 SignUpGenius processing fee, and a $20 nonrefundable donation that covers pool costs and supports the Roger Williams University varsity swim team, in exchange for which the college swimmers will record splits for us during our Hour Swim heats. You can donate more onsite at the swim via cash or check. If you prefer, you may bring your own split-taker.
The NEM coaches reserve the right to adjust swimmers' heat and lane assignments if/as needed.
Sunday, January 30th @ Roger Williams University (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
Check-in and warm-up open at 7:40am. Heats start at 8:30, 9:50 & 11:10. As usual, we will hold the post-swim party at Aidan's Pub,
where we'll announce the winner of the total yardage betting pool. During check-in at the pool, each
participant will have the option to contribute $5 cash to the pot and
guess the aggregate yardage of all three RWU heats.
Can't join us on January 30th? If there is a enough demand, we may organize other heats on a different day. Otherwise, register yourself for event, ask a friend to count for you during January at your pool, and submit your results online via the official event website. Every yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
March (during Harvard's Spring Break):
New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship Meet (800+ swimmers) at Harvard University's Blodgett and Saturday night team dinner party at a nearby pub.
Newport to Jamestown Save The Bay Swim fundraiser (400+ swimmers) to help protect Narragansett Bay, the largest estuary in New England. Join the SwimRI Save The Bay Team. There is a pre-swim team photo and often a post-swim team brunch or party later that day.
September (the second Saturday):
Swim Across America - Rhode Island Swim (600+ swimmers) at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett to raise funds for cancer research at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Join the SwimRI SAA-RI Team. There is a team photo. The 2022 event will include a water carnival atmosphere including a DJ, events for all ages, a sponsor/vendor village, and an after-party on the beach. SwimRI often ends up at George's of Galilee.
November (the Saturday before Thanksgiving):
"Stuffies vs Steamers" Intra-Squad Dual Meet (~40 swimmer limit) at Providence College and team dinner at Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Restaurant. Due to a pool scheduling conflict, the 2021 SvS meet and party took place at Pods Swimming and Xaco Taco.
New England LMSC Short Course Meters Championship Meet (400+ swimmers) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Saturday SwimRI team dinner.
For a more comprehensive list of upcoming events, click here.
The USMS Board of Directors has extended its recommendation to not sanction in-person pool and open water events through Oct. 31 and to begin a phased return to competition on Nov. 1.
- 2020 USMS 5K/10K ePostal National Championships (June 1–Sept. 30)
- 2020 USMS 3000/6000-Yard ePostal National Championship (Sept. 15–Nov. 15)
- 2020 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fall Fitness Challenge (Nov. 15–30)
- Go the Distance (ongoing)
Rhode Island Guidance:
Phase 2 Initial Guidelines for Pools (6/15/2020 update)
Summary of Phase 3 Guidance for Pools (7/2/2020)
U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS):
Club & Coach Services reopening consultation: email@example.com
Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP): COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures
Pool graphics without swimmers for teams/facilities to plan and illustrate swimmer configurations:
Olympic Athletes and Swim Business Leaders: Letter to President Donald Trump
New York Times 05/22/2020: Children May Be at Higher Risk of Drowning This Summer
Fitter & Faster: Get Your Pool Open and Team Back in the Water Webinar 05/25/2020
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA):
U.S. Swim School Association (USSSA): COVID-19 Update Webinar Series
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA): Coronavirus Resources & Reopening Guidance
Counsilman Hunsaker: Pool Operator COVID-19 Resource Center
Total Aquatic Programming LLC: Aquatics Panel COVID-19 Webinar 4/14/2020
Evoqua: Portable Ozone Disinfection Cart