USMS 2023 "Early Bird" Registration & Renewal Incentives

U.S. Masters Swimming recently opened the 2023 “early bird” membership registration and renewal period. Between November 1 and December 31, 2022, anyone age 18 or older can join/renew for $65 and receive a standard USMS membership effective immediately through December 31, 2023. All members who register during this two-month early bird period will also receive special USMS sponsor discount codes.

For those who register/renew after December 31, 2022, the 2023 standard membership rate is $70.

Click here to join USMS or renew your membership today. Remember to affiliate with New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) and the SwimRI (SWMR) workout group.

Save The Date: 2023 USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship / SwimRI Local Heats & Team Party

January 22, 2023, Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I. (snow date: Jan. 29)

Online signups will open soon. Save the date for our annual organized Hour Swim heats at RWU as we help our parent club (NEM Swim Club) try to win the national team yardage title.

Then join us for a festive post-swim lunch at Aidan’s Pub, where we’ll announce the winner of the total yardage betting pool.

SwimRI Gives Back via Open-Water Charity Swims

Thank you to the SwimRI members and others who supported Rhode Island’s charity swims last summer, including the Narrow River Turnaround (watershed preservation), the Waterman Eco-Challenge (educational arts scholarship), the Save The Bay Swim (watershed preservation), and the Swim Across America – Rhode Island Charity Swim (cancer research grants).

SwimRI’s fundraising teams raised ~$43K for Save The Bay and ~$20K for cancer research at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Special thanks to SwimRI’s SAA-RI volunteers, especially Elizabeth Beisel for emceeing this year’s event and continuing to share her family’s story.

Individual SwimRI members’ marathon swims for charity:

  • In 2021, Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to successfully swim from mainland Rhode Island (East Matunuck) to Block Island, raising over $150K for pancreatic cancer research.

  • In July 2022, Christina Lorenson became the first woman to swim around Conanicut Island (Jamestown), raising over $13K for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

  • In September 2022, Trent Theroux swam from Montauk to Misquamicut, raising over $50K for RISE Against Paralysis. This achievement caps a decade of epic marathon swims by Trent in support of this cause, including Back to Block (Point Judith to Block Island backstroke), Back to Newport (first person to swim around Aquidneck Island), Back to Britain (English Channel attempt), and Back to Rhode Island (Long Island to Rhode Island).

Thanksgiving Morning Masters Pilgrim Sprints!

On Thursday, November 24, 2022, Shamrock Swim Club will host its Masters Pilgrim Sprints mini meet at the Egan Center pool in Milton, Massachusetts. The facility is centrally located a few miles south of Boston in proximity to Routes 93, 3, 24, and 95.

This USMS-sanctioned mini meet consists of six individual events and one relay event. Warmup starts at 7 a.m. and the meet starts at 8:05 a.m.

Click here to view meet details and online entry info.

Start your Thanksgiving morning out with some fun sprints and friendly faces and feast guilt-free the rest of the day!