Coached USMS Saturday practices at St. George's School start 10/22

October 22nd marks the start of weekly Saturday morning Masters Swimming practices at St. George's School's 25-yard, 8-lane Hoyt Pool in Middletown. Building opens ~6:45 a.m. General warm up begins at 7:00. Structured practice runs from 7:15 to 9:00 led by a USA-S/USMS registered coach.

All swimmers must be USMS-registered and complete the St. George's Swimming Waiver. Our statewide team's USMS affiliation is the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) and the SwimRI workout group (SWMR).

If attendance is good, these Saturday practices will continue through May 20, 2017.

$10 per workout ($5 for Tuesday/Thursday St. George's Masters swimmers) purchased in increments of five, redeemable any Saturday during the 2016-2017 season. Guest swimmers and single-swim drop-ins are not allowed at this time -- all swimmers must purchase a multi-visit pass.

Payment is via check only (no cash or credit cards) made out to "St. George's School."

Enter the campus via Lower Road and park in the lot by Hoyt Pool (building "M" on the campus map). Please do not enter via Main Drive or Kane Avenue.

See Locations & Schedules for more information about St. George's Tuesday/Thursday practices.

Contact: Aquatics Director Keri Cunningham at keri_cunningham@stgeorges.edu or (401) 842-6643.

HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters Swim Meet on Sunday 10/23/2016

Onsite deck entries will be accepted on Sunday, October 23rd at the annual HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters swim meet at Roger Williams University in scenic Bristol, R.I. USMS membership is NOT required. Proceeds help fund the RWU college team's 2017 winter training camp.

If that's not incentive enough, join us for a post-swim social gathering at Aidan's Pub.

New England Masters swimming community mourns passing of Frank Wuest

Longtime New England Masters swimmer Frank Wuest touched many people's lives. Some knew him better than others, some not at all. As the attached document indicates, Frank was a lot of things, but most of all he was a good man. During this time of mourning and remembrance there are no teams or rivalries, there is only a swimming community that shares in the shock and grief that Frank's family and our friends at Cambridge Masters must be feeling. Those of us from SwimRI who were at the Save The Bay Swim are honored to have shared some laughs with Frank before his final swim and to have competed with him one last time. We will miss him.

Registration is open for SwimRI's favorite local open-water events!

For more information, see Upcoming Races & Events:

June 18 -- 28th Annual Mashpee Super Swim, John's Pond, Mashpee, Mass.
June 25 -- 11th Annual Narrow River Turnaround, URI Campanella Rowing Center, Saunderstown, R.I.
July 16 -- 6th Annual Waterman Eco-Challenge, Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
July 23 -- 2nd Annual Misery Challenge, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
August 6 -- 5th Annual Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame Swim, Galilee Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
August 13 -- 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport-Jamestown, R.I.
August 16 -- Salt Pond Challenge, Wuskenau Beach, Westerly, R.I.
September 10 -- Swim Across America Rhode Island, Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
September 11 -- FIRMman Rhode Island, Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
September 18 -- 4th Annual Newport Sharkfest Swim, Newport, R.I.