10th Annual SwimRI "Stuffies v Steamers" Dual Meet & Team Party

November 19, 2022, Providence College Taylor Natatorium (3:15pm warmup, 4pm meet)

Dinner @ Ladder 133 Kitchen & Social (~6pm)

RSVP by November 15:

If you want swim in or time at this fun intra-squad dual meet and have not already responded to prior emails, email douglas.sayles@swimri.org ASAP and also let us know if you and any guests are attending dinner. Family and friends are welcome.

Captains Trent Trent Theroux (Steamers) and Douglas Sayles (Stuffies) will pick the teams Wednesday, November 16, and post the meet sheet on deck Saturday at the met.

This year’s meet will have more relay events and fewer individual events. For insurance purposes, every swimmer must be a USMS member.

SwimRI Local Heats & Party: 2022 USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship

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This winter SwimRI is once again helping its parent club, New England Masters Swim Club (NEM), compete for the 2022 USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship club yardage title by running organized heats (and a post-swim party) for USMS-NEM members on Sunday, January 30th, at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. If you're not a 2022 USMS-NEM member, click here to join or renew.

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.

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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 douglas.sayles@swimri.org.

Related files:
1-Hr ePostal Pace Chart.pdf (153KB pdf)

Annual SwimRI Team Events


USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship heats (16 swimmers per heat) for NEM Swim Club members at Roger Williams University in Bristol and post-meet team luncheon at Aidan's Pub.

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.

USMS Event Sanctions Update - September 23, 2020

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.

In the coming weeks, the board will release recommendations for sanctioned events, including event size, travel, and safety considerations. Local, state, and federal guidelines and orders, as well as facility requirements, will take precedence if they are more restrictive than USMS's recommendations. Updated USMS guidelines will be published and the COVID-19 Event Resources page will be updated with information as available.

Virtual events that can be completed in a pool or open water workout setting continue to be offered. National virtual events include: