New Year's Weekend Practice Schedules

Saturday 12/31: 7:15 a.m. at St. George's School in Middletown (pool opens at 7:00), and 8:00 a.m. (pool opens at 7:45) at CCRI-Lincoln.

Sunday 1/1: No formal practices. Possible impromptu morning practice at Newport Athletic Club.

Monday 1/2: 7:30 a.m. at East Providence Boys & Girls Club.

See Locations & Schedules for more details about these practice venues.

2017 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship - Local Heats

The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club defend its title in the two-month-long Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2017 USMS-NEM members. This is a sanctioned, participatory event. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. However, if you participate in our organized heats you must officially enter your results online.

For past years' results, click here. To read about the long history of the 1-Hour Swim, click here.

January 22nd @ Roger Williams University in Bristol (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
All heats full as of 1/2. Waiting list.
Check-in and warm-up open at 8:00am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 & 11:40. Cost is ~$15 per swimmer (additional donations accepted). Proceeds go to the RWU swim team -- the college swimmers will count/time for us. RSVP required to with your prioritized heat preferences (e.g., 2-1-3). Some heat 3 swimmers usually choose to do a side-by-side interval-based workout together rather than continuous swim. Post-swim lunch at Aidan's Irish Pub.
January 29th @ St. George's School in Middletown (32 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 2 heats)
All heats full as of 12/29. Waiting list.

SCY and SwimRI members who participate in Fred Bartlett's South County Y practices are given priority. Other NEM Swim Club members welcome if/as space allows. Heat 1: 11:30am warm up, heat starts at 11:45. Heat 2: 12:45pm warm up, heat starts at 1:00. Cost is ~$10 per swimmer. Swimmers in one heat usually time/count for those in the other heat. Post-swim lunch at 3:00pm at Turtle Soup in Narragansett. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at

Other heats TBD:
  • There will be a makeup heat at CCRI-Lincoln on a Saturday in February, probably around 9:45 or 10 a.m. Date TBD.
  • Fred is running one SCM heat at South County Y on February 5th. Priority given to people who practice there.
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 10thEvery yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!

SwimRI #1 medium team at 2016 NE-LMSC SCM Championships

Congrats to the 29 SwimRI members at WPI (listed below) who brought home the team gold. Hope to see more of you at this great meet next year!

With Angelina Bonin, Vincent Burks, Mathew Card, Stephen Carll, Kaan Duru, Majed Elturkmani, Sara Finati, Albert Garcia, Michael Garr, Matthew Gilson, Matthew Jaroszewicz, Duje Jelaska, Stephen Johnson, Carolyn KielyKilpatrick, Jill Lancaster, Thomas Manfredi, Frank McQuiggan, Seann Mulcahy, Keri Nappi, Robert Nelson, Donna Neuendorf, John Roccabello, Douglas Sayles, Michael Scott, Steven Sluter, Trent Theroux, Diann Uustal, Connor Wallace and Stephanie Winslow.

Masters Swimming program at Naval Station Newport starts Nov. 8th

Following a six-month hiatus, the Navy MWR Newport Lobsters Masters Swimming program at Naval Station Newport's six-lane, 25-meter John H. Chafee Pool will restart on November 8, 2016. Coached practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Coaches: Mike Garr (SwimRI), or (401) 741-7193
                Rachel Meyer (MWR aquatics head), or (401) 841-2268
                Sarah Rundquist

5th Annual SwimRI "Stuffies vs Steamers" Dual Meet & Team Party - Nov. 19th

Our 5th Annual SwimRI "Stuffies vs Steamers" Intrasquad Dual Meet will take place on November 19th at Providence College's Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. Warm-up is at 3:00pm. The meet runs from 3:30 to 5:30. $20 per person payable at check-in, and there is a 40-swimmer cap. RSVP to

For insurance purposes, all swimmers must be USMS members. SwimRI members of all abilities are welcome.

This event is a high-school-style dual meet where each swimmer races 1-2 individual events and 1-2 relays. The team lineups and races you swim will be determined by the captains -- Doug Sayles for Stuffies and Trent Theroux for Steamers. Each year the victorious team has been determined by the last relay, and the series stands at two wins apiece. This is a family friendly event, so bring friends and family to help time and/or cheer.

By tradition, the losing team buys the first round for the winners after the meet at Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill, 133 Douglas Avenue, Providence. Most people stay for dinner and some bring their families.

1. Jessica Ackerman
2. Gary Alpert
3. Jillian Beveridge
4. Angelina Bonin
5. Erin Briskie
6. James Burden
7. Vincent Burks
8. Mathew Card
9. Stefanie Carter
10. Lynne Czech
11. Chris Doppke
12. Chris Dockray
13. Paul Dow
14. Kaan Duru
15. Majed Elturkmani
16. Sara Finati
17. Matthew Gilson
18. Neil Greenspan
19. Michael Gregson
20. Bart Grimes
21. Stephen Imbusch
22. Jeff Kosiorek
23. Jill Lancaster
24. Gillian Langton
25. Brian McKenna 
26. Seann Mulcahy
27. Keri Nappi
28. Donna Neuendorf
29. Bruce Novis
30. Ron Patrissi
31. Mark Rafferty
32. Alexis Santoro
33. Douglas Sayles
34. Jillian Schneider
35. Paul Senecal
36. Steven Sluter
37. Tracy Smith
38. Trent Theroux
39. Connor Wallace
40. Sara Finati (sub for Liz Welch)