Wednesday eve practices at new Pods Swimming pool start March 22nd

Starting March 22, 2017, there will be a weekly Masters practice each Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm at the new Pods Swimming Aquatics Center's 6-lane, 25-yard pool located at 111 Commercial Way in East Providence. This is a swimmer-led written workout adapted for different levels (no regular on-deck coach). Lap swim is also available every day of the week.

Cost: $25 monthly facility membership ($15 seniors, $40 couples) or $50 for 10 visits or $5 drop-in fee. You may register for any of these options onsite but are encouraged to sign the facility waiver and pay online. For Masters practices select one of the lap swim options.

Contacts: Pods Swimming Program Manager - or (401) 337-5678
                  SwimRI - or (401) 633-5756

Join SwimRI's team for the 2017 Save The Bay Swim!

Join SwimRI's team for the Save The Bay Swim and help us support and protect a healthy Narragansett Bay.

Anyone swimming, kayaking or raising money for Save The Bay is welcome to join our team for this year's Swim. We always take an enthusiastic team photo in SwimRI t-shirts before the Swim, and we sometimes hold a family-friendly team party later that day (TBD).

For the past several years the SwimRI team and its predecessor (the former Newport Athletic Club team) has been the largest team at this event, both in the number of participants and the aggregate funds raised -- usually $20K to $40K.

You do NOT need to be a USMS-registered Masters swimmer to join our Save The Bay team.

Thank you for supporting Save The Bay!

Mr. Enthusiasm crests 5,000 yards in 1-Hour ePostal Swim

On the evening of February 27th, “Maestro” Matthew Jaroszewicz (a.k.a. Mr. Enthusiasm) swam exactly 5,000y in an hour at Brown, making him SwimRI’s high-yardage man for this year’s 1-Hour ePostal Swim. On the back half he fell nine seconds off his goal pace, but rallied with a 5:51 last 500 and a painful 1:05 last 100 to touch the wall at 59:59. His counter made a scene screaming encouragement during the final kick. Great effort, Matthew!

1/22/2017 Hour Swim Results & Reminders

Recap of SwimRI's three USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship heats at Roger Williams University:

  • 46 New England Masters Swim Club members (45 SWMR, 1 UNAT)

  • Aggregate yards = 173,415
    • Average yards per swimmer = 3,769.89

  • Notable swims:
    • 4,825 -- Albert Garcia, most yardage men
    • 4,670 -- Jill Lancaster, most yardage women
    • 4,725 -- Chris Dockray, highest male first-timer
    • 4,335 -- Sara Finati, highest female first-timer

  • Total yardage betting pool results (20 guesses, $100 pot, winner takes all)
    • Winner: Steph Cotsonas (off by 235y)
    • Doug Sayles (off by 370y)
    • Rita Hansen (off by 1,225y)
    • Trent Theroux (off by 1,295y)
    • Donna Neuendorf (off by 1,365y)
  • $900 donated to the RWU college swim team
    • Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert and his swimmers for counting/timing!

  • 25-30 swimmers, friends & family attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub


Thanks for participating everyone, and good luck to our other NEM SwimRI and South County Y friends on their upcoming hour swims!