tag:swimri.org,2013:/posts SwimRI 2024-01-13T00:32:51Z SwimRI Admin tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/2040890 2023-10-27T14:44:49Z 2023-12-29T01:52:49Z Lifelong Swimmer Tim Morse is "Living With It"

Beer Man is an inspiration. Love the teammate support.

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tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1903183 2022-11-14T06:48:26Z 2022-11-14T06:48:26Z 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.

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1903182 2022-11-14T06:46:29Z 2024-01-13T00:32:51Z 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 Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1903180 2022-11-14T06:42:48Z 2022-11-14T06:44:06Z 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).

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1903179 2022-11-14T06:41:00Z 2022-11-14T06:41:01Z 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!

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1903178 2022-11-14T06:37:26Z 2022-11-14T06:37:27Z 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 Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1810115 2022-03-23T16:40:11Z 2022-03-23T16:40:12Z SwimRI Update: March 2022

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tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1762494 2021-11-22T19:23:49Z 2021-12-04T19:00:10Z 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.

Sign Up

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)

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1700913 2021-06-08T23:42:26Z 2021-12-04T00:46:25Z 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.

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1599070 2020-09-30T17:45:00Z 2021-05-20T21:22:04Z 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:

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1550304 2020-05-26T21:52:22Z 2020-07-08T17:14:04Z COVID-19 Mitigation: Pool Reopening Resources

Rhode Island Guidance:

           ReopeningRI Website

           Phase 2 Initial Guidelines for Pools (6/15/2020 update)

           Summary of Phase 3 Guidance for Pools (7/2/2020)

  Center for Disease Control (CDC):

           Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

           How COVID-19 Spreads

 U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS):

           COVID-19 Restart Guide

           COVID-19 Member & Coach Resources

           Open the Pool Letter Template

           Club & Coach Services reopening consultation: clubandcoach@usmastersswimming.org

 USA Swimming: Facility Reopening Messaging & Planning (w/social distancing pool layouts)

 Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP): COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures

 Pool graphics without swimmers for teams/facilities to plan and illustrate swimmer configurations:

          6 lanes  8 lanes  10 lanes  12 lanes  23 lanes

 Olympic Athletes and Swim Business Leaders: Letter to President Donald Trump

 New York Times 05/22/2020: Children May Be at Higher Risk of Drowning This Summer

 Fitter & Faster: Get Your Pool Open and Team Back in the Water Webinar 05/25/2020

 ONE: Swim Practice Social Distancing Protocol

 American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA):

           Planning to reopen your learn to swim program

           Personal Protective Equipment safety practices for your staff

           Training in-water staff for reopening

 U.S. Swim School Association (USSSA): COVID-19 Update Webinar Series

 Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA): Coronavirus Resources & Reopening Guidance

 Counsilman Hunsaker: Pool Operator COVID-19 Resource Center

 Total Aquatic Programming LLC: Aquatics Panel COVID-19 Webinar 4/14/2020

 Evoqua: Portable Ozone Disinfection Cart

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1518917 2020-03-11T19:20:10Z 2020-03-13T21:37:51Z POSTPONED: SwimRI vs Granite State Penguins Virtual Time Trials Smackdown

In light of pool and school closings, the national state of emergency and increasingly rigorous public health precautionary measures surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the GSP-SWMR virtual dual meet is postponed until further notice.

SwimRI Members & Friends!

In lieu of the canceled New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship Meet, the Granite State Penguins have challenged SwimRI to a virtual dual meet consisting of time trials at our respective pools. We accept this challenge (assuming our pools remain open)!

GSP-SWMR time trials shall take place Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22. During this nine-day period, we ask our coaches and group organizers to offer time trials at Masters workouts in any manner they choose – a dedicated time trials practice, a set or two off the blocks, or a few timed reps here and there during next week’s practices.

Swimmers may also do timed events on their own (with a timer), including as few or as many events as they please in accordance with the event guidelines and limits described below.

This event is informal and unsanctioned. There are no officials. The times will not count for USMS purposes, but will for our team points competition and bragging rights. In these respects, have fun and amuse yourselves via friendly competition and good-natured banter.

SWMR has more USMS-registered swimmers than GSP. However, I’m told that GSP relishes its David vs Goliath role and plans to go all out to beat us, to which I say bring it on.

We’re accepting GSP swimmers into our SwimRI Facebook Group, so let the trash talk begin!

WHAT:  SwimRI vs Granite State Penguins Virtual Time Trials Smackdown

WHERE:  At any Masters practice or on your own in any 25y or 25m pool. Click to view local practice locations and schedules.

WHEN:  From Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22, 2020

WHO:   Anyone who is or becomes a USMS member affiliated with NEM-SWMR or NEM-GSP by March 22. Click to join USMS or renew your membership.

EVENTS:  Any scoring events offered at the canceled NELMSC SCY Championships

  • Click to view the complete event list

  • Max of 12 individual event per swimmer (no per-day limit)

    • Up to 10 events from the Harvard Meet’s March 21-22 event list
    • 500y freestyle
    • Either the 1000y or 1650y freestyle

  • Max of 4 relay events per swimmer (no per-day limit)

    • 200y FR, 200y MR, 400 FR, 400 MR
    • A swimmer may only compete in the men’s or women’s or mixed relay -- e.g., you cannot swim in both the men’s and mixed 200y free relay
    • All mixed relays must consist of two women and two men


  • Times should be submitted that day or the next day – e.g., if you swim a timed 100y backstroke time trial on March 15th please submit that time by the 16th

  • Swimmers or coaches may submit multiple entries over multiple days

  • All entries must be received by 11:59pm, Sunday, March 22

  • GSP members shall submit times promptly to mindy.williams@simmons.edu

  • SWMR members shall submit times promptly to douglas.sayles@swimri.org

  • Emailed entries must include the following data:

  • Any times submitted without tenths or hundredths of a second will be completed with .99 or .X9

SCORING:  All events will follow the scoring system used at the NELMSC SCY Championships, up to 16 places per age group. Click here for scoring details.

RESULTS:  Mindy will promptly compile all submitted times and points by age group in Hy-Tek and provide to Doug for posting on the SwimRI website in PDF form.

  • Interim results will be updated online every one or two days assuming there are a sufficient number of entries to warrant regular updates
  • Swimmers from both teams are encouraged to monitor the interim results and to try and outscore each other

STAKES:  Bragging rights, and a potential wager involving beer


If you feel sick do not attend any practices anywhere. People at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 should consult a doctor before attending. Everyone should closely read this public health information and act accordingly: https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/

In light of the cancellation of the Harvard meet and other large events in New England and across the country, there are legitimate questions surrounding all group gatherings of any size right now. However, the CDC deems chlorinated pool water safe (although the surrounding facilities are another matter), swim practices are generally limited to 5 to 30 people at a time, and many swimmers want to continue exercising as long as practices are still being offered.

It is in this context that we hope this virtual meet will add a bit of fun to help combat the current environment’s uncertainty and anxiety.

Good luck everyone. Be safe and go SwimRI!

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1518003 2020-03-09T03:28:30Z 2020-03-09T18:18:10Z SwimRI Local Heat Results for the USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship

Congratulations to the 84 Masters swimmers from the SwimRI, NOSEY and Nutmeg Masters workout groups who, during January and February, collectively amassed 318,265 yards for New England Masters Swim Club in our Rhode Island heats of the 2020 USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship at the University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, and Community College of Rhode Island.

Also, thank you for donating over $1,600 to the URI Women’s Swimming & Diving Team and over $1,000 to the RWU Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Team!


SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1516606 2020-03-04T21:38:47Z 2020-03-04T22:27:17Z 2019 USMS Top Ten Relays Include 23 SwimRI & SCY Performances

2019 USMS Top Ten Relay Performances with NEM-SWMR and NEM-SCY Swimmers

Source: USMS Printed Top Ten Listings

200 SCM Free Relay

#4 – Women 120+ Behan/Hurley/Winslow/Dombrowski

#1 ALL AMERICAN RELAY – Men 160+ Wallace/Theroux/Allen/Card

400 SCM Free Relay

#10 – Men 160+ Burtchell/Sayles/Johnson/Gilson

400 SCM Medley Relay

#2 – Men 160+ Theroux/Allen/Wallace/Card

#7 – Mixed 120+ Burtchell/Dombrowski/Sayles/Winslow

#7 – Mixed 240+ Uustal/Porter/Elturkmani/Gurchiek

200 LCM Medley Relay

#4 – Men 200+ NEM-UNAT Barnes/Ottinger/Broglio/Weissman

#9 – Mixed 160+ NEM-UNAT Barnes/Ottinger/Behan/Stokes

400 SCY Free Relay

#3 – Women 18+ Dombrowski/Winslow/Bonin/Treanor

#7 – Women 18+ Garr/Palm/Carchedi/Haas

#3 – Women 35+ Nappi/Walton/Cotsonas/Neuendorf

#8 – Women 55+ McElroy/Rodewig/Phelan/Hevenor

#8 – Men 18+ Zhu/Gonzalez/Theriault/Hernandez

#1 ALL AMERICAN RELAY – Men 35+ Garcia/Theroux/Duru/Barnes

#7 – Mixed 45+ KielyKilpatrick/Dwyer/Wilkes-White/Ladas

400 SCY Medley Relay

#6 – Women 18+ Carchedi/Mellen/Wilkes-White/Haas

#8 – Women 18+ Behan/Wright/Treanor/Ludovici

#9 – Women 25+ Winslow/Bonin/Dombrowski/Miyano

#4 – Women 35+ Cotsonas/Walton/Nappi/Neuendorf

#4 – Women 55+ Garr/Rodewig/Phelan/Hevenor

#8 – Men 18+ Zhu/Gonzalez/Theriault/Hernandez

#3 – Men 35+ Theroux/Garcia/Barnes/Johnson

#9 – Men 65+ Garr/Nelson/Manfredi/Shearer

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1495769 2020-01-05T18:56:01Z 2020-01-23T00:20:26Z SwimRI Organizes Local Heats of USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship

UPDATE: These organized heats are now open to any USMS member regardless of club affiliation. If your preferred heat is full select another heat, let us know, and if possible we'll move people around to fill all the lanes.

This winter the SwimRI workout group is once again helping its parent club, New England Masters Swim Club, defend its national title in the USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for USMS-NEM-SWMR members on January 26th at URI, February 9th at RWU and, if needed, a makeup heat on February 22nd at CCRI. If you're not a 2020 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. For past years' results, click here. To read about the long history of the 1-Hour Swim, click here.

By reserving a spot in our local heats via our SignupGenius form you agree to honor your commitment (barring emergency) and consent to NEM-SWMR coaches officially registering you in the 2020 USMS ePostal National Championship and submitting your splits and yardage on your behalf.

The $30 swimmer fee includes the $10 USMS event registration fee and a $20 nonrefundable donation that covers pool costs and supports the URI and RWU varsity swim teams, in exchange for which the college swimmers will count and record splits for us during our Hour Swim heats. You can donate more to either college team onsite at the swim via cash or check. If you prefer, you may bring your own counter/recorder.

The SwimRI coaches reserve the right to adjust swimmers' heat and lane assignments if/as needed.

Sunday, Jan 26th @ University of Rhode Island (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)

The URI complex opens at 7:30am for check-in. Warm up opens at 7:45. Heats start at 8:10, 9:30 and 10:50. All NEM members welcome as space allows -- priority given to those who practice at South County YMCA. At 12:30pm there will be a post-swim lunch party at Cap'n Jack's Restaurant -- family/friends welcome. For more info contact Stuart Cromarty at swimlane4consulting@gmail.com.

Sunday, Feb 9th @ Roger Williams University (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)

Check-in and warm-up open at 7:30am. Heats start at 8:10, 9:30 & 10:50. As usual, we will hold the post-swim party at Aidan's Irish Pub, where we'll announce the winner of the total yardage betting pool. Each participant will have the option to contribute $5 cash to the pot and guess the aggregate yardage of all three RWU heats. To see last year's results, click here. For more info contact douglas.sayles@swimri.org.

Saturday, Feb 22nd @ CCRI Flanagan Campus (12 swimmers = 2 per lane x 6 lanes)

Makeup heat for NEM Swim Club members who cannot join us at URI or RWU. Heat starts at 10:20am and costs $15 per swimmer ($10 USMS event registration fee + $5 CCRI pool fee). Please arrive by 9:50am or earlier if you want to warm up. Arrange for your own counter in advance (consider asking a Saturday Masters practice swimmer to stay and count for you). For more info contact Stuart Cromarty at swimlane4consulting@gmail.com.


Can't join us on the above dates? Ask a friend to count for you during January or February and submit your results online via the official event website by March 8th. Every yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1473865 2019-11-04T20:27:47Z 2019-12-17T23:00:34Z SwimRI-Affiliated Pools Offer 28 Practices Per Week for 2019-2020 Season


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tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1452360 2019-10-25T01:00:00Z 2019-11-03T20:30:47Z Saturday Masters Practices Resume @ CCRI with Coach Cromarty

Professionally coached Masters workouts - Saturdays 8 to 10 AM

  • 8:00 to 8:25 dryland exercises (gym clothes & sneakers)
  • 8:30 to 10:00 swim practice (structured warm up)
  • November 2019 through May 2020
  • Nice 6-lane, 25-yard, 80-degree pool
  • 4,500+ yard workout (you may leave early)
  • Bring paddles, pull buoy, kick board & short fins
  • Bring a yoga mat for pre-swim dryland exercises
  • 30 swimmer limit per workout - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  • $5 cash payable onsite

Private Swim Technique Sessions - Saturdays 10:15 to 11:15 AM

Professional stroke technique analysis and instruction (30 or 60 minute sessions)

  • 10:15 to 10:45 AM and/or 10:45 to 11:15 AM
  • Focus on freestyle, any stroke, or starts & turns
  • November 2019 through May 2020
  • Nice 6-lane, 25-yard, 80-degree pool
  • Please bring short fins if you have them
  • Cost: Contact Coach Cromarty
  • 1 or 2 swimmers max per session - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  • Payable onsite cash or check

Coach Stuart Cromarty, Ph.D.
(401) 316-1230

Location: CCRI Flanagan Campus Pool, 1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865 

Related files: Cromarty Professional Info

To view other Masters practices in the Rhode Island area, click here.
SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1383625 2019-03-09T23:13:34Z 2019-03-09T23:13:34Z New England LMSC Hall of Fame Inducts SwimRI Legends Hirsty & Uustal

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tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1382499 2019-03-07T04:19:29Z 2019-05-01T00:46:02Z SwimRI 2019 Saturday Spring Practice Schedule

St. George's School 8-Lane Hoyt Pool, Middletown, RI:

Schedule: 6:30 to 8:00am, March 9, 16, 23, 30

Deck Coach: Craig Irving. Cost: $5 pp for weekday St. G's Masters Swimmers. $10 pp for all others. USMS membership required.

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

Roger Williams University 8-Lane Pool, Bristol, RI:

Practice scheduled: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/5, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15
No practice: 5/11, 5/18

Time: Pool opens 7:00am, structured practice 7:15-9:00am

Deck Coach: Connor Devers or Matt Emmert. Cost: $5 per person. USMS membership not required.

Contact: RWU Assistant Head Coach Connor Devers cdevers@rwu.edu

Open water races/events begin June 22: Click here to view upcoming events calendar

Full practice locations & schedules info: http://swimri.org/practice-schedules

SwimRI Admin
tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1364350 2019-01-17T19:09:31Z 2019-01-18T12:17:05Z 1/13/2019 Hour Swim Results & Reminders
Recap of USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship heats at Roger Williams University on 1/13/2019:

  • Full results are listed below. Everyone must submit your yardage online by March 8. Do it now before you lose your split sheet. Every yard counts toward the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) total!

  • 47 NEM members (43 SWMR, 2 SCY, 2 NMEG)

  • Aggregate yards = 183,595 (8,290y more than last year)

  • Average yards per swimmer = 3,906 (~10y more per swimmer than last year)

  • Notable swims:
    • Rob Allen, aka Rob 2.0, most yardage men
    • Matt Alford, 2nd most yardage men & highest male first-timer
    • Sarah Dombrowski, most yardage women
    • Merin Troutman, 2nd most yardage women
    • Jessica Bailey, highest female first-timer
    • Gillian Langton, 4,250 in 2017; 4,350 in 2018; 4,525 in 2019
    • Trent Theroux's 1 x 4,000 individual medley!
    • Matt Hull, just recently did his first-ever coached pool workout

  • Great Comebacks:
    • Tim Morse (fuck cancer)
    • Vince Burks (fuck injury)
    • Stephanie Winslow (nice return to 2013 form)
    • Mary Gurchiek (improves with every splash)
    • Brian Fulling (first competition in 14 years)

  • OHPS First-Timer Kudos:
    • Women -- Jessica Bailey, Maddy Behan, Angie Bonin, Mary Gurchiek
    • Men -- Matt Alford, Jonathan Cooper, Majed Elturkmani, Brian Fulling, Matt Hull, Andrew Kelsey

  • Best Synchronized Swim: Jill Lancaster & Gillian Langton

  • Most Incredulous Accomplishment: Heat 3 doing the Hour Swim in under an hour ;)

    • Honorable Mention:
      • Fred Bartlett's South County Y swimmers. Everyone Fred trains beat last year's yardage total -- Kim Raymond, Lorraine Miller Horton, Rob Allen, Vince Burks.
      • Connecticut swimmers. This Jon Caswell-coached contingent was both enthusiastic and impressive -- Merin, Sarah and Brian all handily surpassed 4,600 yards.
    • $1,134 donated to the RWU college swim team ($164 more than last year)
      • Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert for hosting and the RWU college team for counting!

    • ~25 people attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub.

    • Total yardage betting pool results
      • 12 guesses, $60 pot, winner takes all
      • Winner: Matt Gilson (under by 1,195y)
      • Albert Garcia (over by 3,605y)
      • Andy Kelsey (over by 6,405)



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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1353192 2018-12-13T22:24:10Z 2019-01-13T00:29:45Z Local Heats of 2019 USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship

    The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) defend its national club title in the two-month-long USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2019 USMS-NEM members. This is a USMS-sanctioned participatory event. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. All participants must adhere to event rules during the swim and officially enter your results online after swimming.

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

    Sunday, January 13th @ Roger Williams University in Bristol (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)
    Check-in and warm-up open at 7:30am. Heats start at 8:15, 9:35 & 10:55. Minimum donation is $20 per swimmer (additional donations accepted). Proceeds go to the RWU swim team, in exchange for which the college team records splits for us. For more information contact douglas.sayles@swimri.org.
    HEAT ASSIGNMENTS (lane pairings will be posted onsite):
    As an added incentive, there will be a post-swim party at Aidan's Irish Pub where the winner of the total yardage betting pool will be announced. Each participant in the RWU heats will have the option to contribute $5 cash to the pot and guess the aggregate yardage of all three heats. To see last year's results, click here.

    Sunday, January 27th @ St. George's School in Middletown (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats)

    South County Y workout group members are given priority. Other NEM members are welcome if/as space allows. Heats start at 8:10, 9:20 and 10:30am. Cost is ~$10-$12 per swimmer. Swimmers usually time/count for each other. A post-swim completion party is planned for 1pm at Turtle Soup Restaurant. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at swimtrirunman@aol.com.

    Other potential heats TBD.

    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 8thEvery yard counts toward NEM Swim Club's total!

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1350813 2018-12-06T15:29:56Z 2018-12-06T15:40:42Z Discover the Northeast Kingdom at the 2019 USMS Open Water Championships

    Join us August 16 & 17, 2019, at Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont. This scenic venue is one of the most majestic and pristine glacially carved lakes in the Americas.

    USMS Sprint Distance (1 Mile) Open Water National Championship.
    Friday, August 16, 2019 – 1:00 PM @ South Beach on Lake Willoughby.

    USMS Long Distance (5 Mile) Open Water National Championship.
    Saturday, August 17, 2019. 100-swimmer cap.

    On Saturday participants gather at 8 am at North Beach on Willoughby Lake Road (Route 16) in the Town of Westmore. The organizers determine the most likely wind direction so as to swim with the wind; the race starts at 9 am from either North Beach or South Beach. Shuttle Service available between beaches.

    Both days include great competition, fun people, awards, music, food and more!


    Registration closes on August 1, 2019, or when the cap is reached.

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1342940 2018-11-11T23:49:31Z 2018-11-11T23:49:31Z Order Your SwimRI Hoodie

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1338896 2018-11-01T17:57:23Z 2018-11-11T20:22:39Z Stuffies vs Steamers VII...The Rivalry Continues 11/17/2018

    SwimRI's 7th Annual "Stuffies vs Steamers" Invitational Dual Meet and post-meet party will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Providence College's Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. Warm-up is at 3:00 p.m., and the meet runs from 3:30 to ~5:30. Volunteer timers, spectators and hecklers are welcome!

    This event is a high-school-style dual meet where each of the 40 swimmers listed below competes in 1-2 individual events and 1-2 relays. Team lineups and meet sheets are determined by the captains -- Doug Sayles for Stuffies and Trent Theroux for Steamers. In most of the prior encounters, the last relay determined the victorious team. The series stands at 4-2 in the Stuffies favor.

    Order of events:
    200 Medley Relay (4 x 50), 50 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM, 200 Free Relay (4 x 50), 800 Free Relay (4 x 8 x 25), BREAK, 100 Fly, 100 Free, 400 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, Surprise Relay.

    The meet sheet will be posted on deck. The events are coed. There are a couple of twists, including the final "fun" relay. This year all swimmers must bring fins!

    Meet Fee: $20 per person payable at check-in.

    Team Party/Dinner:
    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 family/guests.

    Swimmers, please email douglas.sayles@swimri.org if you are bringing family/guests to dinner or if you are not staying for dinner.


    Stuffies Steamers
    Robbie Allen George Alexandre
    Maddy Behan Matthew Alford
    Angelina Bonin Rosie Alford
    Eric Burtchell Jessica Bailey
    Mathew Card Chuck Barnes
    Dave Cote Joseph Bevilacqua
    Steph Cotsonas Michael Burr
    Chris Doppke Stef Carter
    Paul Dow Sara DiNardo
    Majed Elturkmani Kaan Duru
    Albert Garcia Matthew Gilson
    Bart Grimes Neil Greenspan
    Mary Gurchiek Andrew Hobby
    Stephen Imbusch Derek Jakoboski
    Heather Ireland Gillian Langton
    Jill Lancaster Donna Neuendorf
    Seann Mulcahy Aaron Shute
    Bruce Novis Trent Theroux
    Jim Porter Connor Wallace
    Paul Senecal Stephanie Winslow

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1293054 2018-06-11T18:58:29Z 2018-08-10T15:55:44Z Local Charity Open Water Events - Summer 2018

    As you plan your summer calendar, please consider supporting these local cause-related, community-based events and organizations:

    Saturday, June 23: 13th Annual Narrow River Turnaround Swim, URI Campanella Rowing Center, North Kingstown, RI. One-mile open water race and fundraiser for the Narrow River Preservation Association. $35 registration. Low key race that traditionally kicks off our local summer open water season. The 2017 event sold out with 150 swimmers. Water temp is usually in the mid to high seventies. Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
    RESULTS  PHOTOS  Narragansett Times

    Saturday, June 30: 25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim, New Bedford to Fairhaven, NA. 1.2 mile open water race and fundraiser for the membership-supported nonprofit Buzzards Bay Coalition. This event includes individual age group, youth team, and adult team awards. Use the code MASTERS18 to save $25 on the registration fee. $150 fundraising minimum. The 2017 event had over 350 swimmers registered but was canceled due to lightening. Water temp is usually 68-70 degrees. Wetsuits allowed.

    Sunday, July 8: Clean Ocean Access Newport Harbor Swim to Skim (formerly the Newport Sharkfest Swim), Newport, RI. Two distances to choose from: 0.9 mile or 1.5 mile open-water swim through Newport Harbor from Perrotti Park to King Park. $55 registration fee. Wetsuits allowed. Proceeds benefit the Middletown RI-based nonprofit Clean Ocean Access, which does great work on a shoestring budget. VIP swimmers will include Olympian Elizabeth Beisel and local marathon swimmer Trent Theroux who is preparing for his ”Back to Britain” English Channel charity swim later this summer.

    Saturday, July 14: 8th Annual Waterman Eco-Challenge, Narragansett Town Beach, RI. One-mile swim (wetsuits allowed) and three-mile paddle board races with awards, sponsor tents and environmental awareness displays at one of the nicest beaches anywhere. $40 registration for one race or $60 for both. Proceeds from this event help support the Janice “Mama C” Causey Memorial Art Scholarship for young students. The 2017 event had over 150 swimmers.

    NEW! Friday, August 3: Beisel Youth Freestyle Clinic, Roger Williams University Aquatic Center, Bristol, RI. Olympian and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel will provide freestyle swim technique instruction to 8-to-12-year olds at 10 AM and 13-to-18-year-olds at 11:30 AM. There will be time for photos. Spaces are limited. Part of the $50 registration will benefit Save The Bay.

    Saturday,  August 4: 42nd Annual Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay Swim, from Newport Navy Base, Newport, to Potter Cove, Jamestown, RI. Iconic 1.7 nautical mile (~2 statute mile) open water swim across the channel along the span of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge. $400 fundraising minimum. With up to 500 swimmers, this event is Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser to help protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Join our SwimRI Save The Bay Team, swim with Olympian and Save The Bay Ambassador Elizabeth Beisel and get in on our team shirts, photo, mimosa brunch at “The Ganny,” and potential team party later that day (TBD).
    RESULTS  PHOTOS  ProJo  Newport Daily News  Jamestown Press

    Wednesday, August 8: Salty Brine Swim Charity Dinner to benefit the Alzheimer's Association @ George's of Galilee Restaurant, Narragansett, RI. Casual $10 dinner buffet at 7:15pm after the 6pm NOSE open-water training swim at scenic Salty Brine State Beach. Please click the "Chip In" button to pay $10 for the buffet and be added to the RSVP list. Donations to the charity will be accepted onsite via cash or check (made out to Alzheimer's Association) or online via the Tribute Fund page at http://act.alz.org/goto/pauline-capobianco.

    Saturday, September 8: Swim Across America Rhode Island Open Water Swim, Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett, RI. One-mile and half-mile fundraising open water swims to support cancer research and clinical trials at Women and Infants Hospital Rhode Island. $250 fundraising minimum. The 2017 event sold out with ~600 swimmers and multiple Olympians on hand. Last year SwimRI continued the post-Swim festivities on the beachfront deck at George’s of GalileeJoin SwimRI's SAA-RI fundraising team.

    See the SwimRI UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS webpage for more open water and pool events of potential interest to local competitive and recreational swimmers.

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1278724 2018-04-30T15:05:43Z 2018-04-30T15:27:33Z Naval Station Newport practice schedule returns to evenings
    SwimRI-Newport Navy Lobsters @ Naval Station Newport
    Coached practices Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00pm at the six-lane, 25-meter John H. Chafee Pool. Base pass required.

    This group caters to DoD employees and their families, and includes some non-DoD civilians. To make arrangements for non-DoD civilians to get on base for swim practice contact mikegarr@msn.com or (401) 741-7193 or attend as the guest of someone with a base pass.

    Most of the coaches are USMS-certified and SwimRI members. Some swimmers are SwimRI members, most are not. Written workouts are available to morning swimmers during lap swim hours without coaching or dedicated lanes.

    Contacts: Mike Garr (SwimRI), mikegarr@msn.com or (401) 741-7193
                      Rachel Meyer (MWR aquatics head), rachel.m.meyer@navy.mil or (401) 841-2268
                      Bob Nelson (SwimRI), Diann Uustal (SwimRI)

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1278360 2018-04-29T19:41:30Z 2018-04-29T19:49:25Z Practices at Cumberland High School on hold due to maintenance issues

    April 29, 2018 -- Masters practices at Cumberland High School were canceled the past two weeks due to maintenance issues -- check the pool status with Coach Jeff Miksis at jmiksis@enviousswimming.com before attending. For the time being these Masters swimmers are going to Bryant University's Mon/Wed/Thursday practices from 5:15 to 6:30am. $5 drop-ins for USMS members.

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1257204 2018-03-05T16:25:59Z 2018-05-08T20:37:57Z Join SwimRI's team for the 2018 Save The Bay Swim!

    Click here to join SwimRI’s team for the 2018 Save The Bay Swim and help us support and protect a healthy Narragansett Bay. This 42-year-old event is a 1.7-mile fundraising open-water swim across the channel from the Naval War College in Newport to Potter's Cove in Jamestown, Rhode Island. This year's Swim will take place on August 4th.

    Anyone swimming, kayaking or raising money for Save The Bay is welcome to join our team. This year we're honored to welcome Save The Bay Ambassador and former Olympian Elizabeth Beisel to our SwimRI team. We always take a team photo in SwimRI t-shirts before the Swim, and often hold a team social event later that day.

    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.

    Your participation will help support Save The Bay's mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay as a swimmable, fishable, healthy waterway that is accessible to all and recognized as the natural treasure it is.

    Save The Bay defends the public's right to use and enjoy the Bay and its surrounding waters, and it fosters an ethic of environmental stewardship among people who live in or visit the Narragansett Bay region.

    Save the Bay's leadership, staff and volunteers support an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action:

    • The Narragansett Baykeeper, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper and South County Coastkeeper act as watchdogs to ensure the Bay and its watershed is protected.
    • Educators keep the public aware of the importance of our waters and teach good stewardship.
    • The policy team works with state and local governments to pass laws that protect the Bay and keep lines of communication open with lawmakers on the importance of environmental action.
    • The habitat restoration team restores and improves the ecological health of coastal habitats and watershed areas.

    Click here to join our SwimRI Save The Bay Team. You do NOT need to be a USMS-registered Masters swimmer. However, if you're interested in our SwimRI Masters swim team and social network check out the rest of this website and our Facebook page or contact douglas.sayles@SwimRI.org.

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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1246576 2018-02-12T16:17:27Z 2018-12-18T18:37:22Z 2/11/2018 Hour Swim Results & Reminders

    Recap of SwimRI's USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship heats at Roger Williams University on Sunday, February 11, 2018:

    • 45 New England Masters Swim Club members (42 SWMR, 2 SCY, 1 UNAT)

    • Aggregate yards = 175,305
      • Average yards per swimmer = 3,895.67

    • Notable swims:
      • 4,975 -- Rob Allen, aka Rob 2.0, most yardage men (+ 5,180 on 1/21 at St. George's School)
      • 4,775 -- Albert Garcia, 2nd most yardage men
      • 4,675 -- Kaitlin Wilcoxen, most yardage women & highest female first-timer
      • 4,595 -- Eric "Aqua Hydrate" Burtchell, highest male first-timer
      • 4,580 -- Jill Lancaster, 2nd most yardage women
      • 4,490 -- Trent Theroux, all backstroke!

    • Total yardage betting pool results (18 guesses, $90 pot, winner takes all)
      • Winner: Wayne Grover (off by 325y)
      • Albert Garcia (off by 450y)
      • Rob Torgerson, aka Rob 1.0 (off by 505y)
      • Matt Gilson (off by 695y)
    • $970 donated to the RWU college swim team
      • Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert, the RWU college team and SwimRI volunteers & family members for counting/timing.

    • ~25 swimmers, volunteers & family attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub.


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    tag:swimri.org,2013:Post/1226660 2018-01-04T20:14:26Z 2018-02-08T17:19:41Z RSVP list for USMS 1-Hour Swim at RWU on Feb 11, 2018
    Below is the RSVP list to date for local organized heats of the Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship on February 11th at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. 48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats. Click here for details on how to participate.

    Confirmed swimmers:  48
    Remaining open spots:  0
    People on waiting list:    0
    1. Jessica Ackerman
    2. George Alexandre
    3. Rob Allen
    4. Jill Beveridge
    5. Catherine Brunell
    6. Eric Burtchell
    7. Stefanie Carter
    8. Steph Cotsonas
    9. Lynne Czech
    10. John Dickmann
    11. Sara Dinardo
    12. Chris Dockray
    13. Chris Doppke
    14. Lynnette Dow
    15. Paul Dow
    16. Kaan Duru
    17. Theresa Ferreira
    18. Daniel Force
    19. Brian Franco
    20. Albert Garcia
    21. Jeanne Garr
    22. Mike Garr
    23. Matt Gilson
    24. Neil Greenspan
    25. Bart Grimes
    26. Wayne Grover
    27. Rita Hansen
    28. Steve Imbusch
    29. Jill Lancaster
    30. Gillian Langton
    31. Kathy Lewis
    32. Tom Manfredi
    33. Jen Morin
    34. Seann Mulcahy
    35. Donna Neuendorf
    36. Bruce Novis
    37. Jim Porter
    38. Mark Rafferty
    39. Lisa Rauschert
    40. John Roccabello
    41. Jillian Scheider
    42. Doug Shemin
    43. Elliot Silva
    44. Don Sorterup
    45. Marianne Teixeira
    46. Trent Theroux
    47. Rob Torgerson
    48. Kaitlin Wilcoxen

    To be added to the waiting list, contact douglas.sayles@swimri.org.

    We ask all confirmed swimmers to honor their commitment. However, we can often accommodate swimmers from the waiting list due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances that require previously confirmed swimmers to drop out.

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