Pools

SWIMRI PANDEMIC PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Updated January 4, 2022


GREATER PROVIDENCE AREA

Fall Session (Labor Day thru Nov), Winter Session (Dec thru Feb), and Spring Session (March to late June) @ East Providence Boys & Girls Club's indoor, 5-lane, 25-yard pool:
Tues/Thurs 5:30-7:00am & Sun 6:30-8:00am (~$200/session)
Wed/Fri 5:30-7:00a.m. & Sun 8:00-9:30am (~$200/session)
Weekdays only Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri (~$140/session)
Sunday only (~$80/session)
Visitor drop-ins ($5) are at the coach's discretion.

Indoor sessions consist of intermediate to advanced swimmers and may be at capacity. Contact info@trenttheroux.com before attending.
Summer Session (late June to Labor Day) @ Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club's outdoor, 10-lane, 25-yard pool in Riverside.: Tues/Thur 5:30-7:00am & Sun 7:30-9:00am. Fee: $5 per practice.

Summer Open Water (informal group swims) @ Barrington Beach: Mon 6:00pm, Wed/Fri 6:00am & Sat 7:30am if not preempted by a swimming race/event elsewhere. No swimming fee, but beach parking charges apply 8am-6pm.

Contacts: Trent Theroux at info@trenttheroux.com and Albert Garcia at ag@kitearchitects.com. For schedule updates ask them to add you to their email list and follow the SwimRI Facebook page.

SwimRI-Pods Swimming @ Pods Swimming Aquatics Center in East Providence (map)
There are currently no formal Masters practices at this venue. Some SwimRI members arrange small, ad hoc workouts by coordinating their lap swim reservations. A few (2 to 6) strong swimmers meet at noon weekdays.

You may register for lap swim onsite but are encouraged to pay online. $50 monthly facility membership ($30 for seniors) or $75 for 10 visits or $10 drop-in fee. Lap swimming M/W/F 7am to 2pm and Tu/Th 6am to 2 pm.
Contacts: Pods Swimming Program Manager - jamie.pascale@podsswimming.com or (401) 337-5678
SwimRI - douglas.sayles@swimri.org or (401) 633-5756, or frank.mcquiggan@swimri.org


SwimRI-Fox Point Masters 
@ Fox Point Boys & Girls Club in Providence (map)
Coached workouts M/W/F 12:00-1:00pm in this 5-lane, 25-yard pool. Fee: $120 per session (Oct-Jan, Feb-Jun). Proof of vaccination required. Subject to attendance limits. Previous members prioritized. Contact: Jonathan Chaisty at jchaisty@bgcprov.org.


SwimRI-Bulldog Masters @  Bryant University Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield (map)
MASTERS PRACTICES AT THIS VENUE ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AS FAR AS WE KNOW.
Contact: Katie Cameron at bulldogaquatics@gmail.com or 401-230-0809.


SwimRI-Cumberland @ Cumberland High School (map)

Coached Masters practices Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-6:45am at this 6-lane, 25-yard pool. $10 cash or $8 Venmo per visit. Contact: Jeffrey Miksis at anglerfishaquatics@gmail.com


SwimRI-Lincoln @ Community College of Rhode Island Flanagan Campus (map)
THIS POOL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 
Masters Coach: Dr. Stuart Cromarty at swimlane4consulting@gmail.com or (401) 316-1230
Click here to view CCRI's public lap swim schedule.



WEST BAY AREA

SwimRI-Warwick @ Kent County Y. Practices: Mon/Wed 7:00-8:00pm and Sunday 9:00-10:30am in a 4-lane, 25-yard pool. Contact: Christina Lorenson at swimmingveterinarian@gmail.com.


NEWPORT/BRISTOL AREA

SwimRI-St. George's Masters @ St. George's School in Middletown (map)

MASTERS PRACTICES AT THIS VENUE ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AS FAR AS WE KNOW.

Contact: Craig Irving at craig_irving@stgeorges.edu or (401) 523-2833.


SwimRI-Newport Navy Lobsters @ Naval Station Newport John H. Chafee Fitness Center (map)
COACHED MASTERS PRACTICES AT THIS VENUE MIGHT RESTART IN JANUARY 2022.

As far as we know, people with base passes and their guests may use the pool for lap swim.

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

SwimRI-Bristol @ Roger Williams University Aquatic Center in Bristol (map)
Nice 25-yard pool with 8 wide lanes. Community pool memberships available.

RWU & KingfishRI Head Coach Matt Emmert offers coached Masters practices Mon/Wed 5:45-7:00am. Fee: $55/month. Drop-in: $10/practice. During the school year park in Lot D.

For more information, contact SwimRI member Jim Porter at jimkporter3@gmail.com.

Annual Masters Swimming events at RWU include a stroke/skills clinic, the HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters Mini Meet in October, and heats of the USMS One-Hour ePostal Long Distance National Championship in January.


SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND

SwimRI @ South County YMCA in Peace Dale (map)

Sessions: Mid Sept thru Dec, Jan thru May. Tues/Thurday practices from 6:00-7:15pm and 7:15-8:30pm, Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm in this five-lane, 25-meter pool. Subject to capacity limits. Y membership + $200 session fee.

NEM-SCY and NEM-SWMR are currently registered with USMS as separate New England Masters Swim Club workout groups, but some SwimRI members attend Fred's practices as space allows.

Max of 3 drop-in visits per person per semester, space permitting, $5 each payable at the front desk. Please obtain advance permission. Contact: Coach Fred Bartlett at swimtrirunman@aol.org or call the Y at (401) 783-3900.

During warm weather months many of these swimmers train outdoors with the Narragansett Ocean Swimming Enthusiasts group organized by Coach Fred (see open-water groups below).

@ East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, Providence, RI. Wed/Fri 7:10-8:00am in 5-lane, 25-yard pool. Contact: Aquatic Director Meg O'Connor at (401) 521-0155.

@ McDermott Pool, Warwick, RI. Tue/Thur 8:00-9:00pm. Older LCM/SCY pool usually set up short course. Coached workout with Ian Muir. For more info call (401) 738-2019 x (press 2 ) or email warwick-rec@warwickri.com.

@ Nutmeg Masters Swim Club (NEM-NMEG), East Lyme, CT. USMS-registered workout group of New England Masters Swim Club (NEM). Tue/Thur 6:00-7:00am, Saturday 6:00-7:30am. Contact: Robert Bouchey at coach.rob.bouchey@gmail.com.

@ Raynham Athletic Club, Raynham, MA. Contact: RAC Aquatics Director Angela Naeth at tri3angela@yahoo.com.

To view open-water swim groups, click here.