Pools

PRACTICE SCHEDULES: Updated 6/4/2024

NEW COACHED EVENING PRACTICES ADDED IN NEWPORT AREA!

Scroll past chart for SwimRI and South County Y pool practice details. For open-water groups, click here.

SwimRI @ East Providence Boys & Girls Club  in East Providence

FALL SESSION (Labor Day thru Nov), WINTER SESSION (Dec thru March), and SPRING SESSION (April thru mid June) @ indoor, 5-lane, 25-yard pool:
Early Group: Tues/Thurs 5:30-7:00am, Wed/Fri 5:30-7:00am, Sunday 7:30-9:00am
Later Weekday Group: Mon/Wed/Thurs 8:00-9:00am
The early group consists of intermediate to advanced swimmers and, due to space constraints, is not appropriate for novice swimmers. Most workouts are written and led from the water by swimmer-coaches Trent Theroux and Albert Garcia. Kaan Duru writes the Wednesday workouts.

The later weekday group was added in September 2023. These workouts are written and led from the water by swimmer-coach Tony Fonseca.

FEES:
  • Fall Session: $200 for 3x/week, $150 for 2x/week, $100 for 1x/week.
  • Winter Session: $180 for 3x/week, $140 for 2x/week, $100 for 1x/week.
  • Spring Session: $180 for 3x/week, $140 for 2x/week, $100 for 1x/week.
  • Summer Session: See Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club info below.
  • Drop-in Fee: $10/practice. One free drop-in allowed for locals to gauge if good fit before joining.

PAYMENT: Cash, check made out to East Providence Boys & Girls Club or Albert Garcia, or Venmo to @Trent-Theroux.

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


SwimRI @ Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club in Riverside, East Providence

SUMMER SESSION (mid June to Labor Day) @ outdoor, 10-lane, 25-yard pool: Tues/Thur 5:30-7:00am & Sun 7:30-9:00am. If there is thunder or torrential rain, practice may be moved to EPBGC or canceled.

FEES:
$110 for unlimited
$70 for 1x week
$10 drop-in fee.

PAYMENT: Cash, check made out to Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club or Trent Theroux, or Venmo to Trent Theroux.

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

Summer Open Water (informal group swims) @ Barrington Beach: 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.


SwimRI @ Pods Swimming Aquatics Center in East Providence (map)

Not an official practice. Some SwimRI members arrange small, ad hoc workouts by coordinating their lap swim reservations. On weekdays, Chuck Barnes, Mat Card, and others meet at noon for a one-hour, swimmer-led workout.

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 - Chuck Barnes at charlesfrancisbarnes@gmail.com or (508) 733-3100 or Mat Card at mathewcard@gmail.com or (401) 545-8467.

SwimRI / AnglerFish Aquatics @ Cumberland High School in Cumberland (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 or 401-632-2744.


SwimRI / KingfishRI Swimming @ Roger Williams University Aquatic Center in Bristol (map)

Masters practices deck-coached Mon/Wed 5:45-7:00am and swimmer-led Friday 7-8:15am in this nice 25-yard pool with 8 wide lanes.

Fee: $80/month. Drop-in: $10/practice. Community pool memberships available. During the school year park in Lot D.

OR

$110/month to attend any of the practices offered at RWU in Bristol or St. George's School in Middletown (see below).

Base Freestyle Intervals: A group 1:30/100y, B group 1:45/100y, C group 2:00/100y. Lanes can adjust their interval as needed. New members welcome. Generally speaking, this program's training emphasis rotates between Distance, Kick/IM, Strength/Power, Sprint & Threshold Race Pace.

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

The Masters program director is Matt Emmert, Aquatics Director & Head Coach of RWU Swimming & Diving and Performance Director of the Kingfish Rhode Island USA Swimming Club: matt.a.emmert@gmail.com or (401) 254-3421.

Annual Masters Swimming events at RWU include the HAWKtoberfest Alumni & Masters Mini Meet in October, SwimRI-organized heats of the USMS 1-Hour Virtual Championship in January, and occasional stroke/skills clinics.


SwimRI / KingfishRI Swimming @ St. George's School's Hoyt Pool in Middletown (near Newport).

Deck-coached Masters practices in 8-lane pool. Open to Masters, college, and recreational swimmers ages 18 & up seeking quality, coached workouts. USMS membership encouraged but not required.
  • Mornings: Tues & Thurs 6:00-7:15am
  • Evenings: Mon & Tues 6:00-7:15pm, Thurs 5:00-6:00pm
$80/month for or $10 drop-in fee per practice for the above 5-practice options per week at St. George's.

OR

$110/month to attend any of the practices offered at St. George's in Middletown or RWU in Bristol (see above).

Cash accepted on deck for drop-ins only. Monthly registration via credit card or check: https://bit.ly/swimri-kingfishri-masters

Site Contact: St. George's Aquatics Director & Head Coach Tim Anderson at andersonswim401@gmail.com.

The Masters program director is Matt Emmert, Aquatics Director & Head Coach of RWU Swimming & Diving and Performance Director of the Kingfish Rhode Island USA Swimming Club: matt.a.emmert@gmail.com or (401) 254-3421.

Our goal is to establish a consistent, long-term Masters Swimming program at this venue that grows over time. We may add more morning, evening and/or weekend practices based on demand, so spread the word!


SwimRI @ Newport County YMCA in Middletown

Small, informal swimmer-led practices attended by a few SwimRI members and others. Swimmers at the weekday morning Masters practices are generally faster than at the Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning practices.

Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:00am. Two allocated lanes.
Thursday 4:00-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00-10:00am. Two allocated lanes.

Limited space (~8 spots per day). Reservations required: visit www.newportymca.org and click Facility Reservation to reserve a spot up to 72 hours in advance.

FEES: No extra fee for Y members. Non-member walk-in fee: $13.00. Guest fee with a member: $10.

Contact: Emily Cush at emilyc@newportymca.org or (401) 847-9200 x108.


South County YMCA workout group in Peace Dale, South Kingstown (map)

FALL & WINTER-SPRING SESSIONS: Mid Sept thru Dec, Jan thru May 23. Tuesday/Thursday practices from 6:00-7:15pm and 7:15-8:30pm, Sunday from 9:00-10:30am and 10:00-11:30am. Five-lane, 25-meter pool. Subject to capacity limits. Y membership + approx. $200 session fee.

Max of 3 drop-in visits per person per semester at no cost. Drop-ins must fill out a waiver at the front desk and contact Coach Fred Bartlet in advance to confirm there is space and determine which practice you should attend.

Most of these swimmers affiliate with the USMS-registered South County Y Masters (NEM-SCY) workout group team.

Contact: Coach Fred Bartlett at swimtrirunman@aol.org or call the Y at (401) 783-3900.

SUMMER SESSION: TBD. Usually early June through August. Written swimmer-led workouts, no on-deck coach. For more information, contact NEM-SCY member Dennis Quelch at quelcher@gmail.com.

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

 SwimRI @ UCONN Avery Point Athletic Center in Groton (near CT-RI border)

You must be a member of U.S. Masters Swimming to attend these practices. Several swimmers who practice here affiliate and compete with SwimRI (NEM-SWMR). Practices are swimmer-led (no on-deck coach). When swimmers arrive, they must sign in at the front desk. There are 2-3 pace groups, which may change based on the needs of the swimmers.

Swimmer-led Masters practices 5:30-6:45am Monday, Wednesday & Friday. The building is not open to the public during practice hours, therefore the door to the building is locked at 5:25am. If a swimmer arrives after the doors have been locked they can call Sarah or Haroldo at the phone numbers listed below, but entry is not guaranteed once practice has started.

Fees: $239.29 for 6-month Spring/Summer Session (mid-March through mid-September 2024). Fall/Winter session TBD. To register for these practices, click here.

Contacts: Sarah Dombrowski at srhdombrowski@yahoo.com or (860) 861-4006. Haroldo Kawakami at haroldo_k@hotmail.com or (385) 685-3202.


OTHER NOTABLE POOLS & ADULT SWIM PRACTICES

Katherine Coleman Moran Aquatics Center, Brown University, Providence, RI. There are no formal Masters Swimming workouts here. Lap swim is short course yards during the school year and long course meters during summer. Online pool schedule. Online membership & guest pass portal. Aquatic Manager: Paul_Crevier@brown.edu or 401-863-5318.

McDermott Pool, Warwick, RI. Tue/Thur 8:00-9:00pm. Old long course meters pool which to our knowledge is always set up short course yards. Not affiliated with USMS. Coached workout led by Ian Muir. For more info call (401) 738-2019 x (press 2 ) or email warwick-rec@warwickri.com.

Naval Station Newport John H. Chafee Pool, Newport, RI (map). Six-lane, 25-meter pool open to authorized patrons, active duty personnel, reservists, retirees, dependents, 100% disabled veterans, and DoD civilians. Contractors, retired DoD civilians and veterans not 100% disabled do not have pool privileges.  ADULT LAP SWIM FEES: Free for active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, their dependents and DoD civilians. Active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, and their dependents may sponsor civilian guests for $5 each. DoD civilians may only sponsor immediate family members for $5 each. Guests must be brought on base by an authorized patron.

Adirondack Club, Franklin, MA. Small group practices Friday @ 6 a.m. + other ad hoc weekday practices. Contact: SwimRI member Steven Pohnert: steven_pohnert@yahoo.com

Bernon Family YMCA (NEM-HOCK), Franklin, MA. USMS-registered workout group of New England Masters Swim Club. Contact: Mark Bernasconi, mbernasconi@ieee.org

Click here to view open-water swim groups.