Below is an arbitrary list of events of potential interest to SwimRI and other members of the Masters Swimming community in Southern New England. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. For broader listings, see the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee Calendar, the USMS Calendar of Events, the U.S. Open Water Swimming Connections Calendar, and the Marathon Swimmers Federation New England Event Calendar.
Denotes that an event is (or was in the previous year) sanctioned or recognized by U.S. Masters Swimming. For more information about sanctioning and recognition, see General Sanction Information in the USMS Guide to Operations. To verify the status of an event, please see the event web page or entry form or contact the event director.
Sunday, October 7:
28th Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swim, Harrington Sound, Bermuda. Three days of non-competitive group swims and other recreational/social activities leading up to Sunday's 10K, 4k, 2K & 0.8K races.
Saturday, October 13:
11th Annual October Swim Fest Masters Mini Meet, William J. Holmes Sports Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Free post-meet luncheon available onsite for all attendees of the NE-LMSC Annual Membership meeting (see below). sanctioned
Annual Membership Meeting of the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee, William J. Holmes Sports Center, Simmons College, 331 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA. Join NE-LMSC board members and fellow masters swimmers to discuss and vote on all that's happening in our LMSC. This meeting will be held from ~12:30 to 3:30pm after the 11th Annual October Swim Fest Mini Meet at Simmons College. A post-meet social and free catered lunch for all meeting attendees will be offered from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The meeting agenda and updates can be found here. RSVP to NE-LMSC Secretary Sue Jensen at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 20:
10th Annual UVAC Leaf Peepers Masters Meet, Upper Valley Aquatic Center, White River Junction, VT. Annual short course meters meet. sanctioned
Sunday, October 21:
Sunday, October 28:
12th Annual Concord Masters Meet, Beede Swim & Fitness Center, Concord, MA. Annual short course meters meet. recognized
Saturday, November 3:
19th Annual George Erswell Meet, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. Annual short course yards meet. recognized
Wednesday-Sunday, November 7-11:
Barbados Open Water Festival, Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados. Three days of practice swim + two days of races: 1.5K, 3.3K, 5K & 10K.
2018 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fall Fitness Challenge, Any Pool! Third event in the annual SmartyPants Vitamis USMS Fitness Series. This event is designed for anyone who wants to get in shape. It can be done in any manner: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins!
Saturday, November 17 (tentative):
7th Annual SwimRI "Stuffies v Steamers" Intra-Squad Dual Meet, Providence College Taylor Natatorium, Providence, RI. Informal, high-school-style dual meet where each swimmer races in 1-2 individual events and 1-2 relays. Participant invitations, team lineups and meet sheets are determined by the captains -- Doug Sayles for Stuffies and Trent Theroux for Steamers. Post-meet dinner/party at Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill. The losing team buys the first round.
Friday-Sunday, December 7-9:
USMS New England LMSC & Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. Annual SCM meet with ~500 swimmers hosted by Worcester Area Masters. sanctioned
USMS Go The Distance, any body of water! This annual self-directed event encourages Masters swimmers to regularly exercise and track their progress. Register through your FLOG in the My USMS section of the website to track all your swimming and other fitness activities. Your results are automatically included in the daily summary reports and will qualify you for milestone awards.
Saturday, March 13, & Thursday-Sunday, March 19-21: