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 other listings, see the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee Calendar, the USMS Calendar of Events, the U.S. Open Water Swimming Connections Calendar, the WOWSA Open Water Events 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 or another FINA member organization. For more information about sanctions and recognition, see the USMS website's Event Management Resources. To verify the status of an event, see the event web page or entry form or contact the event director.
Status of 2021 Swimming Events of Interest as of February 9, 2021
N/A = No Information Available
USMS Go the Distance (virtual event): January 1 – December 31.
USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship (virtual event): January 1 – March 31 (extended deadline).
USMS 5K/10K ePostal National Championships (virtual event): May 15 – September 15.
USMS New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship (Boston, MA): Canceled. Traditionally held in March.
USMS Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship (location varies): Canceled. Traditionally held March/April.
Bay State Games Virtual Swimming Pentathlon: March 15 - April 19.
2021 TYR Last One Fast One (virtual event): April 16 - May 2, 2021. Benefits USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants.
Connecticut Masters Games (New Britain, CT): TBD. The swim meet is traditionally in May.
Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (Quebec City): N/A. Canceled. Previously scheduled for May 21-23, 2021.
UANA Pan American Masters Championships (Medellin, Colombia): TBD. Rescheduled to July 21-18, 2022.
Charles River One Mile Swim (Boston, MA): No June event but considering a late summer or early fall evening event.
Boston Frogman Swim (Boston Harbor): June 6.
Landshark Swim & Aquathon (Amesbury, MA): June 12.
MBCC Against the Tide Swims (MA state beaches): In-person events canceled but offering virtual summer events.
Jim Doty Memorial Mile Swim (Boston): TBD. Previously scheduled for June 12, 2021.
Narrow River Turnaround Swim (Saunderstown, RI): Canceled.
Mashpee SuperSwim (Mashpee, MA): N/A.
Buzzards Bay Swim (New Bedford - Fairhaven, MA): June 26 with 50-swimmer limit and $1K fundraising minimum.
Rhode Island National Guard Air Show (Quonset Point, RI): Canceled.
Waterman EcoChallenge (Narragansett, RI): July 10 tentative date.
Swim with a Mission (Alexandria, NH): July 11.
Bay State Masters Swimming Games (MA): TBD. Usually in July.
Summer Meet at Jenny Thompson LCM Pool (Dover, NH): TBD. Usually in July.
Save The Bay Swim (Newport - Jamestown, RI): July 17. Lottery registration due to lower swimmer limit this year.
Mystic Sharkfest Swim (Mystic, CT): July 18.
Misery Challenge (Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA): N/A. Traditionally in July.
USMS Short Course National Championship (Greensboro, NC): Rescheduled to July 21-25.
Kingdom Swim (Newport, VT): July 24.
Swim Across America Nantucket Open Water Swim (Nantucket, MA): July 24. In-person and virtual options.
Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids (Portland, ME): In-person event canceled but virtual event July 1-31.
Cross for LifeFlight iX2021 Isleboro Crossing (Northport, ME): In-person event canceled but virtual event Aug. 1-31.
Boston Light Swim (Boston, MA): August 7 tentative date.
NEK Swim Week (Northeast Kingdom, VT): August 7-15
Wild Fish Open Water Swim Festival (Salem, MA): August 7, 2021.
Nubble Light Challenge (York, ME): 2021 event canceled.
Odyssey SwimRun Casco Bay Islands (Long Island, ME): August 8, 2021.
David’s Old Silver Swim (N. Falmouth, MA): N/A. Usually early August.
Swim Across America Boston Open Water Swim (Pleasure Bay): August 14. In-person and virtual options.
Glen Lake Swim (Goffstown, NH): August 15.
Lake Teramuggus Open Water Swim (Marlborough, CT): N/A. Held in August in 2020 but traditionally takes place in Fathers Day in June.
Clean Ocean Access Swim To Skim (Newport, RI): TBD. Date varies from year to year.
Quassapaug Open Water Swimming Festival (Middlebury, CT): TBD. Traditionally the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla (Provincetown, MA): September 11.
Boston Sharkfest Swim (Boston Harbor): N/A. Usually held second Sunday in September.
USMS Long Course National Championship (Geneva, OH): Rescheduled to October 6-10.
Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet (North Kingstown, RI): Rescheduled from May 1 to November 6, 2021.
SwimRI Stuffies vs. Steamers Intra-Squad Dual Meet & Party (Providence, RI): TBD. Traditionally in November the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
USMS New England LMSC Short Course Meters Championship (Worcester, MA): TBD. Traditionally held in December.
USMS Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship (location varies): TBD.