Here is the instruction/entry form for the RIAHOF Swim's cumulative-time "Step Up Relay" competition. Forms will also be available onsite in the morning. Have at it!
SwimRI-Triton moves outside July 22nd: Sun/Tue/Thu @ Kendbrin pool, Mon/Wed/Fri @ Barrington Beach.
SwimRI-South County indoor practices resume in September; most of that group is now training open water.
SwimRI-Bristol practices are suspended at least through July while the RWU pool is under repair.
See Locations & Schedules for more SwimRI and other pool and open-water practice info.
Brown University's pool will reopen in long course meters configuration starting June 26th (no formal practices).
Per Coach Albert, there will be no Wed/Fri 8:30-9:45am practices at East Providence Boys & Girls Club until further notice. There will be 7:30am practice on Sunday 5/11. The status and location of Triton's 5:30am weekday practices are on a week-to-week basis until we transition to the Kendbrin outdoor pool for the summer, so be sure to closely monitor team communications/updates. To be added to the Triton email list, contact Albert at email@example.com. For more practice info see Locations & Schedules.
Coach Matt or Coach Colin will hold 7:00-8:30am Saturday practices on 5/10 & 5/24. No practice 5/17 due to commencement. Coach Kasey's Thursday 6:30-8:00pm weekday practices will continue through May and her Mon/Wed 6:00-7:30am practices will end for the season in mid May. The RWU pool will be closed for repairs for at least 8 weeks starting 5/29. More info at Locations & Schedules.
The former RAMS Masters group in Middletown is now called St. George's Masters Swim Team. Several swimmers from this practice group are NEM-SWMR members. It's a great pool and R.I. Aquatic Hall of Fame Inductee Keri Cunningham directs tough workouts from the deck. USMS membership required. For more info contact Coach Keri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-842-6654.
FRIDAY NIGHT SWIM FIGHTS: Grass roots masters swim meets. On deck registration only. $5 for swimmers and spectators. Proceeds benefit after-school programming at the Boys & Girls Club. We'll run four individual events and two relays per night. Max two individual swims per swimmer. Relays built by lottery to promote fun and getting to know each other. Top three men and women of individual events will swim finals - same night. Open warm up from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hope to be done before 9:00. After party at Cappy's Hillside Café immediately after - about 500 yards away. Two Fridays are planned. If it catches on, we'll add more Fridays in the future. Contact: Michael "JJ" Richards at email@example.com.
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame 1.2 Mile Open-Water Swim on Saturday, July 12th, at The Newport Beach Club in Portsmouth! This event was created and is run by RIAHOF/SwimRI members, so we hope to see everyone there in your SwimRI shirts! New this year: 50 more swimmers (200 cap), RFID chip timing, a Step-Up Relay team award and an on-site breakfast buffet at the clubhouse (the first 100 online entrants receive a breakfast discount). Enter now online or via the paper entry form!
Per Coach Fred, Camire's Athletic Soles in Wakefield is hosting a TYR wetsuit demo and 30% off sale on Wednesday, April 30th, from 5:30 until ? Swag (free stuff) will be given to the first 50 attendees!
TYR rep, 2x Hawaii Ironman finisher and fast swimmer Sarah Baker will be on hand with other experienced fitters to get you into the right wetsuit for your body type. Other wetsuit brands available to try on include Blue Seventy, Quintana Roo and Aquaman.