On the evening of February 27th, “Maestro” Matthew Jaroszewicz (a.k.a. Mr. Enthusiasm) swam exactly 5,000y in an hour at Brown, making him SwimRI’s high-yardage man for this year’s 1-Hour ePostal Swim. On the back half he fell nine seconds off his goal pace, but rallied with a 5:51 last 500 and a painful 1:05 last 100 to touch the wall at 59:59. His counter made a scene screaming encouragement during the final kick. Great effort, Matthew!
Due to the forecast snow storm, the Thursday Feb. 9th morning Masters practice at St. George's School has been canceled.
Recap of SwimRI's three USMS 1-Hour
ePostal National Championship heats at Roger Williams University:
- 46 New England Masters Swim Club
members (45 SWMR, 1 UNAT)
- Aggregate yards = 173,415
- Average yards per
swimmer = 3,769.89
- Notable swims:
- 4,825 -- Albert Garcia, most yardage men
- 4,670 -- Jill Lancaster, most yardage women
- 4,725 -- Chris Dockray, highest male first-timer
- 4,335 -- Sara Finati, highest
- Total yardage betting pool results (20 guesses, $100 pot, winner takes all)
- Winner: Steph Cotsonas (off by 235y)
- Doug Sayles (off by 370y)
- Rita Hansen (off by 1,225y)
- Trent Theroux (off by 1,295y)
- Donna Neuendorf (off by 1,365y)
- $900 donated to the RWU college swim team
- Thanks to Coach Matt Emmert
and his swimmers for counting/timing!
- 25-30 swimmers, friends & family
attended a fun post-swim lunch at Aidan's Pub
- Your Hour Swim yardage
does not count until you enter it on the event website at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1308&smid=8216
- Mark your calendars and book hotel rooms for the "The Harvard Meet" (NE-LMSC SCY Championships) on March 11 & 17-19: http://www.meetresults.com/2017/nelmscscy/
Thanks for participating everyone, and good luck to our other NEM SwimRI and South County Y friends on their upcoming hour swims!
Heat assignments for the 2017 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship on January 22nd
@ Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island (48 swimmers = 2 per lane x 8 lanes x 3 heats):
Check-in and warm-up open at 8:00am. Cost is ~$15 per swimmer (additional donations accepted) cash or check made out to "Roger Williams University." Proceeds benefit the RWU swim team -- those college swimmers will count/time for us.
We have rented the pool and, barring emergency, expect all 48 swimmers to honor their commitment.
This is a USMS-sanctioned event. All swimmers in the RWU heats must be current (2017) USMS members affiliated with New England Masters Swim Club. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. However, you must read the event rules before swimming and officially enter your results online after swimming.
Lane assignments will be posted onsite. "Workout" swimmers listed above will be positioned side-by-side. Bruce Novis is bringing the Heat 1 workout for him and Sara Dinardo. Donna Neuendorf is bringing the workout for the seven Heat 3 workout swimmers identified above. As far as I know all other swimmers are doing continuous swim or their own thing and will be positioned in proximity to other swimmers of similar ability to the degree possible. Lane assignments will be posted onsite.
Everyone is invited to post-swim lunch at Aidan's Irish Pub.
Thanks, and please direct any questions to email@example.com or (401) 633-5756.
The order events and preliminary timeline for the 2017 New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship Meet at Harvard (March 11 & 17-19) are posted at http://www.meetresults.com/2017/nelmscscy/schedule.shtml. Registration will open soon. If you haven't done so already, book your hotel rooms ASAP!
Saturday 12/31: 7:15 a.m. at St. George's School in Middletown (pool opens at 7:00), and 8:00 a.m. (pool opens at 7:45) at CCRI-Lincoln.
Sunday 1/1: No formal practices. Possible impromptu morning practice at Newport Athletic Club.
Monday 1/2: 7:30 a.m. at East Providence Boys & Girls Club.
See Locations & Schedules for more details about these practice venues.
The SwimRI and South County Y workout groups are once again helping New England Masters Swim Club defend its title in the two-month-long Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship by running organized heats for 2017 USMS-NEM members. This is a sanctioned, participatory event. You may swim whatever stroke(s) you wish, at whatever pace you wish, continuously or with rest breaks. However, if you participate in our organized heats you must officially enter your results online.
Check-in and warm-up open at 8:00am. Heats start at 9:00, 10:20 & 11:40. Cost is ~$15 per swimmer (additional donations accepted). Proceeds go to the RWU swim team -- the college swimmers will count/time for us. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org with your prioritized heat preferences (e.g., 2-1-3). Some heat 3 swimmers usually choose to do a side-by-side interval-based workout together rather than continuous swim. Post-swim lunch at Aidan's Irish Pub.
Other heats TBD:
SCY and SwimRI members who participate in Fred Bartlett's South County Y practices are given priority. Other NEM Swim Club members welcome if/as space allows. Heat 1: 11:30am warm up, heat starts at 11:45. Heat 2: 12:45pm warm up, heat starts at 1:00. Cost is ~$10 per swimmer. Swimmers in one heat usually time/count for those in the other heat. Post-swim lunch at 3:00pm at Turtle Soup in Narragansett. For more info contact Fred Bartlett at email@example.com.
- There will be a makeup heat at CCRI-Lincoln on a Saturday in February, probably around 9:45 or 10 a.m. Date TBD.
- Fred is running one SCM heat at South County Y on February 5th. Priority given to people who practice there.
On December 24th Frank McQuiggan will coach the 8 a.m. practice at CCRI-Lincoln. The pool opens at 7:45. Bring fins if you have them. There is no practice at St. George's School in Middletown.
On December 31st there are regularly scheduled practices at both CCRI-Lincoln and St. George's School.