SwimRI #1 medium team at 2016 NE-LMSC SCM Championships

Congrats to the 29 SwimRI members at WPI (listed below) who brought home the team gold. Hope to see more of you at this great meet next year!

With Angelina Bonin, Vincent Burks, Mathew Card, Stephen Carll, Kaan Duru, Majed Elturkmani, Sara Finati, Albert Garcia, Michael Garr, Matthew Gilson, Matthew Jaroszewicz, Duje Jelaska, Stephen Johnson, Carolyn KielyKilpatrick, Jill Lancaster, Thomas Manfredi, Frank McQuiggan, Seann Mulcahy, Keri Nappi, Robert Nelson, Donna Neuendorf, John Roccabello, Douglas Sayles, Michael Scott, Steven Sluter, Trent Theroux, Diann Uustal, Connor Wallace and Stephanie Winslow.

Masters Swimming program at Naval Station Newport starts Nov. 8th

Following a six-month hiatus, the Navy MWR Newport Lobsters Masters Swimming program at Naval Station Newport's six-lane, 25-meter John H. Chafee Pool will restart on November 8, 2016. Coached practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00pm.


Coaches: Mike Garr (SwimRI), mikegarr@msn.com or (401) 741-7193
                Rachel Meyer (MWR aquatics head), rachel.m.meyer@navy.mil or (401) 841-2268
                Sarah Rundquist

5th Annual SwimRI "Stuffies vs Steamers" Dual Meet & Team Party - Nov. 19th

Our 5th Annual SwimRI "Stuffies vs Steamers" Intrasquad Dual Meet will take place on November 19th at Providence College's Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I. Warm-up is at 3:00pm. The meet runs from 3:30 to 5:30. $20 per person payable at check-in, and there is a 40-swimmer cap. RSVP to trent.theroux@jwu.edu.

For insurance purposes, all swimmers must be USMS members. SwimRI members of all abilities are welcome.

This event is a high-school-style dual meet where each swimmer races 1-2 individual events and 1-2 relays. The team lineups and races you swim will be determined by the captains -- Doug Sayles for Stuffies and Trent Theroux for Steamers. Each year the victorious team has been determined by the last relay, and the series stands at two wins apiece. This is a family friendly event, so bring friends and family to help time and/or cheer.

By tradition, the losing team buys the first round for the winners after the meet at Ladder 133 Sports Bar & Grill, 133 Douglas Avenue, Providence. Most people stay for dinner and some bring their families.

FINAL MEET ROSTER:
1. Jessica Ackerman
2. Gary Alpert
3. Jillian Beveridge
4. Angelina Bonin
5. Erin Briskie
6. James Burden
7. Vincent Burks
8. Mathew Card
9. Stefanie Carter
10. Lynne Czech
11. Chris Doppke
12. Chris Dockray
13. Paul Dow
14. Kaan Duru
15. Majed Elturkmani
16. Sara Finati
17. Matthew Gilson
18. Neil Greenspan
19. Michael Gregson
20. Bart Grimes
21. Stephen Imbusch
22. Jeff Kosiorek
23. Jill Lancaster
24. Gillian Langton
25. Brian McKenna 
26. Seann Mulcahy
27. Keri Nappi
28. Donna Neuendorf
29. Bruce Novis
30. Ron Patrissi
31. Mark Rafferty
32. Alexis Santoro
33. Douglas Sayles
34. Jillian Schneider
35. Paul Senecal
36. Steven Sluter
37. Tracy Smith
38. Trent Theroux
39. Connor Wallace
40. Sara Finati (sub for Liz Welch)

Newport Athletic Club launches revamped, coached Masters Swim Program

Starting November 2, 2016, Newport Athletic Club is offering a revamped Masters Swim Program with coached practices run by Carrie Anderson on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30pm. All six lanes will be used if needed.

Non-NAC members: $10 per practice drop-in fee. NAC members: $7 per practice drop-in fee or $70 for each two-month session (prorated if you start mid-session).

On Sundays at 10:30am, there will be an optional, trainer-led strength and conditioning class for NAC Masters Swim Program enrollees. This class is covered covered by a separate $125 fee for each two-month session.

NAC's six-lane, 25-yard pool is indoors during fall/winter/spring (bubble on) and outdoors during summer (bubble off).

Contacts: Aquatics Director & Coach Carrie Anderson at carrietchase@gmail.com or (401) 846-7723. Swimmer Paul Dow at pdow@neboatworks.com.

Masters Swimming Records Keep Falling for SwimRI's Diann Uustal

On October 22, the UVRays hosted their 8th Annual Leaf Peepers short course meters meet in White Junction, Vermont. Diann Uustal from SwimRI was the meet’s outstanding swimmer, setting national records in the women’s 70-74 100m backstroke (1:24.93) and 100m IM (1:24.30). Diann’s 38.93 in the 50m backstroke was just 3 one-hundredths off the national record, but was good for a New England record, as was her 45.43 in the 50m breaststroke. Excerpted from the New England LMSC blog.