October 6th on-site registration added for HAWKtoberfest Meet at RWU!

Inaugural HAWKtoberfest Adult Swim MeetRoger Williams University, Bristol, RI. USMS-recognized mini meet open to any adult swimmer age 18 or older (USMS membership not required). Nice 8-lane, 25-yard pool with electronic touch-pad timing system. Meet Director: Matt Emmert, memmert@rwu.edu, (401) 254-3421. There will be on-site registration on October 6th.

During 2013, RWU Coach Matt Emmert has actively supported masters swimming by hosting coached masters practices and events at RWU's beautiful (and previously unaccessible) 8-lane pool. Help us return the favor by attending the meet, the proceeds of which will help support the RWU college team's winter training trip.

SwimRI Dominates Inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim!

Congrats to the SwimRI Selachii team of Donna Neuendorf, Sara DiNardo, Kaan Duru, Ryan Shipley and first-place finisher Trent Theroux on winning the inaugural Newport Sharkfest Rochambeau Cup team competition in convincing fashion. Kudos to the strong showing by SwimRI's Matthew Jaroszewicz, Lori Pugh, Sandy Croft, Katrina Molenda and Mark Morin. Thank you to SwimRI's Laura Schmitt for recruiting volunteers and arranging free food & beer at The Landing Restaurant & Bar. An all-around fun day in beautiful downtown Newport! See event photos / results.

Saturday practices are back starting October 19th!

SWIMRI-LINCOLN @ Community College of Rhode Island (Flanagan Campus): Saturdays 8:00-10:00am starting Oct 19th. 6-lane, 25-yard pool. USMS membership not required. $5 per practice. Note: At least initially, 8:00-8:30 will be dedicated to acclimating new or non-competitive swimmers to organized training; others will be doing warm up, drills or arriving later. The first set of the main workout will start promptly at 8:30. Masters have 6 lanes until 9:30, then 5 lanes thereafter. Practice will generally end at 10:00, with some specialized training running over as space permits. Contact Frank McQuiggan at epmasters@aol.com.

Saturday practices?

Frank McQuiggan is gauging interest in Saturday morning practices at CCRI-Lincoln starting in mid October, $5 per practice, USMS membership not required. These are coached workouts at a nice, clear, cool, 25-yard pool, which we will only offer if enough swimmers commit. If interested, contact Frank at epmasters@aol.com and let him know how often you are likely to attend.

Welcome to SwimRI

Welcome to the SwimRI website. This blog provides existing and prospective masters swimmers with current information about our team and the Rhode Island swimming community in general. More multimedia content and communications between SwimRI members can be found on the SwimRI Facebook Page.