In the spring of 2008, the University of Rhode Island eliminated NCAA Division 1 Men’s Swimming. The men quickly regrouped as a University club sport and courageously forged ahead – ultimately winning the 2011 National Championships.
The Men’s Club Team competes against D-1 teams in the fall travelling with the URI Women’s D-1 Team and competes against other College Club swim teams year round. At the end of the Spring Semester the team travels to Georgia to compete at the East Coast College Swim and Dive Club Championships with over 70 other club teams. Practices are from 2-4 everyday and swimmers of all skill levels are welcome to join the team. This team practices hard so we can compete harder. Practices are not limited to the pool. We commonly practice outside and in the gym for physical training (dry-land). This way we can better our performances in the pool. In the pool we specialize our workouts to suit the majority of the group but we also will commonly separate into specific groups (i.e. sprint vs. distance) to your specialty. If you are considering swimming, give it a try.
Despite our accomplishments, we need your help. Fundraising is vital to our program. Unlike some other sports, we do not have costly uniforms or gear, but there are many other expenses such as competition fees, equipment, travel, apparel, and coaching personnel.
Please consider supporting URI Men’s Swimming. Your contribution, large or small, will help keep our program enduring and strong.
Prospective athletes, please contact team Captain Zach Polansky @ firstname.lastname@example.org