Open Water General Info and Disclaimer


 N.O.S.E =  Narragansett Ocean Swimming Enthusiasts

 E.M.S = Early Morning Swimmers


WARNING ALL Open water swims are at your own risk,no lifeguards present,know your limits,when in doubt ,don`t go out!!


N.O.S.E and E.M.S open water season typically runs from May through October. Multiple locations are used in the southern Rhode Island area and swims are usually held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,and Sundays at different times,based on time of the year.  Swims are usually 1-2 + miles,based on the conditions present that day.


Typical summer schedule is:

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 PM

Fridays 8:00 AM

Sundays 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM.


The OW season kicks off with swims at the King/Benson Preserve also know as the Undiscovered Country (UDC) and then migrates south to Roger Wheeler State Beach or Salty Brine State Beach and then over to Narragansett Town Beach where most of the swims are usually held.  




Locations are changed due to conditions present and the best conditions are selected to allow all levels of abilities to swim in a group setting.




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