EVE ROSSI SPREMULLO
2017 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Eve Rossi Spremullo began her swimming career as an infant in the Learn to Swim Program at the Cranston YMCA. Her grandmothers, Eva and Louise, brought her every week kicking and screaming, but eventually, Eve came to love the water. By age six (6), she joined the team at the Cranston YMCA under Paul Rossi and Paul Brochu. She continued competing representing Little Rhody Aquatics Club (LRAC) under Ken Reall and John O’Neil, then completed her US Swim Programs under Dan Flack at the Bruin Swim Club. In high school, Eve attended Bay View Academy, representing the Bengals in the NEPSAC League. After graduating, Eve went on to swim for the University of Maryland at College Park, a Division I program in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
During her swimming career, Eve was a United States Swimmer Junior National Qualifier in the 200 yard Breaststroke and 400 yard Individual Medley from 1992-1994. Also, during this time, she was a New England Senior Championship Finalist in multiple events. IN 1994, Eve broke the Rhode Island State Resident Record in the 200 Meter Breaststroke. During Eve’s high school career, she set several school records for Bay View, and she was also a New England Prep School Finalist. Eve earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland. While competing for the University of Maryland, Eve was an Atlantic Coast Conference Finalist in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke as well as the 200 yard and 400 yard Individual Medley. Eve captained her team during both her Junior and Senior years; and received the University of Maryland Scholar Athlete Award in 1998.
Eve gave back to the sport of swimming teaching swim lessons during the summers under the direction of Susan Pascale at the Budlong Pool in Cranston. She also enjoyed assistant coaching for the URI Men’s and Women’s varsity swim teams under Coach Mike Westkott while attending graduate school at URI from 1999-2001.
From 1996-2000, while working as a Lifeguard for Narragansett Surf Rescue, Eve competed in the annual Rhode Island State Lifeguard Tournament. For five (5) summers, she was a proud member of the State Championship Team. In 1996, she was awarded Most Valuable Female Lifeguard, and for three years defended her title as the Women’s Champion in the Queen Medley in Mile Swim races.
Eve is now a speech and language pathologist at Ponaganset Middle and High Schools where she works with special needs who she adores. She continues to love swimming, but now through the lens of a swim parent to Gianna; however, she has come to love the sport of basketball and football as well, watching her son, Lucian, excel in these sports. Eve, Gianna, and Lucian live in Cranston, Rhode Island. After forty (40) years, swimming continues to be a daily part of Eve’s life, mostly, as a swim taxi, but also as a proud parent.