Annual Swim
Scholarship Recipients

Paul McCaffrey

Board Member, Paul McCaffrey and Past Board Member Thomas Gleason organized Open Water Swims for the benefit of raising funds for scholarships and to further enhance the name and cause of the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame. The list below represents five-hundred- dollar scholarships ($500.00) for twenty-six deserving Interscholastic League Swimmers. These awards are the result of the hard work and dedication of Paul, Tom, and the committee members who assisted them in organizing these competitions. In addition, Past Board member James Quinn, chaired a Scholarship Committee to ensure fairness in the selection process.

Much appreciation and a sincere thank you to Paul, Tom, Jim and all who assisted in this project. A special thanks to all swimmers who competed in these events.

This year, 2024, the Board of Director’s voted to award two one thousand dollar ($1000.00) scholarships instead of the four five-hundred dollar ($500.00) awards.

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Inaugural 1.2 mile Swim

Portsmouth Abbey Boathouse

July 14, 2012

Jennifer Scarborough, Smithfield High School

Andrew Bauer, Cumberland High School

2nd Annual 1.2 Mile Swim

Carnegie Abbey Club

July 13, 2013

Ryan Cote, RIIL

Kaeleen Fields, Cranston East High School

Brady Greene, Barrington High School

Nicole Trupiano, LaSalle Academy

3rd Annual 1.2 Mile Swim

The Newport Beach Club

July 12, 2014

Jack Bauer, Cumberland High School

Michael Martin, RIIL

Erin Foeri, RIIL

Matthew Sheehy, RIIL

4th Annual 1.2 Open Mile Swim

Narragansett Town Beach

August 15, 2015

Marisa Di Iorio, North Providence High School

Caylee Luebeck, North Kingstown High School

Colin Martin, Rogers High School

Mollie Westrick, Lincoln High School

5th Annual 1.2 Mile Open Water Swim

George’s of Galilee Beach
August 6, 2016

Emily Baker, Barrington High School

Wanqing Li, Barrington High School

Michaela Degnan, Narragansett High School

Keda Song, Classical High School


Scholarship Winners

Luca Ialongo, Bishop Hendricken High School

Aidan Lane, Barrington High School

Madalyn Redding, LaSalle Academy

Dillane Wehbe, Bishop Hendricken High School


Scholarship Winners

Andrew Barton, Barrington High School

Ben Buroker, Moses Brown School

Meghan Laflamme, Smithfield High School

Madison Conley, LaSalle Academy

2023 Scholarship Winners

Luke Donato, Westerly High School

Emma Michaud, North Kingstown High School

Katelyn Chiappetta, Blackstone Valley Prep

Christine Pietkiewicz, North Providence High School

2024 Scholarship Winners

Marco Ialongo, Bishop Hendricken High School

Savannah Lombardi, Lincoln School