Why SwimRVA?


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Located in Chesterfield County, SwimRVA serves the Greater Richmond area as a catalyst for regional aquatics and community-wide focus on water safety, health & fitness, sports tourism and competitive swimming.  We offer swimming lessons, water aerobics, aqua running, water polo, CPR & lifeguard certification courses, masters swimming, warm water therapy pool, land fitness classes, and youth triathlon training.

Check out Courtney Paulk's amazing CATALINA SWIM!!  Click here...

SwimRVA is proud to be a Make-A-Splash partner.  The USA Swimming Foundation partners with Learn-To-Swim providers nationwide to offset the cost of swimming lessons and educate the community about the importance of learning to swim.  For more information please check out the website: www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash


SwimRVA would like to say thank you to our following sponsors:



Your support will help our mission to drown-proof RICHMOND!

SwimRVA is proud to be a part of the Learn To Swim programs which give local 2nd graders free swim lessons.  This unique program is a game changer to end needless drowning deaths and a huge leap in building a more physically active community.  Together we can change our children's future for generations to come!  You are making Richmond a safer and healthier community!  Thank you very much for your support.


The Learn To Swim program was started back in the mid-90's by the YMCA.  The goal was to make sure that every child has the opportunity to learn a skill that can save their life more ways than one.  You are helping to provide these children with the ability to stay safe in the water, as well as, a tool to be active and healthy for their entire life.  Throughout the last couple of decades, they have successfully implemented 32 schools in the city of Richmond with the program.  When SwimRVA was being developed several years ago one of the main goals of the facility was to promote water safety.  We have since started the same program and this year we successfully gave all 2nd graders in 12 different schools FREE swim lessons!  The swim lessons are once a week for 7 weeks, 45 minutes long, during the school day and everything is paid for by you.  The ultimate goal by 2020 is to have all 120 elementary schools in the Greater Richmond Region participating in the program.


1.  50% of the entire population in your River City(RVA) does not know how to swim!

2.  Drowning is the number one leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths ages 1-4, number 2 leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths ages 14 and under, and number 5 leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths for all ages.

3.  It is estimated that for each drowning death, there are 1-4 nonfatal submersions that result in hospitalization.

4.  Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent of them are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning.