Swim for it.



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We’re SwimRVA

As long as half of the U.S. population doesn’t know how to swim, as long we remember that obstacles are only a matter of perception, and as long as there are good swimmers with the passion to become better ones, we’ll be here. Making water safety and aquatic fitness accessible and inclusive for all.

Our mission as a non-profit is to elevate aquatics across the Richmond region.

And we do that with programs designed to empower every kind of swimmer, now and for life.


Swimrva2 days ago
Swimrva Swim School Weekly Success Spotlight!
Many students made progress this week in swim lessons. Each step taken during your #LearnToSwim journey is a huge accomplishment and takes you closer to the ultimate goal.

Here are some standouts from the week!
Maia Graduated Preschool Lessons on 9/16/2020
Olivia Graduated School Age Lessons on 9/14/2020
Liam Graduated School Age Lessons on 9/14/2020

Lucianne passed station 1 on 9/16/2020
Lulu passed station 2 on 9/15/2020
Quinn passed station 2 on 9/15/2020
Laila passed station 3 on 9/14/2020
Sebastian passed station 4 on 9/14/2020
Joseph (Joey) passed station 4 on 9/14/2020
Sophia passed station 3 on 9/15/2020
Connor passed station 2 on 9/15/2020
George passed station 5 on 9/15/2020

#SwimForIt #RVA
3 days ago
There are new times for Water Walking! Space will now be available Monday - Friday at:
Walking in water can help strengthen and tone many muscle groups while burning calories and being gentle on your bones and joints! https://t.co/Suk3uieHuL
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Swim for Safety

Half of the U.S. population does not know how to swim. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children under 14 and is a leading cause of death of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 70% of African- Americans and 66% of youth qualifying for free or reduced lunch do not know how to swim. The startling statistics go on and on. But they don’t have to. With SwimRVA’s water safety and learn-to-swim programs, we’re changing the Richmond region’s relationship with water.

Swim for Health

We help seniors maximize their movement, while minimizing the risk. We help runners increase their stamina while decreasing the impact on their joints. We help people bounce back from injury. And we build cardio capacity, muscle tone, flexibility and the self-confidence that comes from pushing one’s ability in our supportive atmosphere.

Swim for Sport

The more access people have to aquatic facilities and programs, the more confident they become in the water. And the more confident they become, the more advanced they get. And the more advanced and ambitious they are, the more we can build real economic momentum through attracting regional competitions and events to Richmond. Our $7 million annual economic impact goal is just another example of how aquatics improve the community and power our region beyond just the pool.

Get Connected

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A Lookback at SwimRVA Summer Camp 2020