Swim for it.


Mark your calendar and support SwimRVA as we celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021.

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.


Swimrva45 minutes ago
Workforce development in action! The ACE Center at Hermitage was at SwimRVA today focusing on learning the lifesaving skills of becoming a lifeguard. Over the course of the semester, students from this program will continue to develop their skills both in and out of the water to reach their lifeguard certification goals. #SwimForIt #SwimRVA #RichmondVA
5 days ago
In the spirit of highlighting the success of SwimRVA's Learn To Swim Program this week. We would like to share some thank you cards from students who have been a part of our DrownProof Richmond mission. Don't forget to donate on #GivingTuesday #SwimRVA: https://t.co/ND1ruKvChN https://t.co/r1C2iT46jn SwimRVA photo
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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.

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