SwimRVA Blog

At SwimRVA, we’re not just committed to helping people become great swimmers and enjoy the water, we also believe in being a key educational resource for all things aquatic as well. Embracing aquatics across Richmond is a group effort, and the more quality information you have at your fingertips, the better. That’s why our team posts helpful, informative, and fun original content as well as items from other trusted sources regularly on our blog. Have a look, share anything that strikes a chord with you, and contact us any time you’d like to get involved more with SwimRVA!  Have a cool success story you would like us to know about?  Click Here to share your story.

Six Benefits of Taking Adult Swim Lessons

October 02, 2019

SwimRVA’s 2024 New Year’s Challenge!

January 05, 2024

Carsha: SwimRVA-Church Hill Success Story

October 05, 2023

The 2023 SwimRVA Down River Rip is helping to Drownproof Richmond

May 17, 2023

SwimRVA New Year’s Challenge 2023

January 03, 2023

4 Benefits of Swimming for Cancer Patients

December 01, 2022

SwimRVA Rapids Water Polo 2022 Junior Olympics Write-Up

August 15, 2022

Bonding Through Aquatics: The Young Family

July 20, 2022

How To Stay Safe In Open Water

July 11, 2022

Two Southside Organizations Collaborating to Create Aquatic Access and Opportunity

June 29, 2022

SwimRVA Invitational 2022

June 20, 2022

SwimRVA Rapids Artistic Swimming Showcase

June 16, 2022

Virginia Special Olympics 2022 Summer Games

June 13, 2022

2022 DownRiver Rip

May 25, 2022

How To Train For Water Polo

May 18, 2022

3 Reasons Why You Should Become A Lifeguard

May 04, 2022

Four Year Old Kellan Yosay Graduates Swim School: The Importance of Learning How To Swim at a Young Age

February 10, 2022

The ACE Center at Hermitage and SwimRVA Collaborating to Build a Stronger Workforce in Richmond

January 21, 2022

SwimRVA New Year’s Challenge presented by VA Family Dentistry

January 14, 2022

Reasons Behind The Need For Blood Donations

January 14, 2022

3 Ways That Joining The Hammerheads Can Benefit Your Swimming Journey

November 15, 2021

Rapids Water Polo and Artistic Swimming: Giving Tuesday

November 04, 2021

The Best Nutrition For A Swimmer: Dive Into Dinner

September 01, 2021

DownRiver Rip 2021 Gallery

June 15, 2021

Setting Goals for Your Healthiest and Happiest Year Yet

January 15, 2021

New Year’s Challenge 2021

January 07, 2021

Welcome Back Sheri: Sheri’s Wellness Journey with Knee Arthritis

September 22, 2020

A Lookback at SwimRVA Summer Camp 2020

September 03, 2020

May is National Water Safety Month!

May 19, 2020

SwimRVA Rapids Program: Giving Tuesday

November 01, 2021

Steps to Stay Safe at Your Home Pools

April 23, 2020

Richmond Hosts Open Water Event Lifeguard Safety Training

February 25, 2020

Preparing For Your First SwimRVA 10k Challenge Event

February 07, 2020

Taking an Aqua Running Class for the First Time

January 23, 2020

How to Plan SMART Wellness Goals

January 10, 2020

SwimRVA’s New Year’s Challenge 2020 sets the tone for an aquatic Richmond region!

January 03, 2020

A look at 2019 with SwimRVA Wellness

January 08, 2020

A Lookback at 2019 with SwimRVA Swim School

January 08, 2020

SwimRVA Hammerhead of the Month

September 01, 2019

What’s Been Going On at SwimRVA

August 16, 2019

SwimRVA Rapids Water Polo Makes Huge Waves at American National Challenge

July 16, 2019

Building Swimming Ability and Confidence through the SwimRVA Hammerhead Pups

July 12, 2019

Very Successful Year of SwimRVA Learn to Swim Thanks to Community Partnerships

June 12, 2019

Meet the SwimRVA Swim Team Coaches

June 26, 2019

Meet the SwimRVA Wellness Coaches

June 19, 2019

DownRiver Rip 2019 Recap

May 24, 2019

Station 4 | SwimRVA Swim School

May 30, 2019

TYR Pro Swim Series Richmond takes Virginia by Storm

May 03, 2019

The SwimRVA 10k Challenge Reached New Levels in 2019

April 30, 2019

SwimRVA Wellness Teamplayer Spotlight

March 07, 2019

Learn-to-Swim Program Creates Access for Black Swimmers in Richmond

February 28, 2019

SwimRVA Rapids Make Waves at Virginia District Champs

February 18, 2019

Swim for Community: Lauren and Jay

January 29, 2019

Rapids Water Polo Recap: St. James Tournament 1/23/19

January 23, 2019

TYR Pro Swim Series Media Day Recap

January 15, 2019

SwimRVA New Year’s Challenge 2019 Recap

January 03, 2019

SwimRVA Learn to Swim Program Creates Positive Habits in Hopewell Elementary Classroom

October 11, 2018

Tips for Practicing Station 4 Skills at SwimRVA Swim School (Somersaults, Backwards Bobs, Scissor Kicks, and more)

December 20, 2018

Swimming for a Better Education

August 06, 2018

2 Ways Aquatic Exercise Can Treat Back Pain

July 12, 2018

7 Key Tips to Boating Safety

May 29, 2018

Safe Places to Swim in Richmond During the Summer

May 09, 2018

5 Tips to Staying Safe in Open Water this Summer

May 17, 2018

Ana Orellana’s Joy for Swimming Leads to High School Success

February 14, 2018

SwimRVA Debuts Junior Lifeguard Camp

June 20, 2018

5 Types of Drowning, and Tips on how to Prevent It

November 30, 2018

The Wellness Wake-Up Call that Mrs. White Needed

November 30, 2018

Titan Strong: Trinity Episcopal Uses Swimming as a Conduit to Building a Better Community

January 02, 2019

Why Your Child Should Go To Camp During School Breaks

January 02, 2019

Swimming is For Everybody: Samantha Swims Toward an Inclusive Culture in Henrico County

January 02, 2019

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