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About the SwimRVA DownRiver Rip

Celebrate the start of summer with SwimRVA! Swimmers will enjoy an early morning race along the James River currents, finishing up with a refreshing brunch and awards. Take in the sights

Race Details

The 4.4-mile event starts from Watkins Landing and it’s a swim straight downriver, with the current, to Robious Landing for the finish.

2.5-mile swimmers will be taken by boat to the Rte 288 Bridge and swim with the current back to the finish.


The current price for the 4.4 mile swim is $145

The 2.5-mile event is limited to 10 Charity Slots at $199.


All funds go directly to the SwimRVA Learn-to-Swim program, which provides “low-to-no” cost swim lessons to Richmond Region second graders!

DeadlinePrice Bump
Next 15 or Mar 1:$155
Next 15 or Apr 1:$165
Last 15 or May 1:$199


The event is going to be on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event will run from 6:30am-12pm.

6:30 am
Gates Open
6:30 amPacket Pick Open (all events)
7:00 am
Mandatory Kayaker Briefing
7:15 am
Packet Pick Up Closes (all events)
7:15 am
Mandatory Pre-Race Briefing for All Swimmers
7:30 amShuttles Depart for Watkins Landing
8:00 am
4.4m Race Start
8:00 am2.5m Swimmers board boats to bridge
8:45 am2.5m Race Start
9:45 amBrunch Service Begins
11:30 amCourse Cut-Off
11:35 am

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