An image of swirling water and a shark within representing the Hammer heads program at Swim Richmond

How does the monthly SwimRVA Hammerheads membership work?

The SwimRVA Hammerheads membership is $70 per month.  You can start anytime and we will pro-rate the first month.  After that it will auto-draft on the first of every month.  You can cancel at the end of any month.  We ask a 14 day written notice.  To register for a membership please stop by our front desk.

What if I am an adult and do not know how to swim yet?

First, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  In fact, 50% of the entire population does not know how to swim!  SwimRVA offers a station-based swim lesson program for adults on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 7-7:30PM.  You can start anytime, we will pro-rate the first month and it auto-renews on the first of every  month.  You can cancel anytime with no questions asked!

I know how to swim but I am not ready to swim with the SwimRVA Hammerheads. What should I do first?

Don’t worry.  SwimRVA has you covered with the SwimRVA Hammerheads PUPS program for beginners.  This program is group swimming for more basic swim techniques and beginners endurance training.

What equipment should I bring to the SwimRVA Hammerheads program?

To get the most out of your workouts we recommend purchasing goggles, fins, a pull bouy and paddles which you should bring to every practice.  You can purchase SwimRVA Hammerheads recommended equipment through our online store for delivery to your door.

I don't understand all of the terms that the coaches are using during training. What do they all mean?

Please also take a look at our Glossary of Drills, Terms and Abbreviations before coming to your first practice.  This will make your experience with the program much more enjoyable and will help in your discussions with the coaches.

Do I need to be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS)?

For insurance purposes, all participants are required to be members of the United States Masters Swimming.  The cost to join is $50 per year.

Do I have to be a SwimRVA Hammerhead member to come swim with the team?

Yes and No.  We do have day passes and 10-visit passes available.  The day pass is $10 per visit or you can purchase a 10-visit pass for $90 (10% saving).  However, these passes DO NOT get you in for the Sunday morning Open Water training sessions.  You must be a member to participate in those.

OUT OF TOWNER:  Do you live 50-miles or more from Richmond but need a place to get in a workout while on the road?  Bring in one of your team caps and drop-in to one of our practices free of charge.  We’ll be happy to trade you one of ours

What if I join in the middle of the month?

You will pay the pro-rated amount for the month in which you are starting swimming with the SwimRVA Hammerheads. You will then go into our automatic billing system for all future months.

How do I withdraw from SwimRVA Hammerheads?

Adults who wish to withdraw from the team will be asked to provide us with 14 days written notice of their cancellation. Withdrawal forms can be found at the front desk. Members need to confirm that SwimRVA has received their request. No verbal cancellation requests, hand written letters or typed emails will be accepted as an acceptable form of cancellation. Thank you for your understanding.