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

Coaches Calendar

Check out when your favorite coaches are going to be on deck.

SwimRVA Pass Application

We’re excited to have you join the SwimRVA Hammerheads Masters Swimming program. Using this form, just tell us specifically what you’d like to sign up for and how you prefer to pay, and you’ll be able to take advantage of SwimRVA’s top-notch facilities and programs in no time.  Please email you application to

Pool workout location

All pool workouts will take place at SwimRVA’s Collegiate School Aquatics Center located at 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234.

Open Water Workouts

Open water practices are held weekly from April to October and are included in the monthly membership fee.  Click the link to learn more about our open water program.

Beginners Practices

For those just getting started in the sport or who swim at a pace of 2:00/100m or slower, we offer hands-on beginners practices which are held Mon/Wed from 6:00am-7:00am in the 25 yard instructional pool.

Glossary of Terms

Please 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.

Equipment for your First Practice

To get the most out of your workouts we recommend purchasing goggle, fins, buoy and paddles which you should bring to every practice.

USMS Membership Required

For insurance purposes, all participants are required to be a member of United States Masters Swimming.  The cost to join is $50/year.  There will be an option to register for USMS during your initial SwimRVA Hammerheads registration if you are not already a USMS member.

CSS Calculator

Please fill out our form to get your Critical Swim Speed (CSS) and estimate your ideal swim speed training levels.

A Critical Swim Speed test is a simple way to measure your swim fitness. It estimates the pace per 100 that you would keep during a 1500 meter or yard time trial. To test your CSS pace, you should swim a 400 and 200 yard time trial within the same session, with a five-minute active recovery between, and time yourself for both.  Click the link to record your times.

SwimRVA Events

Check out our list of upcoming events by clicking the link here.