Giving Tuesday:  Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.

Mark your calendar and support SwimRVA as we celebrate #GivingTuesday with “Drownproof Richmond” joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on November 2021.

SwimRVA will host a giving campaign to support the organization during this challenging time. Help us continue our work in the community to #DrownproofRichmond and provide opportunities to those most in need. Access to developing the necessary and life-saving skills of learning how to swim is vital to making Richmond water safe and a more vibrant community.

Save The Date

Click the link below to add Giving Tuesday to your calendar. This is a great way to be reminded of the event and stay updated when fundraising begins. Be sure to check our Facebook for an all-day event on November 30th!

Matching Donation Challenges

The “Drownproof Richmond” campaign seeks to raise $30,000 in support of the organization and our community outreach as a nonprofit. In addition, we seek to acquire 100 new donors to the #SwimRVAFamily.  SwimRVA has been incredibly blessed with over $15,000 in matching challenges.  Will you help us reach our goals?

$5,000 in matching gifts from George and Darlene Emerson

$2,500 in matching gifts from VA Family Dentistry

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:  STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS with Executive Director, Adam Kennedy

$1,000 in matching gifts from an anonymous SwimRVA member

$5,000 in matching gifts from an anonymous donor

$3,000 in matching gifts from an anonymous donor

SwimRVA is the non-profit community hub for aquatics in the Richmond region.

SwimRVA began as the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), a collaboration of five educational and youth sport leaders who shared the goal of providing a world-class aquatics facility in Chesterfield. Today – thanks to ever-developing and evolving partnerships with civic leaders, schools, community groups, and amazing organizations like the YMCA, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs, and VCU – we’re building social bridges through aquatics that cross physical, racial, and economic barriers. Much more than just a pool, we serve as a catalyst for water safety, health and fitness, sports tourism, competitive aquatics, and possibility, for all Richmonders.

Making aquatics accessible is central to why we’re here

Our Drownproof Richmond initiative, in particular, has always been at the heart of our nonprofit mission to bring aquatic access and education to everyone in the region. Visit our Drownproof Richmond page to learn more about why it is critically important for SwimRVA to continue to provide free, top-quality learn-to-swim lessons to our community’s underserved youth.

Our Manifesto

We are very grateful to SwimRVA for making swim lessons accessible for our children, many of whom might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim. The enormous professionalism that they have shown in organizing and executing the program is remarkable and we feel lucky to be a part of this important effort to drownproof Richmond. There is always and extra buzz of energy on ‘swim days’.