River Swims

David Barra and Rondi Davies have created one of the longest series of marathon swims in the world. Their 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is one of the newest and most popular ultra-marathon challenges in the world. Back in 2011, these were the results and courses swum day after day. This page provides a list of upcoming river swims.

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon @ Cedar Hill Marina
Dec 2 all-day

The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon is a 3 mile open water swim, a 2 mile open water swim or a sprint triathlon in scenic Bivalve, Maryland.  This is a challenging open water swim that includes strong tides and currents.  This will be the 6th year of the event.  The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned event and is a 501(c)3 corporation.  All proceeds benefit various local charities

Dec
3
Mon
2018
Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) @ Grand Forks, ND
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Next test date: July 13, 2013

The second longest swim race in the country, but based on finishing times, this might be the hardest.  Challenge the Red River of the North as it winds its way between North Dakota and Minnesota and swim the 27 mile course from Grand Forks to Oslo.  Swimmers can compete solo or as members of a relay team.  The entry fee for solo swimmers is only $250 and includes a support kayaker - making it not only one of the toughest and longest events available, but also one of the most affordable.  12 swimmers tested themselves in the inaugural offering in 2012, including Oceans Seven swimmer Darren Miller and Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nominee, Daniel Projansky (who swam the entire distance butterfly!)

2013 race will be capped at 30 solo swimmers and 10 relay teams!  Registration opens on the first of the year at endracing.com.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #1 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Apr 5 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #2 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Jun 14 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim @ River Lee
Jul 6 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Lee Swim is one of the top open water swimming events in Ireland and everyone is welcome. The Lee River course runs through the centre of the City to maximise crowds – a great family event! Originally held in 1914, the 2005 event drew 110 swimmers and crowds in excess of 5,000. Since then the event has attracted an average entry of 300 swimmers. This year the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim Organising Committee is planning for 400! Most of the swimmers compete for age group prizes (under 20, 20-24, 25-29….up to 80-84!), some raise money for local charities and a good number just swim for the enjoyment of the day and the cheers of family and friends. Following the swim a very social atmosphere continues on the boardwalk outside the Clarion Hotel and various festivities into the night.

Min age: 12 years

Distance: 2k

Jul
13
Sat
2019
22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life @ Rolph's Wharf Marina
Jul 13 @ 4:30 am – 11:30 am

22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life

Swim for Life is an open water swim competition and fundraising event to benefit Washington, DC-area HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations, as well as local watershed organizations that advocate for clean, local waters.

Sanctioned each year by United States Masters Swimming, Swim for Life begins and ends at Rolph's Wharf on the Chester River, which is one of the Chesapeake Bay's most beautiful tributaries. Athletes have the choice of swimming 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 miles. New for 2013: The 2.4-mile Triathlon Challenge Swim!

The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) will host the 22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life on July 13th in Chestertown, Maryland. For more information and registration for this year’s event, please go to http://swimforlife.swimdcac.org