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SouthRiverSwimPaddle2021

Swim & Paddle the South River celebrates outdoor recreation in the Chesapeake Bay region with a self paced swim or paddle event! Swim & Paddle the South River benefits the conservation efforts of the Arundel Rivers Federation and is fun for the whole family! Whether you want an endurance adventure or a shorter jaunt to enjoy the South River bounties, this event has it!  Save the Date: October 2nd, 2022

In addition to a memorable experience, participants will contribute to the meaningful work of the Arundel Rivers Federation AND take home a snazzy t-shirt, swim cap, and fun swag bag filled with goodies from local businesses.

OPTIONS for SWIMMERS

  • Swim a single 5 mile loop course  with a dedicated paddler you bring ($250).
    Check in between 6:30 – 7 AM. Safety briefing @ 7:15 AM. (5) mile start 7:30 AM.
  • Swim a single 5 mile loop course with safety support pairing ($350).
    Check in between 6:30 – 7 AM. Safety briefing @ 7:30 AM. (5) mile start 7:30 AM.
  • Swim a 1/2 mile single loop course. Participants will have 1.5 hours to complete as many loops (miles) as they like! ($150).
    Check in between 7:45 – 8:15 AM. Safety briefing @ 8:25. Course open 8:30 – 10 AM.

OPTIONS for PADDLERS

  • Paddle a single loop course (5 mile) in the South River in your own boat ($100).
    Check in between 6:30 – 7 AM. Safety briefing @ 7:15 AM. (5) mile start 7:30 AM.
  • Paddle a single loop course (5 mile) in the South River in a rented boat   ($150).
    Check in between 6:30 – 7 AM. Safety briefing @ 7:15 AM. (5) mile start 7:30 AM.

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

WATER TEMPS & QUALITY

It is expected water temps will be in the low 70s/high 60’s. More specifics provided closer to event day. Water quality testing is conducted regularly at the Sylvan Shores Community beach as well as neighboring sites along the river. Organizers will take every precaution to ensure a safe swim.

SAFETY ON THE COURSE

Participant safety is our top priority. Event staff will be masked and participants are expected to wear masks when on land. ALL swimmers wear a waist belt visibility buoy. These may be purchased onsite for $30 or borrowed.  Paddlers must wear a pfd during the event. Paddlers supporting swimmers need also have a whistle.  There will be motorized boats with Red Cross Lifeguards and small craft safety/support crew throughout the courses.o.

WEATHER PLAN/CANCELLATION

There is no rain date scheduled for this event. Should we experience heavy rains within 48 hours of the event, we will cancel without refund and thank you for your donation to important causes!

REQUIRED & OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

All swimmers are required to wear a waist belt visibility buoy. These may be purchased onsite for $30 or borrowed. Paddlers are wearing PFD’s. Swimmers may also elect to wear wetsuits, fins, pull buoy, hand paddles, etc. Wear whatever encourages you to enjoy the experience! 

PROVISIONS ON SITE

Waters, Electrolyte Beverages, Fruit, Granola Bars and assorted other snack

CONTACT INFORMATION

Logistics for Training Events

Unless communicated otherwise, all events hosted follow the same logistics format.  Check-in occurs at the Sylvan Shores Clubhouse and parking at either the clubhouse or the overflow ballfield lot. Upon clubhouse check in, participants navigate on foot to the boat launch/beach area. Please contact us if you require special assistance. There is to be no parking on the street for any reason. We are guests in the community and considering our impact needs to be paramount.

PARKING
Ballfield

Parking is situated atop the ruins of the basketball court adjacent to the ballfield. Be sure to park beyond the boat trailer storage section allowing ample room for their owners to access if needed.

CHECK-IN
The Sylvan Shores Community Clubhouse

Clubhouse offers bathroom access & limited parking. Personal belongings should remain with participants or locked in vehicles.

BOAT LAUNCH/SWIM BEACH

The beach is a monitored area during our events for personal belongings. It is not permitted for non-registered supporters to access the water.

WALKING MAP OF COMMUNITY FOR REFERENCE