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!
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.
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!
TIMELINE & LOGISTICS
5 mile Participants check in between 6:30 – 7 AM