Swim The South River 5 Mile in 2020!


Sunday, May 24th 2020

Swim the South River is a 5 mile swim course designed for athletes to complete solo or with partner(s)! Relay pods take turns swimming and paddling on a SUP (don’t worry, you can sit on a paddle board, too!) while solo swimmers enjoy the river with their own paddle assist. The mission of the event is to promote open water swimming and to support the preservation efforts of the Arundel Rivers Federation.  We are a gathering of novice and accomplished athletes swimming without the allure of podiums or course records, but for the Joys of the wild, open water experience!

All Solo Swimmers are required to have a dedicated small craft assist. Participants may provide their own paddler or be paired with qualified support ($80).  Boat rentals are an additional fee ($30).   Participant fees are $200 for solo participants, $300 for 2-person relays, and $450 for 3-person relays. Wetsuits, pull buoys, fins, paddles, snorkels, tempo trainers, rotation belts, are all welcome 🙂  This is intended to be fun!  Relays mix it up as you like either by time or distance. Everyone wears a waist belt buoy (provided for those not toting their own).  Swim Start Time is 7 AM.  Check-IN begins 6 AM.  More details will post as the clock starts ticking down!

Are you interested in helping? WONDERFUL! We need your help! From supporting swimmers by paddling to helping direct traffic and setting up hospitality, there is a role for you to play!  

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