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.
The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) (www.swimdcac.org) is proud to host the 22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life on Saturday, July 13, 2013. This will be our twelfth year of hosting this community fundraiser. Proceeds from Swim for Life support a number of small local organizations assisting individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as the Chester River Association, which advocates for the health of the Chester River.
We invite all swimmers, old and new, to join us in participating in this wonderful event. Please see the event web site for all of the details: http://swimforlife.swimdcac.org/
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.
LOCATION: This years event will again take place at Rolphs Wharf Marina on the Queen Annes County side of the Chester River, three miles south of Chestertown in Kent County. http://www.rolphswharf.com. This beautiful setting, near a charming small town, is well worth a day trip or a weekend of exploring. For lodging and tourist information, call 410-778-0416, or visit http://www.kentcounty.com.
DIRECTIONS: From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Take 50 East to 301 North. 50 East and 301 North separate approximately 9 miles past the Bay Bridge. Stay on 301 by taking the left fork. In approximately 5 miles, take the Route 213 North exit toward Chestertown and Washington College. After 2 miles, you will pass through Centreville. Proceed another 10 miles and turn left onto Rolphs Wharf Road. A Swim for Life banner will mark this turn. Follow Rolphs Wharf Road for 2 miles and a volunteer will direct you for parking. If you plan to drive Saturday morning, it is best to leave early to avoid summer bridge traffic.