Calling all swimmers in the Ashton Pointe Community. Here is your chance to swim in The Beaufort River Swim which is quickly becoming a Beaufort and Lowcountry tradition! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 8:05am.
The River Swim began as a way to promote the sport of swimming while the Local Water Festival was occurring. But it soon became an event all its own! In 2008, The YMCA took charge of the event and hosted has hosted it since. The event is set as a 3 Mile Open water swim along the shoreline of Beaufort, highlighting the natural beauty of the area. The River Swim continues to grow in popularity. There has been an increase in participating swimmers of nearly 20% in each of the past four years. The Beaufort River Swim hopes to continue to grow and be able to raise money to serve more individuals in the community that want to learn to swim. Please come out and be a part of this great event!
Proceeds from the Beaufort River Swim benefit the YMCA of Beaufort County's Learn to Swim Program. Last year $4,000 was raised for the swimming programs. Individuals who wouldn't have had access or means to participate are able to learn through generous donations and support.
Swimmers of all levels participate in the River Swim: tri-athletes, recreational lap swimmers and competitive age groups. The Race starts at Port Royal Landing Marina, travels around the bend, passes the Hospital, and finishes at the Boat Ramp at the corner of the Downtown Marina, adjacent to Waterfront Park. Registration is still open until 7:30am the day of the event.