2019 Beaufort River Swim
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The Beaufort River Swim
is quickly becoming a Beaufort and Lowcountry tradition.
The River Swim began in 2006 as a way to promote the sport of
swimming while the Local Water Festival was occurring. It
quickly began to take shape as an event all of its own! The YMCA
took charge of the event and hosted it to start 2008. While
initially the competitive swim had two different lengths, we
realized that having everyone swim the same distance and start
together was much more clear and fun for the
The competitive event is now set as a 3.2-Mile Open water swim along the shoreline of Beaufort, highlighting the natural beauty of the area. And back again is the 1-Mile 'Fun Swim" which will start at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital dock. This is a great opportunity to experience what swimming in open water is like or just kick back and enjoy the scenic view of Beaufort from the water!
The River Swim continues to grow in popularity as the years go by. We hope 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 and help us towards our goal!
Proceeds of the Beaufort River Swim Benefit Our Learn to Swim Program:
Swimmers of all levels participate in the River Swim: triathletes, recreational lap swimmers and competitive age group swimmers. 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.
The YMCA is a not for profit organization promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The organization is overseen by a volunteer board of directors within the community.