Maryland Swim for Life
**Open to Clippers swimmers 11 years and older**
Maryland Swim for Life
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Rolph's Warf Marina
1008 Rolphs Wharf Road, Chestertown, MD 21620
The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) is proud to host the 29th Annual Maryland Swim for Life on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Sanctioned each year by United States Masters Swimming, Maryland 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 2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 Kilometers, as well as the 1.2 and 2.4 triathlon challenge swim.
Proceeds from Swim for Life support ShoreRivers and a number of small local organizations assisting individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AQUATICS CLUB
The 2020 Maryland Swim for Life is scheduled to take place on September 19, 2020, but participants should keep in mind there may be significant modifications to comply with the local social distancing guidelines. We are working to stay true to the original event and its fundraising efforts while keeping within the limits of our resources and required safety measures.
We will be monitoring the status of the COVID-19 situation and the regulations put in place by the State of Maryland and Kent County for events and outdoor gatherings. While the event is subject to cancellation, the 2020 Maryland Swim for Life will continue to provide updates as they become available so please check the web site and follow our social media channels to stay informed!
Because of the coronavirus, we will make the following modifications to the event:
1. Enforcing social distancing during check-in, race starts, and post-race activities
2. Providing personal hand sanitizer for use during check-in and any post-race activities
3. Requiring volunteers to wear masks and gloves
4. Providing pre-packaged catered food post-race
Because local mandates may change from week to week, we are prepared to make some modifications to the event if necessary, including but not limited to:
1) Closing registration early and capping the event according to local guidelines
2) Changing the distances available
3) Changing starting procedure (example: switching from mass starts in waves for each distance to a time trial start with 6-foot ground markings for participants lining up to start)
4) Providing a virtual event option where participants can fundraise and engage with other swimmers on social media rather than attend the event in person.
In the event the Maryland Swim for Life is cancelled due to COVID-19, participants can request a refund or distribute their registration fee and fundraising donations to the charities we are supporting.
Thank you for your understanding and we still hope to organize a great event during these challenging times!