23rd Annual Maryland Swim for Life


23rd Annual Maryland Swim for Life - July 12, 2014

Sanctioned by Maryland LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction: 094-W001

The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) (www.swimdcac.org) is proud to host the 23rd Annual Maryland Swim for Life on Saturday, July 12, 2014. This will be our thirteenth 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.

Event Flyer:

All of the detailed information and maps are contained in the Event Flyer. All participants and volunteers are encouraged to download a copy for themselves. Save Trees - print if necessary.

2014 Event QUICK LINKS:

  1. 2014 Event Flyer



  4. Live Donations Tally

  5. Fundraising Resources

  6. Volunteers Needed!!

  7. Corporate Sponsorships


Each swimmer must contribute a minimum of $100 in pledges; many swimmers raise far more. Special prizes will be awarded to the top 10 fundraisers, based on pledges submitted by the start of the event. If you register online, you can submit your minimum pledge online and/or you can direct your sponsors to the online donation option. Pledge checks can be made payable to “DCAC Swim for Life.” Checks, cash, and credit cards will be accepted on the day of the event.

Funds raised are distributed to our charities: Metro TeenAIDS, Heart to Hand, Inc., Quality of Life Retreats, and the Chester River Association.

Registration and Fundraising:

The registration fee to swim in the event is $20.  This is partially as a result of the USMS insurance surcharge and to offset some of the costs without using donations that would otherwise go to the charities. With your registration fee, you will receive breakfast, picnic lunch, a swim cap and a t-shirt. We strongly encourage swimmers to register for Swim for Life though Club Assistant, which allows you to reach out to family and friends and collect donations online.  Club Assistant will also confirm your USMS registration or allow you to purchase your one-event USMS registration (“OEVT”) if you are not USMS-registered. Check out our fundraising resources to help you raise donations for our great charities!


Every swimmer must be registered and checked-in by 8:15 a.m. on race day. All pledge money not submitted online also is due by 8:15 a.m., to be counted towards determination of fundraising prize winners. ABSOLUTELY NO changes to race distance will be permitted after registration closes.  To ensure the validity of the swim results, except for safety reasons, no mid-course corrections will be allowed.  If you do not complete your designated distance, please inform the event coordinators.  During check-in, swimmers will be body-marked and capped according to distance, and will receive a timing chip on a velcro strap, to be worn around one ankle.

Online registration closed at 11:59 pm eastern time on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  We will still accept the 2014 Race Day Registration Form if you are unable to register online. We can not guarantee availability of t-shirts for registrations made after July 1, 2014.

7:00 – 8:15 a.m. On-Site Registration (check-in)

8:30 a.m.            Opening Ceremony and

                           Swimmer Instructions

9:00 a.m.            Swim Start

12:30 p.m.          Swim Cutoff,

                           Picnic celebration and

                           Awards Ceremony

2014 Contacts:


Event Postponement or Cancellation:

In the event of inclement weather or other emergency, the event may be postponed up to 2 hours. No “rain date” is scheduled. No refunds of any registration fees or donations will be made. Modification of the event distances is at the discretion of the Event Director and may be made in the event of impending weather concerns. Cancellations and modifications to the event will be solely at the discretion of the Event Director and Safety Coordinator, in coordination with the US Coast Guard and local authorities.

Please Support Our Sponsors!

MD Swim for Life is a major swim event in the Del-Mar-VA region and takes significant effort and resources. This year, we are actively seeking sponsors to offset the costs for putting on this event. Please see our Sponsorship page if you are with an organization that would like to contribute. We will do what we can to recognize your generosity including adding logos to this page, the flyer, and posting at the the event. We accept cash donations as well as in-kind donations for awards or services in support of the event. Our goal is to offset 100% of the costs with sponsorships, so that 100% of swimmer donations can be sent to our charities. Please help in supporting the following generous sponsors: 

Please Support Our Sponsors!

Online Registration Closed at 11:59PM on 7/10!

Use the Race Day Registration Form


The top finishers, male and female, in “Wise” (Over 45 years old) and “Energetic” (up to and including 44 years old) categories for each distance will also receive awards.

The 2.4-Mile Triathlon challenge!


The preliminary results of the 23rd Annual Maryland Swim for Life are posted below. We had 6 heats for the swim event, each started 5 minutes apart. 

Heat 1 - 5 Miles, Orange Caps

Heat 2 - 4 Miles, Green Caps

Heat 3 - 3 Miles, Yellow Caps

Heat 4 - 2.4-Mile Triathlon Challenge Swim, Red Caps

Heat 5 - 2 Miles, Blue Caps

Heat 6 - 1 Mile, Pink Caps

Preliminary Results - Published 7/14/2014:

We are comparing the preliminary results against the manual timing to ensure accuracy. Please let us know if you see any discrepancies. Thanks for your patience!

Overall Race Results:

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Overall Race Wave Results:

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Race Winners by Distance and Age Group:

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