The final results of the 25th Anniversary Maryland Swim for Life are posted below. We had 6 heats for the swim event, each started 5 minutes apart. 

Heat 1 - 5 Miles, Red Caps

Heat 2 - 4 Miles, Yellow Caps

Heat 3 - 3 Miles, Pink Caps

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

Heat 5 - 2 Miles, Orange Caps

Heat 6 - 1 Mile, Green Caps

Final Race Results (dated 7/14/2016):

  1. Bullet 2016 Maryland Swim for Life Age Group Finish Results by Distance

  2. Bullet 2016 Maryland Swim for Life Overall Finish Results by Distance


Celebrating 25 Years!

Great sunshine and a fun crowd led to near perfect conditions!

2016 Contacts:


Food Food Food! The Chester River Association generously provided over 20 huge side dishes to add to the BBQ and helped serve the hungry crowd. Special thanks to Heart to Hand volunteers for their serving efforts!

We are very proud to say that, through your hard work, we raised a total of $xx,000 in donations during the event! Awards for the top 10 fundraisers went to the following all-stars:

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2016 was a huge success for participation! We had xxx registered swimmers for the event with xxx entering the water as the horn blew for their respective waves. Everyone came out of the water safely!

Many thanks go to your charity partners and our many volunteers who helped make this event fun and safe for all, especially the Chesapeake Paddler’s Association who provided over a dozen kayakers to watch over the swimmers! Quality of Life Retreats provided essential timing and swimmer accountability assistance. We are very proud to have received a plaque commemorating our many years of working to make a “world of difference” with Quality Life Retreats. Thank you!

About the Event:

Outreach to prospective athletes in the Mid-Atlantic region began for the 2016 event in January with a renewed effort to increase visibility, sponsorships, and participation. We strove to align donations with charity contributions, while raising sponsorship to support the expenses to run the event.

2016 Charities Include: Heart to Hand, Quality of Life Retreats, and the Chester River Association.

Accounting Disclosure:

Number of Registered Swimmers: xxx

Total Donation Income: $ xx,xxx

Total Income: $xx,xxx

Charity Distributions: $ xx,000

Total Expenses Including Charity Distributions: $ xx,000

Non-Charity Expenses as a percent of Donations: xx%

Non-Donation Income as a percent of Non-Charity Expenses: xx%

Donations passed on to Charities: xx%

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. This year, we actively sought out sponsors with a Sponsorship program to offset the costs for putting on this event. We were able to offset a large part of the cost and were thus able to send more of the donations to our charity partners.  If you would like to sponsor the event in the future, please see our Sponsorship page if you are with an organization that would like to contribute. Please help in supporting the following generous sponsors: 


To view or download all the official photos (2,000+) from this year’s event including pictures for each participant at the finish line, select one of the Google Photos Albums below:

  1. Bullet Google Photos: 25th Anniversary Swim for Life

Photos posted online have been reduce in size - if you would like the high resolution photo, please send an email to with the photo number. Also, if you have any photos to share, please email a dropbox or google drive link to the above address so that we can download your high resolution versions to share with others. Thanks!!

25 Years of Swim for Life