riverkeeper1Are you ready to cross the provincial border in the most unconventional way possible?

On August 11th, join Ottawa Riverkeeper for the fifth annual Riverkeeper Swim, one of 138 open water races in the internationally recognized Global Swim Series! The inter-provincial 4K is pretty well known, but Ottawa Riverkeeper also offers up two shorter distances: 750m and 1.5K. Whether you’re looking to get a feel for the longer distances, hoping to dip your toes into open water swimming, or just wanting an excuse to jump in the water – everyone is welcome!


Ottawa Riverkeeper is a registered charity that works to protect, promote, and improve the health of the river and its tributaries. Fundraising events like the swim help provide resources to community groups and enable Ottawa Riverkeeper to tackle issues that threaten the well-being of the river.

A grassroots organization, Ottawa Riverkeeper works with communities throughout the watershed to keep the Ottawa River swimmable, drinkable, and shable for generations to come.

Swimmers who register have the chance to fundraise to help protect the Ottawa River. Fundraisers can win badges for each level they reach (starting at $50 raised) and the top fundraisers will even receive prizes!

Would you rather be on the river than in it? Ottawa Riverkeeper needs your help! Paddlers are needed to escort the swimmers during their race. More details at the link below!

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