The Ottawa RiverKeeper race is a 4KM/1.5 KM open water swim that helps raise money to keep the Ottawa River a healthy body of water for all to enjoy.

The race begins and ends at the Lac Deschênes Sailing Club, Rangeview Avenue, Nepean.

This year’s race is on August 14. Registration is at the Lac Deschênes Sailing Club at 6:30 AM.

It would be good to see as many 13U and above athletes participate in this event. All entrants must be at least 12 due to their insurance rules.

13Us should start with the 1.5 KM swim and see how you do. It’s about the same as what you would swim in any practice.

When you register make sure that you select Capital Wave Swim & Water Polo as your team. Parents are more than welcome as well. The password is capitalwave.


Before the race we will do some open water training in order to prepare. This will occur in late July — and don’t worry, the water is warm(ish)!