A fundraiser to protect our Ottawa River

The Riverkeeper 4K open water swim is a unique, inter-provincial swimming event in the Ottawa River. Uniting both provincial shores of our river, the swim highlights the need for collaboration towards swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters!

In consideration of the current COVID-19 situation, we are currently evaluating this year's Riverkeeper 4K Swim. The safety and health of our participants and volunteers is our top priority, as well as doing our part to help keep our community safe. Please check back soon for updates. 

2019 Results

4K

1.5K

750m

2018 Results

4K

1.5K

750m

Tom Anzai - In Memory We Swim

Tom was the founder and race director of our annual Riverkeeper 4K swim. He had a vision to swim from one shore of the historic Ottawa River to the other, swam it, then invited all fellow swimmers to participate in what he called an epic charity event. His passion for the event was contagious. He didn’t miss an opportunity to speak not only of the swim, but also of the importance of a healthy Ottawa River. Tom exemplified dedication and community service.

The Riverkeeper 4K is a member of the GSS.  With more than 98,000 swimmers in 122 races, in 33 countries (and still growing), the Global Swim Series is the largest open water swim series in the world.  Earn points for participation and placing in the 4K and other GSS swims to earn ranking in the series.