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! Part of the Global Swim Series, 2019's swim featured three distances: 4km, 1.5km, and 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.
2019 Partners and Supporters
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.