The old saying, “It Takes a Village” holds true when working to make change in neighboring communities. Without the effort and dedication given by our team players, SwimRVA would not be where it is today. Here are four people that were highlighted by their own communities as true agents of change.

Lynn| Most Spirited

Lynn - Most Spirited

Lynn has been an active team member of SwimRVA for almost two and a half years. “She has a passion for aquatics because she has seen firsthand how it has helped her overall quality of life,” says her fellow peers. Lynn is not worried about her upcoming surgery because she knows how much stronger her body has become. “She knows she will bounce back in the pool in no time.” Her positive spirit and energy is inspiring to all at SwimRVA!

Gwen| Hardest Working

Gwen - Hardest WorkingAn active member of SwimRVA for four months, Gwen did not hesitate to join all sorts of land and water classes. “You can find her almost every weekday giving her all in each class she takes.” Gwen also exercises independently in between classes. Gwen inspires others daily through her persistence and dedication to fitness. Keep up the good work, Gwen!

Carol| Friendliest

Carol - FriendliestCarol has been an active member of SwimRVA for two years, and participates in a wide variety of classes, including Aquacise, Zumba, Line Dancing, Core Blast, and Yoga. Carol has a gift of encouragement, and uses it to support her peers. She is always one of the first ones to welcome newcomers to SwimRVA. “She reminds new team members [that] we were all beginners at one point,” says her class peers. Carol is a joy to be around, and we encourage you to meet her soon if you have not yet done so!

Richard | Community Hero of the Month

Richard | Community Hero of the MonthRichard has been involved with community service sine a young age. He originally thought he was going to become a teacher, however, after beginning to volunteer as a firefighter in Long Island, NY, he decided to take a different path. Richard decided to become a registered nurse in the ICU, particularly burn victims. He continued to volunteer as a firefighter while working as an RN for 20+ years. After retiring, he came to Virginia to be closer to his family, but still makes time to volunteer as an ESL teacher and pastor.

Thank you for all that you do, and continue to be a shining beacon for all team players in the community!







The Mission of SwimRVA is to elevate swimming in the Richmond region making water safety and aquatic fitness more accessible to all. We promise to serve as a catalyst for regional aquatics and community-wide focus on water safety, health and fitness, sports tourism, and competitive aquatics. Donate today to help support our mission.