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Wharf to Wharf Swim returns Sept. 15

The Mathews Land Conservancy will host its 13th annual Wharf to Wharf Swim at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Williams Wharf Landing in Mathews. This open water swim will be approximately one mile across the East River from Williams Wharf to historic Hicks Wharf and back.

Registration and check-in begins at noon. All ages and abilities are welcome and swim aids are permitted. Forms can be found online at

Swimmers should raise at least $100 in tax-deductible sponsorship funds, which will benefit the projects and facilities at Williams Wharf. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers.

Swimmers will start in waves: 1st Wave for Non-Assisted Swimmers (medals will be awarded), 2nd Wave for Assisted Swimmers (swim aids). Time will be recorded for all by the Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners.

Conditions for the swim are usually ideal with air and water temperatures in the 70s and minimal jellyfish, a release stated.  Swim caps will be provided for the partici...

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