SwimRVA Hammerheads PUPS Program

Are you intimidated by a “Masters” practice? Have you ever had these thoughts:

  • Those people are way too fast – I’m not ready”
  • “I have no idea what 10×100@1:30 means”
  • “What is a clock send-off?”
  • “Why would they tell me to buy a snorkel?”

If these are the thoughts running through your head – then our Pups Program is the place for you. This 6-week program meets twice per week and is coached by our talented and experienced beginners coaching squad. The program is designed to start you from scratch and ease you into a comprehensive swim program and get you ready for the more endurance based practices of the main SwimRVA Hammerheads pool program OR to train on your own

NEXT SESSION: February 19 – March 28

DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays

TIME: 7pm – 8pm

COST: $149


SwimRVA 10K Challenge


Are you ready for the SwimRVA 10K? Team up with your friends, family, or neighbors to see if you can complete 25 loops of SwimRVA’s unique 400 meter “open water” style course.

In this challenge you  and YOUR TEAM will be asked to complete up to 25 x 400 Meter LOOPS of our uniquely designed open-water formatted pool design for a total of 10,000 meters (10K). Enjoy crystal clear water swims with the feel of open-water swimming.

DATE: Sunday, April 14th 2019

TIME: 1pm – 4pm

LOCATION: Collegiate School Aquatic Center

2019 TYR Pro Swim Series – Richmond


On April 10-13, 400-600 of the world’s top swimmers including USA Swimming National Team members, Junior National Team members and top 50 world ranked swimmers will compete in the meet, held at SwimRVA’s Chesterfield County facility.

The TYR Pro Swim Series have proved to be an excellent training ground for Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. Olympian Katie Ledecky broke a world record in the 1500m freestyle at one of the meets in Indianapolis this year. Previous TYR Pro Swim Series events have featured athletes such as Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy.

DATE: April 10-13


SwimRVA Hammerheads Winter Open Water Training

12 Weeks: 1 Challenge

The program progresses over the course of 12-weeks where we work on open water skills, endurance and technique. Due to the open water setting we can adjust the workout for nearly any level of swimmer. Every practice we set up a different buoyed course in our all-deep 50m pool simulating an open water experience in the comfort and safety of a pool setting.

In the 12th week we will take on the SwimRVA 10K Team Challenge. Swim 25 400m swims in the open water course as a team of 2, 3, or 4. Feeling really good, swim it solo.



  • January: 6, 13
  • February: 3, 10, 17
  • March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • April: 7, 14 (SwimRVA 10K Challenge)

TIME:  9am – 10am

No Drop-In Available

Due to space limitations you must be either a member of the SwimRVA Hammerheads Masters Program or a Member or the Winter Open Water Program in order to attend these workouts.