|Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009. Swimmers will leave Point Lookout State Park at 6:30am to be boated to Virginia for a 8:00am official start. (Participants must report to Point Lookout at 6:00am for loading.)
Location: on the Potomac River (where it meets the Chesapeake Bay) starting at Hull Neck, Virginia and finishing at Point Lookout State Park, Maryland.
Course: 7.5 mile crossing of the mouth of the Potomac River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay and divides Virginia's Northern Neck from Saint Mary's County, MD.
Boat Support: Each accepted applicant will be accompanied on this swim by one kayak. Boston whalers and public safety vessels will provide support along the route.
Registration and Pre-Swim Supper: On Friday, May 29, 2009, there will be a 6:30PM pre-swim registration, supper and meeting at which swimmer attendance is required and pledge money must be turned in, at Trinity Parish Hall in St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Race Day Lunch: On Saturday, May 30, 2009, there will be a post-swim picnic celebration.
Lodging: A limited amount of volunteer housing and camping is available near the site.
Fees & Application Process: All applicants will receive an acceptance, regret, or standy-by status letter as promptly as possible. The non-refundable entry fee is $75. Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, the full entry fee will be due. At the pre-swim supper, $250 in pledges is due.
Checks made out to: Potomac River Swim (all fees are tax-deductible).
Pledges: Swimmers are required to raise a minimum of $250 in pledges to go into a pool to equally benefit the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, the Southern Maryland Sierra Club, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Potomac River Association, with additional smaller contributions made to the Potomac River Conservancy, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and the West Virginia Rivers Coaltion.
Included: Participants will receive volunteer housing (if needed), supper, picnic lunch, awards, and a t-shirt.