Keller Cove Swim for Kids Sake

This open water bay swim is an annual fundraising event to benefit the youth USA swim team (“Sailfish”) program in the City of Richmond, based at the restored Richmond Municipal Natatorium (“The Plunge”). It is typically held at Keller Beach, Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) who will provides water safety and lifeguard services for the event.

The event includes open water swim competitions adult swimmers, at ½-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile distances, wetsuit and non-wetsuit. 2021 added two combination events, a ½-mile + 2-mile race and a ½-mile + 1-mile race. It is typically the final event of the Pacific Masters Open Water swim season.

The proceeds from the event are used to provide scholarships to inner-city and at risk youth throughout Richmond, pool rental fees, training equipment, and coaches’ salaries. (We also accept donations for our program here.)

Since 2010 over 350 children have learned to swim with our swim team and grant funded swim lesson programs. Sailfish swimmers are competing at local and regional swim meets, and give back to the community by volunteering their time at local events and participate in beach clean up day and clean Keller Beach.


The Keller Cove Open Water Swim 2022 will be held on September 17th, 2022

Full details and registration links are coming soon.


Our previous year's event was swum on September 18th, 2021. Thanks to all the swimmers, sponsors, and volunteers that made the event possible.

Results can be found here:
Overall Results


7th Annual Keller Cove Swim #1

7th Annual Keller Cove Swim #2

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