Throughout Maryland, swim clubs provide opportunities for competitive swimming to Marylanders of all ages. Competitive swimming is organized through Maryland Swimming.
With its rivers, lakes, ocean beaches, and the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland also is the ideal place for recreational swimming. Sixteen State Parks have swimming areas. Information about beach water quality can be found at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/current/?type=quality.
Maryland also is home to the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Held annually in June since 1982, the Swim is 4.4 miles from Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County to Kent Island on the Eastern Shore, and is limited to 600 swimmers.
July 1, 2009
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