Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim for the Environment
The swim began when distance swimmer Joe Stewart who uses distance swimming as a way to raise cash and visibility for charitable causes, embarked on a solo "Swim for the River's Sake," in 1993. The race began the following year. In 2001, Stewart announced that he was taking a break from race organizing, and handed the reins over to distance swimmer Cheryl Wagner.
7.5 miles (12.07 km)
City Point Lookout State Park
Name Cheryl Wagner
Event Date: 2 June 2012
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Southern Maryland Sierra Club, Potomac River Association, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, The Potomac Conservancy, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Ridge Rescue, St. Mary's River Watershed Association, and Friends of the Shenandoah River.