The James River is a river in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is 348 miles (560 km) long, extending to 444 miles (715 km) if one includes the Jackson River, the longer of its two source tributaries. The watershed includes about 4% open water and an area with a population of 2.5 million people (2000). It is the 12th longest river in the United States that remains entirely within a single state.
Open Water Swimming
- Jay Peluso organizes the 10-mile To the Bridge & Back, a professional marathon swim where only 25 men and 25 women are invited to the competition held in the Upper James River in Virginia.
- Swim Across America - Richmond Open Water Swim is a 0.5-mile, 1-mile, 2.4-mile and 5-mile river swim held in October along the Upper James River in Richmond, Virginia. The charity swim is one of the World's Top 100 River Swims of 2019.
- DownRiver Rip is 2.5-mile and 4.4-mile open water swims in the Upper James River in Midlothian, Virginia of the SwimRVA Open Water Series. It is one of the World's Top 100 River Swims of 2019.