The event, which kicked off at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Ferry Dock, has been organized by former William and Mary Tribe swimming alums Wally and Mark Riley. Wally Riley has organized the event since its inception in 1977. William and Mary swimmers and a few guests swam roughly a three-mile course in the river. Bill Sykes '86 was the honorary starter for the event that hopes to raise over $13,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Also on Saturday, members of the William and Mary swimming and diving teams were at at the Kiwanis Shrimp Feast at the Williamsburg 4-H Club to help work the food lines and assist with the set up and cleaning up afterwards. Many of the donors to the James River Swim are Kiwanis Club members, and as a thanks to them, the Tribe worked at the Shrimp Feast as a token of its appreciation.
Photo Gallery (Photos by Julia Martin)