Second attempt at inaugural Anacostia River swim called off

Second attempt at inaugural Anacostia River swim called off


For the second time this year, the inaugural Anacostia River Splash in Washington, D.C., has been postponed.

This marks the fourth time in two years the event has been postponed, with the first two instances occurring in 2023 due to heavy rain.

For over 50 years, nobody has been allowed to swim in the Anacostia River. 

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Originally scheduled for late June, organizers canceled the event due to high levels of E. coli in the river, prompting a rescheduling for this Saturday.

This time, Tropical Storm Beryl disrupted the weather forecasts, prompting organizers to once again postpone the swim, according to Anacostia Riverkeeper Trey Sherard.

“There’s thunderstorms predicted for all the end of this week, so it just didn’t look good for us,” Sherard told the

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