Join us on sunday, September 22, 2019
for a swim across the Ohio River and back
The Bill Keating, Jr.
Great Ohio River Swim
is the only open water swim on the Ohio River to cross the river and back. Start at the Serpentine Wall and swim across the Ohio River to Kentucky. Once you have reached Kentucky come back across the Ohio River to Public Landing in the heart of Cincinnati!
When we started the Great Ohio River swim in 2007, Bill Keating Jr. was one of the first to sign up. The first year of the swim Bill won the male swim, but lost the overall title to his daughter, Caroline.
Three of his kids and his father swam across the river with Bill over the years. Bill was a big supporter of the swim and throughout the years talked others in joining him the swim across the river.
In March of 2017, Bill lost his battle with brain cancer and now we dedicate the river swim to him.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Across the Ohio River to Kentucky and Back - 900 meters. Participate in one of the following categories.
All Ages 14+
Benefiting Adventure Crew
Your participation in the Bill Keating Jr., Great Ohio River Swim benefit Adventure Crew and their mission to get more urban teens out into nature.
Adventure Crew serves students in 23 urban high school throughout Greater Cincinnati, providing teens with no-cost activities like kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming, and more!
2019 Great Ohio River Swim SPONSORS
Mike Doll, Peter Cremer and Great Cincinnati Harbor and Maritime Cooperative Committee