IT IS ILLEGAL TO SWIM IN THE ANACOSTIA RIVER
While our goal as a club is to support use of the Anacostia River, at this time it is illegal to swim in the Anacostia River. Any member found to have accessed the river this way will be expelled from the club.
IT IS NOT SAFE TO SWIM IN THE ANACOSTIA
Large investments have been and are being made to reduce stormwater runoff, including wastewater. Still, toxic sediments remain, and occasional runoff incidents make skin infection and other more serious health issues possible from swimming in the Anacostia.
DO NOT SWIM IN THE ANACOSTIA RIVER
Individually and collectively the Club membership is participant in and supportive of policymaker and citizen efforts to make the Anacostia river a fishable and swimmable resource for DC area residents and visitors.