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SwimJitsu Comes to DC on Saturday, May 20th

Friday, May 12, 2017

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Aquatics Division: (202) 671-1289
DPR Media Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 288-6027, gwendolyn.crump@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) - The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that DPR will once again participate in SwimJitsu, an annual nationwide event presented by USA Swimming. Swimjitsu will take place in 40 locations in 17 cities across the country. The DC SwimJitsu event will occur Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 am until approximately 6:15 pm at the Takoma Aquatic Center (300 Van Buren St., NW). Registration is required.

SwimJitsu is designed to introduce new swimmers and their parents to fun. The event includes challenging ninja-themed inflatables (in the spirit of Wipeout or American Ninja Warrior). Each competitor will race against the clock to complete the ultimate aquatic obstacle course using all their speed, endurance, and swimming skills to gain the rank of Grand Master Swimja.

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.