Kanawha has had a competitive swim team since 1955 and was a founding member of the James River Aquatic Club. The 2024 swim season will mark Kanawha’s 69th year of competitive swimming.

Today, the Kanawha Firefish swim team is a group of over 300 swimmers, ages 5-18 who practice and compete as a team in the JRAC league. The team enjoys a 9 week season with practice beginning in late May, meets on Monday evenings in June and July and a final championship meet in late July.


To teach competitive stroke technique, turning and diving while also nurturing a love and enthusiasm for the sport of swimming. Our goal as a group is to learn lifelong swim and fitness skills, share in an enthusiastic, high energy team and make strong friendships for years to come.

Learn more and register on the Firefish swim team web site.