Social Distancing Sports

Covid-19 has made the world look a lot different these last few months. One of biggest changes? SPORTS! Whether you’ve participated in local teams every summer in the past or just miss watching them on TV, the void left by their absence can be a big one. SO for this weeks blog post we figured we’d show the sports fanatics a little love and shine a spotlight on a couple of sports that have gone digital or otherwise adjusted in the age of Covid-19.

The Virginia Peninsula Swim Union has hosted summer swim programs for more than 40 years. Currently they have 20 teams, each based out of a neighborhood pool. In previous years teams have traveled to compete against each other all summer long, ending with a big award ceremony. This year all meets are taking place digitally. Parents can use an app to track their swimmers progress and times are entered weekly to be compared to the times for other teams. Swimmers still get to practice and ribbons will still be awarded. How cool is that?

RVA Swing is a local dance studio located in Lakeside. They teach many styles of swing dancing from the Charleston to Balboa. Usually classes intermingle so dancers can experience dancing with different partners. Since Covid, RVA Swing has not lost their stride so you can now participate in classes online or in their large outdoor dance space. So if you’re looking to stay active and learn something new from the comfort of your own living-room, check out RVA Swing!

Revolution Golf and Grille offers tasty sandwiches, affordable family meals to go(with keto options available), local craft beers and mouthwatering sangria by the glass or by the growler. They also have tons of digital golf games! Book a room with the family and try out their digital mini-golf to get out of the house and out of the sun! Rooms need to be booked in advance so whether it’s family time, date night or just you working on your swing, you should call 757-645-4711 for a reservation.

Mirium Bernhardt of StrongHardt Training is using digital sports to do some good. RVA’s own StrongHardt Training has signed up for the 1 Million Miles for Justice virtual race with all proceeds benefiting the NAACP. While the race will be drawing to close soon, there is still time to signup and join team StrongHardt RVA.
Sign up link: https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Annist/1MillionMilesforJustice

These are just a few of the new ways to be active during social distancing. There are tons of ways that you too can participate in local sports without putting yourself or others at risk. If you know of any other social distancing sports opportunities, let us know! We’d love to watch this list grow longer.

Additional Links:

https://www.commonwealthgames.org/

https://runsignup.com/Race/AK/YourTown/GourdysPumpkinRunVirtual

https://www.medaldash.com/

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