WaveOne to develop open water swimming events in
National Harbor's Potomac River waters.  
Located less
than 15 minutes from the Washington Monument,
National Harbor is the premier open water swimming
venue for WaveOne Swimming, a member of OWSA
(US Open Water Swimming Association), and USA
clinics and swims. We will keep you up to date on any
future events from WaveOne Swimming at National
WaveOne teaches all
swimming abilities how to
gain an advantage in a mass
race start.
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Learn basics or train for safe open water
swimming with the experts. GROUPS ARE
WELCOME. Please contact us at to arrange details.
All swims are lifeguard supported with
on the spot coaching included.

Directions to National Harbor

PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE Open Water Swimming Lessons Available  Check website for new
dates and updates. You will be required to sign a waiver prior to participating in any open
water swimming event.
For discount swim gear, suits, clothing and
accessories click on the Swim Outlet logo
Sunset Swims every Wednesday, Sunrise
Swims every Sunday at National Harbor
from May 10 until September 20, 2017


Open Water Practice Swims

Our 7th year of conducting weekly open water
swims... Our one hour swim includes 300-400 meter
marked course, followed sometimes with  happy hour
gathering at a local National Harbor restaurant/bar.
These swims are for practice and training and are
NOT clinics or learn to swim classes. You should be
comfortable swimming at least 500 meters nonstop in
the pool.

Start time varies as the season sunsets change.
Approximate start times are 1:20 prior to sunset. See
website for updates.  Arrive early to check in and be
numbered. Purchased passes will not be refunded or
transferred. Online price is $30 and closes at 3pm
Wednesday for the Sunset Swim or 8pm Saturday for
the Sunrise Swim, on site waterside registration is
available for $35.

We have 20 Sunset Swims and 17 Sunrise Swims
scheduled from May 10 - September 20. All swims are
at least one hour, weather permitting.

Look for us on the commercial pier (look for
the water taxis) in front of the Pier House
Restaurant. Check in begins 30 minutes before
the swim. See
home page for this week's start
Sunrise and  Sunset Swims
at National Harbor
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Open water swimming involves variable conditions. Every day is different. Every
swim is different.  Please see our website for schedule and weather updates
particularly prior to event date. Cancellations due to weather shall be determined
in the best interest of the swimmers and
no refunds will be given for weather
cancellations. All swimmers swim at their own risk. Risks may include potential
injury and death. Be safe. Prices and event times subject to change without
No refunds or transfers. Park, parking and entrance fees are not
included in the swim/clinic or event fee.  
Registration is available the day of
the swim. Waterside entry is $35.
Please register on line. On line
registration closes at 3pm
Wednesdays (day of swim) or 8pm
Saturdays for the Sunday swim.

Priority check in will be given to
season pass swimmers and
pre-registered swimmers.
If the current week's swim is canceled due to
rain checks will be given for the
following week's swims (Wed and Sunday)

. This is not a credit and only applies to
online registration, no exceptions, no transfers.
You DO NOT need to register again.
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First happy Hour
Swim, May 2011
Final 2011 Swim Happy
National Harbor: L-R
James, Susan, Tom,
Sharon, Carolyn (and her
daughter),Ed, Lauren,
Mike, Matt, Kurt and Anne.
Swimming Beyond Horizons
Thrive in the swim....just don't survive the swim!

Athletes that have joined us at our swims say:

"wow--that was fun!..."   

"...had lots of fun at the happy hour swim last nite--signed up for the whole season and
tomorrows clinic...Jim McDonnell was my first open water swim last week!" - C.B.

"Thanks so much for a great workout. I'll definitely be back next week. Passing
the word to my buddies that do triathlons. How long will the swims last...end of
September?"     - C.C.
(Answer is yes, we are swimming until September 23)

"I had a great time tonight. Great opportunity to get in the water with good people.
Thank you."    - R.S.

Become an athlete of a growing tribe of open water swimmers with WaveOne Swimming.
We don't just love to swim, we live to swim.
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375 meter swim course at National Harbor,
Potomac River.  Two waves of 45 minutes each
on our life guarded 375 meter course to provide
water acclimation, last minute equipment
adjustments and swim practice for Nation's
Triathlon the following day. These are practice
swims, not clinics. You must know how to swim
competently. Pay parking is available at
National Harbor in various locations. Rest
rooms are available but no locker rooms. Arrive
early to check in and be numbered and be
prepared to swim. A shower is available on the
dock to rinse after your swim. To receive the
discount, enter Coupon code: NATIONS17 AND
your race registration confirmation number to
save 50%. You MUST register online to receive
any discount. NO exceptions. No discounts at
the pier/dock. No rain checks will be issued for
these swims due to any cancellation.