|About Us - Mission - Bios
|WaveOne Swimming offers the most current and creative swimming
programs in Washington DC and the country. Based on the
exhilaration and freedom of open water swimming, we bring our
experience and energy to anybody and everybody willing to put a toe
in the water. We share our experience of daily training, pool racing,
open water competition, marathon swimming, triathlon, and
paddleboarding, in ways that awaken your swimming soul. We are
experienced instructors, national champions, open water champions,
triathletes, mothers, fathers, teachers and students. We learn from
winning and from falling short. We learn each day we jump in the
water and challenge ourselves. It is our love for swimming that keeps
us in the water day after day and to share our passion with others.
WaveOne Swimming's mission is to introduce as many people as we
can to explore and enjoy open water swimming. We support the
development of safe open water practices and events throughout the
country while working to protect and preserve the waters of the world.
Founder - Head Coach
Denis created WaveOne Swimming – Specializing in coaching, developing and organizing
programs and events for open water swimmers and triathletes. In 2009, Denis left the
finance industry for full time dedication to sharing with others the physical, mental and
spiritual joys of open water swimming. He creates a transformational open water
experience to bring swimmers an "aha" experience that forever changes their relationship
with the water.
His pool and open water training cover a broad range of topics, including the fundamentals
of swimming; stroke technique and proper body positioning; advanced
pace/interval/distance work; and open water race preparation, safety, and sighting
Denis is an avid open water swimmer and competitor, with an accomplished race record to
include the following long-distance achievements:
|Catalina Channel Swim 20+ miles 16:18:20 (2016)
1st place (overall): 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (2004)
2nd place (male), 4th place (overall): 41k Lake George Marathon Swim (2007);
2nd place (male), 3rd place (overall): 28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (2006);
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): 5.85 mile Little Red Lighthouse Swim (2009)
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): Swim Around Governors Island, NYC (2012)
Special Olympic Instructor, US Dept. of State Sports United Program in Cairo, Egypt (2013)
1st place (age group), 2nd (overall) 1 mile Ocean Games, Ocean City, Md (2014)
Chief Safety Officer for Open Water Swimming at Special Olympic World Games (2015)
Denis’ calm and approachable demeanor, combined with his motivating coaching style,
have led him to be one of the top coaches of choice for Washington, D.C.’s open water
swimmers and triathletes-in-training.
Anne Whalen McLindon
Anne is an open water swimmer, WaveOne swim coach,
triathlete, and founder of Rising Tide Swimming. By
combining her open water swimming experience with her
innovative training methods, Anne has enabled athletes of all
levels to surpass their open water swimming goals. She is a
Certified Open Water Coach from the World Open Water
Swimming Association, a USMS Level II coach and coach for
LAAVA Performance triathlon club.
Anne is the Special Olympics Open Water Technical Delegate
for the 2015 World Games and is the Chairman of the Open
Water Sport Resource Team. She has conducted
international open water training clinics for Special Olympics
coaches, program directors, and athletes in Africa, Europe,
the Caribbean, and South America.
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Garry provides unparalleled on-water safety
support for open water swims. He is a retired
Navy Veteran and traveled the globe during his
Naval career, including he and his family living
in Europe for ten consecutive years.
Garry’s training during his 20+ years as a Naval
• Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
• Naval Aviation Survival Training
• Survival Swim Training
• Advanced Underwater Egress Training
• First Class Swimmer Qualification
Garry is a triathlete, coaches swim-bike-run, and
is an avid ocean kayaker. He supports OWS for
WaveOne Swimming and Virginia/Maryland
Triathlon Series (VTS-MTS), is a Course Captain,
and Bike Lead for Pacers Events, and is a
Committee Member and the Course Manager
for the Annapolis Running Classic.
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