|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 dedicated
full time 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 ultra marathon open water 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 Whalen McLindon embodies the true spirit of open
water swimming as an athlete, coach and mentor. Her
infectious enthusiasm transforms every body she
coaches, especially those who transition as swimmers at
all levels into the open water. As a marathon and ice
swimmer she personally demonstrates how to achieve
beyond your goals and breakthrough perceived limits.
Anne shares her strength experience and hope with her
mentees, from Special Olympics athletes to IronMan
triathlon competitors. She founded Rising Tide
Swimming in 2013 and is a Certified Open Water Coach
from the World Open Water Swimming Association, a
USMS Level II coach.
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
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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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