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.

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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 11 until September 21, 2016

Open Water Practice Swims

One hour swim includes 300-400 meter marked
course, followed with discounted happy hour pricing
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 1:15 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 $25 and closes at 3pm
Wednesday day or 8pm Saturday, on site waterside
registration is available for $30.

We have 20 Sunset Swims and 17 Sunrise Swims
scheduled from May 11 - September 21. 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
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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.  
Online registration is $25 per swim.
Registration is available the day of
the swim. Waterside entry is $30.
Please register on line. On line
registration closes at 3pm
Wednesdays (day of swim) or 8pm

Priority check in will be given to
season pass swimmers and
pre-registered swimmers.
The Standard for Open Water Swimming
Rain checks will be given for the following
week's swim
ONLY, if the current week is
canceled due to weather. This is not a credit
and only applies to online registration.
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Season Passes Available in April
for $249 each or $389 for all the
swims...a savings of over 65%
First happy Hour
Swim, May 2011
Final 2011 Swim Happy
Hour at Cadillac Ranch,
National Harbor: L-R
James, Susan, Tom,
Sharon, Carolyn (and her
daughter),Ed, Lauren,
Mike, Matt, Kurt and Anne.