Swim for the Potomac is dedicated to bringing awareness to Washington DC's   
grandest natural resource, the Potomac River. Not only is the river home to a
growing number of swimming paddling and rowing competitions, recreation,  
tourism, but it also supplies the drinking water to most of the metropolitan area. It
ultimately lies with each of us to protect the health of the river.
Swim events are open to all ages and swimming abilities. Athletes from
the DC metro area as well as from across the country will gather to practice the
intricacies of open water swimming and compete. The courses are designed to
provide safe and challenging events for both pool swimmers and open water
swimmers. In addition, these swims are a training opportunity for future race
officials. Participants will be seeded by time to make the swim as enjoyable as
possible for all entrants. The swim organizers use their experience from national
level competitions to create a swimmer, family and spectator friendly festival
atmosphere. They pride themselves in creating events enjoyable to all, including
experienced and novice open water swimmers.
Please support our partners, sponsors and beneficiaries
Over the past 8 years , WaveOne Swimming has introduced open water swimming
in the Potomac River to thousands of athletes. Our message is to appreciate and
protect our open bodies of water from destructive forces of abuse that render them
"un-swimable". Please support the organizations that we feel offer hands on,
common sense approaches to keeping the Potomac River one of the nation's
cleanest rivers and open to swimming.
Predicted  Water Temp:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at National Harbor, Maryland

9th Annual
Swim Distances:
500 meter Potomac Splash
3K - 5K  - 10K - 2.4 miles
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Event Facts


Swim Date:
SATURDAY, September 2
2, 2018
Commercial Pier 165 Water St.,
National Harbor, MD 20745

Swim Distances:
500m Potomac Splash
3K - 5K - 10K  & 2.4mi.

Check in opens:
10K  at 6:45 AM
500m, 3K, 5K 7:15 AM
Mandatory safety meeting:
7:00AM for 10K, 7:50AM for
500m, 3K, 5K 2,4 mi.
10K Start 7:10 AM
5K Start 8:00 AM
500m Start 8:20 AM
3K & 2.4mi Start 8:10 AM

All ages: $
40 - $80 based on
event, age and time of
registration. P
rices increase
Jan 8, Aug 21, Sept 15 and race
day. Register early!