SWIM OVERVIEW

Sunday, September 14, 2014  -  Race Time 8:00AM
National Harbor, Maryland

The Swim for the Potomac Open Water Swim events was formed to provide
athletes with high level experience at  various distances and to bring
awareness to fragile natural resource of the Potomac River. Participants will
feel accomplished in completing their swims as well as knowing they are
contributing to causes that promote clean water for recreation and drinking,
learn to swim programs and supporting programs for disadvantaged
athletes across the nation.

Swim Distances:
500 meter Intro Swim - 3K - 5K  - 10K: Olympic Distance
Copyright 2014 US Open Water Swimming Association / WaveOne Swimming
NEWS
SWIM DETAILS

DATE:  Sunday, September 14, 2014

TIMELINE:  
Check in opens at 7:15 AM
Mandatory safety meeting at 7:55AM
10K Start 8:15 AM
5K Start 8:15 AM
500m Start 8:20AM
3K Start 8:25 AM
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LOCATION:  North Cove (Main Pier) at National Harbor, MD 20745
See www.nationalharbor.com  for Hotels, Directions, Maps and other
information.
Event Web Site: www.swimforthepotomac.com
For Info contact: info@waveoneswimming.com
Event Director, Denis Crean, email: denis@waveoneswimming.com
On Water Coordinator: Kurt Thiel

SPONSOR/HOST:  WaveOne Swimming, www.waveoneswimming.com

COURSE:   All swims will have  in-water starts from the North Cove.  The
course will have multiple buoys marking the course and corners.

ENTRIES:    All entries must be submitted  online
HERE.  Entry Deadline:  Online
entries must be submitted by 5PM, September 13 2014.  Walk-up entries will
be accepted on event day until one half hour before the swims.  There will be
an additional $10 fee for event day entries. COACHES FOR TEAM ENTRIES AND
INQUIRIES: Email: info@waveoneswimming.com FOR TEAM REGISTRATION.

ENTRY FEES: $50 for any one od the 3K, 5K, or 10K events.  $20 for the 500m
Intro Swim. Team Coaches  MUST  contact the Event Director for Team (10 or
greater entries) discount information. $10 shall be added to event day
registration. Online entries close at 5pm September 13. Registration includes
a WaveOne Swimming membership for  race day and following week.

RULES:  2014 USA Swimming Rules will govern this event. Eligibility:   Each
swimmer must be entered on the official on line entry forms provided. Only
one swimmer may enter per entry form.  Teams:  email Meet Director for
entry info. Swimmers under 18 entering the meet must have form completed
and signed by their parent or guardian.

SWIMMER CHECK-IN: Check in opens at 7:15AM for body marking. Please arrive
at least 30 minutes prior to your event for check in.  Mandatory attendance is
required for the SAFETY briefing on the pier prior to each event start. Start
waves will be assigned at  check in.

SAFETY:    This event follows USA Swimming safety guidelines.  Kayakers will
be located on the course and safety craft will be on site and prepared to
administer aid if necessary. Kayakers’ instructions to swimmers must be
followed.  Meet swim caps will be provided and must be worn by all
competitors.  Water Safety Check In-Out:  Swimmers MUST report to the
water entry/exit station for each race they participate in.  Once a swimmer
exits the water during a race, the swimmer may not re-enter the water
during that race.

WARM-UP:  There will be no warm up.

TIME LIMIT: Over the Time Limit (OTL) will be based on first swimmer over
the finish line in an Event/Wave plus 45 minutes. Swimmers still on the
course at OTL may be removed from the swim course at the Referee’s
discretion. It is the event director's intention to provide ample time for all
swimmers to finish the event. Swimmers will have approximately 3.5 hours
to complete the 10K

WEATHER DELAY:  Will be at the sole discretion of the Event Director
CANCELLATION:  Will be posted on Swim for the Potomac web site: www.
swimforthe potomac.com at the earliest point possible; please check the
web site before traveling to the venue.   Entry Fees are nonrefundable.
Refunds of any portion or kind will not be given for any reason other than
forced withdrawal prior to the start of the swims.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Temperature ranges from 74F - 80F for this time of
year.

WETSUITS and SWIM APPAREL: USA Swimming guidelines shall govern the
use of wetsuits. Wetsuit guidelines will be stricter for longer swim(s).   Use
of wetsuits will be announced on swim day. Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit
will be ranked separately. Swimmers may wear a “full-body” suit as long as
the suit does not extend below the ankle or beyond the shoulder and does
not cover the neck.  Swimmers wearing wet suits or full body suits will be
scored separately.  A reasonable amount of body grease may be applied after
body marking.  Up to two swim caps may be worn and the outer cap must be
the colored race cap provided on site to all competitors.  In addition to
goggles, nose-clips, ear plugs, and watches are permissible. T-Shirts will be
on a first come first served based on event registration time. Shirts are not
guaranteed.

SWIM TIMES: Will be posted on the website asap following the event.

EVENT DIRECTOR and WaveOne Swimming reserve the right to make changes
at their sole discretion. All events and pricing subject to change without
notice. WaveOne Swimming is a dba of United States Open Water Swimming
Association.

Address any questions to: info@waveoneswimming.com
Event Facts

Swim Date:
SUNDAY, September 14, 2014

Swim Distances:
500m Potomac Splash
3K - 5K - 10K  

Time:  
Check in opens at 7:15 AM
Mandatory safety meeting at
7:55AM
10K Start 8:15 AM
5K Start 8:15 AM
500m Start 8:20AM
3K Start 8:25 AM

North Cove at National Harbor,
MD 20745

Cost:
$50 3K, 5K, 10K
$20 500m
$10 additional for swim day
sign ups.
2014 Swim for the Potomac
Open Water Swims