SWIM OVERVIEW

Saturday, September 24, 2016  
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 - 2.4 mi. - 10K: Olympic Distance
NEWS
SWIM DETAILS

DATE:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

TIMELINE:  
Check in opens:
6:45 AM for the 10K
7:15 AM for the 500m, 3K, 5K and 2.4 mi.

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

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: Matt Tourville

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.
SEE COURSE MAP HERE

ENTRIES:    All entries must be submitted  online HERE.  Entry Deadline:  Online entries must
be submitted by 8PM prior to race time, September 23, 2016.  Event day or walk-up entries
will be accepted from 8PM the night before and on event day until 20 minutes 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: $45 - 80$ for any one of the 3K, 5K, or 10K events and 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      
7:45AM September 24. Registration includes a WaveOne Swimming membership for race
day and following week. Registration fees are subject to change without notice.

RULES:  2016 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 (5:45AM for the 10K).
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.

PARKING: Parking is available in the lots near the water and in the surrounding building at
National Harbor. There is an hourly fee to park.

CHANGING AREAS: There are public restrooms at National Harbor. Arrive prepared to
swim.

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 75 minutes.  It is the event director's intention to provide ample time  
for all swimmers to finish the event. Swimmers still on the course at OTL may be removed
from the swim course at the Referee’s discretion. Swimmers will have approximately 4  
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 72F - 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: Results 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 WaveOne Open Water.

Address any questions to: info@waveoneswimming.com
Copyright 2016 WaveOne Open Water
Event Facts

Swim Date:
SATURDAY, September 24, 2016
Commercial Pier at National
Harbor, MD 20745

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

Time:  
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

Cost:
All ages: $60 - 3K, 5K, 10K
18 & Under 500: $45
Prices increase $10 Sept 19;
$10 additional for swim day
registrations.
2016 SWIM FOR THE POTOMAC
Open Water Swims