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
Event Facts

Swim Date:
SATURDAY, September 26, 2015

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

Check in opens at 7:00 AM
Mandatory safety meeting at
10K Start 7:50 AM
5K Start 8:00 AM
500m Start 8:20 AM
3K & 2.4mi Start 8:15 AM

North Cove at National Harbor,
MD 20745

All ages: $60 - 3K, 5K, 10K
18 & Under 500: $40
Prices increase $10 Sept 21-25;
$10 additional for swim day
sign ups.
Over the past 7 years , WaveOne Swimming has introduced open water swimming in
the Potomac River to thousands of athletes. We feel fortunate and 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.
Water Temp 72F
Saturday, September 26, 2015
National Harbor, Maryland

6th Annual
Swim for the Potomac

Swim Distances:
500 meter Potomac Splash
3K - 5K  - 10K - ADDED 2.4 miles
2015 Swim for the Potomac
Open Water Swims
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