Sunday, September 15, 2013  
National Harbor, Maryland

Swim for the Potomac

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

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.

A swimming sleeping giant, the Nation's Capital is one of the world’s leading
swimming communities.  With open water swimming the wave of the future, DC is
now host to the first swim series of its kind, offering a choices of multiple open
water swimming events.
 A new wave of swimming options greet you in the scenic
Potomac River.  Join us in the Potomac  to challenge yourself, invigorate your
dedication to swimming, and unlock your undiscovered potential.
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 learn the intricacies of
open water swimming.
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.
Copyright 2011 US Open Water Swimming Association / WaveOne Swimming
Please support our partners, sponsors and beneficiaries
Swim for the Potomac
Open Water Swims
Event Facts

Swim Date:
SUNDAY, September 15, 2013

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

Check in opens at 7:30 AM
Mandatory safety meeting at
500m Start 8:20AM
10K Start 8:15 AM
5K Start 8:15 AM
3K Start 8:25 AM

North Cove at National Harbor,
MD 20745

$50 3K, 5K, 10K
$20 500m
$10 additional for swim day
sign ups.
Over the years and especially this past summer, WaveOne Swimming has introduced
open water swimming in the Potomac River to thousands of athletes. We feel fortunate
and message is to appreciate and protect our open bodies of water from destructive
forces and 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 cleanest rivers and open to swimming.
2011 Swim Results
and Times for:
1.25K     5K    10K


Water Temp 75.8F

Weather Forecast:
Clear and calm with
morning temperatures in
the low to mid 50's, rising
to 70's later in the day.