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
SUNDAY, September 14, 2014
500m Potomac Splash
3K - 5K - 10K
Check in opens at 7:15 AM
Mandatory safety meeting at
10K Start 8:15 AM
5K Start 8:15 AM
500m Start 8:20AM
3K Start 8:25 AM
North Cove at National Harbor,
19 & Over:
$50 3K, 5K, 10K
18 & Under:
$40 3K, 5K, 10K
All ages: $20 500m
$10 additional for swim day
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 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 72-78F
Perfect day for a swim....
|Sunday, September 14, 2014
National Harbor, Maryland
Swim for the Potomac
500 meter Potomac Splash
3K - 5K - 10K
|2014 Swim for the Potomac
Open Water Swims
|Copyright 2014 US Open Water Swimming Association / WaveOne Swimming
|Join Clif Bar in Meet the Moment and help keep the Potomac Clean!
Swim for the Potomac Goal: 150 MeetTheMoment tags.
Keep the Potomac clean and swimmable and share your adventure:
For every photo shared this month on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag
#MeetTheMoment, Clif Bar will donate $1 to help Surfrider Foundation protect our oceans,
waves and beaches so we can enjoy them today, tomorrow and for years to come. See
meetthemoment.com for info.