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Your guide for confident open water swimming


 Never feel alone in the open water

  • Coaching that teaches you to swim faster with confidence, grace and efficiency

  • Performance plans that safely guide you to the finish line

  • Shared experience and support of the WaveOne swimming community

We understand what it feels like to stand alone at the water’s edge unable to see the bottom, nothing to grab on to, full of doubt and fear. Our programs and coaches help you discover a safe confident home by building your techniques, strategies, and skills. With the experience and support of the WaveOne community, be assured that you will never feel alone in the open water again.

Thank you for the awesome open water program! I wish I had started coming earlier in the season. I can’t wait for next year!
— Sarah H. (Gold Member)

WaveOne is your gude for all ages, all abilities to grow into confident open water swimmers - one stroke at a time! Video shows our September 2018 Fish Face Swims at National Harbor.


Be the Swimmer You Envision

Three Point Programs to guide you:

Learn Proven Techniques

Practice & Training



Gold membership 

The Gold Membership embodies our premiere 3-point plan to help you become the best swimmer you can be. Register now for 75% savings for a limited time.

  • Over 30 Open Water Practice Swims, twice each week all summer

  • Washington’s Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac

  • Priority access to specialty swims and races.

  • A full year of stroke and open water Swimming Transformation Clinics

  • Fish Face Open Water Swim Series - 6 race condition swims throughout the summer.

  • Camaraderie of the WaveOne Open Water community

  • Discounts on gear, private lessons, and more in one low price membership

Don't stand alone at the water's edge feeling scared and doubting your preparation.  Join the WaveOne Open Water community and begin swimming with confidence today.

Preseason Registration is now open!!

Waveone OPEN WATER CAMP for swimmers and triathletes: May 16-19, 2019

Our innovative camp immerses you in a full spectrum of open water swimming for a truly transformational weekend. Discover a new relationship with the water from our integration of the following open water activities:

  • Bay and ocean swimming,

  • Intro to stand up paddleboarding and surfing, Video stroke analysis

  • Strategy sessions, water/weather analysis lessons, practice race, and more!

Novice or seasoned, you will return with new confidence, new swimming efficiency, and an overflowing toolbox of open water swimming secrets. Stoke Your Stroke!

May 16 -19, 2019  Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Limited space - Final 2 spots remain!

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  • Stop wasting energy and struggling through the water.

  • Learn to swim with grace, strength and efficiency

Using our experience and analysis we teach a series of progressive drills that enable you to discover your perfect efficient stroke. Our clinics empower you to connect with or "feel" the water which ultimately allows your fastest, most efficient swimming. We also share our secrets of proven strategies for planning and executing your fastest open water swims. Our coaches are all certified by top national organizations and have hundreds of open water racing miles of experience that they happily teach you to transform your swimming. 

All swim abilities are welcome!



Horizons Swimming Training programs for triathletes and swimmers provide comprehensive web based training for various swimming abilities. We target two common race distances, 1500 meters and 5K. If you seek organized swim workouts and practices producing immediate benefits and refinements married to a long term goal, then one of these plans is right for you. Our training programs include original swim sets designed to maintain good technique and speed while building the endurance for distance swimming events. Every practice is built with purpose and includes bi weekly videos that teach and reinforce optimum stroke technique, injury prevention strength training, H2Om Yoga videos for balance and core strength, motivational anecdotes that supplement and strengthen mental muscles. In addition, we offer Fourth Friday swims at a pool local to our Washington DC swimmers, to check in for additional practice, stroke feedback and camaraderie. 


Swim Updates - Events Calendar - News

Swim Updates: 


Open Water Season has concluded - stay tuned for winter clinics and pool swim training. add your email in the box to the right ——>

2019 OPen water Camp registration opens october 10 - limited to 15 swimmers. camp dates are may 16-19, 2019. see above for details (UPDATED 10/4 1645)

SUNDAY FISH FACE SUNRISE SWIM 9/30/18 - 75 swimmers, ages 13-62, swam the 1,250 meter Course on a Beautiful morning. Congratulations to Alexandra Vanderloo and Louis Levine for finishing first in the 10K. Full results posted Below (UPDATED 10/4 1315)

Fish Face Open Water Swim Results:   August 12 Results  -  July 8 RESULTS - September 2 - September 30

New Fish Face Open Water Swim Series - Time trial open water swims - final swim september 30 - Go here for details

Weather Forecast for National Harbor:  tbd

Potomac River Temperature at National Harbor: Approx 72F as of 10/4/18;   

NWS Radar Images from Sterling, Va:

National Harbor - Commercial Pier 

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