WaveOne Open Water Races

WaveOne Open Water offers a variety of races that appeal to and challenge all open water swimmers. Every event includes an entry level swimmer option and is open to athletes of all ages and abilities. We feature one of the few 10K races in the eastern US, as well as a variety of races that are particularly suited for triathletes, and our signature swim across the Potomac River, Washington’s Crossing.

 

WASHINGTON'S CROSSING: SWIM ACROSS THE POTOMAC - Sunday June 2

The 9th annual Washington's Crossing is the only open water race in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia that spans the width of the Potomac River. The race begins aboard a Potomac Riverboat water taxi to the Jones Point intersection of all three territories, when the swimmers jump into the river. At the sound of the starting horn, swimmers begin their journey approximately 2.3 kilometers back to the National Harbor beach lagoon to be greeted by the sculpture, the Awakening. Washington's Crossing is limited to 150 swimmers. Make history and register now!

9th Annual Washington's Crossing is Sunday June 2, 2019 LIMITED SPACE!

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PEASANTMAN ESCAPE FROM SAIGON - Saturday May 4

New for 2019, High Cloud Foundation and WaveOne Open Water invite you to the 1st Annual Escape From Saigon - PeasantMan Open Water Race. Designed for new or experienced open water swimmers looking to get a head start to the summer season. Combined with the Fundamentals to Open Water Racing clinic, PeasantMan Triathlon and Multi-Sports Festival offers a premiere opportunity for a safe dose of fun with a dash of irreverence. This is a point to point race along the shores of Lake Anna in Lake Anna State Park, Virginia, Saturday May 4, 2019 at 3:30PM . The course begins with an in water start, swimming around the shore 900 meters to a beach finish. Entry Fee: $19 (That’s correct!! $19 includes water, start and finish).

 

FISH FACE SWIM SERIES - SUMMER 2019

 

MOREOPEN WATER SWIMMING FOR YOU

WaveOne Open Water is focusing efforts on providing more opportunities for race style timed swims with the new Fish Face Swim Series of time trial swims. As a part of the Weekly Open Water Swim program at National Harbor, these swims are designed for the beginning swimmer or triathlete as well as the seasoned open water swimmer.  Each Sunday provides two or more compatible distances to choose to swim at race pace, including 750 meter/1500 meter, 1.2 mile/2.4 mile, and 5K/10K. 

2019 Fish Face Open Water Swim Series - June 16 through September 30.

750 meters - 1500 meters - 1.2 miles - 2.4 miles - 5K - 10K

Fish Face Swim Series Dates:

  • Sunday June 16: 750 meters or 1500 meters: - Start Time 8:30AM (375 meter course)

  • July 14: 1.2 miles or 2.4 miles: - Start Time 7:30AM (645 meter course)

  • August 4: 750 meters or 1500 meters: - Start Time 8:30AM (375 meter course)

  • August 25: 1.2 miles or 2.4 miles or 5.1K: - Start Time 7:30AM (645 meter course)

  • September 8: 750 meters or 1500 meters: - Start Time 8:30AM (375 meter course)

  • September 2: 5K or 10K: - Start Time 7AM (1,250 meter course)