Weekly Sunset & Sunrise Swims

Our 8th year of conducting weekly open water swims at National Harbor, Md. Our swim includes 250-400 meter marked course, followed with happy hour or brunch gathering at a local National Harbor restaurant/bar. 

We have 20 Sunset Swims and 17 Sunrise Swims scheduled from May 16 - October 3. All swims are at least one hour, weather permitting. Start time varies as the season sunsets change. 



What are Sunset and Sunrise swims

These swims are for practice and training and are NOT clinics or learn to swim classes. You should be comfortable swimming at least 500 meters nonstop in the pool. Look for us on the commercial pier (look for the water taxis) in front of the Pier House Restaurant. Check in begins 20 minutes before the swim. See home page for this week's start times.

Approximate start times are 1:20 prior to sunset. See website home page calendar for updates and start times. Arrive early to check in and be numbered. Purchased passes will not be refunded or transferred. Online price is $25 and closes at 3pm Wednesday for the Sunset Swim or 8pm Saturday for the Sunrise Swim, on site waterside registration is available for $30.

 1st Sunset swim of 2017

1st Sunset swim of 2017

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Parking is now available on a limited basis at discounted prices for National Harbor swims. 

special weekly events

From time to time, we will offer additional features at our weekly swims. For 2018 look for Yoga for Swimmers after the Sunday Sunrise Swims, cycle clinics from Wheel Nuts Bike Shop, clinics on health & skin care, strength training, plus Denis' open water inspirational word and tips. 


 1st ever Sunset Swim in 2011

1st ever Sunset Swim in 2011

Please read

If the current week's swim is canceled due to weather, rain checks will be given for the following week's swims (Wed and Sunday) ONLY. This is not a credit and only applies to online registration, no exceptions, no transfers. You DO NOT need to register again.


We do not allow coaches to bring swimmers for private coaching unless previous arrangements are confirmed in writing at least 48 hours in advance. No coaches, friends or family members are allowed on the dock during swims. NO exceptions. Open water swimming involves variable conditions. Every day is different. Every swim is different. Please see our website for schedule and weather updates particularly prior to event date. Cancellations due to weather shall be determined in the best interest of the swimmers and no refunds will be given for weather cancellations. All swimmers swim at their own risk. Risks may include potential injury and death. Be safe. Prices and event times subject to change without notice.  No refunds or transfers. Park, parking and entrance fees are not included in the swim/clinic or event fee.