Summer Weekly Sunset and Sunrise Memberships

  • 20 WEEKS OF swims and multiple clinics available for over 65% off, now including FISH FACE SWIMS!

  • Safe swims guided the by the best most experienced water crew in the country

  • Supportive Friendly Positive Environment

  • Consistent swimming is the foundation for confident comfortable open water swimming

This is the #1 open water swimming program in the country! Since 2011, WaveOne organized weekly swims in the protected waters at National Harbor on the banks of the Potomac River. Sunset and Sunrise Swims begin May 22 and conclude October 2, for a total of 38 swims. These swims are nationally known as reliable, safe opportunities to practice and hone your open water skills. The WaveOne on water support crew is second to none with more experience in safely assisting swimmers and creating a comfortable environment. 

Who swims with us? 

Success stories come in all shapes and sizes...from swimmers that could only complete one lap to completing a 12 mile marathon swim in later years. IronMan triathletes who worked to drop time and finish the swim in under an hour. And the joy of our Special Olympics athlete who became the first to swim across the Potomac. How will write your success story?


20 weeks of swimming in the Nation's River

3 Membership plans to achieve your goals:


Unlimited Swims include all summer swims , all 6 Fish Face Open Water Swims, SwimFest June 15, open water clinics, and WaveOne swag. Early Bird  $435

Wednesday Sunset Swims includes 20 Sunset swims every Wednesday, SwimFest June 15, July 4TH Fish Face Swim, open water clinics, and WaveOne swag. Early Bird  $260.

Sunday Sunrise Swims include every Sunday swim (19 total), including all 6 Fish Face Open Water Swims, SwimFest June 15, open water clinics, and WaveOne swag.  Early Bird  $360.

REGISTER BELOW. Please read the details and swim policies. Official Start date is Wednesday May 22, first Sunday swim is May 26.

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swim details

Come alone and meet new friends or bring your training group, all are welcome to swim. 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.

Start time may vary as the season sunsets change. Wednesday Sunset Swims begin at 6:30PM. Sunday Sunrise Swims Begin at 8:30AM. Always check website for updates. All swims are at least one hour, weather permitting. Look for us on the commercial pier (look for the paddleboats in front of the Pier House Restaurant. Arrive early to check in and be numbered. Purchased passes will not be refunded or transferred. Online price is $25 or $30 and closes at 3pm Wednesday for the Sunset Swim or 8pm Saturday for the Sunrise Swim, on site waterside registration is available for $35.  Check in begins 20 minutes before the swim. We offer a warm up or "acclimation" area close to the dock for beginners.

RAIN CHECK POLICY: 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. See full policy on the Weekly Swim page and Registration page.

more than just a place to swim...

wow--that was fun!..."   

"...had lots of fun at the happy hour swim last nite--signed up for the whole season and tomorrow's clinic...Jim McDonnell was my first open water swim last week!" - C.B.

"Thanks so much for a great workout. I'll definitely be back next week. Passing the word to my buddies that do triathlons. How long will the swims last...end of September?"     - C.C. (Answer is yes, we are swimming through September)

"I had a great time tonight. Great opportunity to get in the water with good people. Thank you."    - R.S.