Your path to confident open water swimming begins with 

WaveOne as your guide.


Locations, dates and times are listed below.


Never feel alone in the open water again. 


Open Water Clinics

Each open water clinic addresses a specific topic and follows with a practice swim on our guarded course. Topics include: 

Swimming Transformation: Fundamentals of Open Water Swimming and Racing  Perfect for triathletes preparing for upcoming races and those new to open water swimming.  Clinic includes how to prepare for your swim, equipment, course and condition assessment, how to acclimate to cold water, how to navigate a mass start, sighting made easy, faster turns and finishes into a relaxed T1, and more.

Calming Open Water Fears: Anxiety Management for Open Water Swimming for beginning open water swimmers - Mental training and preparation are critical for a successful open water swim. Learn how to deal with fears, overcome doubt, and increase your self-confidence in the open water. This on-land and in-water clinic will provide tips and strategies for training your most powerful muscle to conquer the open water, your mind. Dates TBD at National Harbor. Attendees may continue to swim during the WaveOne Weekly Sunrise or Sunset Swim.

Advanced OWS Racing Techniques and Strategies: For the experienced swimmer or IronMan triathlete wanting to improve race results. Clinic address pacing, sighting, drafting, nutrition, and adapting strategy for various conditions and currents. Dates below at National Harbor. Attendees may continue to swim during the WaveOne Weekly Sunrise or Sunset Swim.

General Practice Swim Format: A 200-400 meter course will be fully kayak and lifeguard supported. Perfect for triathletes registered for the  upcoming races. Clinic will include Fundamentals of Open Water Racing including acclimation secrets, racing starts, sighting, swimming in crowds and strategy. The first 30-40 minutes will be dryland instruction followed by water instruction and the practice swim. Course is configured to accommodate swimmers abilities, weather and water conditions, and purpose of the swim.Clinic begins at listed time. Arrive prepared to swim. Bring swim equipment, hydration, snack and notebook if desired. Check in opens at 30 minutes prior to clinic start time.

Small Group Open Water Swimming Lessons:

From time to time we offer a lesson with less students in the class. The lesson is an opportunity for focused attention to details that can make you a better, faster, more confident open water swimmer. Limited number of participants provide chance for more personal interaction, question and answer and demonstrations. Small groups typically limited to 4 - 8 swimmers. (practice swim with feedback is included after clinic). Lesson will concentrate on swim stroke technique and specific open water strategies that will improve your race and swim speed. Meet at the shore/beach at Lake Anna State Park, South Beach at Sandy Point or dock at National Harbor. Coached by WaveOne founder Denis Crean.

Our Venues: 

National Harbor, Commercial Pier (Kayak Pier), Maryland     Directions

Sandy Point State Park, Maryland (at the base of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge) South Beach    Directions 

Lake Anna State Park, Virginia     Directions 

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Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners enter discount coupon code: SO

Open Water Swimming Disclosure: 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. Dryland clinic will occur rain or shine. We only cancel swims for potential or actual lightning activity, and water quality concerns from previous precipitation. All swimmers swim at their own risk. Risks may include potential injury and death. Be safe.

Online prices are valid until closed prior to clinic/swim date. On site registration is available for an additional $10. Registration includes a one day WaveOne Swimming membership. 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.

See our weather disclaimer below. Check start times prior to each swim at www.waveoneopenwater.com. Please contact info@waveoneswimming.com to discuss details. Park entrance fees and parking are not included in the registration fee.


Clinic Registration Information

  • Perfect for beginning triathletes. Learn how to prepare for the open water, acclimate to cold conditions, mass starts, sighting, turns and more.

  • DC Triathlon Club New Triathlete Program Edition - Learn how to prepare for the open water, acclimate to cold conditions, mass starts, sighting, turns and more. ENTER COUPON CODE BELOW

  • Learn the basics of successful open water swimming within a small personal setting. 5 swimmers max.

  • Learn the basics of successful open water swimming within a small personal setting. 5 swimmers max.

  • Learn the basics of successful open water swimming within a small personal setting. 5 swimmers max.

  • Learn the basics of successful open water swimming within a small personal setting. 5 swimmers max.

  • Learn how to prepare mentally and physically for the open water, acclimate to cold conditions, mass starts, sighting, turns and more. Sandy Point State Park, Md - South Beach.

  • Chesapeake Bay Swim Edition: Learn how to prepare for your open water swim, acclimate to cold conditions, mass starts, sighting, turns and more.

  • Perfect for beginning open water swimmers and triathletes - Learn how to prepare for your open water swim, manage anxiety, acclimate to conditions, mass starts, sighting, turns and more. Practice swim follows the clinic.

$19.80

Participant Contact Information

Terms & Agreements

“I, the undersigned participant, intending to be legally bound, hereby certify that I am physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in Masters and Open Water swimming (training and competition), including possible illness and infection, permanent disability or death, and agree to assume all of those risks. AS A CONDITION OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE MASTERS and/or OPEN WATER SWIMMING PROGRAMS OR ANY ACTIVITIES INCIDENT THERETO, I HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ALL CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, OF THE FOLLOWING: UNITED STATES OPEN WATER SWIMMING ASSOCIATION, UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING INC., THE LOCAL MASTERS SWIMMING COMMITTEES, THE CLUBS, INCLUDING, FEEL THE WATER, LLC, WAVEONE SWIMMING, BODY GLOVE INTERNATIONAL, INC., THE PETERSON COMPANIES, NATIONAL HARBOR, NATIONAL HARBOR MARINA, ANY AND ALL PERSONS EMPLOYED BY NATIONAL HARBOR, INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS, HOST FACILITIES, SANDY POINT STATE PARK, The LAB SCHOOL, SWIM OR CLINIC SPONSORS, SWIM OR CLINIC COMMITTEES OR ANY INDIVIDUALS OFFICIATING AT THE EVENTS OR SUPERVISING OR INSTRUCTING SUCH ACTIVITIES. In addition, I agree to abide by and be governed by the rules of USA Swimming, USMS AND USOWSA.
Finally, I specifically acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in open water swimming and I agree to assume those risks. THESE RISKS MAY RESULT IN INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILITY AND POSSIBLE DEATH. I ASSUME ALL RISKS AND RESULTS DUE TO MY HEALTH INCLUDING UNDIAGNOSED CONDITIONS AND HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT”

Please read and sign: AUTHORIZATION AND EVENT PROMOTION:
I, the enrolled participant agree to be filmed, photographed, taped, quoted or otherwise mentioned (without compensation) by the Event Director (also known as Instructor or Meet Director), or by anyone authorized by the Event Director. This includes but is not limited to the official and authorized photographers, writers, hosts, or sponsors of this event under the conditions authorized by the Event Director. I give the Event Director, and anyone authorized by the Event Director, the right to use (without compensation) my name, picture, likeness, quotes, and biographical information, whether audio or visual, before, during and after the period of my individual or team participation in this event. I give permission for receiving updates, news and other information from the Parties associated with this event unless otherwise indicated. I will not promote third party sponsors, causes, or charities unless pre-approved by the Event Director. I understand that there will be no refunds given for any reason including event cancellation.


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