Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac River

National Harbor, Maryland

Sunday June 2, 2019

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 motoring to the Jones Point intersection of all three territories. Then the swimmers jump into the river and prepare to start.  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.  The course is marked with large buoys that guide you to your destination. Washington's Crossing is limited to 130 swimmers. 

Prices increase as race approaches. Next increase is May 30. Make history and register now!

6:50 AM - Check in opens
7:30 AM - Check In closes
7:40 AM - Mandatory safety meeting
8:00 AM - Potomac Riverboat  departs National Harbor.
8:30 AM Race start in Potomac River at Jones Point


Active and retired military enter discount coupon code: FREEDOM

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


WaveOne 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 for confirmation of start time. 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. For safety considerations, we operate in exclusive restricted areas. We reserve the exclusive right to prohibit or restrict the entry of any swimmer or person to the water or staging area, for any reason, at the sole discretion of WaveOne Open Water, its coaches, and/or safety personnel. We reserve the right to require swimmers to wear or employ additional safety devices or measures. Failure to follow these recommendations or restrictions constitutes permission for removal from the event premises. Prices and event times subject to change without notice. No refunds or transfers. Park, parking, or entrance fees are not included in the swim/clinic or event fee, unless indicated in the checkout item. 

Washington's Crossing Registration

Swimmer Registration Information

  • June 2, 2019. Check in by 7:15AM.

  • June 2, 2019. Check in by 7:15AM.

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