Welcome to our 10th year of Open Water Swimming!!


Weekly Sunday Sunrise Swims - Wednesday Sunset Swims - Fish Face Swims

at National Harbor

May 22 - October 2, 2019

Locations, dates and times are listed below. 

Summer Memberships:  All swims and clinics for one discounted price, at National Harbor. 

  • Unlimited = all 20 weeks of Sunset and Sunrise Swims - 38 swim total!!
  • Sunset Swims = 19 Wednesdays and July 4th Fish Face Swim
  • Sunrise Swims = 19 Sundays (some Saturdays ( Sept 28), see schedule to confirm)
  • All 6 of the Fish Face Timed open Water Swims (various Sundays and July 4th)
  • All the Swimming Transformation Open Water Clinics including: Fundamentals for Building Comfortable OWS, Managing Open Water Anxiety, Advanced Strategies for Successful OWS, and Open Water Swimming for Nations Triathlon and  other fall Triathlons
  • Camaraderie with all the other swimmers and triathletes in the WaveOne community
  • And more... 

Individual Swim Sign Up: Is available for each swim or sign up for multiple swims of your choice.  

Introductory Special: Buy 4 or more swims and receive a 10% discount on all your swims. For a limited time!

Weekly Swim Format: 

One hour (or more) swim includes 300-400 meter marked course, patrolled by our experienced safety crew in kayaks or on paddleboards, located in a protected cove approximately 1000 meters south of the Wilson Bridge at National Harbor. After the swim, get together with friends for brunch or happy hour at a local National Harbor restaurant/bar. 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.

WaveOne is here as your guide for a safe confident open water swimming experience.

Sunset Swims begin at 6:30pm - 7:45pm (sunlight dependent).  Sunday Sunrise Swims begin at 8:30AM. to 9:45AM. Arrive early to check in and be numbered. All swims are at least one hour, weather permitting.  Optional discount parking options may be available. for season members. Purchased passes will not be refunded or transferred. 

Online swim price range $25 - $30. Registration closes at 3pm day of Wednesday Sunset Swim, and closes 8pm on Saturdays prior to the Sunday Sunrise Swims.  On site waterside registration is available for $10 additional. Prices may change with membership options, as they are created.    

Look for us on the commercial pier (behind the water taxis) in front of the Pier House Restaurant. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the swim. Check the WaveOne website prior to the swim to confirm start time and potential weather situations.  See our weather disclaimer below. 

"The best way to race open water is to practice swimming in open water."

PARKING:   Discounted parking passes may be available for your swims. Passes may be offered and purchased on a first come basis at each swim at check in. Passes are valid through out the summer swim season and for use in any available spot at National Harbor. 

DISCOUNTS:   Discounts apply to swims only. No discounts for parking. Group/Team/Club members: If you are a member of a group, enter your coupon code during registration.

Active and retired military enter discount coupon code: FREEDOM

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

Check out price includes 4.8% Convenience Fee

No in-water or on-dock coaching except by WaveOne coaches, unless approved in writing prior to the swim.  No friends and family are allowed on the dock. There is ample viewing from the pier. Only authorized personnel are allowed on the dock.

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. All swimmers swim at their own risk. Risks may include potential injury and death. Be safe. WaveOne Open Water reserves the right to exclude any swimmer from entering the swim or dock area for any reason. 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. 



Summer Membership Registration Information

It's not too late to swim the second half of the summer at one convenient price. Choose your membership swim option or go below to the weekly registration page.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SWIM WHEN YOU PURCHASE A SUMMER MEMBERSHIP. 

Simply show on the swim day, check in, be numbered, and be ready to swim. 

  • All remaining swims including: All 10th Anniversary Fish Face Swims, open water clinics. and more. Save over 75% off daily pricing!

  • All remaining Sunday swims: Fish Face Swims, open water clinics, and more. Save over 60% off daily pricing!

  • All remaining Wednesday swims, Fish Face swims, open water clinics, and more. Save over 60% off daily pricing!

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