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Race Format:
The Washington's Crossing race format
is  swimmers will
board a Potomac Riverboat and cruise to the western shore
of the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, jump in the
river, and begin the race with a water start. At the sound of
the starting horn, swimmers will travel approximately 2.3  
kilometers back on a well marked course, to the National
Harbor beach lagoon to be greeted by the sculpture, the
Awakening. Washington's Crossing is limited to 250
swimmers, so register now!

Race Concept:  Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the
inspires and satisfies the natural draw and
challenge of people to swim across a body of water from
one bank to the other. As long as people have known how
to swim, they have looked across a lake, river, bay, even
ocean, and longed to jump in and swim to the other side.  
Fast becoming a capital of open water swimming, the
Nation’s Capital plays host to a swim that allows swimmers
of all abilities to meet a new personal quest. National
Harbor is the perfect venue to provide the launching point
for such an exhilarating event. Similar swim crossings
regularly sell out and with a limited number of entries
available, we expect the same. Washington's Crossing is
destined to be a nationally recognized swim growing in
prestige and attendance commensurate with our Nation’s
Kayakers, stand up
paddlers and volunteers
needed please email:

Potomac River Water temp:  
2014 Race day: 71.5 F.
Washington's Crossing
Swim Across the Potomac
Welcome to the 2015 4th Annual
Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the
Potomac River
Event Facts
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Swim Distance:  2.3K (1.3 Miles)

Course Map here>>

6:30 AM - Check in opens
7:40 AM - Mandatory safety
8:15 AM - Potomac Riverboats  
depart National Harbor.
8:40 AM Race start in
Potomac River, Alexandria, Va

Entry Fee:
$65 online until midnight 4/15
$75 online until midnight 5/15
$85 online until 6pm 6/7
$50 Ages 18 & Under
$95 Race day

Check in Location:  
North Cove/Commercial Pier
at National Harbor, MD 20745

Maximum number of
swimmers is 250.

Race director reserves the
right to adjust start times for
weather or river conditions.