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Sunday June 5, 2016

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!
Potomac River Water temp:
2015 Race Day Water Temp:
71.5 F
Wetsuits were allowed.
Washington's Crossing
Swim Across the Potomac
Welcome to the 2016 5th Annual
Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac River
Congratulations to everybody who participated
in the 2015 Washington's Crossing and making it
the most successful crossing in history.

Thank you to all the individuals who gave their time
and expertise in creating a fantastic event for all the
swimmers. Please support their organizations and
Volunteer paddlers and helpers
Strive 2 Tri Youth Triathlon Club, Taurus Nelson
Tours of Scandal, Murder and Intrigue!, Ed Moser
DC Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Cheryl and Jeff
Washington Canoe Club
PLANETDK Multimedia, DK Williams
Special Olympics WaveOne Open Water Team, Terry and
Bonzai Sports
Team Red White and Blue
Potomac Riverboat Company
National Harbor   
US Coast Guard
District of Columbia MPD Harbor Patrol
The WaveOne Team
Matt, Abby, Gerald, Juan, Justin, Calvin, Mervyn, Daniel,
Gordon, Sabine, Tom, and Susan
See the race results on Webscorer
Race Concept:  Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac 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 Capital.
The 2015 Queen and King of the Potomac
River are Amanda Levy and Brewer
with times respectively, 33:12
and 32:15.  Swimmers battled a stealth
flood tide that produced cross currents
that challenged swimming a direct course
from the Alexandria, Va side of the
Potomac River to National Harbor, Md.   In
all, 155 swimmers completed the crossing
on a beautiful open water day of mid 70's
with a light breeze. Notably, WaveOne
swimmers, Martha Huizinga finished 7th
with a time of 34:43, and Special Olympics
swimmer, Jennifer Mitchell of Alexandria,
Va completed her first unassisted crossing
in a time of 1:21:25. Fantastic open water
swimming from everybody!
Awesome video of the 2015 Washington's Crossing from DK Williams of PLanetDK
2015 Results
Event Facts
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Swim Distance:  2.3K (1.3 Miles)

Course Map here>>

6:30 AM - Check in opens
7:40 AM - Mandatory safety
8:00 AM - Potomac
Riverboats  depart National
8:30 AM Race start in
Potomac River, Alexandria, Va

Entry Fee:
$70 Early Bird online until 11/30
$80 online until  5/1
$95 online until  5/27
$105 online until 6pm 6/4
$120 Race day 6/5
$50 Ages 18 & Under Early Bird
$55 Ages 18 & Under until 5/1
$60 Ages 18 & Under until 6/5

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.
$50 Ages 18 & Under