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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:  
Race day: 71.5 F.
Washington's Crossing
Swim Across the Potomac
Event Facts
Sunday, June 1, 2014
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 5/3
$75 online until 6pm 5/31
$50 Ages 18 & Under
$90 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.
Results for 2014 Washington's Crossing

Combined Results    Official Results   Age Group Results