Swim for the Potomac Open Water Swims
Swim for the Potomac is a five-race open water swim in Maryland's National Harbor. The event is dedicated to bringing awareness to Washington D.C.'s grandest natural resource, the Potomac River. Not only is the river home to a growing number of open water swimming, paddling and rowing competitions, recreation, tourism, but it also supplies the drinking water to most of the metropolitan area.
- Introduction - 500 meters Potomac Splash
- Sprint - 3 km
- National - 5 km
- Olympic - 10 km marathon swim
- 2.4 miles
City National Harbor
- Temperature 72-78 degrees F
- Awards are first, second, and third place times in each event by gender & age group. Men and women will swim concurrently but scored separately per standard USMS 5 year age groups.
- Course - All swims will have in-water starts from the North Cove. 1.25 km Sprint will be one loop, 5 km will be four loops, and the 10 km marathon swim will be 8 loops. The course will have multiple buoys marking the course and corners.
- Wetsuits - USAT guidelines, Announced Race Day depending on Temp