WaveOne Swimming offers current and creative swimming programs in Washington DC and the country. Based on the exhilaration and freedom of open water swimming, they bring experience and energy to anybody and everybody willing to put a toe in the water. They share our experience of daily training, pool racing, open water competition, marathon swimming, triathlon, and paddleboarding, in ways that awaken the swimming soul. They are experienced instructors, national champions, open water champions, triathletes, mothers, fathers, teachers and students.
We learn from failing. We learn from winning. We learn each day we jump in the water and challenge ourselves. It is our love for swimming that keeps us in the water day after day and to share our passion with others.
WaveOne Swimming's mission is to introduce as many people as we can to explore and enjoy open water swimming. We support the development of safe open water practices and events throughout the country while working to protect and preserve the waters of the world.
Support for Special Olympics
In 2012, WaveOne teamed up with Special Olympics International to help develop and promote open water swimming as a new fully accredited sport of the Special Olympics World Games. We include free access for all Special Olympic athletes, their Unified Partners and families at any of our swims, races or training programs. Beginning in June 2012, Special Olympics athletes joined WaveOne's weekly open water swimming training program at National Harbor, MD in their journey to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Over the past 3 seasons, we worked with intellectually disabled athletes and their coaches all over the world providing training and program development education in Kenya, Cayman Islands, Uruguay, Egypt, Singapore, India and the Washington DC area. We are proud of our collaborative contribution to the growth of Special Olympics Open Water and especially of the athletes and their achievements.
On October 10, 2016, Denis Crean, the founder of WaveOne Swimming and a marathon open water swimmer, will swim 21+ miles from Santa Catalina Island to Los Angeles in the Pacific Ocean. The inspiration to attempt this channel crossing comes from his heroes and team mates, who are also Special Olympics athletes. The fundraising goal is $8,000 to provide training and competition opportunities in triathlon and open water swimming for these inspirational athletes. Please read about his program of giving back to others, and consider a donation.
Location: Washington DC
Region: Washington DC
Contact Name: Denis Crean
Event Dates: June - September
Website: Official Website
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