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Sunday, June 2, 2013
Swim Distance: 1.3 Miles
Course Map here>>
6:00 AM - Check in opens
7:25 AM - Mandatory safety
7:45 AM - Potomac Riverboats
depart National Harbor.
8:05 AM Race start in
Potomac River, Alexandria, Va
$75 online until 5pm 6/1
$50 Ages 18 & Under
$85 Race day
Check in Location:
North Cove/Commercial Pier
at National Harbor, MD 20745
Maximum number of
swimmers is 150.
Race director reserves the
right to adjust start times for
weather or river conditions.
Swim Across the Potomac
The Washington's Crossing race format is
that 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.
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.
July 8, 2012, Ninety-nine swimmers
kept their cool during the first ever
Washington's Crossing: Swim
Across the Potomac. Braving a water
temperature of 88F, Anna
Pietrantonio, 19, and James Wagner,
39, became the first queen and king
of the Potomac. Anna completed the
swim in a record time of 32:07.
Jennifer Mitchell became the first
Special Olympics Washington's
Crossing Champion, finishing in a
time of 1:21:15.
Thank you to all the volunteers who
made the race possible. Special
thanks to all the professional
kayakers, Surfrider DC for
paddleboard support and Terry
Mitchell and DJ Manhalo for photos.
Official Race say Water temp:
Due to many late entries
T-shirts will be limited to
registrants prior to May 30.
Phillips and Levy win 2013 Washington's Crossing
in record times
Brian Phillips swam 1.3 miles across the Potomac River with a first place time of
22:51. Braving 14 knot winds with up to 2o knot gusts, Lauren Levy became the
first woman finisher at 23:18. 108 swimmers completed the 2nd annual
Washington's Crossing swim from Alexandria, Va to National Harbor, MD.
Swimmers of all ages competed, from Tyler Fox, age 10 to Julia Randall who at
77 accomplished a life goal by finishing the swim. Congratulations to all the
swimmers and many thanks to the volunteers, especially the dedicated kayakers,
that contributed to the safe success of the Washington's only Potomac crossing.