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Sunday June 4, 2017
Race Format:
The Washington's Crossing is a race across the Potomac River beginning when swimmers board a
Potomac Riverboat water taxi and cruise to the western point of the river where Alexandria,
Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC intersect. From there, 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:
Expected to be upper 70's
Washington's Crossing
Swim Across the Potomac
Welcome to the 2017 6th Annual
Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac River
Congratulations to everybody who participated in the 2016 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 businesses:
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 Patty
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.
Awesome video of the 2015 Washington's Crossing from DK Williams of PLanetDK
2015 Results
Event Facts
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Swim Distance:  2.3K (1.3 Miles)

Course Map here>>

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

Entry Fee:
$75 Early Bird online until 1/31
$85 online until  5/10
$95 online until  Sat 6/3 6PM
$110 online until
7:30AM race day
$60 Ages  Under 18

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.

2016 Washington's Crossing

Further results breakdowns
will be posted Monday

Breschi Wins 2016 Washington's Crossing in Largest Field Ever

Jake Breschi opened up a sizable lead and negotiated the tidal currents
perfectly on his way to winning the 5th Washington's Crossing in a time of
23:02. Stephanie Ewert became the Queen of the River, leading all women
and second place overall in a time of 26:42. This year's crossing included
swimmers from ages 12 to James Gray, 80, who received thundering
applause as he crossed the finish line.  Swimmers came from Massachusetts
to Florida and as far west as Colorado.