OPEN WATER SWIMS (OWS)
We are all always searching for more chances to get in some open water swims! Please check back at this page throughout the season to see OWS options around the region. Check out the partners page for discounts on swims.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
The closest option to Washington DC for OWS with WaveOne. Sunset Swims every Wednesday, Sunrise Swims every Sunday at National Harbor from May 10 until September 20, 2017. Checkout WaveOne Weekly Swims for all the details.
WaveOne 2017 Open Water Clinics and Swims
Sat, May 6 – 2pm – PeasantMan Open Water Clinic and Swim
Sat, May 13 – 8am – Sandy Point OWS Clinic and Swim
Sat, June 4 – 8am – Sandy Point OWS Clinic and Swim
To register visit – https://waveone.webconnex.com/2017ows
OWS Clinic – July 29, 2017, 8am
Geared toward triathletes of all levels, the Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic, located at the race venue, is designed to help you prepare for the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons as well as giving you practice time in open water. Check out the Luray Triathlon Webpage for more info.
OWS @ Luray – Checkout the Luray webpage for the latest practice swim details
The Reston Masters’ Jim McDonnell Lake Swims (JMLS) and Open Water Clinic is a two-day event held each year over Memorial Day weekend in Lake Audubon in Reston, VA.
Saturday, May 27: Open Water briefing plus Practice Swim (1-Mile Practice swim on race course)
Sunday, May 28: Race Day – (1 mile and 2 mile options)
For all the info and to register please visit the Reston Masters website
FORT RICHIE, MD
Racine MultiSports organizes Practice Swims at Fort Ritchie in Lake Royer, Cascade, MD. Open water swimming is strictly prohibited in Lake Royer unless organized by Racine MultiSports. The 2017 practice swims will begin in May 2017.
Check out the Racine MultiSports webpage for for 2017 status updates.
OTHER LOCATION FOR OWS in the region
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hammerman Area, MD – Open water swimming and long distance swim training are permitted between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Swimmers are required to sign a distance swimming agreement with a lifeguard before entering the water and must only swim between beaches 1 and 5. http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/gunpowderhammerman.aspx
Sandy Point State Park, MD – http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/sandypoint.aspx
Lake Anna State Park, VA – http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/lake-anna#general_information
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