Sunday August 4, 2013  -  Swim Time 8:30AM
National Harbor, Maryland

Tri Distance Open Water Swims

750  Meters - Sprint Swim sponsored by LAAVA
Performance Tri Club
1.2 Miles - The Half IronSwim sponsored by First Mariner
Mortgage - Team Tourville
2.4 Miles - The IronSwim sponsored by Old Town Tri Club
Swim events are open to all ages and swimming abilities. Athletes from the
DC metro area as well as from across the country will gather to learn the
intricacies of open water swimming. The courses are designed to provide
safe and challenging events for both pool swimmers and open water
swimmers. In addition, these swims are a training opportunity for future race
officials. The swim organizers use their experience from national level
competitions to create a swimmer, family and spectator friendly festival
atmosphere.
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Event Facts

Distances:
750 Meters - Sprint Swim
sponsored by LAAVA
Performance Tri Club
1.2 Miles - Half IronSwim
sponsored by 1st Mariner
Mortgage - Team Tourville
2.4 Miles - The IronSwim
sponsored  by Old Town
Triathlon Club

TIME:
7:00AM  Swim check in opens
8:00 AM  Mandatory safety    
meeting for 750m swimmers
8:15 AM  Wave 1 750 Meter  
swim begins
8:30AM Mandatory safety
meeting for 1.2 and 2.4 mile
swimmers.  
8:50AM Wave 2 Starts with 1.2
Mile and 2.4 Mile swimmers

Race Day registration
available until 8AM

LOCATION:  
North Cove at National Harbor,
MD 20745

Entry Fee: $50 Online
Online registration closes at
3pm Saturday, Aug 3. $10   
additional for race day entry.

Race Shirts are included with
entry, however shirts may be
limited for late registration
entrants.
HarborFest open water swims are designed to provide a comprehensive practice
for race day triathlon and swim conditions. Swims will be started, and timed as the
swim leg of a triathlon. Swimmers may choose one distance in the three Potomac
River courses. Open water swimming experts will provide basic knowledge for
beginning and intermediate swimmers for open water race techniques. HarborFest
is the perfect opportunity to practice race day swimming without the pressure of a
full tri.

Dubbed TriTown USA, the Nation's Capital is one of the world’s leading triathlon
towns.  With open water swimming the wave of the future, DC is now host to the first
swim series of its kind, offering a choice of three triathlon swimming event
distances.
 A new wave of swimming opportunity awaits you in the scenic Potomac
River.  Join us in the “Nation's River” to challenge yourself, invigorate your dedication to
swimming, and unlock your undiscovered potential.

Now in the Potomac River, the  "Nation's River," competition opportunity awaits to
challenge and invigorate the open water swimmer in everybody
from sea to shining
sea. National Harbor is a premiere open water swimming venue, prime for swimmers and
spectators alike.  Walking distance from the swim course are resort hotels, shops and fine
dining. Within twelve minutes from exiting the water, you could be standing at the foot
of the Washington Monument.
3rd Annual
2013 HarborFest Open Water Swims

2013 HarborFest Swims
Sunday August 4, 2013
PROCEEDS OF HARBORFEST SWIMS WILL BENEFIT:

Special Olympics Open Water Swimming Programs:
Support WaveOne's no cost programs for Special Olympics

DC Surfrider's
efforts maintain and improve the
Washington DC metro area rivers and beaches.
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