Copyright 2011 US Open Water Swimming Association / WaveOne Swimming
Hello HarborFest Swimmers,

Thank you for swimming in the 7th Annual HarborFest Tri Distance
swims. We appreciate you joining us for the seventh year of tri-distance
swims. Following is information to make the swim as enjoyable and safe
as possible.

HarborFest Swimmer Information

Water Temperature: Predicted water temperature is 78F. Wetsuits will be
allowed. Swimmers wearing wetsuits will not be considered for prizes,
however all times will be official.

Weather: Forecast for 8am is air temp at 72F, Mostly Sunny, 1% chance
for precipitation, N wind approximately 5-8mph. In other words, beautiful,
clear conditions.

Parking: Hourly parking is available in the surface lots near the water. It is
possible , due to an exhibit, that the carousel lot will be closed or have
very limited parking. Be prepared to use spaces available in the garages
in the buildings up on hill of National Harbor.

Changing: can be done on deck or in the restrooms located in the
building on the south end of National Plaza Dr. (Street closest and
parallel to the waterfront). We suggest arriving ready to swim.
We will have a corral on the pier for bag storage during your swim.
A shower is provided on the dock to rinse off after your swim.

Check-in: begins at 7am on the commercial pier, which is adjacent to
McLoones Pier House restaurant. You will receive your cap, shirt and be
marked. WALK UP REGISTRATIONS will close by 7:15, which includes
making any changes to your current registration. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Safety Briefing: 5K Safety Briefing and start will begin at 7:30AM down on
the dock. Arrive prepared to enter the water.
2.4, 1.2 and 750m Safety Briefing will be on the pier at 8AM
2.4 mi. swimmers will start at 8:15.
1.2 mi. swimmers will start at 8:20.
750 m. swimmers will start at 8:25
There will be no warm up.

Nutrition/Hydration Storage: Please remember to bring your own fillable
water bottle. We provide water coolers instead of hundreds of plastic
water bottles. Plastic waste in our open water is a major environmental
hazard. Please contribute to keeping your water clean by using refillable

5K swimmers will have a floating platform near the start to store a water
bottle or small amount of nutrition. We suggest you mark your bottles so
you can easily find them and/or attach a short rope so they can be tied to
the float and not lost. Have a very simple system. Space is very limited.
2.4 Mile swimmers may leave a water bottle on the dock, but we suggest
you carry any nutrition on your body. 1.2 mile and 750m swimmers, no
provisions will be made to leave anything on the dock or course.
Be sure not to leave any trash in the water. Hydrate prior to your race.
Wear sunscreen.

The dock is rough in areas so we ask you to walk cautiously to avoid
potential splinters. No flip flops/shoes will be allowed on the dock.

Course: All swims will have in-water starts from the North Cove. 750
meter will be one small loop, 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile will be two and four
loops of the middle course, and 5K will be four loops of the large course.
You are expected to keep all the buoys on your left shoulder. Do not cut
any corners. You will be disqualified.

Conduct: We say open water swimming is a contact sport. Incidental
contact in inevitable. However any aggressive behavior will result in
immediate removal for the swim. Be sportsmanlike before, during and
after the swim. Swim through your turns and do not stop to sight until you
are at least 5 yards past the buoy. This protects you from being pushed
from behind. Our purpose of conducting these swims is to provide
opportunities to learn and enjoy the sport of open water swimming, and
to offer personal challenges and opportunities for growth through OWS.
Have fun.

T-Shirts: The number of entries almost doubled in the last 7 days. We
anticipated more entries, but not to this extent. If you registered within the
past few days you may not receive a shirt.

Volunteers: Please thank your land and water support volunteers. We
cannot organize these swims without their help. Volunteer Check-in:
Land volunteers, go to the registration tables and see Anne. Water
support go directly to the dock and see Garry.

Results: when you enter the finish area of the swim adjacent to the dock,
please call out your bib number. This helps us tabulate results
accurately. Results will be posted on line shortly after the events are
completed. We will mail awards to the top finishers of each event.

Questions will be addressed at the briefing tomorrow.

Thank you for attending HarborFest and supporting WaveOne Swimming,

WaveOne Swimming Team
Copyright 2017 WaveOne Open Water Inc. / WaveOne Swimming
Event Facts

750 Meters - Sprint Swim
1.2 Miles - DC TRI CLUB Half
2.4 Miles - The IronSwim
5K - Half Marathon Swim

7:00AM  Swim check in opens
7:30AM 5K swimmers meet at
dock for briefing and swim start.
8:00 AM  Mandatory safety    
meeting for all swimmers
8:15AM Swim starts: wave
order begins with 2.4, 1.2 and
750m approximately 5
minutes apart..  

Race Day registration NOT
available -  SOLD OUT

North Cove at National Harbor,
MD 20745 or
165 Water St, National Harbor,
MD 20745

Entry Fee:
$50 Online
$60 Online from 7/1
$70 Online from 8/1

On site registration closes at
7:15AM Sunday, Aug 13. $10
additional for race day entry.
The following email was sent to all registered
swimmers on the morning of Saturday, August 12:
HarborFest Open Water Swims