Denis Crean Founder - Head Coach
Denis created WaveOne Swimming in 2008 – Specializing in coaching, developing and organizing programs and events for open water swimmers and triathletes. He creates a transformational open water experience to bring swimmers an "aha" experience that forever changes their relationship with the water. Over 3,000 athletes of all ages participate each year in WaveOne swims.
His pool and open water training cover a broad range of topics, including the fundamentals of swimming; stroke technique and proper body positioning; advanced pace/interval/distance work; and open water race strategies & preparation, safety, and sighting techniques.
Denis is an avid marathon open water swimmer and competitor, with an accomplished race record to include the following long-distance achievements:
Catalina Channel Swim 20+ miles 16:18:20 (2016)
1st place (overall): 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (2004)
2nd place (male), 4th place (overall): 41k Lake George Marathon Swim (2007);
2nd place (male), 3rd place (overall): 28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (2006);
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): Swim Around Governors Island, NYC (2012)
USA Swimming, Coach, US Masters Swimming Coach and Red Cross Lifeguard
USA Swimming National Select Open Water Camp - Coach 2014
Special Olympic Instructor, US Dept. of State Sports United Program in Cairo, Egypt (2013)
Chief Safety Officer for Open Water Swimming at Special Olympic World Games (2015)
Matt Tourville - Swim & Tri Coach
Matt is a 5 time IronMan triathlete and a leading cycling/spin coach. He is a Certified USAT Race Director and provides private coaching.
Since 2012, his invectious personality and attention to detail gives WaveOne a special edge open water simming for triathletes. You can spin with him in the top studios at Off Road, Sport and Health, XSport and others.
Leslie Tomlinson - Swim Coach and Yoga Instructor
Leslie is a certified USA Swimming Coach for Nation's Capital Swim Club and a US Masters Swimming certified swim coach. She began her coaching career at Irvine Novaquatics in California 6 years ago. Recovering from an injury she discovered the benefits of yoga, especially as it is applied to swimming. She is a registered Yoga instructor and is building her practice,
Wild and Free Yoga
in Fairfax, Va.
Carolina PaddleBoard Co., - Jason Colclough - Founder
Carolina Paddleboard Co
. is the culmination of years of passion and involvement in the burgeoning stand up paddle lifestyle. What first started with a trip to visit friends in Maui back in 2005 led to an entirely new outlook on surfing and ways to stay on the water. Our goal is to introduce people to SUP in a way that is easy, enjoyable, and safe while sharing the stoke, passion, and experience we have found in our own journeys. The team consists of teachers of newbies to national champions and will be our instructors,
SurfRider Foundation DC and Cape Fear Chapters
We partner with Surfrider Foundation to educate and work to keep our waters swimmable.
Learn more about the Cape Fear Chapter here.
Sport Fair: The Swimmers Outfitter