BAM OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

BAM hosts bi-weekly Open Water Swims at the Boulder Reservoir throughout the Summer.  These events are safe, casual, and open to everyone ( as long as you are 18yr or older)
These Swims are Perfect for Open Water Enthusiasts, Triathletes and Swimmers of all Abilities

This year we will utilize two different courses
The “Traditional Course” of approx. 1000 meters with a shorter option available
The “Right Angle Course” of approx. 950 meters

Courses will be defined by large orange/yellow buoys
Lifeguards are positioned throughout the courses to assist swimmers
Shore course available for tentative swimmers (approximately 300 yards)

Event details and registration here

  

BAM OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

BAM hosts bi-weekly Open Water Swims at the Boulder Reservoir throughout the Summer.  These events are safe, casual, and open to everyone ( as long as you are 18yr or older)
These Swims are Perfect for Open Water Enthusiasts, Triathletes and Swimmers of all Abilities

This year we will utilize two different courses
The “Traditional Course” of approx. 1000 meters with a shorter option available
The “Right Angle Course” of approx. 950 meters

Courses will be defined by large orange/yellow buoys
Lifeguards are positioned throughout the courses to assist swimmers
Shore course available for tentative swimmers (approximately 300 yards)

Event details and registration here

  

Bare Bones OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
1, 2 or 3 miles

TEAM EVENTS
1 & 2 Mile only (can be co-ed)
3 people per tem – accumulated times of all 3 swimmers

TEAM DIVISIONS
18 to 39 and 40 and up – Wetsuit and Non Wetsuit

NEW THIS YEAR!
PRIZE MONEY

July 15 event – $40 to First Place Finishers in Team Event
August 19 event – $40 to First Place Male & Female Individual events NO wetsuit only

COST: $ 35 for individuals & team members – $30 for BAM & COMSA members

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

 

Event details and registration here

Summer Pass information here

Bare Bones OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
1, 2 or 3 miles

TEAM EVENTS
1 & 2 Mile only (can be co-ed)
3 people per tem – accumulated times of all 3 swimmers

TEAM DIVISIONS
18 to 39 and 40 and up – Wetsuit and Non Wetsuit

NEW THIS YEAR!
PRIZE MONEY

July 15 event – $40 to First Place Finishers in Team Event
August 19 event – $40 to First Place Male & Female Individual events NO wetsuit only

COST: $ 35 for individuals & team members – $30 for BAM & COMSA members

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

 

Event details and registration here

Summer Pass information here

Weekend Preview: Get Ready to Swim

Triathlon Events

Friday April 14th

 

OWS Panel Discussion

Highlands Ranch

 

Join us at SwimLabs for our first Open Water Panel Discussion to kick off the 2017 open water swim season!  Guests include Sarah Thomas, Sarah Sweeps, Karl Kingery and Joey Pedraza



 

Cycling Events

Saturday April 15th

 

Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Clinic

Boulder

 

Everyone who wants to ride safer, more confidently and faster on a greater variety of terrain.  We will focus on the most important safety/control skills and core skills will help you ride everywhere, whether you are cruising on local singletrack or ripping the ski resorts.

 


East Side Epic

Leadville

 


Front Range Classic

Colorado Springs

 


Gravelanche Series Ride #2, The Golden Egg Ride

Boulder

 


Sunday April 16th

 

Front Range Classic

Colorado Springs

 

OWS Panel Discussion

Highlands Ranch

 

Join us at SwimLabs for our first Open Water Panel Discussion to kick off the 2017 open water swim season!

Panel Guests:
Sarah Thomas – Recognized as the 2016 Solo Swimmer of the Year by Marathon Swimmers Federation, Open Water Performance of the Year by World Open Water Swimming Association plus 2016 Sportswomen of the Year for her 80 mile world record swim across Lake Powell.

Sarah Sweeps Solo Swims: http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2017/01/sarah-sweeps-solo-swims.html

Karl Kingery – An age group state champion who set over 88 records during his career, many of which still stand, experienced English Channel Swimmer, and a 40 degree Ice Mile finisher.

Joey Pedraza – All american swimmer from the University of Florida who represented Team USA in the 10K at the World University Games in Russia.

 

Event details and free registration here

Rueter-Hess Reservoir hosting swim race in July

By Joe Rubino, The Denver Post

For years, slow-filling Rueter-Hess Reservoir has tantalized endurance athletes living in the metro area. With a maximum capacity of 75,000 acre-feet of water east of Interstate 25 in Douglas County, the possibilities for swimming or triathlons there were enough to drive the average Ironman crazy in the otherwise dry portion of the Front Range.

“For probably the past five years I have been fielding calls from area residents suggesting we host a triathlon there,” professional race organizer Lance Panigutti said. “I think everyone in the community was really just looking at it saying, ‘OK, what’s it going to look like?’ It’s huge.”

In July, Panigutti and 150 athletes will finally get the up-close look they’ve been waiting for when his Without Limits Productions hosts the Parker Open Water Swim. The event, set for 7 a.m. July 29, will be the first time a sanctioned swim race is allowed at Rueter-Hess. Paniguitti organized a successful cyclocross race on a piece of property just north of the reservoir this fall, establishing a relationship with Rueter-Hess owner, the Parker Water and Sanitation District.

“It’s definitely been a long time coming,” Panigutti said. “It’s going to be a simple swim event. We’re marketing it as breaking the ribbon so to speak of being the first people to swim there legally.”

There will be two race options: a 1.2-mile loop and a 2.4-mile loop. Panigutti said he expects everyone to be done and out of the water by 9:30 a.m. and anticipates very little impact to the rest of the reservoir property.

Tickets went on sale to the general public Wednesday, March 15. Some slots are reserved for members of the Altitude Multisport Club. The collective of amateur endurance athletes from the south metro area has been aching for nearby events since an Arapahoe County road use rule change caused the cancellation of several triathlons at Aurora Reservoir last year. . .

Read the full story

 

303Triathlon Rueter-Hess Reservoir OWS story here

303 Calendar event details here

Mountain Swim Series Returns for 2017 Season

The Mountain Swim Series is back!  The Mountain Swim Series is excited to announce that it will be entering into its third year in 2017. Under new ownership, the swim series will be moving forward with three of last year’s events and will be bringing in a new event for 2017. These events, which will be put on by MT Exile Productions LLC, focuses on giving swimmers a fair, competitive and enjoyable experience in some of Colorado’s most popular lakes.

 

The first event of the year, the Boyd Lake Spring Splash, will be held at Boyd Lake near Loveland, Colorado on June 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM. It will feature the 1.2 and 2.4 mile races that have been present in years past and also a 5K race for those wanting to go a little bit further. Participants will also be able to sign up for either the 1.2 mile race AND either the 2.4 mile or 5K. This flexibility is new for 2017. This is one of the first open water swims in the area for the year and is a great lead-in to events like the Boulder Ironman and for people getting back into shape for the summer swimming season. With the option to swim both the 5K and the 1.2 mile swim, it also an excellent event for those looking to train for longer distance swim or make an attempt at getting on the podium twice in one day.

 

The second event of the year, the Solstice Sunset Swim is hosted in conjunction with the City of Longmont’s Kinetics Festival on June 24, 2017. Annually held on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, this swim will usher in summer for 2017. The race will start at 6:00 PM and awards will follow from the festival and beer garden stage. Immediately following, there will be a bonfire on the lake trying to extend the day just one more hour.

 

 

The third event of the year is the Carter Lake Crossing. This three mile swim is in one of Colorado’s most picturesque lakes and will be an early morning point to point swim. It will be held on July 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM. This event has always been the Mountain Swim Series biggest event with approximately 200 people participating last year. It is a great warm-up for longer open water swims later in the year and due to its straight and long course, will allow faster swimmers stuck in the back of the pack the chance to “reel in” their competition.

 

The last and final event, which is new for 2017, is the Chatfield Classic swim, which will be held on August 13. This swim’s granddaddy, which was held in the main reservoir in 2015 was not renewed for 2016 and it is being brought back at the gravel pond. It will feature both a 1 mile sprint and a 2 mile endurance race. Since it is in the gravel pond, those familiar with the pond will know that in the middle of the lake is a sandbar, which offers a chance for some technical shallow water sprinting. The gravel bar also acts as a great landmark for navigation. Many swimmers know of the gravel pond through the Saturday morning workouts that are held there each week.

The Mountain Swim Series is excited to bring these events back for 2017 and is looking forward to bringing in some new opportunities for swimmers. Much of what people enjoyed last year, raffles, cash purses and a great atmosphere will be returning. Also, this year will feature separate awards for both “wetsuit” and “natural” (non-wetsuit) swimming categories.

 

Early registration is now open here.

Vixxen OWS Clinic

Boulder

 

Coaches  of Vixxen Racing will be hosting a FREE open water swim clinic targeting for beginner open water swimmer, but all levels of open water swimming ability are welcome.  

Limited to the first 25 people to RSVP to maintain a small coach to athlete ratio.

What does the clinic cover?

  • Approaching your first wave start-where do you seed yourself, setting yourself up for success
  • Equipment-different wetsuits and goggles-pros and cons
  • Beach Starts versus Deep Water Starts
  • Sighting
  • What to do when things don’t go as planned

Clinic is FREE for all Stroke & Stride registrants, but you must RSVP by clicking here

Note: If you’d like to just attend the clinic and participate in that night’s Stroke & Stride  the cost is $10 – e-mail for more details