Free Open Water Swim, Sunday, Grant Ranch to Support Swim Across America


Join SwimLabs for a special fundraising day for Swim Across America – Denver at Grant Ranch on Sunday, July 21 from 7:30AM – 9:30AM! Open water swimming will be FREE but we highly encourage a donation amount of your choice. All proceeds will be going to SAA Denver’s local partner Children’s Hospital Colorado to help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Go to www.swimlabs.com for more details

Nottingham Lake OWS

Avon

 

For some people, open water swimming is about connecting with nature and escaping the day-to-day of life. For some it is an amazing full-body workout. For others it is part of their triathlon training. For some people it is just a really fun, exhilarating experience. For us it has been all of these things, and we love it! We want to give our fellow swimmers a chance to experience it in a comfortable, safe, and fun environment.

Town of Avon staff provide lifeguards and setup a .25 mile/400 meter (approximate) triangle course set up on the south side of the lake.

Check in by the boat dock and log cabin located at the southeast shore of Nottingham Lake.

 

Event details and registration here

Castle 5k/10k Open Water Swim

Wellington Lake, Bailey

 

The Castle 5K/10K is a swim in its fourth year, but its first with the Mountain Swim Series.  This event is the highest altitude organized marathon swim event in the country at ~8,000 feet.  It is hosted at Wellington Lake, near Conifer in Colorado.  Both 5K and 10K swims are available.

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

The Cliff Backyard Ultra

Wellington Lake, Bailey

 

The Cliff Backyard Ultra is a unique individually supported stage-style marathon swimming competition.  This swim offers a challenging swimming opportunity for long-distance swimmers.  In this event, swimmers have the chance to test their swimming strength by completing a 1.5 Mile loop each hour, on the hour, until they no longer desire to continue.  The last swimmer to complete a lap earns the title of “Last to Fail.”

Racing will begin Saturday, August 17, at precisely 6:59 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on triangle race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. There will be one award for the Last To Fail. To be the “Last to Fail” you must complete one more loop than the second-to-last to fail.

For 2019, we have a cap at 30 participants.

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

The Cliff Backyard Ultra

Wellington Lake, Bailey

 

The Cliff Backyard Ultra is a unique individually supported stage-style marathon swimming competition.  This swim offers a challenging swimming opportunity for long-distance swimmers.  In this event, swimmers have the chance to test their swimming strength by completing a 1.5 Mile loop each hour, on the hour, until they no longer desire to continue.  The last swimmer to complete a lap earns the title of “Last to Fail.”

Racing will begin Saturday, August 17, at precisely 6:59 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on triangle race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. There will be one award for the Last To Fail. To be the “Last to Fail” you must complete one more loop than the second-to-last to fail.

For 2019, we have a cap at 30 participants.

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

Chtafield Lake Classic

Chatfield Reservoir, Littleton

 

The Chatfield Classic will consist of a 1 mile swim followed by a 2 mile swim.  In between the two races, there will be a short break to allow people to warm up, warm down and rest.  Particpants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake.  The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character.

Participants may sign up for either the 1 mile swim, 2 mile swim or both.  It will be the last event of the year for the Swim Series and overall series winners will be announced at this event.  It is also a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 8, 2019 approximately 1 month later.(http://www.horsetoothswim.com/).  We hope to see you in the water!!!

 

Event details and registration here

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

Carter Lake Crossing

Carter Lake, Loveland

 

The Carter Lake Crossing is a point to point crossing of Carter Lake in Colorado.  Situated at just below 5800 feet, this nearly 3 mile swim is located in one of the most picturesque lakes in Colorado.    Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race

 

Event details and registration here

 

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

 

Solstice Swim

Longmont

 

The Solstice Sunset Swim is a swim originally created in cooperation with the Longmont Kinetics Festival.

Participants have the opportunity to swim either a 1.2 mile race or a 2.4 mile race.  Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race.  Hope to see you in the water!

 

Event details and registration here

Mountain Swim Series Events :

June 22: Solstice Swim, Union Reservoir, Longmont

July 20: Carter Lake Crossing, Carter Lake, Loveland

August 11: Chatfield Lake Classic, Littleton

August 17: The Cliff Backyard Ultra, Bailey

August 18: Castle 5k/10k, Bailey

 

Chatfield Lake Classic OWS

Littleton

 

The Chatfield Classic will consist of a 1 mile swim followed by a 2 mile swim. In between the two races, there will be a short break to allow people to warm up, warm down and rest. Participants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake. The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character.

Participants may sign up for either the 1 mile swim, 2 mile swim or both. It will be the last event for the year for the Swim Series and overall series winners will be announced at this event. It is also a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 8, 2019 approximately 1 month later. We hope to see you in the water!!!

Race day registration – Cash or Personal Check only. Must bring valid I.D. for check in.

 

Event details and registration here

Parker Open Water Swim

Parker

 

ALREADY 65% SOLD OUT AS OF 12/28/2018!

This open water swimming oasis has been the hottest venue in Colorado since our first open water swim back in 2016. Who’s ready for round 3? Don’t delay, last year we sold out in just a few months!

The course will be set up as a 1.2 mile out and back, with the option to swim two laps for a 2.4 mile swim. We’ll also have a 1/2 mile swim option for beginners! We’ll have refreshments and raffles post event as we post your times.

Please note that if you miss your chance to dive into the Rueter-Hess waters this July 27th you’ll need to wait a full year before getting another chance! This event is limited to just 200 athletes so don’t delay on registration, last year’s race sold out by March 1st!

 

Event details and registration here