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!
Racing will begin Saturday, August 4, at precisely 6:02 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on a triangular race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. If we reach 6:02 pm on Sunday, August 5, without a winner, race directors will implement a swim-off. There will be one award for our first-place finisher.
Big Ring Cycles is hosting the Second Annual Colorado Women’s Ride Day on Sunday, August 5 at Tony Grampsas Memorial Park in Golden. The day begins with a variety of women-led road and mountain bike rides on routes ranging from casual to challenging. Riders return to a delicious brunch prepared by The Basted Egg and drinks. Besides scoring prizes and swag, this is a great chance to connect with other women cyclists, including special guest, 14-time national champion Katie Compton.
Last year 175 swimmers had an amazing time at the inaugural swim, just hoping for a second chance to access this oasis! This year Parker Parks & Rec and Rueter Hess have allowed us to dive back into the pristine waters for round 2!
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 have refreshments and raffles post event as we post your times.
Please note that if you miss your chance to dive into the waters this July 28th you’ll need to wait a full year before getting another chance! This event is limited to just 175 athletes so don’t delay on registration, last year’s race sold out in a few months!
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.
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.