The Mountain Swim Series is excited to grow bigger and better in it’s third year, 2017! This series is designed to bring a new level of Open Water Swimming to the Rocky Mountain Region. With a prizes for the top three males and females in both wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions, this series offers the opportunity to swim and race in the open water at over a mile high in elevation.
2017 will consist of four events.
The first event will be the Boyd Lake Spring Splash in Loveland, CO. This is in one of the busiest state parks in Colorado, for good reason. It is a wonderful setting, located between Fort Collins and Boulder, and also easily accessible from Denver. Historically, both 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile swims have been available and this year, a 5K race is added to the event roster for those who want to go further. This swim is a great way to start off the swimming year.
The second event will be the Solstice Swim in Longmont, CO. This event, where participants have the option of swimming either a 1.2 or a 2.4 mile course, is a part of the Solstice Kinetic Festival and is in its third year. After the swim, there is a bonfire on the lake. The festival also has a beer garden, and sculpture race events. The festival lasts all day and more details can be found at Longmont Kinetics. This event is a great warm up for the Castle 10K at Lake Wellington, which will be held on July 9.
The third event is the hugely popular Carter Lake Crossing in Berthoud, CO – an end-to-end three mile swim. This event is located at one of the most picturesque reservoirs on the front range. Carter Lake is excited to bring this event back in 2017.
The fourth event will be the Chatfield Classic. This new event will be held at the Chatfield Gravel Pond and participants will have the option of swimming either the 1 mile course, the 2 mile course, or both.
All Mountain Swim Series events will be insured and supported by safety watercraft, lifeguards, and paramedics/EMTs, however, any person signing up for these events should be a competent swimmer and be able to consistently hold a 2:30 per 100 yard pace or faster.