For 2021, the Carter Lake Crossing will be an "out and back" loop swim in Carter Lake, Colorado, similar to 2020. 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. Hope to see you there!
A video of the 2019 Carter Lake Crossing can be found here:
What: Carter Lake Crossing
Where: Carter Lake Reservoir, Loveland, CO
When: July 17, 2021 - 6:15 AM
Registration Closes: Sunday July 11, 2021 - 11:59 PM (Tee shirt not guaranteed for registrants after June 30, 2021).
Distances: 3 Mile Competitive Swim
Out and Back Loop Swim
Time cut-offs: You must capable of completing the distance and be able to complete the three miles within two and a half hours (2.5 hours)!
The Carter Lake Crossing will be a wave start. Participants will be grouped by seed time. Participants will receive a "line-up" time and a "start" time. Participants will be required to stay in their vehicle until "line-up" time. At line-up time, based on their wive, participants will be assigned to either an odd or an even "zone" for starting. Each wave will consist of 10 swimmers and will start 2-minutes apart. First line-up time will be 6:00 am and first start time will be 6:15 am.
Following the race, participants will be required to exit water and return to vehicle.
This will be a loop course this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings. To reduce potential exposure pathways for the COVID-19 virus to be transmitted, there will not be busses this year and the course will be a 3 mile long "out and back" loop course starting from the South Shore boat ramp.
Pre-race packet pickup times will occur prior to race day on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before the race. Packet Pickup times and locations are listed below:
- Wednesday in Denver from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Address is:
Mountain View Dental AssociatesParking Lot
4590 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
Please do not call the office or go to the front doors. We are simply using their parking lot, the office will not have additional information about the swim or packet pickup. Please contact MSS through our email with all questions.
- Thursday in Boulder from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Address is:
CU South Campus Tennis Complex, Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305 Coordinates, just in case: 39°58'58.0"N 105°13'59.1"W You will see the packet pickup table after driving 1/4 mile on South Loop Dr. Park anywhere along the side of the road
- Friday at Carter Lake from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Address is: 971 N Co Rd 31, Berthoud, CO 80513. This is the South Shore Campground parking area.
Pre-Registration Pricing*: 3 miles - $80
From Boulder: Take 287 N. Left on 56E/W Co Rd 8. Continue Right on Co Rd 23. Left on Co Rd 8e. Head into park and up the hill. After first switchback, continue straight on N Co Rd 31 to South Shore Beach Campground.
From Denver: 25N to Exit 243 (66W/Co Rd 30). Right on 287 N. Right on Co Rd 23. Left on Co Rd 8e. Head into park and up the hill. After first switchback, continue straight on N Co Rd 31 to South Shore Beach Campground.
From Fort Collins: Take 287 S. Right on 56E/W Co Rd 8. Continue Right on Co Rd 23. Left on Co Rd 8e. Head into park and up the hill. After first switchback, continue straight on N Co Rd 31 to South Shore Beach Campground.
Please bring a copy of your receipt – you will not have to pay an entrance fee at the front gate with proof of entry in the race!
Arrive early. Parking is limited at Carter Lake.
*Does not include 6.25% online registration fee