The Mountain Swim Series is excited to be coming into its eigth year in 2022! This series is designed to bring a new level of Open Water Swimming to the Rocky Mountain Region. With 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.
The 2022-series will consist of FIVE events.
The first event will be the Chilly Chatfield Swim. this is a new and "bare bones" event to get the open water swimming season started. Water is anticipated to be low 60s (F).
The second event will be Solstice Swim in Longmont, CO. In this event, participants have the option of swimming either a 1.2 or a 2.4 mile course. This event is a great warm up for the Castle 10K at Lake Wellington or for other swims later in the year. Also, this swim will have an 18 and under 500 YD out and back race.
The third event is the hugely popular Carter Lake Crossing in Berthoud, CO. 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 2022. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this race may be an out and back swim, similar to 2020 & 2021 - We are currently working with the venue to reinstate the crossing.
The fourth event will be the Chatfield Classic. This event will be held at the Chatfield Gravel Pond and participants will have the option of swimming either the 1-mile course, or the 2-mile course.
The fifth event is the Castle 2.5K/5K/10K. This event which was started by Cliff Crozier and Karen Reeder, will be held at Wellington Lake. It offers swimmers the highest timed 10K swim in the United States at approximately 8,000 feet. Swimmers will have the option of swimming a 2.5K, 5K or a 10K swim in this beautiful reservoir. There is also the option for pre-event camping the night before. This is the final event of the year and the overall series winners will be named at this event.
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 in good health and be able to consistently hold a 2:30 per 100 yard pace or faster.
See you in the water!!!
-MT Exile Productions, LLC & Just Keep Swimming, LLC