2014 WEEKEND SCHEDULE

20 07 2014

One of the most exciting and adventurous weekend swims you will ever do approaches! We can’t wait to welcome all of the 2014 Change Your Latitude participants to the waters of Sitka Sound! The following is the weekend schedule. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Again we look forward to having everyone out this year! 

 

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SCHEDULE AND REMINDERS

 

SATURDAY, August 2, 2014              

Location: US Coast Guard Gazebo, 617 Airport Rd.

4:30 PM – Pre-Race Registration

5:00 Welcome, Introduction and Sitka Sound Swim History

5:15 Swimmer Safety and Course Review

5:30 USCG Auxiliary Course Safety

5:35 Kayaker Responsibilities

5:35 Safety Boats and Start/Finish Crew

5:50 Tips/Techniques/Additional Questions and Wrap-up

6:00 PM –– Salmon bake and social

 

SUNDAY August 3, 2014  

Location: RACE START AREA – US COAST GUARD GAZEBO

STAGERED STARTS:

10K-   Swimmers

7:30 AM Starting line gathering – Final Course review and updates

8:00 AM 10K START

3/6K- Swimmers

8:15 AM Starting line gathering

8:45 AM 3/6K START

1K-  Swimmers

10:15 AM Starting line gathering registration and final check-in.

11:00 AM 1K START

Awards and celebration! – Anticipated to be at approximately 11:30 AM when the last 10k swimmer crosses the finish line. Please stay for our group photo to be published on many of our sponsor websites and Facebook pages!

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

Swimmers: suits, caps (race cap required), goggles, towels and warm clothes for after. Helpful to have slip on sandals or Crocs for start/finish to walk into the water. For those swimming the 10/6/3K swims be sure to have plenty of hydration beverages and foods (goo, gels, bars).

Kayakers: warm clothing and of course dress for the possibility of rain or shine. Raingear, hats and sunglasses highly recommended regardless of current weather. Hydration and fuel supplies for both kayaker and swimmer. If you can, please bring a cell phone and a waterproof case or a VHF radio.





16 03 2014

xterra-largeA MASSIVE thank you to XTERRA Wetsuits! Once again Change Your Latitude’s Official Wetsuit Sponsor and this year they have topped it off with a great prize package! 2 VENDETTA full suits will be given away at the Aug 3rd 2014 swim!

All race participants are also eligible for an awesome discount on XTERRA wetsuits, booties, gear bags and more!

Thank you XTERRA Wetsuits!





9 03 2014
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August 3, 2014 Change Your Latitude – 57* North Open Water Challenge! 

Register HERE

Race participants can register this year for the 10k, 6k, 3k or 1k solo swims, and 2, 3 or 4 person relays in any of the 10k, 6k or 3k swims. This year the 6k and 3k swims are open to 16 years and older swimmers and the 1k swim will be open to all ages again. 10k swimmers will need to be 18 years or older on race day.

All race participants in the distance swims (10k – 3k) will need to have an escort kayaker. If you need a kayaker please let us know ASAP so we can try to coordinate a volunteer for you.

 





2014 Registration Opens this Sunday, March 9th!

6 03 2014
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Swimmer registrations will be available this Sunday, March 9th, for the 2014 Change Your Latitude – 57* North Open Water Challenge! 

Race participants can register this year for the 10k, 6k, 3k or 1k solo swims, and 2, 3 or 4 person relays in any of the 10k, 6k or 3k swims. This year the 6k and 3k swims are open to 16 years and older swimmers and the 1k swim will be open to all ages again. 10k swimmers will need to be 18 years or older on race day.


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All race participants in the distance swims (10k – 3k) will need to have an escort kayaker. If you need a kayaker please let us know ASAP so we can try to coordinate a volunteer for you.




2014 Course for 10k, 6k and 3k races

4 03 2014

2014 Course for 10k, 6k and 3k races

Hello swimmers! We have made a slight alteration to the 2014 course as we needed to move out of the Sitka Channel for the start and finish of the race this year. Great news is we will be starting from the USCG Gazebo so we will have bathrooms, a changing room and a great location for our warming tent right there.

The course will look very familiar as we will still swim out and around the north end of Japonski Island and will circle Battery Island. We are also excited about the course this year as we can now offer three distances for swimmers to challenge themselves on! The course is a 3.3k course approximately so with each “lap” you can build your distance. We will also be offering our 1k course this year for all ages of swimmers. The 3k and 6k races will be open to swimmers 16 and older and the 10k course to 18 and up.

Stay tuned too as later this week we will be opening up registration for all events!





Americas Top 100 Open Water Swims

6 01 2014

Americas Top 100 Open Water Swims

Change Your Latitude recognized as one of the top 100 open water swims in the US!

Super Cool! Thanks for the props World Open Water Swimming Association!





2014 Change Your Latitude Open Water Challenge Dates and Registration

6 01 2014

The 2014 date has been set and registration will open very soon! 

Plan to be in Sitka for the 2014 Change Your Latitude – 57* North Open Water Challenge, August 3 (Sunday), 2014! We will have our traditional Salmon feed and pre-race meeting the day before. Stay tuned for open registration for our 5th annual swim! New this year will be the opening of the 5K Race to those ages 16 and up! We are really excited about the 2014 open water season and are even more excited to welcome everyone back to Sitka for yet another great event! Come and join us for the Furthest North Ocean race in the world! 








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