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! 





Official 2013 Change Your Latitude Results!

4 08 2013

2013 Change Your Latitude Results

10K Female

  1. Heather Saline (Sitka) 3:26:14.19
  2. Trephina Galloway (Atlanta, GA) 3:30:41.95
  3. Cheryl Fellman (Juneau) 3:43:00.00

10K Male

  1. Patrick Williams (Sitka) 2:27:33.52

5K Female

  1. Kristin Jones (Juneau) 1:07:41.78
  2. Lisa Jones (Juneau) 1:33.50.03
  3. Amity Calvin (Sisters, OR) 1:37:51.65
  4. Mauren O’Hunter (Los Angeles, GA) 1:50:49.00
  5. Melanie Mocium (Mill Valley, CA) DNF

5K Male

  1. Leif Calvin (Santa Rosa, CA) 1:08:25.07
  2. Kris Calvin (Sisters, OR) 1:09:01.08
  3. Kevin Knox (Sitka) 1:23:34.52
  4. Tony Van Buuren (Livermore, CA) 1:25:15.27
  5. Dean Orbison (Sitka) 1:26:13.77
  6. Peter Weiland (Sitka) 1:28:06.5

1K Youth

  1. Trevor Jones (16 – Juneau) 15:09.32
  2. Kobi Weiland (10 – Sitka) 23.47.00

1K Adult

  1. Grant Turner (Sitka) 17.02.63 – no wetsuit
  2. Erika Knox (Sitka) 24:14:19
  3. Nancy Knapp (Sitka/Laos) 27:21.76
  4. Maggie Gallin (Sitka) 35:10.00







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