2016 Change Your Latitude Registrations Open!

24 01 2016

2016 Change Your Latitude – 57* North Open Water Challenge Registration is Open!

What will it be for you? 1k, 3k, 6k or the 10k?

Register at: bbsc.mycustomevent.com

With record numbers and course records falling in 2015 what will the 2016 northern most US open water swim bring us! In our 9th year Change Your Latitude looks to make it even better! Join us August 7, 2016

2016’s proceeds will be dedicated to the Baranof Barracudas Swim Club.  All added donations to BBSC with your registration will go 100% to the BBSC Scholarship Program. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts and the pool where we continue our decades long tradition of high quality, professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. Scholarships are given to swimmers in need of financial assistance to swim and compete in USA Swimming age group program. Race organizers and sponsors are excited about this dedication this year and if you are feeling a little extra generous please consider a donation to the program as well.

Here’s to inspiring the next generation of open water swimmers!

Group photo





2015 CHANGE YOUR LATITUDE – Course and Event Records Under Sunny Skies!

10 08 2015
Group photo

2015 SWIMMERS

Records were broken in registrations, number of “naked” swimmers, and on the course in the 8th Annual Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge! With 39 swimmers jumping in and 5 in the water with no wetsuits participants enjoyed a beautiful day of swimming. Several Course records were broken on Sunday with both 10k Men’s and Women’s records being set by Leif Calvin and Kelsey Liu. Ashley Forsyth shattered the 6k record by 30 minutes, with Philip Owen breaking the 3k Men’s record and Sitka’s own Tracie Harang set a new mark for the Women’s 3k course. Under 18 3k standards were set for the first time with Sitka High Swimmers Will Pate and Skylar Moore completing the course for the first time with impressive swims. The new 1k course also has new times standings with swimmers Ellen Chenoweth, Grant Turner and Jack Weaver (under 18) in top spots.

Men’s 10K – Leif Calvin 2:22.18, Kris Calvin 2:25.16, Scott Watts, 2:53.51, Dave Moore, 2:53.55

Women’s 10K – Kelsey Liu 2:42.08, Shea Winterberger 3:04.18, Trephina Galloway 3:20.52, Jennifer Valesek (no-wetsuit) 3:27.38

Men’s 6K– Bernard McGraw 1:46.54, Dean Orbison 1:48.45, Peter Weiland 1:58.38, Jack Fields 2:02.44, Kenneth Winterberger 2:56.29

Women’s 6K – Ashley Forsyth 1:22.35, Amity Calvin 2:11.37, Erika Knox 2:13.20

Men’s 3KPhilip Owen 43.33, Kevin Knox 50.20, Patrick Williams (no-wetsuit) 50.59, Reid Brewer 53.29, Paul DeAngelis (no-wetsuit) 1:16.45

Women’s 3KTracie Harang 53.49, Valerie Edwards 56.18, Jennifer Hoffman 1:26.32

Under 18 – Women’s 3k – Skylar Moore 48.48, Ava Parrish 55.50

Under 18 – Men’s 3kWill Pate 42.41

Under 18 – Men’s 1KJack Weaver 13.35, Kobi Weiland 13.40, Charles Burroughs 13.42, Mathew Rice 23.35

18 and over Men’s 1K – Grant Turner (no-wetsuit) 15.36, Ben Adams (no-wetsuit) 15.45, Steve Hartford 21.44

18 and over Women’s 1K – Ellen Chenoweth 18.57, Kim Rice 23.35

°New Course records in Italics
1k start

1K START





Weekend Schedule for 2015 CYL!

1 08 2015

Here it is… the weekend events for the 2015 Change Your Latitude Open Water Challenge! We will send final confirmation to all registered swimmers on Monday. Looking forward to welcoming everyone to Sitka and jumping in for the BEST swim of your life!

SCHEDULE AND REMINDERS 2015

2015 CYL Long Course

 





August isn’t so far away!

16 06 2015

IMG_0236 rev

We hope everyone has settled into their open water seasons well! More and more swimmers have been hitting the water here in Sitka with regular weekly swims happening and numbers growing.

We have heard that lodging here in Sitka is booking up fast for the busy weekend of the 2015 Change Your Latitude open water swim! Check out our TRAVEL PAGE for some of the many places to stay.

Remember with Sitka Seafood Festival, the Cross Trail Classic Marathon and the Highland Games happening the weekend of August 7-9 this are really happening here! You won’t find a more exciting, busy and entertaining weekend to be in Sitka!





REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

4 01 2015

2015 Change Your Latitude – 57* North Open Water Challenge Registration is Open!

What are you going to swim? 1k, 3k, 6k or the 10k? Anyone out there brave enough to swim the course “naked”?

Register at: bbsc.mycustomevent.com

2014 was the biggest crowd we have had yet to swim in Sitka Sound for Change Your Latitude. Will 2015 be even bigger? We sure hope so!

2015’s proceeds will be dedicated to the Baranof Barracudas Swim Club Scholarship program. Scholarships are given to swimmers in need of financial assistance to swim and compete in USA Swimming age group program. Race organizers and sponsors are excited about this dedication this year and if you are feeling a little extra generous please consider a donation to the program as well. All added donations to BBSC with your registration will go 100% to the Scholarship Program. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts and the pool where we continue our decades long tradition of high quality, professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

Here’s to inspiring the next generation of open water swimmers!

 





2015 Change Your Latitude – August 9th!

10 12 2014

2015 DATES ARE SET! JOIN US

AUGUST 9TH FOR THE

NORTHERN MOST SWIM OF YOUR LIFE!

IMG_2367 crop

Swimmer registrations will open Sunday, January 4th, for the 2015 Change Your Latitude – 57* North Open Water Challenge! 

Race participants can register for the 10k, 6k, 3k or 1k solo swims. This year the 3k swim is open to 14 years and older swimmers and the 1k swim will be open to all ages again. 10k and 6k swimmers will need to be 18 years or older on race day.

IMG_0236 rev

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 Change Your Latitude Results

4 08 2014

Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge

2014 Results 

IMG_2853

Men’s 10K – Patrick Williams 2:26.53, Ryan Robertson 2:46.54, Scott Watts 2:49:00, Daryl Johnson 3:36:45

Women’s 10K – Hannah Williams 2:53:46, Cynthia Werhane 2:58:46, Trehpina Galloway 3:41:55

Men’s 6K– Chris Calvin 1:36:36, David Moore 1:56:40, Dean Orbison 1:59:44, Peter Weiland 2:07:26

Women’s 6K – Lauren Langford 1:52:53, Ruth Carter 2:04:55, Sondra Winters 2:12:51, Arianne Morrison 2:58:03

Men’s 3K– Kevin Solarte 50:30, Grant Turner 51:04, Kevin Knox 53:48, Reid Brewer 1:01:39, Robert Foley 1:03:32, Owen Wagenhals 1:05:44, Paul DeAngelis, 1:07:44, Brian Hulsey 1:23:33

Women’s 3K– McLane Ritzel 54:03, Allison Sartori 1:16:16, Patricia Shaler 1:39:05

Under 18 – Men’s 1K– Makai Saline 9:14, Jack Weaver 9:48, Kobi Weiland 11:05, Matthew Rice 18:35

Under 18 – Women’s 1K – Skylar Moore 8:13,

18 and over Men’s 1K – Jose Guzman 9:58

18 and over Women’s 1K – Megan Wiedel 11:07, Nancy Knapp 13:33, Lauren Wild 14:55, Kim Rice 18:35

 

The 2014 Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge celebrated its 5th year with a record 36 swimmers participating this past weekend. With swimmers ranging in age from 9 to 64 and hometowns of Portland, Seattle, Bellingham, Atlanta, Scottsdale, Larkspur, Sisters, Anchorage, Juneau, Delta Junction, San Francisco, Craig, and Sitka.

This year’s course featured four distances including 1k, 3k, 6k and 10k races with entries in every race distance there was plenty excitement for both swimmers and spectators alike. Patrick Williams of Sitka was the top finisher in the 10k distance with his sister Hannah Williams of Talladega, Alabama first in the women’s 10k. Hannah was originally only going to swim the 3k, it only being her 2nd time swimming in the open ocean, but sibling pressure got the best of her in the end and she made the change to the 10k at the last minute.

The 6k and 3k distances were new to the course this year. In the 6k race Kris Calvin topped the field with the men’s most senior participant, Dave Moore of Sitka in 2nd. Lauren Langford of Anchorage finished 1st in the women’s 6k.

The men’s 3k category was the race’s most populous entry with 8 swimmers rounding the course. Kevin Solarte of Seattle completed the course in 50 minutes 30 seconds with Grant Turner of Sitka chasing him less than a minute behind. The women’s race was won by Coloradan McLane Ritzel, an intern with the Sitka Local Foods Network. The 3k race also included the oldest woman participant, Patricia Shaler of Scottsdale who said she loved her time in Sitka Sound and is bringing friends back next year. There was one lone “naked” swimmer competing this year without a wetsuit. Paul DeAngelis of San Francisco completed the swim remarking that the temp here sometimes felt warmer than his home swims in the Bay Area.

The 1k race, one of the most exciting and inspirational, included several youth from the Baranof Barracuda Swim Club including Matthew Rice, the youngest swimmer at 9 years old, to ever swim the Change Your Latitude course. Skylar Moore shattered the course record for the 1k swim by over 4 minutes with a time of 8 minutes 13 seconds. Makai Saline placed 1st just 1 minute behind Skylar with Kobi Weiland in 2nd for the men’s 18 and under.

The 1k 18 and over group navigated the course with first time racer Megan Wiedel finishing in 11 minutes and Jose Guzman of Seattle finished in 9 minutes 58 seconds.








Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.