1 01 2019
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2019 Change Your Latitude Registration is OPEN!

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2019 Save the Date!

1 10 2018

Save the date for your 2019 Change Your Latitude swim!

August 11, 2019 is race day and we are building an awesome package of swimming and adventures to lead up to Sunday’s culmination of swimming!

Stay tuned for more information!

2018 Results

17 08 2018

Results are in! Congratulations to all who participated this year! We had a great time and are forever inspired by your swims! To those who swam fast, to those who swam strong, and to those who also listened to their bodies and knew it wasn’t their day, we applaud you for every stroke, kick and breath!

2018 Weekend Schedule

6 08 2018

Hello Swimmers!

The 2018 Change Your Latitude week is here! We are very excited to welcome all of our out of town participants to this years event and are very excited to have all of our local swimmers welcome you too! This year we have 58 swimmers jumping in, with a few more 1k day of registrations expected too we hope to top 60 swimmers! I know that this paragraph is filled with exclamation marks but we just can’t believe how excited we are and how much our event has grown the past several years.

I am attaching the schedule for the Saturday and Sunday events. Everyone should have also received the attached flyer for the excursion swims (and other info) in a separate email.

Here is a snapshot of the weekend:

Excursion swims – Meet at Fisherman’s Quay

SATURDAY, August 11, 2018
Location: Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sweetland Hall.

4:30 PM – Pre-Race Registration
5:00 Welcome, Introduction and Sitka Sound Swim History
5:15-6:00 Swimmer Safety, Course Review other Info

6:00 PM –– Salmon bake and social

SUNDAY August 12, 2018
Location: RACE START AREA – Sitka Sound Science Center

7:30 AM Starting line gathering – Final Course review and updates
8:00 AM 10K START
8:45 AM 6K START
9:30 AM 3K START
11:00 AM 1K START

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give me a shout! Again we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the 2018 Change Your Latitude Open Water Challenge!


Adventure Swim info

3 08 2018

Hello all!

As the Change Your Latitude weekend rapidly approaches us I wanted to get you a little information on the Adventure swims that we will try to make available to everyone.

Each day we will put together a final plan for location and boat assignments. As you may assume, all adventure swims will be weather dependant. We have several locations scouted out that offer different levels of open water vs inside channel experiences.

Skippers have generously donated their boats and time to transport swimmers and we will have a donation jar in each boat. Donations will go to the Baranof Barracudas Swim Club, this weekends host and coordinating organization for Change Your Latitude.

Wednesday 5:15-8:15 ish

Thursday 5:15 -8:15

Friday 1:00 – 4:00

Saturday 8:00- 11:00

Each swim will last about an hour, with snacks and stories shared on the boat ride to and from. We look very much forward to anyone interested in joining us!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Kris Calvin. Good swimming and see you in Sitka shortly! Adventure Swim flyer

Adventure Swims

1 02 2018

Last year we kicked off Change Your Latitude weekend with a few adventure swims on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings before race day on Sunday. Fisherman’s Quay with the Morning Mist and a few of our local swimmers with boats transported swimmers out to a couple of remote locations for an hour swim. For 2018 we will be offering a few swims leading up to the weekend again! The following link will show you a few of the possible 2018 Adventure swims as well as the Change Your Latitude Course map. (MAP HERE)

Plan your travel to Sitka to include a few extra days and join us for a few swims, get to know other participants, and see some awesome scenery on the fringes of the most spectacular wilderness in the United States!






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2018 Registration is OPEN!

21 12 2017

2018 Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge will be held August 12th at the Sitka Sound Science Center beach in Sitka Alaska. Still the Northernmost open ocean race in the United States (and as far as we can tell planet Earth!)

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For early arriving swimmers we will again be offering a few adventure swims thanks to our friends at Fisherman’s Quay and Baranof Barracudas Swim Club Masters. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings we will head out via the Morning Mist and other boats to remote locations for a short swim and great company!

Saturday afternoon, August 11th is pre-race check in and our very famous Salmon BBQ! Definitely not one to miss!

Additional race information including race details and maps, registration links, travel information and pictures and results from past events on our website and Facebook page or feel free to contact us with questions.


Change Your Latitude is a combined 10k/6k/3k/1k open water swim located in beautiful Sitka, Alaska. The race is organized by Baranof Barracuda Swim Club.

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