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:

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY
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

STAGERED STARTS:
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!

SCHEDULE AND REMINDERS 2018.docx





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!)

Register at www.bbsc.configio.com

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.

Register at www.bbsc.configio.com





2017 Results

15 08 2017

2017 Race Results! What a great weekend (week for some) of swims! Pictures to follow soon and more on the events that we so thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you to all who came up to swim and a special thank you to all for your contributions to the Baranof Barracudas Swim Club!! Fisherman’s Quay, Murray Pacific, Russell’s, Sea Mart, Quality Processing, Xterra Wetsuits, New Wave Swim Buoy and all of our volunteers! We can’t thank you enough!

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Weekend Schedule of Events

25 07 2017

Hello Swimmers!!!

I am attaching the current schedule of events for the 2017 Change Your Latitude – 57 North Open Water Challenge.
We are looking forward to a great event again this year! With a record 17 swimmers (so far) registered for the 10k, as many more in the 3/6k combined and a growing school for the 1k (including the next generation of open water swimmers) we are in for some great swims and possibly some of the most exciting competition yet in the history of this event!
Chef Ted is all set with King and Coho salmon (donated most generously by our friends at the Fisherman’s Quay) for our pre-race BBQ. Kayakers, swimmers and our friends and supporters will dine in style for sure!
As we near the date of the starting horn, if you have any questions please feel free to send me a note.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Sitka Sound and to yet another great event!
Cheers!
Kevin
Race Director
Change Your Latitude

 

SCHEDULE AND REMINDERS 2017.docx





2017 REGISTRATION OPEN!

8 01 2017

We are very excited to announce that the 2017 Change Your Latitude registration is open!

Register at www.bbsc.configio.com

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2017 Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge will be held August 13th 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!)

Register at www.bbsc.configio.com

Weekend events will begin for those who arrive Thursday or early Friday morning with a short swim along our race course route Friday morning August 11th. Saturday afternoon, August 12th 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 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.

Register at www.bbsc.configio.com