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

 





2017 CHANGE YOUR LATITUDE DATES

4 12 2016

2017 Change Your Latitude – 57° North Open Water Challenge will be held August 13 in Sitka Alaska.  Still the Northernmost open ocean race in the United States (and as far as we can tell planet Earth!)

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!

Registration and more information to come soon!





Schedule of events for 2016 Change Your Latitude!

26 07 2016

SCHEDULE AND REMINDERS 2016 (PDF document in link)

SATURDAY, August 6, 2016              

Location: Sitka Sound Science Center – 834 Lincoln St

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 7, 2016  

Location: Sitka Sound Science Center / Sage Beach

STAGERED STARTS:

10K-

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

8:00 AM 10K START

6K-  

8:00 AM Starting line gathering

8:45 AM 6K START

3K-

9:00 AM Starting line gathering

9:30 AM 3K Start

1K- 

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.





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