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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.