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

 

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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.