All youth races will be out-and-back from the South Bay swim beach. The course will start on the beach, go out to a buoy and return finishing out of the water, on the beach.


1000 Yard Swim: USA Swimming (USAS) registered swimmers between at least  9 years old and not older than 18 as of race day. United States Masters Swimming registered swimmers or those USAS swimmers older than 18 years of age are not eligible to swim this event.

250 Yard Swim: for USA Swimming (USAS) registered swimmers at least 8 years old and not older than 10 years old as of race day.


No wetsuits are allowed for either the 1000 yard or 250 yard swims. Female suits may have shoulders with short sleeves. Male swimmers may not wear “tops” and their jammers may extend to just above the knee. USA Swimming suit details.


First, Second and Third place swimmers will receive a ribbon.

Pledge Program

A portion of the The Team Fort Collins Horsetooth Open Water Swim registration fee is just one of the ways Team Fort Collins raises money to fund programming.

We need your help to raise even more funds. Please check the pldege option when you register online, and help us continue to the fight against drug and alcohol abuse. Learn more about the pledge program.

Registration & Fee Deadlines

Registration opens April 1, 2015

Fees cover safety (Dive Rescue, EMTs), t-shirt, awards, etc. A significant portion is a donation in support of TEAM Fort Collins.

April 1 to August 9
Register online: $20

August 10 to August 20
Register online: $25
No t-shirt for late registration

Day of Registration
Register at check-in: $35
No t-shirt for swim day registrants.

*$12 – USAS One Day registration (18 and younger)
This fee is required if you are currently not a member of USA Swimming (USAS). This one-day fee covers insurance requirements for the swim. No one will be allowed to swim without proof of membership or having paid the one-day fee.