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: Swimmers at least 9 years old and not older than 18 years as of race day.

250 Yard Swim: Swimmers at least 8 years old and not older than 12 years as of race day.


No wet suits are allowed for either the 1000 yard or 250 yard swims.  WOWSA Marathon and Channel Rules state swim suits shall not go beyond the end of the groin or shoulders.  The Horsetooth Open Water Swim allows the swimsuit to extend to the knees.


First, second and third place swimmers will receive a ribbon.

Pledge Program

A portion of the Horsetooth Open Water Swim registration fee is just one of the ways Team Wellness and Prevention raises money to fund programming.

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

Registration & Fee Deadlines

Fees cover safety (Dive Rescue, EMTs), t-shirt, awards, etc. A significant portion is a donation in support of Team Wellness & Prevention.

Until July 31
Register online: $20

August 1 to August 11
Register online: $25
No t-shirt for late registration

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