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 Team Fort Collins Horsetooth 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 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 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

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