Team Fort Collins Horsetooth Open Water Swim

The Team Fort Collins Horsetooth Open Water Swim is definitely our most UNIQUE event. It not only provides the opportunity for athletes to participate in a 10k point to point swim from the north end of Horsetooth Reservoir to the south end, it also raises funds for Team Fort Collins. There are other swims too: 2.4 mile, 1 mile and youth swims.

The Date is Set!

Get ready!  The date for the Horsetooth Open Water Swim is August 23, 2015!

We hope you will join us!

New for 2015:

Race Changes

We’ve added a wet suit division for the 1.2 mile race!  There are now 2 wet suit events: 1.2 mile or 2.4 mile.

Registration Changes

Registration for 2015 will include Peer to Peer Fundraising capabilities powered by FirstGiving. Peer-to-peer fundraising is when an organization empowers their supporters to raise money (from their peers) on the organization’s behalf. When you register for the 2015 Horsetooth Open Water Swim you will have the option to create a fundraising page, email donor requests and raise donotations for Team Fort Collins. The top fundraisers will receive gifts and incentives for their fundraising efforts.

How to Raise $1000

You’ve registered for the Horsetooth Open Water Swim, your adrenaline is pumping, you have the date circled on your calendar, but wait, what now? Don’t delay, start fundraising today! Before you know it you can have $1000 raised toward preventing youth substance abuse efforts at Team Fort Collins. Here is all you need to do:

1. Create your fundraising page by registering for the event.
2. Send an email out to your friends, family, and co-workers
3. 5 generous friends give you $50= $250
4. 10 of your contacts give you $25= $250
5. 5 friends give you $20= $100
6. 10 more people give you $10= $100
7. 20 coworkers give you $5= $100
8. Your donation of $100= $100
9. Your company’s matching funds of $100 (better yet, see if they will match all the funds you raise!)=$100 – $900
TOTAL: $1000+

Fundraising not your thing? That’s ok. You can still register for the Horsetooth Swim without fundraising. Just by registering you are helping to promote healthy lifestyles through substance abuse prevention with Team Fort Collins

2014 Horsetooth Swim

Perfect Weather, Great Race!

The weather was wonderful, the water temperature perfect and lots of people showed up for a successful, fun Horsetooth Open Water Swim!   Thank you for joining us in this event!  We had the following number of participants:

6 swimmers – 1000 yard

42 swimmers – 1.2 mile

86 swimmers – 2.4 mile (wet suit and non-wet suit)

65 swimmers – 10k

We hope you’ll join us next year!  The date for next year will be posted in January 2015.

Link to early results

As results are available, they can be accessed via this link

Sponsorship Opportunities

Help prevent substance abuse by sponsoring the Team Fort Collins Horsetooth Open Water Swim. Learn how you can make a difference.   You might also want to pledge in support of your favorite swimmer!

Open Water Swims in Colorado

Are you looking for opportunities for open water swimming to prepare for Horsetooth?   Here are a few swims in Colorado:

Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Great article on the Horsetooth Open Water swim in The Daily News of Open Water Swimming. Visit the site now to read. 

Top 100 American Open Water Swims

The Team Fort Collins Horsetooth Open Water Swim was recently voted #38 in the Top 100 American Open Water Swims. See the complete list. 

Click here for swim results.

Click here for Pledge Program Leader Board.

Click here for more information about the swim. We will post our 2014 date soon.