at the Boulder Reservoir


BAM Hosts Bi-Weekly Open Water Swims at the Boulder Reservoir Throughout the Summer
These Events are Casual, and Open to Everyone
These Swims are Perfect for Open Water Enthusiasts, Triathletes and Swimmers of all Abilities

You must be 18 years or older to participate

     SCHEDULE:   Every Tuesday & Thursday starting Thursday May 24th through August 30th 
                          From 6:10 to 7:40 am

                          PLUS Saturdays July 14, 28 and August 11 
                          From 7:00 to 8:30 am

     LOCATION:   Located near Dream Cove @ the Boulder Reservoir

     COURSES:     This year we will utilize two different courses (see maps below)
                          - The
 "Traditional Course" of approx. 1000 meters with a shorter option available
                          - The "Right Angle
 Course" of approx. 950 meters
                          - The "Half Course" approx. 700 meters

                          Courses will be defined by large orange/yellow buoys
                          Lifeguards are positioned throughout the courses to assist swimmers
                          Shore course available for tentative swimmers (approximately 300 yards)

      PRICE:        Drop-in fee:      $15 (cash or check only)
                         Punch Pass:      $60 for 5 swims (NOT transferable)
                          Summer Pass:  $270 early bird (before May 20th)- $300 thereafter
                         *The Drop-in, Punch and Summer Pass include the entry fee into the Reservoir


                         1.5 hour long - Start Time 6:15 am- $15/person (in addition to drop in fee)

      Beginner sessions will be lead by experienced coaches and swimmers who will offer open water
      swim tips on land along with escorted and instructional swims around the half or full BAM course.
      Additional Guards & Swim Buddies will be a part of the escorted swims.

      Must RSVP no later than three days before the session date
      DATES: Tuesday, June 12  & 19
                   Saturday, July 14
                   Tuesday, August  7

      RACE STARTS – For those that want to start in a group

      There will be two starting times:
      Experienced Swimmers start at 6:30 am.  Beginner Swimmers start at 6:35 am

      Thursday      June 14 & 21                                                                                                      
      Tuesday       July 3, 17
      Thursday      July 26     
      Tuesday       August 21   
      Saturday      July 14 - Experienced Swimmers at 7:15 am - Beginner Swimmers at 7:20 am                                                                                                                      



  • You must CHECK-IN at the registration table prior to entering the water
  • You  must fill out all the questions on the waiver  Click here to dowload
  • You must wear the green wristband that will be handed to you  
  • You must CHECK-OUT with the registration personal upon exiting the water
  • You must return your wristband to the registration table at the end of the swim
  • Only after you have completed these steps can you dress, talk to other fellow swimmers or take off for a run/bike ride 

We cannot re-iterate how important it is for everyone involved in these swims to follow the rules 100%.  When we ask that you remember to check in and out, we mean it.... even if you are in a rush, even if you are cold, hungry and tired, even if you swim every session and we know you by name and joke with you every day you still must take the time to check out and make sure we have recorded the information on the attendance sheet.  Shouting your name as you walk by is not enough for check out.  The survival of our program is riding on your responsibility to follow these instructions.  Please help us keep the BAM open water swims alive! 


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