The Swim Labs OPEN WATER SWIM AT RUETER-HESS RESERVOIR - CANCELLED
Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Dear Parker OPEN Water Swim Participant,
We know many of you have been remaining hopeful for this year’s Parker OPEN Water Swim, scheduled for Saturday, July 25th. Rueter-Hess is the best kept secret in all of Colorado for open water swimming. Unfortunately, we will be cancelling this year’s event. Douglas County, which falls under the Tri-County Health Department, did receive a variance on Phase II, “Safer at Home”, but we still don’t meet the participant requirement and event restrictions to move forward. In good news, our team for the past three weeks has been working closely with an advocacy group which is lobbying directly with the state governor’s office for specific and clear language on the, “Protect our Neighbors”, guidelines for outdoor endurance events. All registered athletes will be receiving an email with specific details on “what happens now”.
Please take a look at the picture below. Our first year of this event we had the most beautiful rainbow at sunset. Year two, we all got to adventure, somehow without getting lost, through the fog monster. This year, Coronavirus has placed us all on the sidelines. What will year four bring? We’d like to think life moves in cycles; the bad times passing like clouds in a storm. So, get ready for a rainbow sunrise come 2021!
Our message since late February has been simple and clear: LOVE, CONNECT, SUPPORT. Don’t lose hope in that brighter future! Keep finding new ways to love, connect, and support each other as we continue this societal journey of finding unity.
We miss and love each of you that make up the fabric of our endurance community!
Lance and the Entire Without Limits A-Team
This open water swimming oasis has been the hottest venue in Colorado since our first open water swim back in 2016. Who's ready for round 4? Don't delay, last year we sold out in just a few months!
The course will be set up as a 1.2 mile out and back, with the option to swim two laps for a 2.4 mile swim. We'll also have a 1/2 mile swim option for beginners! We'll have refreshments and raffles post event as we post your times.
Please note that if you miss your chance to dive into the Rueter-Hess waters this July 25th you'll need to wait a full year before getting another chance! This event is limited to just 200 athletes so don't delay on registration, last year's race sold out by March 1st!