Open Water Swimming 2014
Join Mile High Multisport, LLC in the tranquil setting of Grant Ranch to improve your open water swimming skills. 2014 represents the 6th year we have been welcomed by the Grant Ranch Community. Athletes can work on their open water swim stroke, sighting and transitions in preparation for the upcoming race season. There is no other venue in Colorado which provides an environment which includes a marked course, showers and a lake free of motorized boats. Additionally, we offer swim clinics and swim races. We have expanded our race series this season and will host two swim races this year. One on May 25th and one on July 5th. Check the swim race series link after the first of the year for more information.
You do not need to be a client of MHM or any other organization to swim in the lake. We welcome all clubs and other coaching services. You are not required to be a member of COMSA to swim in the lake, we are self insured.
Swimming is open to the general public during the times listed below. Children under the age of 18 must have a current USAT membership card AND approval prior to swimming. (Parents will need to complete a special waiver.)
Open Water swimming is hosted by Mile High Multisport, LLC. Please DO NOT call the Grant Ranch offices asking for information on open water swimming. ALL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO SWIMMING IS LOCATED ON THIS SITE. I know there is a lot of information on this page but please read everything and you will have all your questions answered. Thank you in advance for doing this!!
Fees (NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON)
GRANT RANCH RESIDENTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE FRONT DESK FOR DISCOUNT CODES BEFORE REGISTERING..
Once you have registered please bring your ticket receipt to the lake. You will be provided a pass which you must bring with you each time, along with a photo ID. If you don’t have your pass, you can’t swim. We will not have lists of participants as we have in years past Photo ID and your ticket are required every time. Don’t assume the person working registration will know you.
Monitors will be informed, no pass and ID, no swimming (It’s a liability thing). IF YOU PRINT YOUR ONE DAY PASS MULTIPLE TIMES, WE HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO CATCH YOU. Someone tried that last year and was caught. Monitors will keep your pass and return it to you when you exit the lake. (This is our way of verifying entrance and exit of everyone from the water)
On weekday mornings and weekends, parking is not an issue. On some week nights, parking will be difficult since the residents will also have use of the facility. If the lot is full, there is additional parking at the school located 1/4 mile south on Grant Ranch Blvd. If you park in the adjoining neighborhoods, please be respectful of the homeowners properties and neighborhood. If you park on the street please pay attention to the “no parking” signs. . DO YOUR PART AND CAR POOL so we can get more people in the lake.
LOCATION/HOURS OF OPERATION:
The lake will be closed if threatening weather is in the vicinity. Please do not call MHM or Grant Ranch to ask if the lake is open. An announcement will be posted on our face book page once we have knowledge the lake is closing. Sometimes we won’t know until we arrive on site.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Miscellaneous reasons to swim at Grant Ranch (Bowles Reservoir)
New to Open Water? Want to Improve your Open Water Swim skills?
If you are new to open water swimming or want to improve your open water swim skills check out our open water swim clinics. We have secured some of the top open water swimming instructors in the state to lead our classes. Check out the open water swim clinic section on our web page for dates, times, instructors and costs.
*** AT ALL TIMES, REMEMBER WE ARE GUESTS OF GRANT RANCH. TREAT THE COMMUNITY AND THE RESIDENTS WITH RESPECT AT ALL TIMES.
Welcome to Mile High Multisport, LLC. Founded in 2004 by Peter and Kathy Alfino of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Our goal is to deliver superior triathlon coaching services to multisport athletes regardless of age or ability. Our 40+ years of triathlon/multisport racing includes marathons, duathlons, mountain bikes, Xterra, sprint, Olympic, half Ironman and ten Ironman finishes. Our staff has successfully coached beginner triathletes to completion of their first races, as well as, elite athletes who have raced at the Triathlon World Championships. These experiences have given us a breadth of hands on knowledge to share with our athletes. As working parents of two active children, we realize that "HOW YOU TRAIN MAKES THE DIFFERENCE". Contact us today to discuss your coaching needs for the upcoming race season.
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