Horsetooth Swims

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Horsetooth Swims Race Description


The Horsetooth Swims are held in the of Horsetooth Reservoir,  located in the majestic foothills west of Fort Collins at 5430 feet above sea level.  The Horsetooth Swims have been an annual event since 1999.  There are multiple swims occurring simultaneously as part of the Horsetooth Swims.

  • 10K swim (the original): The 10K swimmers (and paddlers) start at Satanka Bay (north end) and swim to South Bay swim beach.
  • 2.4M swim: The 2.4M swimmers start and finish at the South Bay swim beach and swim a two loop course.
  • 1.2M swim: The 1.2M swimmers start and finish at the South Bay swim beach and swim a one loop course.
  • Youth swims: The Youth swims consist of 1000m and 250m swims are out/back swims and are meant as an introduction to open water swimming

The Horsetooth Swims are a fundraiser for Partners mentoring Youth to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives.

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    Horsetooth Swims Where & When

  • Location: Fort Collins, CO 80526
  • Race Date: 2024/09/08 06:00:00 AM (Sunday)
  • Categories:
    • 10K participant supplied paddler
    • 10K organizer supplied paddler
    • 2.4M Swim
    • 1.2M Swim
    • 1000 m Swim
    • 250 m Swim

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Horsetooth Swims Reviews

4.5 - 2 reviews

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Most Helpful Review
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
No 2021 results

Why have a timing chip when the results are not posted?

most helpful race review James K. 0/1 found this review helpful.

Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-09-30 14:58:22
No 2021 results

Why have a timing chip when the results are not posted?

verified participant race review James K. has attended 1 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-09-11 20:21:42
1.2 mile

Maybe a little too early, but otherwise very good. Water was good temperature, and organization was fabulous.

Bruce Z. has attended 2 times
0/0 found this review helpful.

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Fort Collins, CO Weather

Horsetooth Swims weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of September 8th, Fort Collins, CO can expect temperatures between 65℉ and 80℉ with humidity around 75% and precipitation of 0.35".
    Last year the weather condition was Light rain shower.
  • Fort Collins, CO current weather
  • Clouds 60.6℉ Clouds

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