Castle 10K/5K Open Water Swim
Hosted by Air Force Aquatics Masters
Sanction by USMS, Sanction 328-W001 

When: Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Race Start Time:
 8:30 AM. Race Day check-in will begin at 7:15 AM. Safety Meeting is at 8:00 AM.

 Wellington Lake, Bailey Colorado.  DIRECTIONS FROM DENVER: Head west on 1-70.   Take exit 260 to merge onto CO-479 E towards Colorado Springs.   Take the exit onto US-285 S. towards Fairplay.  In Bailey, Turn left onto CO Rd 68/Wellington Rd/Wellington Lake.  Stay on this road for 11 miles until reading the lake.  This is a dirt road and can be bumpy.  Plan extra time for driving. 
Lake Website:

Wellington Reservoir Company Fees:  There is a $5 fee per vehicle and per person cost required by Wellington Reservoir Company.  The $5 cost per swimmer participating is included in your entry fee (we will pay this fee out of your entry) but spectators must pay $5.  Swimmers and spectators will be required to sign a waiverand liability release.   Participants are encouraged to carpool into Wellington Lake. Drivers can choose to carpool from the rustic Station Parking area off US-285 and CO RD 68 in the town of Bailey.  If you decide to do so, please park in an area that allows patrons to park nearest the businesses.

   This is a 2.5K loop course; each swimmer will complete 4 loops for 10K or 2 loops for 5K.  There will be wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories.  Prepare in advance and on race day, for a cold water swim. (65 – 70 degrees F) Swimmers will not have escorts.  Swimmer support will be provided in the form of zone coverage by kayakers.  Swimmers are expected to provide their own race day nourishment.  Race organizers will provde water and one type of electrolyte drink as a back-up for participants.  A feeding platform will be provided during the event.
Emergency Services:  Groove Medical Services will provide emergency medical support.

Race Entry Fee:  10K - $85, 5K - $75. Entry deadline July 1st
.  Each entrant will receive a swimming cap and baseball hat if they meet the entry deadline.  Entries will close at 50 participants.  Liability release waivers will be sent out at a later date. 


If you are not a USMS member, you must fill out a one day registration which I will send you within 2 weeks of the swim.  The cost of this registration is included in your entry fee, there is NOT an extra charge.  

Entry Chairman: 
Karen Reeder, 6887 Heatherwood Dr., Colo Springs, CO 80918. 


Entry Form


Name _______________________________________


10K _______      5K  ___________  Wetsuit:  Yes or No (circle)


USMS Number:___________  One Day Registration ___________      




City _________________________________State____ Zip_______


Ph#_____________    email:  ______________________________


Age ________     Male _____  Female ______




e-mail a completed form to or


send to


Karen Reeder

6887 Heatherwood Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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