Swimming at the Chatfield Gravel Pond is on this summer! Here are the details. Swimming will be offered by Chatfield Gravel Pond Swimmers, a registered USMS/COMSA club, from Saturday May 28th to Saturday September 3rd. We will be swimming from 7:30 am to 10:00 am. If there is interest, I will add other days of the week.
For our group swims we are required to have a monitor on the beach as well as someone to check swimmers in and out. To participate in the group swims, I am asking participants to sign up to help for one session. If we have more sessions, then we may need to ask for two sessions. The volunteer slots are half of a swim session, so you can swim the other half of the session.
Last summer we had 300 swimmers particpate I but am expecting fewer numbers this summer.
What is the cost? I am not charging a fee, but a valid USMS/COMSA membership is needed if you wish to swim with us. Why the USMS/COMSA membership? We obtain our insurance through USMS and for our insurance to be valid, all swimmers swimming with us must be a member. Membership is $60 and membership is based on the calendar year, not a year from when you join. So, memberships expire on December 31st each year. USMS offers online workouts, tips, competition, swimmer magazine,and other things as well. Please visit comsa.org and click on the link to join or go directly to USMS.org to see what it has to offer.
As always, one needs to have a Colorado State Park pass or one must pay the daily entrance fee to the park.