Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5814   Event: Horsetooth Swim Races
Application Date: 01/11/2021    Event Date: 09/12/2021
Organization: Horsetooth Swim Committee   Phone:
Contact 1 Name: Deborah Shulman
Address: 6308 Jackpine Drive
Bellvue CO 80512
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Joe Bakel

Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Website: http://www.horsetoothswim.com/
Type of Event: Other
Horsetooth Reservoir

The Horsetooth Swim Races have been held since 1999 with the exception of 2020. The race proceeds go to identified non profits

The 10 K race starts at Satanka Cove and ends at the South Bay Pavilion. Each swimmer is accompanied by a kayak support. 10k Racers are capped at 100 participants. Swimmers and kayaks park offsite and are bused to and from the start/finish of the race.

2.4 mi, 1.2 mi and a 1000m kids races are held at the South Bay. All staging of events and safety access to the water are at the South Bay boat ramp and pavilion. Participants in these races will park at South Bay. We will have volunteers conducting the parking according to directions from the Horsetooth Reservoir manager.

We will need to reserve the South Bay Pavilion and parking for the duration of the event and have access to the boat ramps and boat inspectors available by 5 am. We understand that this will incur additional fees to pay for boat inspectors to be onsite early.

There are well developed safety protocols detailed in the attached safety plans. Plans will be attached at a later date. We conduct a safety meeting with all safety personel at the South Bay Pavilion the Thursday before the race (9/16) and would appreciate a ranger to be present.

Due to Covid, we have developed a contingency plan in case we need to cancel the race again in 2021. We ask that fees and the insurance certificate are provided after we have been able to register participants.

Estimated Participants: 300   Estimated Spectators: 100

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sun. 09/12/2021: 6 AM - 2 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 04/13/2021
Safety Plan for the Horsetooth Swim Races 2021

2. Date Submitted: 04/13/2021
The Horsetooth Swim Races are a non-profit benefiting selected charities.

Attached is the Paddler's map which details the 10K swim course

3. Date Submitted: 04/14/2021
Additional documentation attached:
Insurance Certificate
Swim waiver

Also update Contact person #2 information:
Scott Murray

4. Date Submitted: 04/14/2021
Insurance certificate attached

Update Contact Person #2
Scott Murray

5. Date Submitted: 04/17/2021
attached please find the:
2021 swim waiver
insurance certificate

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19 and Special Events. Event coordinators may implement their own policies so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Colorado. Please follow Larimer County's Coronavirus website for the latest information and any new public health orders at the time of the event:

If you have questions, please contact our Joint Information Center:
=970-498-5500 (open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm); or,
=text questions: 970-999-1770
=email questions: covidconcerns@larimer.org

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: Paid fee WS and signed - 5/18/21

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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you

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Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Good Morning Deborah and Joe,

Congratulations! Your special event permit has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for duration of the event.

"Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event"

Have fun!