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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Open Water Championships Will Close Nottingham Lake on 8/13 and 8/14

Open Water Swim Championships Avon CO

Open Water Championships Will Close Nottingham Lake on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14

More than 100 swimmers will converge on Harry A. Nottingham Park on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th for the Colorado Swimming Open Water Championships, a USA Swimming sanctioned event. Nottingham Lake will be closed to fishing, boating and swimming from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. Part of the beach and swimming area will remain open throughout the weekend. The beach and grass area on the North side of the lake will be partially closed to the public during the entire weekend to accommodate this event.

The Open Water Championships includes a 5K competition for Masters levels at 9:00 a.m., a 5K race for swimmers 15 – 18 years old at 11:30 a.m. and a Half-Mile competition for swimmers 11 – 14 years old at 1:30 p.m.

On Sunday, August 14th, there will be a 1 Mile competition beginning with the Masters age category at 9:30 a.m. The same distance will be completed by youth ages 14 - 15 years old between 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Races may have a delayed start due to any inclement weather in the area.

For more information about this event or the lake and beach closure, please visit or contact Recreation Director Michael Labagh at (970) 748-4446 or

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