Open Water 2017

Open Water Swimming at Chatfield State Park in the Gravel Pond

Chatfield Gravel Pond Swimming Update! (Update May 2017)

Chatfield Gravel Pond Swimmers is hosting swimming this summer at the Gravel Pond.  Chatfield Gravel Pond Swimmers is a new workout group under CMS and COMSA, and anyone who is a member of COMSA or USMS is welcome to swim with us at the Gravel Pond at Chatfield State Park.

Swim times are currently Monday and Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 10:00 am.  The season is from May 20th to Labor Day.  As we are part of COMSA and USMS, our insurance requires that we have volunteer monitors each session. This year, we will need a total of 6 volunteers per session. However, unlike last year, you will only need to volunteer for half the session, allowing you to swim the same day you volunteer! We are asking that all swimmers volunteer for a few shifts by helping with check-in and out, or monitoring (you are not a lifeguard).  Instructions are sent, and you get to meet other swimmers.  We are hoping for stand up or sit on paddle boards at one of the positions, which should make it a bit more interesting!  We will be using Sign Up Genius for check-in/monitor sign up, just as in the past. If we don’t have a good volunteer response, we will change the session into a sand bar swim or a group swim to those checking at the designated time.  To get on the contact list for additional information, you need to sign up for a spot to monitor, so we have your email address, or sign up with COMSA and register as a member of Chatfield Gravel Pond Swimmers. 

The links to Sign Up Genius will be posted on the Chatfield Gravel Pond Swimmers Facebook page and they are listed below.  Our Facebook page can be found at, and for questions or more information you can contact Susan Nolte at

Here are the links to the signups:

We hope to see you soon at Chatfield!

More information is coming soon. Please follow us on Facebook for more details.