After a very exciting weekend internationally that featured races in Ireland and the United States, the Global Swim Series makes a trip back to Ontario for an action packed finale weekend of Canadian GSS racing in 2015.
This Saturday will feature the Variety Village Open Water Swim. Located a couple hours north of Toronto in Haliburton, Ontario, this charity race will provide a great racing opportunity for a very worthy cause taking place in a scenic resort lake. Located at the gorgeous Buttermilk Falls Resort, the swim itself offers a fantastic clear and weedless course. The resort also has a wood-fueled hot tub & great beach for racers to enjoy and a charity fundraising dinner provided as well. Marathon swimmer and star charity fundraiser Annaleise Carr will be a celebrity guest at the event.
This race will offer a great opportunity for GSS swimmers to get in a good late season race and help raise money and awareness for a great cause. Learn more about Variety Village HERE. Register for the race by clicking HERE.
On Sunday the Series heads back to Caledon for the 2nd Caldeon Quarry Swim Race hosted by Personal Best. This event provides a great last shot for those looking for one more opportunity to gain points in Canada. The 2nd edition of the Caledon event will feature a brand new 10km swim at 9am sharp (arrival 8:30am). The early starting time is to allow swimmers to get out of the water after 10km to celebrate with friends and family at roughly 12-1pm when the end of summer BBQ is on.
C3 (the Triathlon Club that also operates out of the quarry) has loaded the beach with brand new sand. The water is clean, clear and we have some great draw prizes that ANY participant will be eligible for. At the end of the swim there will be a nice late summer BBQ celebration. The Caledon James Dick Sand Quarry is a retired quarry and has become an amazing body of water with swim buoys every 50m. Top Pan American and Olympic hopefuls have been swimming in the quarry all summer. Located just 20min north of the Toronto Airport in Caledon (north up Hwy 410) its a great way to celebrate the end of a great summer and the last chance to earn points for GSS in Canada
Registrations are still available HERE.
This should be an action packed weekend and a great finale to what has already been a very competitive GSS season in Canada.