NEW Fitness Challenge Series!

USMS will be rolling out it's new FITNESS CHALLENGE SERIES which will be held at three times during the year:

  • Winter- 30 minute swim; held in February
  • Summer- 2k swim; held in July
  • Fall- 1 mile pool swim; held in November

Each event will take place during the last 2 weeks of those months.

These events will be fundraisers, and can also help increase publicity for our Swimming Saves Lives foundation. The 30 minute swim will serve as a fundraiser for SSL. More information will be coming out soon.

It is hoped that these events will help encourage fitness swimmers by showing that USMS events do not have to be intimidating, and can be fun! Events will be open to all swimmers, of all ability levels and they will also be an ideal event for the physically challenged swimmers. There is no "one way" to do the events. They can be broken up into shorter distances, done as relay efforts, mix in different strokes-anything that makes the event fun for the swimmer or workout group that is participating.

The National Office also plans to help new or less accomplished swimmers prepare for these events by putting out 6 week training plans for varying skill levels.