Need to get in shape for the summer? Try the Summer Fitness Challenge, a 2K swim that takes place between July 15-31, and the second event in the SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fitness Series.
This event is designed for anyone who is looking to get in shape for their summer vacation. Whether you're just getting into swimming or back into it after a long time away from the pool, swimming a 2K is an excellent fitness goal. The Summer Fitness Challenge can be done in any manner desired: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins.
If you need help preparing for this swim, we have six-week training plans for all types of swimmers.
Find a Summer Fitness Challenge Near You
You’ll have fun training for and completing the Challenge with your club, getting motivation from each other and your coach. If you swim on your own, you can still join a group for the Challenge! The USMS programs listed below will be participating and hosting an official Summer Fitness Challenge at their pool.
If you don't see a program near you, talk to your coach or club contact about hosting a Summer Fitness Challenge at your pool. Bring your club or workout group together for an inclusive and fun challenge!
If you're a coach and would like to host a Summer Fitness Challenge at your pool, check out our coach FAQ page.
Clubs and Workout Groups Hosting a Summer Fitness Challenge
Frequently Asked Questions
If there isn't a Masters Swimming club in my area participating, can I swim it on my own?
Can I wear paddles or fins during the swim?
How do I swim the Challenge as a relay?
What's the scoop on the training plans?
Where should I input my times after the swim?
How can I fundraise for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation or my team's charity?
Does USMS host any other events in which I can participate?
What are the health benefits of swimming?
Check the list on this page of participating clubs for specific dates, times, and locations, or swim on your own at your local pool during the event window.
May 1-June 30: $10
July 1-July 31: $12
Entry net proceeds will go to the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. With the fundraising component of the Summer Fitness Challenge, clubs and members have the ability to become fundraisers and show their support for their favorite charities or raise money for their clubs.