The SmartyPants Vitamins U.S. Masters Swimming Fitness Series contains three challenges: 30-minute, 2K, and 1-mile swims. Entry net proceeds from all three challenges in the Fitness Series support the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. You can complete these fun challenges with your local USMS club or swim on your own.
Fitness and Fun for a Great Cause
If your local USMS club is hosting a Fitness Challenge, you’ll have fun training for and completing the Challenge together, getting motivation from each other and your coach. If you swim on your own, you can still join a group for the Challenge! Invite your family, friends, and coworkers to join you—keep each other on task and have fun while getting fit.
Swimmers will receive exclusive discounts from our partners, sample packs from SmartyPants Vitamins, a cool event swim cap, and they get to feel great that they donated to the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation!
2019 Updates: Bundle Registration and Gold Caps
The window to sign up for the bundle registration has passed. However, if you signed up for the Winter Fitness Challenge and sign up for both the Summer Fitness Challenge and the Fall Fitness Challenge, then you can still receive the exclusive gold cap.
We provide six-week training plans—written by USMS-certified coaches—for all abilities.
Where can I find a Masters Swimming club that’s participating?
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?
The Summer Fitness Challenge and Fall Fitness Challenge also have shareable donation links if you choose to fundraise for SSLF, but you can use those two events to fundraise for your favorite local charity instead, or for new lane lines for your pool, or for a teammate who could use the moola. It’s up to you!
Does USMS host any other events in which I can participate?
What are the health benefits of swimming?
How can I host a Fitness Series event?
Sign up your club clicking on the “Host at your pool” button above or on the Winter, Summer, or Fall challenge pages. We also developed a guide with tips and suggestions for how to engage your current swimmers and potential new members for your club.