No tricks here, only treats for the 2021 Fall Fitness Challenge! It is a 1-mile swim that takes place between October 1-15, and is the third event in the Swim.com USMS Fitness Series.

Whether you're just getting into swimming, starting back into it after a COVID forced break from the pool, pushing to see how fast you can go, or just wanting to donate to USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants supported by the USA Swimming Foundation (prior to January 4, 2021, donations benefitted the USMS COVID-19 Relief Program for clubs), the Fall Fitness Challenge is the perfect event for you to finish the year strong. The Fall 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.

Swimmers who cannot swim safely are encouraged to participate with a 30-minute dryland workout. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for more information, articles, and workout suggestions.

Log Results on the Swim.com App

We partnered with Swim.com so you can input your results on their app to benchmark your time for the future, compare against other swimmers, and join in on the social fun. Swimmers can upload swims or workouts using a compatible device (Garmin, Apple Watch, etc.), or they can be manually uploaded, so don’t worry if you don’t have a smartwatch!

Here is how it works:

  1. Link your My USMS account and Swim.com account (this is required as the challenge is a USMS member benefit)
  2. Find and join the challenge on the Swim.com app (here is how)
  3. Complete your swim or workout
  4. Log it on the Swim.com app
  5. Bask in the glory of your accomplishment, receive your badge on Swim.com, and maybe see where you rank against others :) 

When

Oct. 1-15

Where

Check Club Finder for a club in your area, find some friends to swim with, or swim on your own. This challenge can be completed in any pool across the world!

Who

Any USMS member who wants to complete this fun challenge. Check out the roster to see who is participating!

Swag

Registered swimmers receive exclusive discounts from our partners, USMS stickers, and a cool event swim cap.

Note: cap is latex. Please email events@usmastersswimming.org if you do not wish to receive the cap. 

Member price:

June 16 - September 15: $10
September 16 - October 15: $12 

Fundraising

Net proceeds from the Swim.com USMS Fitness Series benefit USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants supported by the USA Swimming Foundation (prior to January 4, 2021, donations benefitted the USMS COVID-19 Relief Program for clubs).

Merchandise

Get the latest gear!

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQs.