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, click the "Host at your pool" button to the right.

Clubs Hosting an SFC

Lifetime Swim Arizona (LTAZ)
Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM
Facility: Lifetime Fitness
1616 W Ruby Drive Tempe, AZ 85284
Club Contact: Layne Clatterbuck| (480) 735-5223 
Club Website
High Altitude Masters Swimmers (HAMS)
Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Facility: Gunnison  Community Center or
WSCU Pool 
Gunnison, CO 81230
Club Contact: Jane Tunnadine
(970) 641-3375 
Club Website

J.A.W.S. Aquatics Masters (JAWS)
Date: July 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Facility: 35-2065 Government Rd. Laupahoehoe, HI 96764
Club Contact: Melissa Shad
(808) - 635-9714
Club Website

YMCA Silver Spring (YSS)
Date: July 15, 2018
Time: 8:45 AM
Facility:   9800 Hastings Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Club Contact: | ( 301) 585-2120
New Jersey

Somerset Hills YMCA (SHY)
Date: July 27, 2018 
Time: 7:00 PM
Facility:  Somerset Hills YMCA 
140 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Club Contact: Ed Tsuzuki | (734) 718-5131 
Club Website

North Carolina

SwimMac Carolina Masters (MAC)
Date: July 15, 2018
Time: 6:45 AM
Facility Addresses: 
SwimMAC Latin Facility 9850 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28277
Club Contact: Steve Robling |
(704) 846-422-5335
Club Website

South Carolina

Palmetto Masters (PALM)
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 AM
Facility Addresses: 
1455 Monitor Street, North Charleston 29405 391 Egypt Rd Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
LTP Swimming 1513 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt. Pleasant SC 29464

Club Contact: Mike Malik | (803) 338-4222

Club Website

Swim Charleston (SCHS)
Date: July 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 AM
Facility Address:
252 Ponsbury Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Club Contact: Cathy Sheafor | (704) 796-1192
Club Website


Heber Adult Swim Club (HASC)
Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM
Facility: Wasatch Aquatics Center
744 South 200, Heber City, UT 84032
Club Contact: Dennis Tesch | (801) 897-6787



City of San Diego Masters (CSDM)
Date: July 16 
Time: 6:00 AM 
Facility: Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Drive
San Diego, CA 92130

Club Contact: Joni Paulsen | 

Desert Olympic Tritons (DOT)
Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM
73751 Magnesia Falls
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Club Contact: Ben Hobbins | ( 608) 513-3535
Club Website
Oakdale  Aquatics Masters (OAQM)
Date: July 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 AM
Oakdale Highschool Pool 
739 West G. Street 
Oakdale, CA 95361

Club Contact: Edward Mageean | (209) 614-4258
Club Website

Petaluma Salty Krakens (PSK)
Date: July 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM
Facility:  Pataloma Swim Center, 
900 E. Washington, CA

Club Contact: | (707) 322-6803
Club Website 

Rose Bowl Masters (ROSE)
Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 AM
Facility: Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
360 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Club Contact: Chad Durieux | 
 (626) 564-0330 ext. 403 

SilverPeak Performance (SPP)
Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 AM

Glassell Park,
3704 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA | (626) 818-7948
Club Website

Swymnut Masters (NUTS)
Date: July 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Facility: Indian Valley College
1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA 94949
Club Contact: Shari Cruse | (415) 302-4466
Club Website


Valley Masters Swim Club (VMSC)
Date: July 20, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Facility Address:
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
Club Contact: Janine Yoder | 
Club Website


Palm Beach Masters (PBM)
Date: July 14, 2018
Time: multiple *see below*
Location: North County Aquatic Complex 
861 Toney Penna Dr., Jupiter, FL. 33458
Time: 5:30 AM, 6:45 AM, 11:30AM
Location: Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center
3645 Gun Club Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 
Time: 5:00AM and 6:00 AM
Location: Aqua Crest Pool 
2503 Seacrest Blv, Delray Beach, FL  33444
Time: 5:45 AM,7:00 AM, 6:30 PM
Club Contact: Linda Bostic (561) 373-1440 

Club Website

Sarasota Sharks Masters (SYSM)
Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 6:45 PM
Facility Address: 

8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238
Club Contact: Daphne Elliott | (719) 376-1241
Club Website

Sarasota Tsunami Masters (SRQM)
Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 AM
Facility Address:
2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL 34239
Club Contact: Holly Neumann | (619) 244-2912
Club Website

Lewis Clark Neptune Masters (LCMN)
Date: July 20, 2018 
Time: 5:30 AM
Facility Address: 
1301 Airway Ave, Lewiston ID 83501
Club Contact: Margaret Hair | (
 208) 771-2676
Club Website

Moscow Chinooks (MCM)
Date: July 25, 2018 
Time: 5:30 AM
Facility Address: 
830 N Mountain View Moscow, ID 83843
Club Contact: Kelly Giffey | (
360) 269-7428
Club Website

Winona Masters Swimmers (WMNS) 
Date: July 28, 2018 
Time: 7:45 AM 
Facility Name: Bob Welch Aquatic Center
Facility Address: 780 W. 4th St. 
Winona, MN 55987
Club Contact: Lisa Ramsey (507) 205-4948 
Club Website 

New York
Fairport Area Swim Team Masters (FAIR)
Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Facility Address: 
1 Dave Paddock Way, Fairport, NY 14450
Club Contact: Greg Danner | (585
) 507-9525
Club Website

Mavericks (Mavs)
Date: July 27, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Facility Address: 
273 Bowery New York, NY 10002
Club Contact: Paul Hunt | (
646) 641-3252
Club Website


The Toledo Club (TC)
Date: July 12, 2018
Time: 5:15 PM
Facility Address:
235 14th St, Toledo, OH 91330
Club Contact: Melissa Shaner | (419) 292-1545


Masters of South Texas (MOST)
Date: July 16, 2018
Time: 600 AM
Facility: JCC
12500 NW Military, San Antonio, TX 78321
Club Contact: Susan Ingraham | (210) 859-2859
Club Website

Texas Ford Aquatics Masters (TFAM)
Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
8353 Legacy Dr. Frisco, TX 75034
Club Contact: Richard Garza | (214) 618-6767 
Club Website 

Texas Gold Georgetown Masters (GTX)
Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 AM
Facility: Williams Drive Pool
3201 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
Club Contact: David Houck | (512) 677-9141
lub Website


Sportfit Lab (TRI3)
Date: July 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Dulles South Rec Center, 24950 Riding Center Dr, South Riding, VA 20152
Club Contact: Beth Baumgarten  | (703) 435-5537

Club Website

Event dates: July 15 - 31
Entries open: May 1
Entries close: July 31

Host at your pool



Check the list of participating clubs for specific dates, times, and locations, or swim on your own at your local pool during the event window.

Entry Fees

May 1-June 30: $10
July 1-July 31: $12


Entry net proceeds will go to the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. There is also a fundraising campaign page set up should you choose to use the Summer Fitness Challenge to raise even more money for SSLF. You can, alternately, choose to support any charity or your club with the SFC—it's up to you!


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