Looking for a fun challenge this summer? Try the Summer Fitness Challenge, a 2K swim or dryland workout that takes place between June 1-15. This is the second event in the Swim.com USMS Fitness Series.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many swimmers have had an extended break from the water. For those who now have access to swim safely, we hope this event provides motivation and a fun way to check your fitness level while supporting a great cause.  The net proceeds go to USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants supported by the USA Swimming Foundation.

The Summer Fitness Challenge can be done in any manner desired: in a pool or open water, 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 dryland workout. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for more information, articles, and workout suggestions.

Log Results in 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 :) 


June 1-15


Check Club Finder for a club in your area, find some friends to join you, or complete it on your own. This challenge can be completed in any pool or open water venue across the world! The 45-minute dryland option can even be completed at home.


Any USMS member who wants to complete this fun challenge. Here is a roster of members who are participating.

Coach Resources

USMS has marketing and promotional materials available to coaches to help get the word out about their event! Check out the social posts, sample text, and other suggestions to make your event fun for your team.


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. 

Entry Fees

Member price:

February - May 15: $10
May 16 - June 15: $12 


Net proceeds from the Swim.com USMS Fitness Series benefit USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants supported by the USA Swimming Foundation.


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