Get your year off to a fresh start with the Swim.com USMS Fitness Series and the Winter Fitness Challenge, a 30-minute swim that takes place between Feb. 1-15.

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 Winter Fitness Challenge is the perfect event for you to leap into the new year. The Winter Fitness Challenge can be done in any manner desired: straight through, as a member of a relay, or even with fins. 

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.

If you need help preparing for your swim, we have six-week training plans for all types of swimmers.

Bundle Registration and Gold Caps

You can now sign up for all three challenges in the Fitness Series at the same time! Not only will you receive a discount, but you will also receive a special gold cap in addition to the cap for each event. In order to take advantage of the bundle pricing, you need to sign up before Feb. 15. To access the bundle pricing, go through the standard Winter Fitness Challenge member registration and select the bundle. It's that easy!

Note: caps are latex. Please email events@usmastersswimming.org if you do not wish to receive caps. 

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

Feb. 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

Anyone who wants to complete this fun challenge. See the USMS member roster and non-member roster.

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.

Entry Fees

USMS members get a $5 discount on their entry fees. Make sure you are a member to take advantage of this discount! Join USMS here.

Member Winter Fitness Challenge price

Dec. 1–Jan. 15: $10
Jan. 16 - Feb. 15: $12

Member Fitness Series bundle price (includes Winter, Summer, and Fall Fitness Challenges)

Dec. 1–Jan. 15: $25
Jan. 16 - Feb. 15: $30

Nonmember Winter Fitness Challenge price

Dec. 1–Jan. 15: $15
Jan. 16 - Feb. 15: $17

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 here!