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About the 
SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Winter Fitness Challenge

The SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fitness Series starts with the Winter Fitness Challenge, which runs from Feb. 15-28, and is perfect for anyone who's setting a New Year's resolution of getting into better shape. The event is a 30-minute swim, done in any manner desired.

If you're just getting into swimming, or back to it after a long time away from the pool, swimming for 30 minutes is a solid fitness goal. We provide a six-week training plan for three different ability levels, for swimmers to train on their own or with their local USMS club.

Find a Winter 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 Winter Fitness Challenge at their pool. 

If you don't see a program near you

Talk to your coach or club contact about hosting a Winter 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 Winter Fitness Challenge at your pool, check out our coach FAQ page.

Alaska

Workout GroupTop of the World Swimming (TOWS)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/19/2018
Event Time: 6:15PM
Workout Group Contact: Angie Brennan
Email: fitalaskans@gmail.com
Facility Address: Kenai High School Pool, Kenai, AK, 99669
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Arizona

ClubDolphins of the Desert (DDSA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 
2:00PM
Club
Jeff Commings
Email: jeffswim@aol.com
Facility AddressHillenbrand Aquatic Center, 1827 E Enke Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout GroupPRESCOTT MASTERS SWIM (PRES)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 7:00AM
Workout Group Contact: Brigid Bunch
Email: brigidswims@yahoo.com
Facility Address: Yavapai College
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Colorado

Workout Group: Aurora Masters (AM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 8:30AM
Workout Group Contact: Terrance Trieu
Email: terry@swimvantage.com
Facility Address: 3869 S Atchison Way, Aurora, CO, 80014
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout Group: Colorado Athletic Club Inverness (CAC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/22/2018
Event Time: 11:45AM
Workout Group Contact: Ellen Campbell
Email: coloradotriclub@comcast.net
Facility Address: Colorado Athletic Club Inverness 374 Inverness Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout GroupJeffco Aquatic Masters (JAM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 6:30AM
Workout Group Contact: Nathan Christianson
Email: nathanc@apexprd.org
Facility Address: Meyers Pool, 7900 Carr Dr, Arvada CO 80005
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club: Off Piste Aquatics (OPA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/21/2018
Event Time: 12:00PM
Club Contact: Katie Glenn
Email: offpisteaquatics@gmail.com
Facility Address: Vail Racquet Club Resort, 4695 Vail Racquet Club Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout GroupParker Tri Team (PTT)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/16/2018
Event Time: 5:45AM
Workout Group Contact: Justin Chester
Email: justin@tricoachcolorado.com
Facility Address: Parker Rec Center, 17301 Lincoln Ave, Parker, CO 80134
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout GroupTeam Sopris Masters (SOPR)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 7:00AM
Workout Group Contact: Terry Heggy
Email: theggy@performancepress.com
Facility Address: Glenwood Springs Community Center
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Delaware Valley

Club: Brigantine Green Head Masters (BGHM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 12:00PM
Club: Robin Taylor
Email: rtaylor345@comcast.net
Facility Address: Brigantine Aquatic Center 3118 Bayshore ave Brigantine NJ 08203
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubYWCA Masters of Adams County (YWMA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 
1:00PM
Club
Cara Rhoads
Email: crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org
Facility Address909 Fairfield Rd Gettysburg, PA 17325
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Florida

Club: Sarasota Y Sharks Masters (SYSM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/21/2018
Event Time: 7:00AM, 8:30AM, and 6:45PM 
Club Contact: David Miner 
Email: dminer02@gmail.com
Facility Address8301 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota, FL 34238
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club
: Sarasota Tsunami Masters (SRQM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 7:00AM
Club Contact: Holly Neumann
Email: holly.j.neumann@gmail.com
Facility AddressArlington Park 2650 Waldemere St. Sarasota, FL 34239
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Florida Gold Coast

ClubPalm Beach Masters (PBM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 7:30AM
Club Contact: Linda Irish Bostic 
Email: lindabostic@gmail.com
Facility Address: North County Aquatic Complex, 861 Toney Penna Dr., Jupiter, FL, 33458 

In addition, PBM will offer it on the following dates/times during their normal workout times at all 3 of their pools between Feb 15-28th. Here are those dates/times:

- 6:00am & 7:00am & 11:30am on Thursday, Feb 15th and then at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Feb 28th at the North County Aquatic Complex, 861 Toney Penna Dr, Jupiter, FL 33458.
- 5:30am & 6:30am on Monday, Feb 19th at the Lake Lytal Pool, 3645 Gun Club, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
- 6:00am & 7:00am & Noon on Wednesday, Feb 21st AND again at same times on Wednesday, Feb 28th at the Aqua Crest Pool, 2503 Seacrest Blv, Delray Beach, 33444.
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Georgia

Club: Northwest YMCA Grayfins (YGF)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 11:30AM
Club Contact: Muriel Cochran
Email: murielcochran@gmail.com
Facility AddressNorthwest YMCA 17000 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw GA 30152
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Gulf

Club: Fleet Masters Swimming/Cy-Fair Swim Club (CFSC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 1:00PM
Club Contact: Amy Hays
Email: achays@entouch.net
Facility Address14654 Spring Cypress Rd. Cypress, TX, 77429
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubMemorial Athletic Club Aquatics (MACA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 7:45AM
Club Contact: Kathy Veen
Email: macaquatics@comcast.net
Facility Address14690 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubSouth West YMCA Masters (SWYM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 8:15AM
Club Contact: Robin Tompkins
Email: rtompkins2@comcast.net
Facility AddressBrenda and John Duncan YMCA, 10655 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77041
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)


ClubWoodlands Masters Swim Team (WMST)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 1:00PM
Club Contact: Stacey Eicks
Email: wmst@wmst.net
Facility AddressCISD Natatorium, 19133 David Memorial Dr. Shenandoah, TX 77385
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Hawaii

Club: J.A.W.S. Aquatics Masters (JAWS)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 9:30AM
Club Contact: Melissa Schad
Email: jawsaquatics@yahoo.com
Facility AddressLaupahoehoe Swimming Pool 35-2065 Government Rd. Laupahoehoe, HI 96764
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Illinois

Workout Group: Joliet Blue Tides (JBT)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/23/2018
Event Time: 5:30AM
Workout Group Contact: Molly Hoover
Email: mhoover@jolietpark.org
Facility Address: Inwood Athletic Club, 3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Indiana

Club: Community Healthplex (HPX)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 1:00PM
Club Contact: Eileen Davis
Email: Edavis2367@gmail.com
Facility Address: Community Healthplex, 3660 Guion Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)


Club:
 Indy Aquatic Masters (INDY)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/22/2018
Event Time: 5:30AM
Club Contact: Michelle Harter
Email: info@indyaquaticmasters.com
Facility Address: Multiple locations and times. See www.indyaquaticmasters.com for locations
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club
Zionsville Aquatic Masters (ZAM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 11:00AM
Club Contact: Lisa Brown
Email: lbrown@zcs.k12.in.us
Facility Address1000 Mulberry Street Zionsville, IN 46077
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Inland Northwest

Club: Lewis Clark Neptunes Masters (LCNM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/23/2018
Event Time: 5:40AM
Club Contact: Margaret Hair
Email: margarethair15@gmail.com
Facility Address: Asotin County Family Aquatic Center, 1603 Dustan Loop, Clarkston WA . 99403
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubMoscow Chinooks Masters Swimming (MCM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/21/2018
Event Time: 5:30AM
Club Contact: Kelly Giffey
Email: mcm@gnorth.net
Facility AddressUniversity of Idaho Swim Center 1030 Rayburn Moscow, Idaho 83844
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Kentucky

Club: Northern Kentucky Swordfish Masters (NKSM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/22/2018
Event Time: 5:30AM
Club Contact: Loretta Race
Email: loretta.race@gmail.com
Facility Address: Silverlake, 301 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Maryland

Club: YMCA Silver Spring (YSS)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/15/2018
Event Time: 
12:00PM
Club Contact: Cece Shalevska
Email: cveta.shalevska@ymcadc.org
Facility Address9800 Hastings Drive,Silver Spring,MD 20901
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Minnesota

Club: Winona Masters Swimmers (WMNS)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 
7:00AM
Club Contact: Lisa Ramsey
Email: lisadramsey@hotmail.com
Facility AddressSt. Mary's University 700 Terrace Heights (Jul Gernes Pool)
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club: Wright County Wave Swim Club (WAV)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 
12:00PM
Club Contact: Stacy Milburn
Email: coach.smilburn@gmail.com
Facility AddressBuffalo Community Middle School Pool, 1300 Hwy 25 N Buffalo, MN 55313
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Missouri Valley

Club: MOVY Masters (MOVY)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 8
:00AM
Club Contact: Chip Glidden
Email: chip.glidden@gmail.com
Facility AddressNorth Kansas City YMCA. 1999 Iron Street North Kansas City, MO.
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Montana

Club: Bozeman Masters Swim Club (BOZE)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 9:30AM
Club Contact: Janelle Munson-McGee
Email: coach@bozemanmasters.org
Facility AddressBozeman Swim Center, 1211 W Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

New England

Workout GroupCCBArracudas (CCBA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date:
 2/22/2018
Event Time:
 6:30AM
Workout Group Contact:
 Heidi Chapman
Email: 
hchapman@mail.smcvt.edu
Facility Address: 
CCBA Withererll Center 1 Taylor St, Lebanon, NH 03766
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout Group
:
River Monsters (RMS)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 
2/26/2018
Event Time: 7:00PM
Workout Group Contact: Kate Hewitt
Email: katieh816@gmail.com
Facility Address: 537 Pleasant St, Attleboro, MA 02703
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout Group: Simon's Rock PaceMakers (SRPM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 1:00-5:00PM
Workout Group Contact: Bill Meier
Email: billm@simons-rock.edu
Facility Address: Kilpatrick Athletic Center 84 Alford Rd. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

New Jersey

Workout Group: Cranford Masters Swimming (CMS)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 8:00AM
Club Contact: Sally Kleeman
Email: nereid225@comcast.net
Facility AddressCranford Pool & Fitness Center 401 Centennial Ave., Cranford NJ 07016
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

North Texas

Club: Texas Ford Aquatics Masters (TFAM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 12:00PM
Club Contact: Richard Garza
Email: coachrichard@texasfordaquatics.com
Facility Address8353 Legacy Dr Frisco, TX 75034
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Ohio

Club: Anderson Barracuda Masters (ANBM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 6:30AM
Club Contact: CJ Rushman
Email: Cjswamuc94@gmail.com
Facility Address: M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubSylvania Masters Swim Club (SYL)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date:
 2/25/2018
Event Time:
6:00PM
Club Contact: 
Karen Geiser
Email: 
kegeiser@aol.com
Facility Address:
 Sylvania Northview Natatorium, 5403 Silica Drive, Sylvania, OH  43560
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club
: The Toledo Club (TC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/15/2018
Event Time: 5:00PM
Club Contact: Melissa Shanner
Email: melshaner86@gmail.com
Facility Address235 14th St Toledo OH 43604
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Oregon

Workout GroupMid-Valley Aquatics (MVA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 
8:30AM
Workout Group
 Contact: Helen Thurlow
Email: helen.thurlow@ci.woodburn.or.us
Facility AddressOlinger Pool 1310 A Street Salem, Oregon 97301
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Ozark

ClubRiverbend Master Swim - The Mighty Narwhals (NARW)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/21/2018
Event Time: 
6:15PM
Club
 Contact: Kristen Orban
Email: koswimmer827@yahoo.com
Facility AddressLewis and Clark Community College Hatheway Pool Godfrey,IL
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubStorm Masters (YSTM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/26/2018
Event Time: 
7:30PM
Club
 Contact: Claire Beckmeyer
Email: Cebeckmeyer@gmail.com
Facility AddressYMCA South City, 3150 Sublette, St. Louis, MO 63139
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Pacific

Club: Albany Armada Aquatic Masters (ALB)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date:
2/21/2018
Event Time:
6:30AM
Club Contact:
Carol Nip
Email: raysun@comcast.net
Facility Address: 
Albany Aquatic Center, 1311 Portland Avenue, Albany, CA
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club: Burlingame Aquatic Club (BAC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/17/2018
Event Time: 8:00AM
Club Contact: Cesar Valera
Email: cesar@burlingameaquatics.com
Facility Address: 851 Oak Grove Ave Burlingame, CA 94010
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Pacific Northwest

Club: D'BST Masters (DBST)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 10:10AM
Club Contact: Catherine Earley
Email: cearley@seattleymca.org
Facility Address: Coal Creek Family YMCA 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd Newcastle WA 98059
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

South Carolina

ClubGreenville Splash Masters (GS)
1) Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date:
 2/27/2018
1) Event Time: 
6:00AM
2) Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/28/2018
2) Event Time: 
6:00PM
Facility AddressGreenville County Aquatic Complex 2700 W Blue Ridge Dr, Greenville, SC 29611
3) Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/28/2018
3) Event Time: 
6:00AM
Facility AddressSalvation Army Kroc Center 424 Westfield St, Greenville, SC 29601
Club Contact: Leslie Scott
Emailgreenvillesplash@gmail.com
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Club: Palmetto Masters (PALM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/14/2018
Event Time: 6:00AM
Club Contact: Mike Malik
Emailpalmettomasterssc@gmail.com
Facility Address: Mt. Pleasant and North Charleston South Carolina
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

South Texas

Club: Austin Swim Club (ASC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/25/2018
Event Time: 10:00AM
Club Contact: Nate Chessey
Email: coachnatechessey@hotmail.com
Facility AddressAustin Aquatics and Sports Academy 5513 Southwest Parkway, Austin, TX 78735
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubBluebonnet Masters Swimming (BLU)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 11:00AM
Club Contact: Cole James
Email: jcole@ymcagwc.org
Facility Address: Tex Robertson Aquatic Center YMCA of the Highland Lakes 1601 S. Water St Burnet, TX  78611
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubLonghorn Aquatics (TXLA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/16/2018
Event Time: 6:00AM
Club Contact: Whitney Hedgepeth
Email: whitnrylh@austin.rr.com
Facility AddressUT Swim Center
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubMasters of South Texas (MOST)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 8:00AM
Club ContactSusan Ingraham
Email: Aquatex101@aol.com
Facility Address: 12500 NW Military
Club Website

ClubTexas Gold Georgetown Masters (GTX)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/23/2018
Event Time: 6:30PM
Club ContactDavid Houck
Email: david.houck@gmail.com
Facility AddressGeorgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Southeastern

Club: Okaloosa's Liquid Dragons (OLD1)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/19/2018
Event Time: 6:00AM
Club Contact: Tiffany Sydow
Email: tiffany@sydow.org
Facility AddressAquatic Center in Destin, 4345 Commons Drive West, Destin, Florida, 32541
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Southern

Club: St. Bernard Swim Club (SBSC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/20/2018
Event Time: 7:30PM
Club Contact: Shawn O'neil
Email: soneil@sbswimclub.com
Facility Address:1 Lynn Oaks Drive, St.Bernard, LA 70085
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Southern Pacific

Club: Silver Peak Performance (SPP)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/23/2018
Event Time: 6:00AM
Club Contact: Kris McPeak
Email: silverpeakperformance@gmail.com
Facility Address: Glassell Park Pool 3704 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, CA
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubSwim With Heart Masters (SWHM)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/18/2018
Event Time: 7:00AM
Club Contact: Mikey Flaherty
Email: mikey@swimwithheart.org
Facility Address: Santa Monica Swim Center, 2225 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)


ClubTriton Swimming and Triathlon Team (TSTT)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 8:00AM
Club Contact: James Rogers
Email: coachjimmy@tritonswimntri.com
Facility Address: San Fernando Regional Pool Facility, 300 Park Ave, San Fernando, CA, 91340
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubValley Masters Swim Club (VMSC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/23/2018
Event Time: 5:00PM
Club Contact: Janine Yoder
Email: valleymastersswimming17@gmail.com
Facility AddressCSUN-Matador Pools 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Utah

Club: Queer Utah Aquatic Club (QUAC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/22/2018
Event Time: 7:00PM
Club Contact: Kevin McDaniel
Email: president@quacquac.org
Facility AddressFairmont Aquatic Center 1044 E Sugarmont Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Club Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Virginia

Club: Tide Swimming (TIDE)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/24/2018
Event Time: 10:00AM
Club Contact: Jennie Carder
Email: jennie@tideswimming.com
Facility AddressPrincess Anne Family YMCA, 2121 Landstown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

ClubWarrenton Fauquier Aquatic Club (WFAC)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/26/2018
Event Time: 12:00PM
Club Contact: Alice Corbett
Email: masterscoach.alice@gmail.com
Facility Address800 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton, VA 20186
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Wisconsin

Workout Group: Circus City Masters (BARA)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 
2/24/2018
Event Time: 
9:00AM
Workout Group Contact: 
Tim Capps
Email: 
tcapps5167@icloud.com
Facility Address:
 Baraboo Indoor Pool, 1531 Draper St., Baraboo, WI 53913
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

Workout Group: Tri Faster (TF)
Winter Fitness Challenge Event Date: 2/26/2018
Event Time: 5:45AM
Workout Group Contact: Lauren Jensen
Email: shark@trifaster.com
Facility Address: Greenfield High School 4800 S 60th St, Greenfield WI 53220
Workout Group Website
*Allowing non-club members to participate (USMS members who are unattached or swim with a club that isn't participating.)

 

 


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FUNDRAISE

When & Where:

Feb. 15–28

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

Entry Fees:

Nov. 1–Jan. 31: $10

Feb. 1–Feb. 28: $12

Fundraising:

Net proceeds go to the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. Share your fitness goal with your social networks and fundraise for a great cause.

Merchandise

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Entry Closes:

Feb. 28th

 

Support a Great Cause

The Winter Fitness Challenge is our official fundraiser for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. Clubs and members have the ability to become fundraisers and show their support for our foundation's efforts to make more adults safer around water. Since 2012, USMS SSLF has granted $430,000 to programs across the country that provide adult learn-to-swim lessons.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If there is not a Masters Swimming club in my area participating, can I swim it on my own?

A: Yes, you can certainly swim the event on your own. Or, you can always convince a friend to come swim with you and make both of your days better.

Q: Can I wear paddles or fins during the swim?

A: Yes! For any of the Fitness Series swims, you can wear gear—you can wear every piece of swim gear in your net bag if you’d like. You can swim it all one stroke or—because more friends mean more fun—swim it as a relay with other swimmers.

Q: How do I swim the Challenge as a relay?

A: Structure the relay anyway you like— by time, distance, stroke, skill level, etc. The only requirement is that all swimmers must be registered for the challenge.

Q: What’s the scoop on the training plans?

A: The training plans contain six-week swim-workout programs to prepare you for the Fitness Challenge. The workouts are written by USMS-certified coaches and cater to three different skill levels.You’ll receive a link to your training plan in the email receipt when you register. If you’re having trouble seeing or downloading the training plan, contact events@usmastersswimming.org.

Q: Where should I input my times after the swim?

A: The Fitness Series emphasis is on fun and fitness. How fast you swim or how many lengths you swim isn’t recorded. However, to gauge your fitness levels from year to year, you can record it in your personal fitness logs as a reference point for 2019’s challenges.

Q: How can I fundraise for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation or my team’s charity?

A: You can donate directly or simply share the USMS SSLF donation link set up by your club. Share your fitness goal and ask your social networks to support USMS SSLF. Be sure to sign up with a participating club and use its customized donation link, so that your donations are recorded for that club. Clubs will be recognized for participation and donations. The Winter Fitness Challenge is our USMS SSLF annual fundraiser, so all proceeds for that event go to USMS SSLF. For the Summer and Fall Fitness Challenges, your club may elect to support a local charity.

Q: Does USMS host any other events in which I can participate?

A: Yes, we sanction nearly 500 pool and open water events annually including National Championships in a range of distances. And if you're looking for longer distance challenge or competitive event check out our pool National Championship, ePostal, and Open Water National Championships events.

Q: What are the health benefits of swimming?

A: Swimming is a low-impact exercise that increases circulation, increases flexibility, and lowers blood pressure. Swimming also has mood-boosting benefits and improves sleep. Learn more about the many health benefits of swimming.


For any questions related to the USMS Fitness Series, please contact us at
events@usmastersswimming.org.

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