Events & Results

competitionFewer than half of USMS member compete in meets or open water events, but for many who do, competition is the heart and soul of USMS. There are more than 500 local and regional competitions for adult swimmers around the country each year. These include pool meets, postal meets, and open water swims.

Times from all pool meets are collected and compiled to determine the USMS Top Ten, the ten fastest times in the nation in pool meets sanctioned or recognized by USMS during the current season.

The registered USMS swimmer with the fastest time in the Top Ten in each age group, event, and course plus the age group winners of long distance events are named as All-Americans. The person in each age group who earns the most All-American positions is named to the All-Star team.

USMS Records are also maintained and available on the web.