The SmartyPants Vitamins U.S. Masters Swimming Fitness Series contains three challenges: 30-minute, 2K, and 1-mile swims. You can complete these fun challenges with your local USMS club or swim on your own.
USMS recognizes not everyone has access to swim safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We still welcome all swimmers to join in the fun! A 30-minute dryland workout can be substituted for the 2K swim this summer.
Net proceeds from the SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fitness Series benefit the USMS COVID-19 Relief Program in support of restarting local club operations nationwide when safe and appropriate.
Fitness and Fun for a Great Cause
If your local USMS club is hosting a Fitness Challenge, you’ll have fun training for and completing the Challenge together, getting motivation from each other and your coach. If you swim on your own, you can still join a group for the Challenge! Invite your family, friends, and coworkers to join you—keep each other on task and have fun while getting fit.
Swimmers will receive exclusive discounts from our partners, sample packs from SmartyPants Vitamins, a cool event swim cap, and they get to feel great that they support USMS COVID-19 relief efforts.
2020 Updates: Bundle Registration, Gold Caps, and Swim.com integration
USMS members who registered using bundle option during the Winter Fitness Challenge received caps for each 2020 event along with a special gold Fitness Series cap. The window to register using the bundle option has passed, but swimmers who registered for the Winter Fitness Challenge can still receive the gold cap if they also register for the Summer Fitness Challenge and Fall Fitness Challenge.
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!
This is how it will work:
- Link your My USMS account and Swim.com account
- Accept the challenge on the Swim.com app
- Complete your swim or workout
- Log it on the Swim.com app
- Bask in the glory of your accomplishment, receive your badge on Swim.com, and maybe see where you rank against others :)
We provide six-week training plans—written by USMS-certified coaches—for all abilities.
Where can I find a Masters Swimming club that’s participating?
If there isn't a Masters Swimming club in my area participating, can I swim it on my own?
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Does USMS host any other events in which I can participate?
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How can I host a Fitness Series event?
Sign up your club clicking on the “Host at your pool” button above or on the Winter, Summer, or Fall challenge pages.