No tricks here, only treats for the 2023 Fall Fitness Challenge! It is a 1-mile swim that takes place between October 1-31, and is the third event in the USMS Fitness Series.

Whether you're just getting into swimming, starting back into it after a 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, the Fall Fitness Challenge is the perfect event for you to finish the year strong. The Fall Fitness Challenge can be done in any manner desired: 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.

Log Results on the App

We partnered with 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 account (this is required as the challenge is a USMS member benefit)
  2. Find and join the challenge on the app (here is how)
  3. Complete your swim or workout
  4. Log it on the app
  5. Bask in the glory of your accomplishment, receive your badge on, and maybe see where you rank against others :) 


Oct. 1-31


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!


Any USMS member who wants to complete this fun challenge. Check out who is registered on the public roster.


Registered swimmers receive exclusive discounts from our partners, USMS stickers, and a cool event swim cap.

Note: cap is latex. Please email if you do not wish to receive the cap. 

Member price:

July 1 - September 15: $10
September 16 - October 31: $12 


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


Get the official merchandise on the SwimOutlet store!

Have Questions?

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