Is your Turkey Trot canceled this year? Try the Fall Fitness Challenge, a 1-mile swim that takes place between November 15-30, which is the third event in the SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Fitness Series.

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 the USMS COVID-19 Relief Program for clubs, 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.

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.

New for USMS members in 2020!

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 :) 


Nov. 15-30


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!


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


Registered swimmers receive exclusive discounts from our partners, sample packs from SmartyPants Vitamins, and a cool event swim cap.

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

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 price:

September 1-October 31: $10
November 1-November 30: $12

Non-member price:

September 1-October 31: $15
November 1-November 30: $17


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.


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