Cool off this summer by splashing into the Summer Fitness Challenge, a 2K swim that takes place between June 1-30. This is the second event in the USMS Fitness Series.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many swimmers have had an extended break from the water. For those who now have access to swim safely, we hope this event provides motivation and a fun way to check your fitness level while supporting a great cause.  The net proceeds go to USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants supported by the USA Swimming Foundation.

The Summer Fitness Challenge can be done in any manner desired: in a pool or open water, 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.

Visit our COVID-19 resource page for more information, articles, and workout suggestions.

Log Results in 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 :) 


June 1-30


Check Club Finder for a club in your area, find some friends to join you, or complete it on your own. This challenge can be completed in any pool or open water venue across the world!


Any USMS member who wants to complete this fun challenge.

Coach Resources

USMS has marketing and promotional materials available to coaches to help get the word out about their event! Check out the social posts, sample text, and other suggestions to make your event fun for your team.


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. 

Entry Fees

Member price:

February 1 - May 15: $10
May 16 - June 30: $12 


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


Get the official event merchandise on our SwimOutlet store!

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQs.