Looking for a fun challenge this summer? Try the Summer Fitness Challenge, a 2K swim or 30-minute dryland workout that takes place between July 15-31. This is the second event in the SmartyPants Vitamins 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 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.

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 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!

Here is how it works:

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


July 15-31


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! The 30-minute dryland option can even be completed at home.


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 events@usmastersswimming.org 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:

March - June 30: $10
July 1-July 31: $12

Non-member price:

March - June 30: $15
July 1-July 31: $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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