This page is dedicated to those of you who have chosen to swim to stay fit.
Below is a list of a few activities that will make your workouts a little more interesting.
And always remember to check the USMS page too!
Deep down in every swimmer there is an IRON PERSON just dying to get out! If you're one of those swimmers, then this event is for you! Click on the application and enter the Iron Person contest. Let's see what you've got!
THE VIRTUAL GEOGRAPHIC SWIM SERIES
This event is a new USMS Fitness challenge designed to take the monotony out of your trips back and forth across the pool. Now you can "Swim America's Waterways" and join others throughout the country and world in applying any pool lengths you actually do to virtually swimming some of the most important bodies of water in the US. Each swim was designed by a Masters swimmer who lives close to the featured waterway. Some of our virtual swims are actually open water courses, and others are waters most would not dare to swim in reality. These Virtual swims are also designed to educate you about the different places, and perhaps, lure you to visit someday.
Start by picking a swim from the list. Click here for a complete list of swims, plus details and entry forms. Read and print the swim document, and record your yards (or meters) as miles on the chart provided in the swim. Record one log per swim. We have a generic log for you to use if a swim does not have one. At the end of 2003, you will be able to send in your logs for a personalized certificate, and possibly even recognition on the web. T-shirts with the design (shown above) will also be available. Start today! This event lasts all year, but the sooner you start, the more waterways you will travel. Please note: the Crawfish Masters offer their own shirt for their annual Lake Pontchartrain swim. You may purchase your own shirt from them, but orders must be received by Feb. 15. The Crawfish will accept your word that you will get across their lake sometime this year.
The Virtual Geographic Swim Series is intended to be an annual USMS Fitness series. We currently feature six swims, and hope to eventually have at least one from every state in the United States. If you are interested in designing a swim for your area, please let us know. We generally recommend keeping swims within a 50-mile distance, and these Virtual Swims can easily be enhanced with information and photos from the Internet. Submit your ideas by e-mail, and we will review them. So, get in the water and go- your destination is closer than you think!