Distance Swim Club

Join the YMCA of Frederick County’s Distance Swim Club for regular challenges, competitions, and cooperative swim events. Upcoming events:

Swim Maryland

Six levels of participation representing the Maryland Waterways of the Chesapeake Bay* and Potomac River are available. Distances range from 4.3 miles all the way up to 405 miles for those who want a serious challenge. Completion certificates earned at each level. Tracking begins on January 2nd and ends on the first day of summer June 21st 2019.

Name of SwimDistance in Miles
Cross the Bridge4.3
Cross the River11
Through the Tunnel23
Cross the Bay30
Down the Bay200
Down the River405

*This challenge is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim event. All swims must take place in the YMCA of Frederick County Aquatics Center.

To join the challenge, sign up here through the Challenge Runner website: Swim Maryland Challenge Registration or view the leaderboard here: Swim Maryland Leader Board

Swim to Santa’s Workshop

A team effort to swim the 3,495 miles to Santa’s Workshop by Christmas. Tracking begins on November 1st and ends on Christmas Eve December 24th 2019. Participation certificates earned for all participants and prizes will be given to the top 3 contributors.

To join the team effort, sign up here through the Challenge Runner website: Swim to Santa’s Workshop Team Event Registration or view the leaderboard here: Swim to Santa’s Workshop Leader Board