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Swim the States: Spring 2022

We've taken matters into our own hands to help you "travel" across the United States this semester... and earn gear while doing it! 

Following the schedule of Virginia Tech's five single spring break days, each participant must swim to a "checkpoint” by each spring break day as represented by a US city until they reach San Francisco on the final day of classes.

Roughly three weeks stand between each spring break day, so participants must swim the number of miles it takes to get to the checkpoint. A conversion (explained below) is in place so that your minutes swam multiply and convert to accumulated miles. 

The goal of the Swim the States is to make it to San Francisco on time for the end of the school year.

How to Participate

Click here to log your activity! No pre-registration is required, just keep your progress up to date as you swim. 

Checkpoints, Conversions, and Prizes

January 17 - February 4

  • City: Louisville, KY
  • Time Between Checkpoints: 19 days
  • Mileage: 384
  • Conversion: 1 minute = 2 miles
  • Total Minutes: 192
  • Prizes for Completion: TBD

February 5 - 25

  • City: St. Louis, MO
  • Time Between Checkpoints: 21 days
  • Mileage: 260
  • Conversion: 1 minute = 2 miles
  • Total Minutes: 130
  • Prizes for Completion: TBD

February 26 - March 17

  • City: Wichita, KS
  • Time Between Checkpoints: 20 days
  • Mileage: 442
  • Conversion: 1 minute = 2 miles
  • Total Minutes: 221
  • Prizes for Completion: TBD

March 18 - April 6

  • City: Denver, CO
  • Time Between Checkpoints: 20 days
  • Mileage: 520
  • Conversion: 1 minute = 2 miles
  • Total Minutes: 260
  • Prizes for Completion: TBD

April 7 - 26

  • City: Las Vegas, NV
  • Time Between Checkpoints: 20 days
  • Mileage: 749
  • Conversion: 1 minute = 3 miles
  • Total Minutes: 250
  • Prizes for Completion: TBD

April 27 - May 5

  • City: San Francisco, CA
  • Time Between Checkpoints: 9 days
  • Mileage: 569
  • Conversion: 1 minute = 4 miles
  • Total Minutes: 142
  • Prizes for Completion: TBD

Swim Workouts

Our aquatics staff has put together a variety of swim workouts designed for swimmers of all levels to add variety to their swim routine!