Join Us to Celebrate Gulf Swim University’s Tenth Year

The long running fitness event, Gulf Swim University, celebrates its tenth year in 2024. This anniversary will be celebrated with participation awards, a special recognition award for those who have participated in all ten events, and a post-event social.

This event is completely free to you as a Gulf/USMS registered swimmer and is easy to enter, as follows:
  • Let Gulf Fitness Chair, Karlene Denby, know you are participating by emailing her at
  • Beginning on January 1st, either join or renew your entry into the FREE Go the Distance Event (  and easily track your swimming distances (daily, weekly, or monthly).
  • Get to the pool regularly, have fun, and get FIT. This fitness event may be just what you need to get to the pool consistently as we enter the new year. Make swimming regularly the one resolution that you keep in 2024.  

There are five levels of challenge. The event runs from January 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024
* Swim 20-39 miles and earn an Associate's Degree
* Swim 40-79 miles to earn a Bachelor's Degree
* Swim 80-119 miles to qualify for a Double Major
* Swim 120-159 miles for a Master's Degree
* Swim 160 miles for a PhD

We are looking to have our highest level of member participation for the tenth anniversary event and encourage all our teams and members to join us for the fitness challenge.