October 24, 2020 marked the third annual World Swim Day: A global celebration of swimming that promotes increased inclusivity and access to water safety education.

Thousands of swimmers from around the world headed to their local pools, lakes, beaches or gyms for a swim or dryland workout. They shared their love for the sport on social media, reflecting on the amazing benefits of swimming, including stress relief, competition, friendship and more.

Together as a community, we logged more than 14 million meters of swimming! That’s about 8,700 miles!

Celebrating Swimming During a Global Pandemic

Swimmers across the globe have been affected to varying degrees by the COVID-19 pandemic. While some swimmers were able to log a socially-distant swim, many people did not have access to a pool or open water.

This year, we added 3, free dryland workouts for World Swim Day, allowing swimmers to participate and challenge themselves from the safety of their homes. No pool, no excuses!

We hosted a live dryland workout on the MySwimPro Instagram, and worked out with more than 1,300 swimmers from all over the world!

How We Made a Difference

Thanks to your support, we raised $3,000 to support swimming charities around the world!

We asked our global community to share their favorite learn-to-swim organizations, and we received dozens of nominations! We will be distributing all funds raised among the following charities:

Thank you for helping us make a difference in the global swimming community!

Photos from World Swim Day

To check out even more highlights, view our Facebook Album or follow the hashtag #WorldSwimDay on Instagram. Join our Global Community Facebook group for year-round accountability and motivation!

World Swim Day Prize Winners

We gave away dozens of prizes from our amazing sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners in our World Swim Day giveaways! 

1 Pair of Aqua Knuckles

  • Gabrielle O., Tasmania, Australia
  • Marcia C., Canada
  • Mette V, Denmark
  • Yesika M., Mexico
  • Bilitis K., Sweden
  • Zoe N., UAE
  • Kenny G., USA
  • Mark P., USA
  • Lyn H., USA
  • Francesca Anna C., USA

1 Pair of Laguna Fin Co. Fins

  • Sheri-Lynne F., Canada
  • Jeff D., USA
  • Brandy W., USA

1 Pair of FORM Smart Swim Goggles

  • Joseph R., USA

1 Box of Surprise Gifts from Swimfluence

  • Allison A., USA
  • David B., USA
  • Stephen T., USA
  • William W., USA
  • Henry M., USA
  • Joanne K., USA
  • Diane S., USA
  • Carol S., USA
  • Siphiwe B., USA
  • Matt B., USA

$50 Gift Card to MySwimPro Online Store

  • Aldo A., Brazil
  • Francisco Javier L., Germany
  • Lisette A., Mexico
  • Annika Tianle J., Singapore
  • Marcy C., USA

We hope you’ll join us next year for World Swim Day! If you’d like to support World Swim Day, please contact support@worldswimday.org.

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