The Great Relay is the biggest, longest pool-based relay competition in the United States! Teams of 8 or more swimmers see how fast they can finish 5000 yards or meters. Many different types of teams can compete to be ranked and receive recognition nationally: different ages, types of swim teams (summer league, high school, club, etc.), pool lengths, and more. 

Now, more than ever, underserved youth need mentorship and support. The Great Relay is critical in helping the Trident Swim Foundation fund, and support, the Swimmer Scholar program. The Great Relay encourages fun competition in swimming and raises money to improve access to lifesaving swim lessons, competitive swim programs, academic support, and college education for in inner citiy youth.

Event Details

The 2024 Great Relay LA will be held from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 10th at the Middle College High School aquatics center. 

All are welcome to join us Sunday morning, February 11th (weather permitting) at 8:30 for a yoga warm up session followed by an ocean swim from Tower 26 in Santa Monica! We will park and set up as close to the Tower in the parking lot as possible and we’ll bring our Trident banners to make us easier to find.  Warm coffee and delicious baked goods to follow.