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.

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 awareness of the need for better access to swim lessons, competitive swim teams, and academic support in inner cities.


The 2019 Great Relay LA will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Culver City Plunge.