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. *Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only able to allow 18 swimmers into the facility at any time. For this reason, we ask that participants please limit their teams to 9 swimmers or fewer. If you would like to request an exception, please contact us at*

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

Event Details

The first heat of the 2020 Great Relay LA will begin at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at the Culver City Plunge. Each subsequent heat will begin on the hour until 6:00 PM.

All are welcome to join us Sunday morning, October 25th starting at 8:30 with 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.