100 x 100 Swim Challenge
Join us for the universal test of endurance in the pool and swim as many 100yd sets as you can muster. The challenge is a favorite with swim coaches and professional teams, especially to welcome the New Year. Here's how it works: You swim 100 yards (four laps). You take a quick break. You repeat this up to a 100 times.
We'll be doing our challenge at our favorite outdoors pool, the Tam High Pool. Friends are welcome to cheer you on! Also: Music! Coffee! Snacks!
Challenge a friend, give the gift of motivation
This 100 x 100 challenge is also a fundraiser for our non-profit partner, the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Here's how it works:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to swim 10,000 yards?
No! You can start with 100 yards. Challenge yourself and see how far you can make it - any distance is a success as long as it's one to you!
Do I need to come at 8:15am?
You can come and swim anytime between 8:15am and 11:00am. We're only starting that early to give our most ambitious swimmers as much time as possible.
How much time do I have?
We have the pool from 8:15am until noon, so roughly 3 hours and 45 minutes. If you do want to finish 10,000 yards in that time, you'll need to keep at least a 2:15 pace per 100yd.
Is this good training for a triathlete?
We think so, but let's hear it from Dan Bullock, Head Coach of triathlon swim specialists, Swim for Tri:
"Confidence, mental toughness and tenacity are all tested along with the physical demands. Do you have to do it to swim an IRONMAN? No, of course not. Will you feel like you can comfortably swim the distance next year, then bike and run? Yes, I think you should be very positive.
I love the challenge of long distance events. Often taking you beyond your current limits and exploring what you may or may not thought possible. 3+ hours in the pool is also a nice long time to be working on stroke defects and allowing you a good amount of time to refine and perfect a certain element of your stroke that might have been causing issues."
Donations Support Our Non-Profit Partner
Donations benefit GGTC's Non-Profit Partner, Bay Area Ridge Trail. Thanks to GGTC members, coaches, and participants; we have granted over $100,000 to local non-profit organizations that share our commitment of offering physical fitness opportunities to our Bay Area community. Click here to read more about the Non-Profit Partnership program.