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Swim Across Carolina

5,103 square miles of North Carolina are covered by water. We challenge you to swim a personal goal of 100 miles and work together as a Carolina team to swim the entire distance of the bodies of water in NC!

Swim Across Carolina is back! Join our club on Swim.com, a free app and website for tracking swimming workouts beginning September 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022. Record your swims anywhere by pairing this app with a smart tracking device or manually enter activity using the plus (+) button. Join the challenge, view the leader board, check out personalized swim workouts, and receive free prizes for each milestone you reach!


  • Sign-up: SAC sticker
  • 50 miles: SAC swim cap
  • 100 miles: SAC t-shirt


Lap = swimming from one end of the pool to the other end and back

  • 25yd (short course): 88,000 yd = 1,760 laps 
  • 25m (short course): 80,500 m = 1,610 laps 
  • 50m (long course): 80,500 m = 805 laps 


  • 25yd: 176,000 yd = 3,520 laps
  • 25m: 161,000 m = 3,220 laps
  • 50m: 161,000 m = 1,610 laps

Learn more about Swim Across Carolina and view our live leaderboard.

Are you participating in UNC Campus Recreation’s weekly Strava challenges? View your swims alongside your Strava activities by connecting your Strava and Swim.com accounts. Your swim workouts will be automatically exported to Strava!

In the Swim.com app, select Settings  Integrations  Strava  Connect to Strava

To learn more about our Strava club, click here.