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2021 Swimmer Registration and Fundraising Details

*All of those participants that registered last year before we changed to a virtual event (and did not request cancelation) will be eligible for a free entry this year. You will receive a unique coupon code. These codes will be a 100% discount to SWAM21. Please register as normal and enter your code.

Registration will include entry to the race of your choice, a race cap, finisher medal and an event t-shirt (only guaranteed if you register before 5/31). Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women finishers and the top 3 relay teams. Special awards will be given to the top winners in each race distance.

All incentives will be based on fundraising completed by 7/8 (incentives given out at event based on fundraising completed by 7/3). Remember, EVERYONE can fundraise, not just swimmers!


To honor and remember the 92 New Hampshire soldiers who have died in service to our country since 2001 in the Global War on Terror, we will be sending everyone who registers for SWAM21 (Live or Virtual) a bracelet to wear while training and competing in the event. Each bracelet will have the name, branch, rank and the date each service member made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. You can see all 92 of these service members listed on our Honor Wall and learn more about the lives of each fallen hero.



Swimmer Qualifications

  1. In good health and capable of making the swim distance
  2. Strong enough swimmer to hold a consistent pace (based on 100 yards) of 1:50 or better
  3. Committed to supporting our veterans and designated charities
  4. Each relay team will have at least 3 swimmers, but no more than 5
  5. Fundraising is not required, but highly encouraged! To further motivate our swimmers, there will be fundraising incentives

Recognition & Awards

USAT Wetsuit Rules

General Rules and Details for All Swimmers

1K, 5K and 10K Individual Details

10K Team Relay Details

Swim Route

Swim With A Mission Virtual Event Details

How The Virtual Swim Works

  1. Register for Virtual SWAM21 and choose your desired swim or paddle distance (1K, 5K, 10K individual).
  2. Complete your swim or paddle distance between July 1st and July 31st in any body of water you want. You can choose to complete the swim/paddle once or as many times as you want. You can also complete your swim in one go or over multiple sessions. Swimmers will get a link to enter swim distance and times each day if chosen. You will also get a link weekly to enter your best time of the week and we will have a leaderboard, so you will be able to track your progress versus other swimmers.
  3. Each swimmer will be asked to swim for a specific service member who lost their life in the line of duty. This campaign is called “SWAM To Remember” and every registered swimmer will receive a bio and story connected to the service member they are matched with. Swimmers will also receive a bracelet personalized to their fallen hero. See below for more info on this.
  4. We encourage all virtual participants to take pictures and videos of their Virtual SWAM21 and post them on social media to show support for our Veterans and inspire others to join. Everyone who does this will be entered into a raffle to win some amazing prizes! See below for raffle details.

How The SEAL Team NH Challenge Works

A well known Navy SEAL Admiral was talking about how important it is to keep promises. In order to keep promises to others, you first need to keep promises to yourself. So, when asked for an example of how to demonstrate that, he said, try this:

    1. Every day, for 20 days in July, the last thing you do before you go to bed at night and the first thing you do when you wake up: 20 push ups and 20 sit ups. Sounds simple, but be warned, the Admiral says less than 5% of people can actually complete this.
    2. We have a second option for you: pick 1 day in July and at the top of every hour, for 20 hours in a row, you do 20 push-up’s. That will add up to 400 push up’s in one very long day with minimal sleep! Remember you only do 20 at a time. You can also complete the pushups from your knees. This is both a mental and physical challenge! Are you up for it?



Volunteer Information

We could not do this fabulous event without the help of volunteers. All volunteers MUST register online through the link VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Paddlers: You will choose your distance 1K, 5K and 10K as well as to be along the 10K Relay Course. You can also choose to be a race leader or a follower. The leader will need to be able to stay on pace with the lead swimmer in that distance and the follower will need to stay behind the last swimmer in that distance. We will also need some kayakers for during the afternoon. You must have your own kayak or SUP and need to be ready to go before the pre-race meeting begins at 7:00AM

Boat Support: We will need food and safety boats along course and stationed a turnaround buoys. You will remain out on the course for the entire race or until the last swimmer. You will meet the boat coordinator out in Wellington Bay at about 7:00AM.

Land Volunteer: Please sign up for a time slot and we will assign you to a job when you arrive.



Swim With A Mission is a fundraiser to help Veterans so we encourage all to fundraise to the best of their abilities. Every dollar helps! When you register you will automatically receive a link to a fundraising page. Please use this link to create a unique page for your supporters. Please fundraise through the link that is created through Pledgereg or send funds directly to us payable to Swimming With A Mission Inc and clearly note who should receive the credit for the donation. Fundraising is done as individuals and recognition will be given to the top fundraisers at the event. All incentives will be based on fundraising completed by 7/8 (incentives given out at event based on fundraising completed by 7/3). Remember, EVERYONE can fundraise, not just swimmers!


Individual Fundraising Incentives:

Paddler and Boat Info

We depend on all swimmers, paddlers, boat captains and volunteers to know and follow the safety rules at all times.

Paddlers should come to the race prepared:


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