With the Reading YMCA turning 165 in 2023, we are setting the bar high this year to see if you can swim a lap for every year the Y has been around!
Whether that be doggy paddling twice a week or freestyle every morning, we want to see if you have what it takes to complete this challenge and help celebrate the Reading YMCA’s 165 birthday!
The 165 Mile Swim Challenge is a year-long challenge that can be done anytime during open lap swim time.
Start Date: January 1, 2023
YMCA Members – one time $10 for the year cost
Non-Members – one time $20 for the year cost (day pass payment still needed each day)
Age Group: Must be 16 years of age at the start of the program
**Please note: RY swim team members are NOT permitted to participate.**
length of pool = 25 yards
1 lap = 50 yards
1,760 yards = 1 mile
35 laps = 1 mile
Distance will be tracked through a binder located in the pool office. Report each swim session distance to any lifeguard or Y staff on duty!
T-shirts will be awarded to those that complete the half way point, 82.5 miles and the full 165 miles. A prize will be given to the person to complete the 165 miles first and the person to have the most miles at the end of the year. Winners will be announced and contacted January 2, 2024!