Ultimate Swim-A-Thon

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John Zemaitis on left and Joe Zemaitis on right before the Ultimate Swim-a-Thon

The Ultimate Swim-a-Thon was a 50-state, 50-swim extreme charity swim by American open water swimmers and brothers 42-year-old Joseph Zemaitis and 39-year-old John Zemaitis from Arizona (otherwise known as the Swim Brothers) held in July and August 2022. The Ultimate Swim-a-Thon calls for the completion of a marathon swim of at least 10 km in distance in all 50 states within 25 days. The charity swim benefitted the USA Swimming Foundation.

Total Time & Distance

The Ultimate Swim-A-Thon took a cumulative total time of 164 hours 15 minutes 15 seconds to cover 521.02 kilometers.

Swim Brothers

Joe Zemaitis is the founder, head coach, and owner of Swim Neptune since 2002. He and his brother John Zemaitis created Swim Brothers to promote water safety, drowning prevention and competitive and open water swimming in local communities.

Support Crew

The Swim Brothers' support crew members include Steve Mingalia, Brandon Johnson, Wendy Kolberg, Jeff Moessinger, Tom Linthicum, Alex Webster, Braxton Bilbrey, Roric Fink, Steve Bilbrey, Jerry George, Jacqui Lockwood, and Henry Palmer.

Ultimate Swim-a-Thon

The Ultimate Swim-a-Thon was a 50-state, 50-swim extreme charity swim by American open water swimmers and brothers Joseph Zemaitis and John Zemaitis from Arizona (also known as the Swim Brothers). The Ultimate Swim-a-Thon requires the completion of a marathon swim of at least 10 km in distance in all 50 states. The charity swim benefits USA Swimming Foundation.

  • Day 1 (20 July 2022), Swim 1: 10.2 km from Makaha Beach to Keawaula Beach on Oahu, Hawaii
  • Day 2 (21 July 2022), Swim 2: 10.33 km in Big Lake, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Day 3 (22 July 2022), Swim 3: 10.41 km in Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada
  • Day 3 (22 July 2022), Swim 4: 10.06 km in Lake Tahoe, California
  • Day 4 (23 July 2022), Swim 5: 17.16 km in the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
  • Day 4 (23 July 2022), Swim 6: 10.32 km in Yale Lake, Yale, Washington
  • Day 5 (24 July 2022), Swim 7: 10.00 km in Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Day 5 (24 July 2022), Swim 8: 10.43 km in Flathead Lake, Elmo, Montana
  • Day 6 (25 July 2022), Swim 9: 10.38 km in Lake de Smet, Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Day 6 (25 July 2022), Swim 10: 10.30 km in Belle Fourche Dam, South Dakota
  • Day 7 (26 July 2022), Swim 11: 10.35 km in Lake Ashtabula, Valley City, North Dakota
  • Postponed due to Lightning: Day 7 (26 July 2022), Swim 12: 10.08 km in Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood, Minnesota
  • Postponed: Day 7 (26 July 2022), Swim 13: 10.05 km in Spirit Lake, Spirit Lake, Iowa
  • Day 8 (27 July 2022), Re-do Swim 12: 10.08 km in Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood, Minnesota
  • Day 8 (27 July 2022), Re-do Swim 13: 10.05 km in Spirit Lake, Spirit Lake, Iowa
  • Day 9 (28 July 2022), Swim 14: 10.22 km in Lake Michigan, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Day 9 (28 July 2022), Swim 15: 11.97 km in Lake Michigan, Waukegan, Illinois
  • Day 10 (29 July 2022), Swim 16: 10.08 km in Lake Michigan, Michigan City, Indiana
  • Day 10 (29 July 2022), Swim 17: 10.21 km in Lake Michigan, New Buffalo, Michigan
  • Day 11 (30 July 2022), Swim 18: 10.12 km in Lake Erie, Conneaut, Ohio
  • Day 11 (30 July 2022), Swim 19: 10.24 km in Lake Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Postponed: Day 11 (30 July 2022), Swim 20: 10.24 km in Lake Erie, Westfield, New York
  • Day 12 (31 July 2022), Swim 20: 10.24 km in Lake Champlain, New York
  • Days 12/13 (31 July 2022/1 August 2022), Swim 21: 10.20 km in Lake Champlain, Vermont
  • Day 13 (1 August 2022), Swim 22: 10.13 km in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
  • Day 13 (1 August 2022), Swim 23: 10.08 km in Lake Sebago, South Casco, Maine
  • Day 14 (2 August 2022), Swim 24: 10.16 km in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
  • Day 14 (2 August 2022), Swim 25: 10.04 km in Buzzards Bay, Pocasset, Massachusetts
  • Day 14 (2 August 2022), Swim 26: 10.08 km in Long Island Sound, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Day 15 (3 August 2022), Swim 27: 10.06 km in Silver Bay, Toms River, New Jersey
  • Day 15 (3 August 2022), Swim 28: 10.18 km in Rehoboth Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Delaware
  • Day 16 (4 August 2022), Swim 29: 11.12 km in Eastern Bay, Stevensville, Maryland
  • Day 16 (4 August 2022), Swim 30: 10.46 km in Summersville Lake, West Virginia
  • Day 17 (5 August 2022), Swim 31: 10.62 km in Lake Wylie, Charlotte, South Carolina
  • Day 17 (5 August 2022), Swim 32: 10.43 km in Lake Norman, Denver, North Carolina
  • Day 18 (6 August 2022), Swim 33: 10.22 km in South Holston Lake, Bristol, Virginia
  • Day 18 (6 August 2022), Swim 34: 10.64 km in South Holston Lake, Bristol, Tennessee
  • Day 18 (6 August 2022), Swim 35: 10.44 km in Laurel River Lake, Morehead, Kentucky
  • Day 19 (7 August 2022), Swim 36: 10.62 km in Lake Burton, Clayton, Georgia
  • Day 19 (7 August 2022), Swim 37: 10.22 km in Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, Alabama
  • Day 20 (8 August 2022), Swim 38: 10.14 km in Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin, Florida
  • Day 20 (8 August 2022), Swim 39: 10.14 km in Bay St. Louis, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Day 21 (9 August 2022), Swim 40: 10.48 km in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Florein, Louisiana
  • Day 21 (9 August 2022), Swim 41: 10.16 km in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Fairmont, Texas
  • Day 21 (9 August 2022), Swim 42: 10.14 km in Broken Bow Lake, Broken Law, Oklahoma
  • Day 22 (10 August 2022), Swim 43: 10.26 km in Beaver Lake, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Day 22 (10 August 2022), Swim 44: 10.58 km in Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri
  • Day 23 (11 August 2022), Swim 45: 10.09 km in Wilson Lake, Russell, Kansas
  • Day 23 (11 August 2022), Swim 46: 10.62 km in Harlan County Lake, Alma, Nebraska
  • Day 24 (12 August 2022), Swim 47: 10.30 km in Navajo Reservoir, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Day 24 (12 August 2022), Swim 48: 10.00 km in McPhee Reservoir, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Day 25 (13 August 2022), Swim 49: 10.13 km in Lake Powell, Wahweap, Utah
  • Day 25 (13 August 2022), Swim 50: 10.38 km in Lake Powell, Arizona

USA Swimming Foundation

The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions. Whether equipping children and adults with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim or providing financial support to heroes on the U.S. National Team, USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the experience of swimming to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, across the country.

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