Join thousands of swimmers from around the world as we embark on a journey like no other.

Welcome to the Global Swim Series

Where passion meets water

At GSS, we’re more than just a series of swimming competitions – we’re a worldwide community united by our love for swimming and the thrill of competition. Since our inception, we’ve been dedicated to providing swimmers of all levels with unforgettable experiences, challenging courses, and a supportive environment to push their limits and achieve their goals.


Imagine being able to play and interact with the greatest athletes to ever compete. Michael Jordan, Messi, and Tiger. These names constantly push boundaries and define their sports.

At “Race The Legends” that day dream becomes a reality. Line up on a beautiful sandy beach and swim open water against some of the greatest swimmers of all time. A unique once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss!

The best way to get motivated, inspired, and a fantastic experience to cross off your bucket list.

The Global Swim Series has set up the Race the Legends event so that swimmers from around the world have a chance to take to the water side by side with the greatest swimmers of past and present.

For those looking to take their swimming to the next level

several of the legends will be hosting a multi and single day “Legends Swim Camp”. These up close and personal lessons will take place the week prior and immerse you in coaching and hanging out with the heroes of the sport.

To cap off all of the excitement, a raffle will be held for a few select spots to meet the legends after the race. This meet and greet is an experience that you won’t find anywhere else. There will be limited photo sessions prior to the race as well, so be sure to get your tickets!

All Race The Legends participants will be entered in a random draw to have dinner with the legends themselves. An unprecedented event like this has never been done before so sign up now as each camp is limited in space!


Explore the latest achievements and triumphs from our Global Swim Series events. From record-breaking performances to inspiring personal victories, dive into our results section to see who’s making waves in the world of open water swimming.


"Legend" is a pretty big title to live up to

These swimmers have defined the sport and are among some of the greatest to ever live.
Swim side by side with them in “Race The Legends”!

Cullen Jones

2x Olympian, USA (2008, 2012)
2 Olympic Gold, 2 Silver
World Record Holder
Sprint freestyle, 50 fr, 100 fr & relays

Ryan Lochte

Anthony Ervin

Cody Miller

Blake Pieroni

Therese Alshammar

Brett Hawke

Brent Hayden



Receive custom workouts and insider info created by one of the greatest swimmers of all time, Ryan Lochte.

He will help you improve your swim stroke, endurance, and speed. Be one of the first swimmers to train at the world renown and newly renovated International Swimming Hall of Fame Pool right across the street from the incredible Fort Lauderdale Beach. This is more than just a quick clinic or an autograph session. You get to meet Ryan and interact with him, day to day. See what made him one of the Legends of the sport. Experience the positive mental outlook that makes a champion, both in and out of the pool. The camps are designed to suit age-group swimmers, masters swimmers and triathletes, of all levels, with pool and open water workouts, stroke correction, and swim advice directly from the Legend himself.



June 22, 2024


Swim The Island Golfo dell’Isola

October 5, 2024


Swim The Island Lago di Garda

June 22, 2024


Swim The Island Sardegna

June 8, 2024

The Hearquarters

B Ocean Resort

Stay in the same gorgeous resort as the Legends.
Close to the start & finish of the race, right on the beach and close to all the action!

Race The Legends special pricing: 
only $179 per night for all participants!