The 100-Mile Swim Club is heading to Egypt
The 100-Mile Swim Club is continuing with its global theme in 2024 by taking its annual swimming challenge to one of the oldest and most historical places on Earth. If you’ve never participated in the past, now is the perfect time to dive in on this aquatic adventure.
The Kingsport Aquatic Center is pleased to announce its latest destination for the 100-Mile Swim Club – Egypt. The challenge calls for club members to work together by “traveling” on a 3,083-mile journey from the Library of Alexandria to Cairo Tower, with stops at noteworthy destinations along the way.
“The challenge is just a great way to work out, make new friends and learn something new about another country,” said Aquatic Shift Leader Olivia Carey. “I tried to pick a country where there’s a lot to see to keep the challenge interesting. I’m hoping we’re able to hit all the stops.”
The challenge is scheduled to run from January 1 through December 31, 2024. Registrations are now being accepted and the cost is $15 for Kingsport Aquatic Center and Kingsport Senior Center members and $25 for YMCA and non-members.
All participants will receive a 2024 100-Mile Swim Club t-shirt, and anyone can join at any time throughout the year.
To register, visit the front desk at the Kingsport Aquatic Center, call 423-343-9758 or visit www.kingsporttn.gov, click the “CivicRec” link and then select the “Aquatic Center” tab.
Formed in 2016, the 100-Mile Swim Club aims to build and strengthen the swimming community through group challenges while learning fun facts about landmarks along the way. Club members will swim at their own pace, KAC staff keeps track of individuals’ miles and the club’s collective progress, while a map in the lobby displays the entire route.