Rachel Flinn wrote -The Great Relay is the biggest, longest distance relay competition in the United States. Teams of 8 or more see how fast they can swim as a relay for 5,000 yards/meters. There are many different types of teams that can compete to be ranked and receive recognition nationally: types of swim teams (summer league, high school, club, etc), pool lengths, and more. It is a fundraising event that will help both your swim team raise money for necessary programs and support the inner city Swimmer Scholars at Trident Swim Foundation. The Trident Swim Foundation (www.tridentswimfoundation.org) sponsors the Great Relay twice a year to encourage fun competition in swimming and to raise awareness of the need for better swim lessons, competitive swim teams, and academic support in the inner cities of America.