David Uprichard 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 helps both our swim team , Red Tide Masters Swimming, raise money for necessary programs and supports 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.