2013 Make a Splash Local Partner Grant Recipients

This is a USA Swimming Foundation Announcement

The USA Swimming Foundation is proud to announce the 2013 Make a Splash grant recipients.

The competition for this year’s grants was tremendous. We received more than 130 applications to help fund strong learn-to-swim programs across the country. After careful review, the grant committee agreed to award 41 grants, totaling $251,952, to Local Partners in 19 states across the country. We will award the remainder of the grant money during the 2013 Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66 which will occur this summer.

The USA Swimming Foundation would like to thank the many donors who have made this year’s grants possible. We would like to extend a very special thank-you to Phillips 66, who, in addition to presenting this year’s Make a Splash Tour, has made a significant financial contribution to provide grant funding to local partner programs in the Houston area. We would also like to thank the Benjamin FoundationBob and Judy Burlingham, who have generously donated funds to the Make a Splash initiative in honor of Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines; and The Copses Family Foundation.

Thank you to all Local Partners that applied and for everything that all Local Partners do daily to promote water safety and the need to learn to swim to children, parents, and community leaders in your area.

Together we are helping save lives and build champions!

USA Swimming Foundation’s 2013 Make a Splash grant recipients (listed alphabetical
by program name):

MakeASplashwithsmallfoundation5 Cities Swim School, CA
Alexander Family YMCA, NC
Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic, NJ
Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, CA
Caldwell Family YMCA, ID
Canton City Schools, OH
Cincinnati Recreation Commission, OH
City of Englewood Parks and Recreation, CO
City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
City of Hialeah, FL
City of Spokane Parks and Recreation, WA
City of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation, WA
Columbia Association, MD
Dad’s Club Swim Start, TX
Derby Recreation Commission, KS
First Colony Swim Team, TX
Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation: Georgetown Swims, TX
Grand Rapids Novi Sad Aquatics, MI
Harris County Aquatics Program, TX
Hearin-Chandler Family YMCA, AL
Johnston YMCA, NC
Jordan YMCA, IN
Katy Aquatics, TX
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, MD
Monterey County Aquatic Team/SwimAmerica, CA
Pacific Coast Marlins Learn to Swim, CA

Providence/Ball Family YMCA, KS
Sarah Heinz House Boys and Girls Club, PA
Sarasota Swim Academy, FL
South Side YMCA, IL
Swim with Becky and Friends, FL
swim, swim, swim I SAY, NY
The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio, OH
The Roeper School, MI
United States Swim Academy, FL
Upper Valley Aquatic Center, VT
Valley of the Moon Aquatics, CA
Woodland Hills Aquatic Team, PA
YMCA of Capital Area, LA
YMCA of Greater Houston, TX
YWCA of Evanston/North Shore, IL

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About the USA Swimming Foundation

The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions–in the pool and in life.

As the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport from grassroots to gold medals. Whether we’re equipping our children with learn-to-swim skills, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation is dedicated to supporting the pursuit of excellence in our sport and aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

The USA Swimming Foundation also serves as the home for our U.S. National and Olympic Team Alumni reunions and regional events.

We invite our friends and fans across the country to help us achieve our goals by getting involved as a donor, fundraiser, event attendee or volunteer.

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