Debbie Hesse

USA Swimming Foundation Awards $507,461 in 2019 Make A Splash Funding

The  USA Swimming Foundation announced today that it has awarded $507,461 to learn-to-swim programs across the country through its first-round of 2019 grant funding for Make a Splash Local Partners.

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USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2019 Make A Splash Tour Locations

The Make a Splash Tour takes place between May and June each year, bringing USA Swimming Foundation ambassadors, Olympic medalists and elite athletes to four cities to educate children, parents, communities and civic leaders on the importance of learning to swim.

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USA Swimming Foundation, Swimways Announce Multi-Year Partnership

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, and Swimways Corp., the leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership that has successfully promoted the importance of teaching children the life-saving skill of swimming and being safer around the water.

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Manuel, Murphy to Serve as USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, today welcomed Olympic gold medalists Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming) and Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics) as its newest Ambassadors.

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USA Swimming Foundation Surpasses $700,000 in 2018 Grant Funding for Make a Splash Local Partners

In its continued effort to help make swim lessons accessible for every child across the country, the USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, distributed $702,819 to 151 Make a Splash Local Partners.

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USA Swimming Foundation Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for Largest Kickboard

This gigantic kickboard, which is 10 times the standard adult size board at 18 feet high by 11 feet wide, will serve as a larger-than-life petition for all Americans to urge Congress to add the question, “Do you know how to swim?” to the 2020 Census.

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Four-Time Olympic Medalist DiRado Joins USA Swimming Foundation Board

The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that four-time Olympic medalist, Madeline Jane “Maya” DiRado – Andrews (San Francisco, Calif.) has joined its Board of Directors.

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USA Swimming Foundation Awards Over $436,000 In 2018 Grant Funding

The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that it has awarded $436,515 to 78 learn-to-swim programs across the country through its 2018 Make a Splash grant fund.

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Report Says USA Swimming Has Ignored Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Cases

A report by the Southern California News Group says USA Swimming has ignored, covered up or refused to investigate sexual abuse allegations against coaches in relation to hundreds of swimmers over decades.

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5 Million Children Served With Swim Lessons Through Make A Splash

The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that in its first 10 years, more than 5 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through its 850-member Make a Splash Local Partner network.

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USA Swimming Foundation Names Make A Splash Bridge Rewards Winners

In an effort to bridge the gap between swim lessons and team swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation launched the Make a Splash Bridge Rewards Contest and awarded six Make a Splash Local Partners a total of $10,000 to help transition children from learn to swim programs to competitive swim teams.

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USA Swimming Foundation Surpasses $500,000 In 2017 Grant Funding

In an effort to help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity, the USA Swimming Foundation has now awarded over $500,000 through its 2017 grant fund.

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USA Swimming Foundation Awards Additional $130,000 For Make A Splash

Funding for free or reduced cost swim lessons grows to more than $4.4 Million since 2007

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USA Swimming Foundation Announces 5-10% Increase In Swimming Ability

Children who swim with their family are 2.7 times more likely to be good swimmers

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USA Swimming Foundation Raises Awareness To Reduce Child Drownings

In response to an alarming epidemic where drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under 14, the…

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