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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for free or reduced cost swim lessons grows to more than $4.4 Million since 2007
Children who swim with their family are 2.7 times more likely to be good swimmers
In response to an alarming epidemic where drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under 14, the…