Debbie Hesse

USA Swimming Foundation Awards Make a Splash Bridge Rewards Program

Debbie Hesse, Executive Director of the USA Swimming Foundation. “We aim to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim, and in doing so we open the door to a lifetime of opportunities, such as being a part of a USA Swimming team.”

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USA Swimming Foundation hosts Building Champions 5K Run

Road race will take place on the final day of Olympic Team Trials – Swimming.

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USA Swimming Foundation 4 Million Children Served Through Swim Lessons

Organization has granted more than $4 Million to provide reduced or no-cost lessons

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10 Swim Safety Tips From Olympians and the USA Swimming Foundation

Olympic Gold Medalists Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Jessica Hardy, Nathan Adrian, Mel Stewart and Jason Lezak Fight to Prevent Children’s Swim Deaths

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USA Swimming Foundation Names Scott Usher Director of Major Gifts

“We are excited to welcome Scott in this key role to help provide swim lessons for our country’s children and to support the United States national team as they pursue their Olympic dreams,” said USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse.

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USA Swimming Foundation Partners to Launch Water Safety USA

The USA Swimming Foundation has helped launch Water Safety USA as a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention.

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Olympian Conor Dwyer Visits Swim-a-Thon Winners at Rose Bowl Aquatics

Debbie Hesse, Executive Director of the USA Swimming Foundation: “Having an Olympic Gold medalist like Conor Dwyer speak to the swimmers at Rose Bowl Aquatics is a way for us to show our appreciation for their outstanding fundraising work for both their team and the USA Swimming Foundation.”

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USA Swimming Foundation Has Awarded Over $3.7 Million to Local Partners

The USA Swimming Foundation has announced the 2015 Make a Splash year-end grant recipients.

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USA Swimming Foundation and Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Partner

The USA Swimming Foundation and the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, a subsidiary of U.S. Masters Swimming, have formed an affiliation of collaboration in support of learn-to-swim and water safety nationwide.

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USA Swimming Foundation Welcomes Pollo Tropical® as Charitable Partner

“Pollo Tropical has a large and dedicated audience that cares about their health and well-being, which ties perfectly with the USA Swimming Foundation mission of saving lives through swim lessons,” said USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse.

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USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66 Raises Awareness to Reduce Risk of Child Drownings

Month-long June tour with Olympic gold medalists promotes saving lives through swim lessons to reverse second-leading cause of death for children under 14.

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USA Swimming Foundation Enlists Olympic Gold Medalists to Increase Awareness of Learning to Swim and Building Champions

Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.), Cullen Jones (Irvington, N.J.), Jessica Hardy (Long Beach, Calif.) and Jason Lezak (Irvine, Calif.) have joined the USA Swimming Foundation as Ambassadors, promoting the organization’s mission to “Save Lives & Build Champions in the pool and in life.”

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USA Swimming Foundation and USA Triathlon Renew Affiliate Partnership

The USA Swimming Foundation today announced the renewal of its Affiliate Partnership with USA Triathlon, where the two organizations will…

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USA Swimming Foundation Announces 50 Grant Recipients Nationwide

The Foundation distributed more than $300,000 to local Make a Splash Local Partners, covering 23 states, with 15 programs (30 percent) earning USA Swimming Foundation funds for the first time.

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USA Swimming Foundation Announces Grants to Local Partners in Michigan, New Jersey

“With these additions, the USA Swimming Foundation is proud to have awarded more than $3.3 million in grant funding since 2007,” said USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse.

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