Working to save lives and build champions
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.
The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions in the pool and in life.
2013 Make a Splash Tour Kicks off in NYC!
Make a Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66 is coming to New York City and will be painting the town blue!
The USA Swimming Foundation, in partnership with Phillips 66, will kick off its 5th annual Make a Splash Tour in New York City this summer. The Foundation will be joined by ambassadors Rowdy Gaines and Cullen Jones, in addition to other Olympic heroes, as it rolls into New York from May 16-18.
In addition to sharing the lifesaving message of learn-to-swim through a series of local events and media appearances, the USA Swimming Foundation will be painting the town blue—literally!
The Foundation has been chosen by the Empire State Building as a Lighting Partner for May 16, 2013.
Keep your eye on the New York City skyline as the Empire State Building turns blue to raise awareness for water safety!
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Foundation Executive Director Speaks at Congressional Hearing
Foundation Executive Director Speaks at Congressional Briefing on International Water Safety Day
Wednesday, May 15th: USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director, Debbie Hesse, spoke at the Congressional Briefing on International Water Safety Day.
May 15 is National Water Safety Day
Today is International Water Safety Day
400,000. That’s how many people die from drowning every single year. May 15th is International Water Safety Day. Today we remember those 400,000 victims, and we try to combat that number.
Foundation Announces 2013 Make a Splash Grants
USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2013 Make a Splash Grants
The USA Swimming Foundation has granted more than $250,000 to help local Make a Splash partners in 19 states provide children with life-saving, learn-to-swim instruction for free or at a reduced cost.
The sport of swimming provides its participants with the tools needed to become a champion in all aspects of life. The USA Swimming Foundation is dedicated to supporting the pursuit of excellence for swimmers at all levels across our sport, from age-group swimmers to U.S. Olympic hopefuls. Partner with the USA Swimming Foundation to build champions and create a legacy for future generations of swimmers.
Saving lives through make a splash
In 2007, the USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash—a national child-focused water safety initiative which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. The Foundation seeks to achieve this mission via a national awareness campaign, an affiliate coalition and a robust local partner program.