For Phillips 66, who has partnered with USA Swimming for 38 years, the opportunity to sponsor USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones presented by Phillips 66 was a natural extension of the company's steadfast commitment to safety and education. The company's charitable donation to the initiative will help save lives by giving thousands of children - who would otherwise not have the opportunity - the ability to take swimming lessons. The Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones presented by Phillips 66, is a national awareness campaign targeting families with children from non-swimming households who are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning, and to educate parents about water safety while offering no to low-cost swimming lessons to children.
2012 Make a Splash Tour Stops
2012 Tour Schedule:
March 7: Houston, Texas
March 9: New Orleans, LA
August 25: Chicago, IL
August 27: Urbandale, IA
September 5: Memphis, TN
September 8: San Jose, CA
Click here to learn more about the Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones presented by Phillips 66.
As an exciting and valuable extension to Marriott and USA Swimming’s partnership, the hospitality company and the USA Swimming Foundation have teamed up to support the Make a Splash initiative. Throughout the summer – and all year round – Marriott is promoting the importance of learning how to swim to all of its associates and their families.
Promoted via customized flyers and fact sheets and through the company’s internal communication channels, over 85,000 Marriott associates have been informed of the Foundation’s goals and encouraged to visit usaswimmingfoundation.org for nearby learn-to-swim resources.
Click here for one of Marriott's water safety fact sheets.
As a reward for young swimmers who have completed water safety programs, AT&T launched a voicemail campaign as a part of USA Swimming’s Make a Splash initiative.
During the summer swim months, parents of children who
have completed swimming programs can text SPLASH to 56418 to receive an immediate call back. When the parent answers, a message prompts them to hand the phone to their new swimmer to hear a recorded congratulatory message from U.S. Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers.
“As a company that connects people to their passions, we know that safety while practicing those passions is of the highest priority,” said Jason Simpson, AVP, Events & Sponsorships for AT&T. “We’re proud to be in the position to help educate and inspire young swimmers through our network.”
Speedo provides support through a matching grant program to help the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of Saving Lives and Building Champions. Past financial support from Speedo has helped Make a Splash local partners provide free or discounted swim lessons and has helped National Team members pursue their performance dreams.
Since 1973, Arena has created and marketed Waterwear products for competitive swimmers and swimming fans worldwide, and is universally recognized as one of the premium brands of high-quality swimwear and equipment.
Over the last 37 years, the company has developed strong expertise in developing best-in-class products with particular focus on the pool segment, while also gradually expanding into leisure and beachwear. Arena has commercial subsidiaries in Italy,
France, Germany, and the U.S., and also operates through a global network of distributors and licensees. The Arena brand is present in 106 countries worldwide, of which 95 are directly managed by the Arena Group (five through commercial subsidiaries and 90 through distributors and licensees), while in the Far East (11 countries) the brand is owned and managed by the Descente Group.
The company’s ties to the world of sport and swimming in particular are reinforced through sponsoring activities at different levels, including governing bodies, national federations, athletes and clubs. For more information, please visit: http://www.arenausa.com
Myrtha Pools specializes in the design and manufacture of Commercial Swimming Pools. The company is presently building pools in more than 60 countries and has supplied competitive pools to the 2012 Olympic Games, European and World Championships as well as building the pools used at the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. In 2012, Myrtha provided the competition and warm-up pools for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha and built seven pools for the Olympic village in London as well as the competition pools for water polo. Myrtha’s support of the USA Swimming Foundation helps to support the Foundation’s areas of greatest need, and furthers its mission to save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life.
To learn more about Myrtha Pools, click here: www.myrthapoolsusa.com
TYR engineers technical apparel and equipment for swimmers and triathletes. Named for “TYR”, the Norse god of warriors, we’re a company started by athletes and populated by athletes. The cultures and communities of
competitive swimming and triathlon pervade our offices. We are dedicated to re-imagining technologies that help athletes attain peak performance. Like athletes, we work with an intense spirit of competition. We aim to create the fastest, most advanced technologies and products. Always. For more information about TYR, please visit www.tyr.com