Faces of the Foundation - Convention 2013

Foundation luncheon at USAS was a sellout!

The USA Swimming Foundation's annual United States Aquatics Sports luncheon held on Friday, Sept. 13th was a Rowdy Gaines and Cullen Jones USAS 2013 (Med)success and a sellout! 


Guests lined up to have their photo taken with with Make a Splash spokesman and Olympic gold medalist, Cullen Jones, and had a great time chatting it up with Cullen, USA Swimming's US National Team Director, Frank Busch and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines. 


Thanks to the generosity of several anonymous donors, twenty five athletes from the New Jersey Eastern Zone were able to attend the luncheon to meet their Olympic heroes - a special and inspiring experience for these young athletes!


The USA Swimming Foundation is so appreciative to everyone who supported and attended our 2013 luncheon and please plan to join us in Jacksonville, Florida next September for our next USAS luncheon!





2013 Foundation Socials at Men's and Women's NCAAs in Indianapolis

Summer Sanders, Mel Stewart Alumni Social March 23(Med)March 2013
The USA Swimming Foundation hosted informal socials during the Women's and Men's NCCAs in Indianapolis. Serving as special guest and host for our March 23rd social was Olympic medalist Summer Sanders. Nathan Adrian took on the role of special guest of the Foundation on March 30th. The NCAA championship venue provided us with a terrific opportunity to gather our U.S. National Team Alumni, Champions Club members, supporters, friends and swim fans to meet our special guests and to learn about the important work, mission and goals of the USA Swimming Foundation. National Team Director Frank Busch made a special appearance at both of the events, filling the crowd in on the latest athlete news and happenings. Food and fun flowed freely while swim fans were given the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Summer, Nathan and additional Olympians who stopped in to say hello, sign autographs and take photos with the crowd.


Check out our photo gallery below from the March 23 and March 30 socials!

Foundation Photo Gallery at NCAAs

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USA Swimming Foundation at 2012 USAS Convention

The USA Swimming Foundation was excited to be a part of the 2012 USAS Convention held in Greensboro, NC.


Champions Celebration Luncheon
On Friday, September 14, the USA Swimming Foundation held a special luncheon to celebrate the success of the 2012 Olympic Team! Guests heard a re-cap of the Olympic Games from USA Swimming's National Team Director, Frank Busch, as well as 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens. Rowdy Gaines, 3-time Olympic champion, served as master of ceremonies.


Thanks to everyone who participated in this celebration of our Olympic champions! 





A Sea of Blue at House of Delegates

On Saturday, September 15, nearly 600 USA Swimming members attended the USAS Convention House of Delegates Meeting, and donned official USA Swimming Foundation t-shirts to show their support of the Foundation's efforts to build champions—in the pool and in life.
This year’s commemorative t-shirt celebrated the champions of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, proudly displaying the medal count from this year’s Olympic Games. 


As USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus shared in his State of the Sport Address, the athletes that comprised this year’s team were among the most decorated ever.  In fact, if the U.S. Swim Team were a country, its 31 medals would place it in the top ten of all countries that participated in the London Olympic Games.  The USA Swimming Foundation is honored to support the extraordinary efforts of our country’s swimmers by providing nearly $500,000 in financial support during this Olympic year.


Thanks to everyone who helped us create a SEA OF BLUE at this year’s convention!


DONATE NOW to help support the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of savings lives and building champions—in the pool and in life!


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