2016 Make a Splash Regional Summit, San Diego, CA!

Registration is now available for our Make a Splash Regional Summit. This year's Summit will be held in San Diego, CA on March 7th in conjunction with the Association of Aquatic Professionals Annual conference. 

 

Join us to hear about community transformation through youth sports from Joel Lopez, the coach who inspired Disney film McFarland USA, learn how to improve social media strategies through Berna Anat, a Community Team Member at Instagram, as well as meet other Make a Splash Local Partners, Affiliate Coalition members and more!

 

Register now by clicking here!

Make a Splash Regional Summits

Our inaugural Make a Splash Regional Summits were held on March 11th in Dallas, TX and September 29th in Kansas City, MO. 2015 Summits included information on marketing best practices, establishing partnerships, incorporation and utilization of volunteers, grant design and implementation and inspirational keynote presentations from Olympic gold medalists, Ryan Berube and Mark Gangloff.

 

In addition, USA Swimming Foundation Affiliate Partners joined us for panel presentations to share their organization’s mission and the resources they provide to our Make a Splash Local Partners. Thank you to the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, CPSC Pool Safely, Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation, Starfish Aquatics Institute and US Masters Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us to make it a great day of learning and interaction! If you have any questions about our Make a Splash Regional Summits, please email masinfo@usaswimming.org.

New Educational Course!

NEW EDUCATIONAL COURSE – ASCA Certified Coaches: RECEIVE 15 ASCA CREDITS

CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGES WORKSHOP

Children With Challenges ™ was created through collaboration between USA Swimming – USA Swimming Foundation – Starfish Aquatic Institute & Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute  
Certificate Program for Swim Coaches and Swim Instructors – This is your opportunity to be one of the first to earn a Certificate of Training in working with children with challenges in an aquatic setting. 

Learn more about this great educational opportunity by clicking here

 

If you are interested in registering for an in-person workshop, click here. Upcoming workshops will be taking place in Oak Brook, IL, Castle Rock, CO and Avon, IN.  An online course is also available, by clicking here

 

As an additional resource, please see the order form for the ATRI Children With Challenges manual.  This is not a required supplement to the Children With Challenges course.

Local Outreach Events

Josh the Otter at Water Safety Event March 2013 (Med)Are you hosting an event to promote swimming and/or water safety to your community?

 

There are many ways you can teach children and parents in your community about the importance of learning to swim and being safe in and around the water. Some ways you can do this are: 

  • Reading storybooks that teach water safety habits to children at schools, daycares, libraries, churches, etc. 
  • Hosting a water safety day at a local pool where you can demonstrate and teach water safety and swimming skills to the community.  
  • Distributing information on swimming lessons and water safety at schools, churches, libraries, festivals, sporting events, local family activities, etc. 
  • Talking to parents at a community or neighborhood meeting, Parent/Teacher Conferences, PTA meetings, etc and educating them on the risks around being in and around water without having proficient swimming skills.  
  • Hosting a Swim-a-Thon™ or another fundraiser to raise money for the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of saving lives and building champions. If you are not interested in organizing a Swim-a-Thon™, you can check out our Fun-Raising ideas to help find the perfect fundraiser for you and your community!

In addition to these events you can create your own event to spread local awareness! If you are in need of material items from the USA Swimming Foundation for your event, please fill out the Make a Splash Material Request Form below. 

 

Make a Splash Material Request Form

 

If you have any questions or need additional support, please email us at: masinfo@usaswimming.org

Make a Splash Webinars

11/6/15  USA Swimming Foundation Fundraising Opportunity through Mobile Cause
Learn how to be a part of this fundraising opportunity, as well as how to navigate through the Mobile Cause platform (i.e. how to create an account, personalize your donation template, etc.). 
  Recording
05/13/14

Local Partner Enrollment Report Processes

Learn how to access and edit your Make a Splash Local Partner portal and how to submit your Enrollment Reports. These reports are required to be submitted for your program to be eligible to apply for the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Local Partner grants.

  Recording
 03/27/14

National Water Safety Awareness Month Participation

Learn about how your program can participate in May - National Water Safety Awareness Month. Find out how you can access resources from the USA Swimming Foundation and its partners to support your local efforts in educating your community.

Slides Recording
01/16/14   

Grants and Funding 101

Grants can be a valuable source of funding for your organization, however, before applying for a grant you should determine which categories of funding sources are most appropriate for your needs. To help you diversify your revenue sources, our Make a Splash team explains the in's and out's of seeking and applying for a grant.

Slides  Recording 
10/31/13     

Get to Know Make a Splash

The Make a Splash team will explain who we are, what we plan to accomplish, and how we plan to succeed in providing the opportunity for every child in American to learn to swim. We talk in depth about what YOU can do in your community and the resources we offer to help along the way. 

Slides  Recording 

Make a Splash Newsletters

The USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash team wants to keep you informed with the latest news, events and NEWS icon (Small)happenings in the world of learn-to-swim, water safety and Make a Splash.

Newsletters will be distributed electronically on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please send your request to masinfo@usaswimming.org.

 

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