September 2015 Issue
I am a Champion!
FINA World Championships
Adult Performance Camp
Featured Philanthropist
Phillips 66 National Championships
VIP Olympic Trials Packages
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In 2014 USA Swimming welcomed 115,084* new members into its ranks; most stepped up to the side of a pool to compete for the 1st time. Some won their races, others were disqualified, but all dove in trying to be the best they could be.
We at the USA Swimming Foundation are proud to provide funding assistance for coach education, stroke clinics, and administrative support for some of  the 3,000* swim teams in the United States.  We invite you to join our efforts to support the sport of swimming by making a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation. 
Your gift, regardless of size, will help to ensure the sport of swimming continues to grow and help shape children across the nation.   
*Membership numbers are based on registration data for the 2014 membership year (Sept. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2014).
or text SWIM to 91999 to donate today!
USA National Team   
Performs at FINA's World Championships

The U.S. won 23 medals and eight golds over eight days in Kazan, Russia,
 July 24-August 9 . Katie Ledecky, with five golds in five events, earned FINA's Female Swimmer of the Meet for a second straight Worlds. 

You can catch up on all the meet results  here .

Katie Ledecky wins 200 Free at World Champions
Katie Ledecky wins 200 Free at World Champions

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Performance Camp!

Don't Miss Your Chance to Live,  Eat, and Train Like an  Olympian.



Adult Performance Camp

October 16-18, 2015 


with Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines, Jason Lezak, Debbie Meyer, and Todd Schmitz


:  October 16-18


WhereOlympic Training Center, Colorado Springs


Ages:   19+


Cost:    $2,500/athlete


Registration Fees include room, board, and all camp activities. Air transportation is not included; roundtrip ground transportation will be provided from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS).


*A portion of each registration fee goes back to the USA Swimming Foundation as a tax-deductible donation.


Need more information? Visit
 Download our informational flier here  
and watch the video from last year's camp.

Adult Performance Camp
Adult Performance Camp
USA Swimming Foundation Announces New Partnerships with US Masters and Pollo Tropical!

The USA Swimming Foundation and the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation (SSLF), a subsidiary of U.S. Masters Swimming, have formed an affiliation of collaboration in support of learn-to-swim and water safety nationwide. This relationship was forged with the organizations' mutual effort to save lives through swim lessons. To learn more about this partnership, please click here.

Pollo Tropical has become the USA Swimming Foundation's newest charitable partner. Based out of Miami, the Caribbean-inspired chain is the Foundation's first restaurant partner. Pollo Tropical will host an annual fundraiser by selling Halloween coupon treat books at its 130+ locations, with the proceeds benefitting the USA Swimming Foundation.  To learn more about this partnership, please click here.

Featured Philanthropist: 

Ella Bolling & her Swimming Friends


At the 2015 Chicago Make a Splash Tour stop, Olympian Cullen Jones and USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director, Debbie Hesse, were surprised by a group of swimmers and handed a $235.00 donation  in support of the Foundation. They were even more surprised when they heard their story...

These enterprising young ladies wanted to help more kids learn to swim, so they started their own fundraising endeavor selling rainbow loom bracelets and goggle charms. Titled the "goggle bracelet" the girls sold their crafts at home swim meets for $1 each, and over the course of a season, they raised enough money to make a significant donation. 

Our deepest thanks goes out to Ella Bolling, all the girls who helped craft and sell the bracelets, and to the Homewood Flossmoor Swim Team for your support!

Want to support the sport of swimming from learn-to-swim all the way to our National Team? Make a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation, saving lives and building champions -  in the pool and in life.
Phillips 66 National Championships
Michael Phelps 200m Butterfly - Phillips 66 National Championship
Michael Phelps 200m Butterfly
Phillips 66 National Championships

Watch Michael Phelps post 2015's top time in the 200m fly on Aug. 7, 2015, with a time of  1:52.94 at the Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

For a complete recap of the meet, click here.
Now on Sale!   

2012 Olympic Trials

Experience the unforgettable and join the USA Swimming Foundation's most enthusiastic supporters at the premier swimming event in the United States in 2016: 
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming!

Taking place in Omaha, Nebraska June 26 - July 3, 2016, t he selection of the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team will take place right before your eyes, as they dive into American water for the last time before the Olympic Games in Rio. 

Trials will feature world champion athletes and first-class accommodations for guests participating in the USA Swimming Foundation's VIP hospitality experience. 

Special events, spectacular seats, and exclusive invitations are just some of the extraordinary perks for those who take advantage of the USA Swimming Foundation's VIP hospitality packages. 

For more information, or to purchase a trials package, email or visit the 2016 Olympic Trials webpage.


2015 Youth 

Performance Camp


Thank You to Our Sponsors

25 kids between the ages of 12 and 18 were on campus at the Olympic Training Center Labor Day weekend for the USA Swimming Foundation's 2015 Youth Performance Camp. In addition to learning from Olympians including Nathan Adrian, Jessica Hardy, Mel Stewart, and Coach Bruce Gemmell, the campers each went home with a bag packed with incredible swag like towels, water bottles, t-shirts, and more... including the following from our generous sponsors:

Goggles from:

Swim Caps and Sweatshirts from:

Gear Bags from: