The USA Swimming Foundation
Saving Lives and Building 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.
We've Changed Our Style!

We are thrilled to share with you the USA Swimming Foundation's new website! We've changed our look and so much more and we hope you'll take the time to check it out!
The new site is responsive in design, so feel free to visit on your mobile device or tablet.
Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think. Email to send your feedback. We hope to hear from you!
The 2017 Make a Splash Tour 
is Underway!

This year the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66, kicked off with a spectacular, action packed weekend in Houston, Texas that included visits to 5 pools, 3 Olympians, more than $6,000 in grants left behind to support swim lessons in the Houston area, a panel discussion at Phillips 66 headquarters, and a press conference where both the Mayor of Houston and a Commissioner pledged to learn how to swim in 2017!

The Tour continues into June with stops across the country, including:  

Houston, Texas on May 12 and 13
Los Angeles, California on May 24
New Orleans, Louisiana on June 8

Miami & Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 12


Olympic gold medalists and  USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors Cullen Jones, Missy Franklin, Simone Manuel, and Rowdy Gaines will headline this year's Tour. Check out the Tour website for more details and to see some of our activities. Thanks to Phillips 66, SwimWays, and all our donors for making kids dreams come true!

2017 Performance Camp - Registration Is Now Open!

Don't miss your chance to spend a weekend on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center where you can sleep, eat, and train like a member of the national team.

Youth Performance Camp  
(ages 12-18)
September 1-4, 2017
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Adult Performance Camp  
(ages 19+)
October 6-8, 2017
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Colorado Springs, CO

*Price does not include transportation. A portion of all registration fees will be a tax-deducible 
donation to the USA Swimming Foundation.

Join us for Performance Camp this year where you can spend time learning how to improve your performance in the pool from some of the best in the sport!

2017 Youth Performance Camp 
National Team Athletes and Coaches

Bruce Gemmell
2016 Women's 
Olympic Team Coach

Cullen Jones

Jason Lezak

Mel Stewart

2017 Adult Performance Camp 
National Team Athletes and Coaches

Nathan Adrian

Elizabeth Beisel

Missy Franklin

Rowdy Gaines

Visit for more information!
$342,000 Awarded in Grants Through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Initiative

To help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them, the 2017 USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash grant program has awarded more than $342,000. Since 2007 the Foundation has given more than $4.3 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country.
More than 25,000 children will be served through grants provided to 71 Make a Splash Local Partners across 25 states. These 71 Make a Splash Partners are the most number of providers awarded grants in a single grant cycle. Over the last 10 years, 4.9 million children have received formalized swim instruction through Make a Splash Local Partners. 
This year alone, our goal is to see 1 million children take lessons through Make a Splash Local Partners, and these grants will help more children experience the life-saving gift of swimming. To learn more about the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative, the grant program, or to see the complete list of 2017 grantees, please click here.

Simone Manuel PSA
Simone Manuel PSA
Make a Splash - Missy
Make a Splash - Missy
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Arena Pro Swim Series - Atlanta Recap
The Arena Pro Series is well underway and performances in the pool have been impressive. Earlier this month in Atlanta, Georgia the U.S. National Team delivered. Take a look at the Women's 50m Free where Simone Manuel battled an impressive field to take the win.

Looking for more videos of Arena Pro Swim Series races and other events around the country? Check out USA Swimming's video archive here
National Team Alumni Gather in Indianapolis
The first U.S. National Team Alumni social of 2017 took place at the Men's NCAA DI Championships on  Saturday, March 25th .   Several generations of alumni gathered to reminisce about their time in the pool and visit with special guest, 8-time Olympic medalist, USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador, and Cal Bear, Nathan Adrian

Were you a member of the U.S. National Team? Whether you were a multi-medal winning swimmer or wore the red, white, and blue for one season, the USA Swimming Foundation is a place to call home. Checkout our alumni page for more information on how you can be involved with the USA Swimming Foundation! 
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