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.
2015 Highlights at a Glance...

2016 is well underway, but we wanted to take a moment to look back on a few of the accomplishments of the last year and say a big thank you to all of the donors, parents, coaches, officials, swimmers, and friends who supported the 
USA Swimming Foundation in 2015. 

Thank you for making a difference!

More Than $3.5 Million
have been provided for children's swim lessons since 2009 through the Foundation's Make a Splash initiative.

More Than $560,000 in grants went to the U.S. National Team for direct athlete support, coaching incentives, and Junior National Team Travel.
Make a Splash Public Service Announcement
Make a Splash Public Service  Announcement
We filmed a new PSA 
with USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador Missy Franklin to spread awareness about the Foundation's mission.
$120,000 went to support grassroots club development throughout the nation.
Make a Splash Tour 2015
2015 Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66
 The 7th annual Make a Splash Tour visited 4 cities
to spread the lifesaving message of learn-to-swim


All of this is made possible through the support, financial and otherwise, of people like you. Together we are making a difference in the lives of swimmers everywhere, from those just learning to float to those preparing to take on the world in Rio this summer.

Again, we thank you!
 VIP Olympic Trials Packages Are Still Available... 
But Not For Long!

2016 Olympic Trials tickets are rapidly selling out! 
There's only one way to get the best seats in the house for the most exciting swimming event on American soil. 

 A VIP Package from the USA Swimming Foundation will put you in the best seats in the house for the swimming experience of a lifetime!  You'll also enjoy first class accommodations, behind-the-scenes access, and exclusive opportunities to meet Olympians! This is your chance to see our best and brightest swimmers compete for spots on the Olympic Team that will be take on the world in Rio! Packages are going fast so don't delay; click here   to learn more.
USA Swimming Foundation Announces 
2016 Athlete Ambassadors

T he USA Swimming Foundation is proud to announce the Olympians who will serve as athlete ambassadors for 2016. Foundation ambassadors work with the Foundation staff to help spread the message of the importance of learning to swim and supporting the sport of swimming from blowing bubbles to the Olympic podiums. Click on the photos below to learn more about each ambassador:

Nathan Adrian
Missy Franklin

Rowdy Gaines

Jessica Hardy

Cullen Jones

Jason Lezak

Mel Stewart
USA Swimming Foundation to Award $330,000 to 
Make A Splash Local Partners Committed to 
Helping Children Learn to Swim

This year, the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Initiative will award $330,000 in grant funding to Local Partners who are providing learn-to-swim opportunities to children who otherwise would not be able to participate in swim lessons.  The deadline for the 2016 grant application was February 12 th and more than 150 grant applications were received.

This year's applicants range from small non-profit swim schools to large, city-wide operations. Tina Dessart, Make a Splash Program Manager, was pleased with the application response. 

"We received applications from swim schools across the country, some are newly eligible and some are seeking funding to continue the outreach projects they started in previous years." She said, "We're excited to support the work of passionate learn-to-swim advocates who are making a difference in their communities."

The grant review committee will spend the upcoming weeks evaluating the applications before grant recipients are announced on March 22, 2016. Awards will range from $1,000 to $15,000. The USA Swimming Foundation is excited to provide funding to programs nationwide that b enefit children who otherwise would not receive the opportunity to learn to swim.

To learn more about the grant process or how to become a Make A Splash Local Partner, click here or watch this short video:

USA Swimming Foundation - Saving Lives
USA Swimming Foundation - Saving Lives

Want to help? Make a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation and support learn-to-swim efforts around the country.
Arena Pro Series at Austin:
The 2016 Competition Season Opens with a Bang!

Katie Ledecky continued to impress in an wide array of events, including her 800m freestyle world record swim. Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps battled-it-out in the pool and Nathan Adrian continued his dominance in the 50m freestyle. Check out some of the action below, or see all results here.

2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin Men's 200m IM A Final
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin - Men's 200m IM A Final

2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin Women's 800m Free Final - Katie Ledecky World Record
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin - Women's 800m Free Final, Katie Ledecky World Record
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin: Men's 50m Free A Final
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin -
Men's 50m Free A Final

Help support our National Team Swimmers as they prepare to 
take on the world in Rio de Janeiro this summer. 

Rose Bowl Aquatics takes the Grand Prize 
in the 2015 Swim-a-Thon Contest

Drum Roll Please...
We are thrilled to announce the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 Swim-a-Thon™ Contest...
Rose Bowl Aquatics of 
Pasadena, California!
With a spin of the prize wheel by USA Swimming National Team Director, Frank Busch, our 2015 Winner was chosen from the pool of four finalists. 

Rose Bowl Aquatics will receive a personal visit to their club from Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel, plus a year's worth of SwimOffice™ licensing fees from the USA Swimming Foundation's official online fundraising partner, TeamUnify. 

2015 Swim-a-Thon Grand Prize Announcement
2015 Swim-a-Thon Grand Prize Announcement

The three other finalists who, along with Rose Bowl Aquatics, earned the most contest points in their respective club categories are: Seward Tsunami Swim Club (Seward, AK), Nu Wave Swim Club (New Orleans, LA), and Front Range Barracudas (Broomfield, CO). Each of the finalists will also receive prize packages.

546 teams with over 48,000 swimmers participated in a 2015 Swim-a-Thon, making this the most successful year to date.  More than $362,000 was contributed to the USA Swimming Foundation enabling us to support programs that save lives and build champions-in the pool and in life. Click here to learn more about Swim-a-Thon.
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