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.
US Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
Unbelievable Speed. Fierce Competition. The Best of Team USA.


The stakes are high for athletes competing at Olympic Trials this year. Only two Americans in each event will qualify to take on the world in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games.  Olympic Trials will serve as this years' premiere swimming event in the United States. Not only will the competition be some of the best in the pool, but the Olympic Trials experience is a multifaceted event for swim fans across the country.

For those of you joining us in Omaha, be sure to sign-up for the Building Champions 5K on Sunday, July 3. Registration for the run is open now! 

And, before you take your seats to watch 2016 Olympians make the team, don't forget to  stop by the USA Swimming Foundation booth in the Aqua Zone for some interactive fun!

For  those watching the action from home, stay tuned for opportunities to participate and support Team USA!

For more information about US Olympic Team Trials - Swimming, click here.
Vote for Cullen's 
Outstanding Philanthropic Contributions and
Help the USA Swimming Foundation Win $10,000  

Olympian and USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador, Cullen Jones has been nominated for the All Sports United Humanitarian Award for outstanding contributions to philanthropy for his work with the Make a Splash initiative. 


The All Stars of Giving Campaign allows the public to vote for the top ten finalists and if Cullen wins, The USA Swimming Foundation will receive a cash grant of $10,000.
 
You can vote once a day and the voting ends on May 15th. 
Jason Lezak
Rowdy Gaines
Jessica Hardy
Join us for 
An Evening with Gold Medalists

You are cordially invited to join Foundation Trustees Judy and Peter Copses at their Beverly Hills home on Saturday, June 11th for an elegant pool-side dining  event. 

All proceeds from this event will benefit the USA Swimming Foundation and its mission to save lives and build champions-in the pool and in life. 

I magine yourself in the company of three of the greatest athletes to stand atop the Olympic podium, all while enjoying a 5-star four-course dining experience at a beautiful private home with ocean-to-valley views. Where else would you have the opportunity to get to know, dine with, and hear from some of America's most accomplished athletes?

Support the USA Swimming Foundation with your seat or table purchase:
  • Gold Table for Ten: $7,500 (includes an Olympian table host!
  • Dining for Two:  $1,000
  • Dining for One: $600
Register now for this event or click here to learn more about our special athlete guests and the USA Swimming Foundation.
2016 Make a Splash Tour 
Presented by Phillips 66

The USA Swimming Foundation once again took the vital message of learning to swim on the road. The 8th Annual Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66 visited 4 cities and includes a myriad of swimmers and special guests to share the importance of swim lessons. The Tour just wrapped up, so check out our Flipboard for photos, videos, and a look at all the action!

April 8, 2016 - The Phoenix stop marked the start of the 2016 Make a Splash Tour. Rowdy Gaines and Missy Franklin (the newest USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador) hopped in the pool with Phoenix-area kids to help spread the word about the importance of water safety and drowning prevention. The duo went to pools at the Salvation Army Kroc Center and Arizona State University to help get children into the water.
 
April 21 & 22, 2016 - The second and third stop of the Tour  took place in Nederland and Katy, TX. Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines visited schools in both cities and took part in town hall meetings that encouraged attendees to enroll in swim lessons and exercise vigilance in and around the water.
 
April 29 & 30, 2016 - There were Olympians and special guests galore at this year's final tour stop in Atlanta, GA. This all-star group of water safety advocates talked about the importance of learning to swim, helped to get children in the pool, and spread water-safety awareness.
Maritza Correia
Rowdy Gaines
Cullen Jones

Ludacris

Blake Michael

Mary T. Meagher Plant

Roberta Shields
Andrew Young

Want to help? Make a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation and support learn-to-swim efforts around the country.
Featured Philanthropists:
National Team Alumni in Action

The USA Swimming Foundation is very fortunate to have three U.S. National Team alumni who have implemented innovative campaigns to raise money for our benefit. Thank you to these three champions for selecting the USA Swimming Foundation as their charity of choice!

Casey Converse ('76 Olympics) is donating 10% from the sales of his new book, "Munich to Montreal: Women's Olympic Swimming in a Tarnished Golden Era" to the USA Swimming Foundation. Buy it today and select the USA Swimming Foundation as your Amazon Smiles charity and you too will be supporting the sport of swimming from grassroots to gold medals.


During the month of March, Alison Terry ('99 WUG) donated 10% of net proceeds from her web-based job seeking platform, Aquatic Jobs Network . The Aquatic Job Network  is a job portal established to connect employers and job seekers within the aquatics community.

 


 

Carin Cone Vanderbush ('56 Olympics) is autographing copies of her April 1960 Sports Illustrated cover in exchange for a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation. Check out her SI cover...very retro-cool! To get your copy click here.

Arena Pro Series at Mesa:
Competition Recap

USA Swimming National Team member Maya DiRado claimed the women's 200-meter individual medley and 200m backstroke titles within a 20-minute span, and Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Nathan Adrian each added to their win totals on the final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa. You can get the total recap with videos and articles here.


Rowdy Gaines and Jeff Commings recap the final night of the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa, which featured wins from Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte and more.


2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa: Men's 100m Free A Final

2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa: Men's 100m Free A Final
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa: Women's 200m IM A Final
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa: Women's 200m IM A Final


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

USA Swimming Foundation Awards $337,017 
in  Grants for Swim Lessons

The USA Swimming Foundation is pleased to announce its 2016 Make a Splash Local Partner grant recipients. 

This year, the USA Swimming Foundation awarded 52 grants, totaling $337,017 to Make a Splash Local Partners in 23 states across the country. These grants will provide free or reduced cost swimming lessons to more than 20,000 children nationwide. 
 
Thank you to all the donors who make the grant process a financial reality and to all Make a Splash Local Partners; together we are making a difference by helping children across the country learn to swim, regardless of their ability to pay.  For the full list of 2016 grant recipients, click here

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

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Make A Splash Tour
Raising Funds & Awareness
Pictured Above L-R: Rowdy Gaines, Linda Wear, Allison Schmitt, Chase Kalisz, Bart Wear, 
Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps, and Missy Franklin.

The USA Swimming Foundation wants to say a big thank you to trustees Bart and Linda Wear for underwriting a special fundraising luncheon during the Make a Splash tour stop in Phoenix. 

The Wears gathered a group of friends and swim enthusiasts to listen to an all-star panel of swimmers and support the USA Swimming Foundation mission of saving lives and building champions. From the importance of learning to swim, to preparations for Olympic Trials, the panel kept the audience captivated. Those in attendance donated more than $7,500 to help support our heroes on the national team and those just learning to blow bubbles.

Want to help? Make a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation and support swimmers at every level around the country.
USA Swimming Foundation 
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