April 2014 Issue
Grant Announcement
Make a Splash Tour
Fantasy Camp
Upcoming Events
May 1-4: U.S. Masters Swimming Nationals
Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66:
May 6:
Wood River, IL
May 7:
Sweeny, TX
May 12:
Bayway, NJ
May 29-31:
Los Angeles, CA
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2014 has already been an exciting year for the USA Swimming Foundation! Last month we unveiled our new logos, awarded our 2014 Make a Splash grants, and opened registration for two new Fantasy Camps for adults and youth. But we're just getting started! Next month is National Water Safety Awareness Month and throughout the month we will raise awareness through our water safety initiative, Make a Splash, and the Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66.


Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing more exciting news with you in the future!

Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin & Janet Evans join USA Swimming Foundation as Ambassadors                      
The USA Swimming Foundation is pleased to announce Olympic champions Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin and Janet Evans as 2014 Ambassadors! They will join fellow Olympic champions Rowdy Gaines and Mel Stewart as our team of Ambassadors who are making an impact through supporting our mission of saving lives and building champions.
USA Swimming Foundation Awards $322,495 to Learn-to-Swim Programs

The USA Swimming Foundation is proud to announce its 2014 USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash grant recipients. The competition for this year's grants was tremendous. We received 130 applications to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country. After careful review, the grant committee awarded 57 grants, totaling $322,495 to USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partners in 24 states across the country.  Thank you to all the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partners who applied, and for everything you do daily to promote water safety and the importance of learning to swim to children, parents, and community leaders in your area! For a list of the 2014 Make a Splash grant recipients click here.


2014 Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66
Each year, the Foundation embarks on a national awareness tour and visits cities across America to spread the lifesaving message of learn-to-swim. This year will mark the sixth year of the Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66, which has visited more than 30 cities nationwide. This May, the Tour will visit Wood River, IL; Sweeny, TX; Bayway, NJ and will culminate in Los Angeles, CA from May 29-31 with a national media tour and a public water safety event on Saturday, May 31st  from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach.
The Saturday event will feature Olympians Rowdy Gaines, Anthony Ervin, Janet Evans, Chloe Sutton and Jessica Hardy. If you're in the Southern California area, we hope to see you there! For more information about the Make a Splash Tour visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash.


Swim-a-Thon Teams Raise $5.7 million in 2013

Last year, more than $5.7 million in Swim-a-Thon fundraising dollars were raised by 510 teams across the country. As a result of the astounding success of those teams, the USA Swimming Foundation received $320,000 in contributions through the collection of 5% of the gross proceeds from every Swim-a-Thon. Thank you to all of the clubs team who participated in our largest Swim-a-Thon year to date! We look forward to supporting clubs again this year with our 2nd annual Swim-a-Thon contest. The winning team will receive a visit from Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer! For more information about Swim-a-Thon, the contest, or how to get your team started, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/SAT.


Registration now open for Fantasy Camp! 
We are thrilled to host two Fantasy Camps this year: Fantasy Camp-Adult and Fantasy Camp-Youth! Participants at the USA Swimming Foundation's Fantasy Camps will spend a weekend on the campus of the iconic U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, where they'll have the opportunity to live, eat and train like a National Team Athlete. While on campus, participants will train in the world-renowned Olympic Training Complex Aquatic Center-one of the finest training facilities in the world, which has been the training site for nearly every U.S. Olympic swimmer over the past 20+ years. Both camps are limited to the first twenty (adult) and twenty-five (youth) campers.
Fantasy Camp - Youth: October 9-12th, 2014. Ages 12-17. Cost: $1750 until April 31, then $2000. Don't miss out on the early registration deadline! Coaches and special guests: Anthony Ervin, David Marsh, Todd Schmitz and Mel Stewart, along with U.S. National Team staff.
Fantasy Camp - Adult: October 17-19th, 2014. Ages 18+. Cost $2500. Coaches and special guests: Nathan Adrian, Rowdy Gaines and Bruce Gemmell along with U.S. National Team staff.
Don't wait, register today for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!