Working to save lives and build champions
The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build 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.
Did you know?
- Ten people drown each day in the United States*
- 70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children, and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability.**
- Participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%***
USA Swimming has been the #1 swimming nation in the world for more than 40 years. The USA Swimming Foundation is committed to supporting our U.S. National Swim Team athletes and coaches, providing them with funding that is critical to their pursuit of athletic success.
We invite our friends and fans across the country to help us achieve our goals by getting involved as a donor, fundraiser, event attendee or volunteer.
To learn more about the USA Swimming Foundation, click here to view our 2013 Annual Report.
The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions in the pool and in life.
*Centers for Diease Control and Prevention
**National research study commisssioned by the USA Swimming Foundation and conducted by the University of Memphis (2010)
***As of 6/1/12
Saving lives through make a splash
In 2007, the USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash—a national child-focused water safety initiative which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. The Foundation seeks to achieve this mission via a national awareness campaign, an affiliate coalition and a robust local partner program.
The sport of swimming provides its participants with the tools needed to become a champion in all aspects of life. The USA Swimming Foundation is dedicated to supporting the pursuit of excellence for swimmers at all levels across our sport, from age-group swimmers to U.S. Olympic hopefuls. Partner with the USA Swimming Foundation to build champions and create a legacy for future generations of swimmers.