Champions Club

Champions Club _2(Medium)The USA Swimming Foundation's Champions Club is comprised of our most distinguished and loyal supporters.

Members of the Champions Club provide crucial financial leadership to the swimming community, and receive exclusive benefits reserved for our inner circle of friends.


By making a gift to the Champions Club, you help strengthen the sport of swimming from grassroots to gold medals―from learn-to-swim programs to international competition. 


Funds raised by the USA Swimming Foundation support: 

  • The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, more than 4 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 775 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit our Make a Splash page.
  • The U.S. National Team, who won 31 medals at the Olympic Games in London-making the USA the #1 swimming nation in the world for more that 50 years! In 2014, the coaches and athletes of the National Team received more than $600,000 in financial support from the USA Swimming Foundation.
  • USA Swimming's programs and services. For the first time in history, USA Swimming's membership has exceeded 400,000 members. Despite this exponential growth, their commitment to serving those members has not wavered. Over the past five years, USA Swimming has consulted with more than 2,000 clubs; provided Club Leadership & Business Management School training to more than 1,700 clubs; and served nearly 6,000 coaches through regional coaching clinics.
  • Other initiatives as they arise, including critical operating expenses. 

Please join the USA Swimming Foundation’s Champions Club today, and help build a legacy for the sport we all love!



Champions Club Membership Benefits

Champions Club Member • $1,000

• A Champions Club recognition gift

• Access for two (2) people to an exclusive Champions Club  VIP event during Golden Goggle Awards weekend

• Special opportunities to purchase VIP tickets to select U.S. swimming competitions, including Grand Prix meets

• VIP access and tour at USA Swimming Headquarters at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin (medium)
• Recognition on the Foundation website, Golden Goggle Awards program and Champions Club brochure

Champions Club Patron • $2,500

• All the benefits of Champions Club Members
• Access for four (4) people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during Golden Goggle Awards weekend

• Special recognition gift


Champions Club Benefactor • $5,000

• All the benefits of Champions Club Patrons
• Access for six (6) people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during Golden Goggle Awards weekend

• Name recognition on donor wall displayed at USA Swimming Headquarters in Colorado Springs
• Special recognition gift


Champions Club VIP • $10,000

• All the benefits of Champions Club Benefactors
• Access for ten people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during Golden Goggle Awards weekend 
• A personalized plaque recognizing your commitment to the USA Swimming Foundation.

• Special recognition gift



2016 Champions Club Members

Champions Club vip - $10,000+

Nathan Adrian / BP

Tim and Jennifer Buckley

The Copses Family Foundation

Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty

Tom Holmberg

Miriam and Jim Mulva

Julie and Jay Van Cleave

Bart and Linda Wear


cHAMPIONS CLUB Patron - $2,500

Stephen Little

Bill and Donna Maxson

David P. Meagher, Jr. MD

Geoffrey Mykleby, D.D.S.

Michael and Amy Nordmann

George and Marsha Ward


Champions club member - $1,000

Todd and Kimberly Adams

Carol Arnold

Barbara and Rene Bollier

Robert Broyles

Bob and Judy Burlingham

BD, Charidy and Hero Drawz

Dick and Lucy Duncan

Matt and Michelle Farrell

Cecil and Yvonne Gordon

Bobby Hackett and Diane Kenny

Kelly and Clark Hammond

James and Deborah Harvey

Debbie Hesse

Mark Hesse

Stu and Vickie Hixon

Pat and Diane Hogan

Amy and John Hoppenrath

Mike and Laura Koerner

Michael Lawrence

Leah and Scott Limpert

Matthew Mauriello

Dan McAllen

Lindsay and Michael Mintenko

Jim and Carolyn Ryan

Jim and Debbie Sheehan

Tod Spieker

Bruce and Patty Stratton

Mike and Lisa Unger

Teri and Larry White



Donor list as of April 8, 2016.  All efforts have been made for accuracy. Please contact the USA Swimming Foundation at 719.866.3587 with any questions or concerns.

2015 Champions Club Members

Members of the mens 400m free relay cheer on Ryan Lochte in the final leg of the race. (Medium)CHAMPIONS CLUB VIP - $10,000+


Alex and Olga Blavatnik

Tim and Jennifer Buckley

The Copses Family Foundation

Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty

El Pomar Foundation

Missy Franklin / Speedo

Tom Holmberg

Dan and Paris Jacobs

Jeff and Jeri Marshburn

The Mulva Family Foundation

Julie and Jay Van Cleave

Bart and Linda Wear


Champions Club Benefactor - $5,000

Bryan and Pamela Bloom

Tristin and Martin Mannion

Risk Management Services, Inc.

The Robert J. Gunterberg Charitable Foundation

In Memory of William A. Vicik

Gail and Irv Weintraub

John and Pat Wilson

Peter and Marsha Wolfson

Jim Wood



The American  Group, LLC

Frank and Patty Busch

Stephen Butterfield

Christine and Kevin Chessen

Colonel Bill Cope

Walter N. Davis

John and Julie Dussliere

Thomas M. Jones

Kevin R. Kearns

Amanda and Tom Lister

Stephen Little

Bill and Donna Maxson

David P. Meagher, Jr. MD

Robert and Kathy Mendez

Dr. Jim and Patty Miller

John and Kay Morse

New Jersey Swimming, Inc.

Michael and Amy Nordmann

David and Edlyn Pursell

Scott Rodeo M.D. and Christine Frissora-Rodeo M.D.

Greg and Marti Rosenbaum

Summer Sanders Schlopy

The Sauerland Foundation

Wayne and Mary Shulby

Speedo USA

Joe and Jayne Spittler

Stupp Bros. Bridge and Iron Co. Foundation

Sun Devil Swimming Association

Susan and Ken Tarter

George and Marsha Ward

Chuck and Nancy Wielgus

Rick and Pennie Young

Pia and Jimmy Zankel

Elizabeth and Michael Zuppone



Peter and Margaret Allen

Ray and Buffie Anderson

Carol Arnold

Katy Arris-Wilson and Kevin Wilson

Susie Atwood

The Barnicoat Family

Erika Binger

George E. Block, Jr.

Al and Sandi Blumit

Linda and Dick Boettcher

Drs. Barbara and Rene Bollier

Tom Boyle

Robert Broyles

Mark and Jan Bundy

Bob and Judy Burlingham

David and Mary Coddington

Pat DiBiase

James and Sally Dowdle

Patrick and Jeanne Dwyer

Matt and Michelle Farrell

Patrick and Barbara Finley

Price Fishback and Pamela Slaten

Brandon and Leanne Franklin

Rowdy and Judy Gaines

Marcel Gani and Lisa Buese Gani

Cecil and Yvonne Gordon

Jeff Gudman

Ted and Lee Haartz

Bobby Hackett and Diane Kenny

Dr. Ken and Karen Haller

Kelly and Clark Hammond in memory of Rich Robinson

Hank and Suzanne Haney

James and Deborah Harvey

Mark and Anne Herzberg

Debbie Hesse

Mark Hesse

Stu and Vickie Hixon

The Hoffman Family

Pat and Diane Hogan

Amy and John Hoppenrath

Karen Moe Humphreys

Imagine Swimming, Inc.

Doug and Susie Ingram

Dr. James N. Johnson and Ms. Catherine Stutzner

Ronald G. Kaminski

Connor Kaplan

The Kaune Family

Dillard and Adrienne Kirby

Dr. Catherine M. Knox

Mike and Laura Koerner

Peter Kohnstamm

Dr. Joseph and Maureen Koziol

David and Kristin Marsh

Mark Matsock

Matthew Mauriello

Dan McAllen

Helen McDermid

Dr. Scott and Mrs. Arlene McDonald

Teri McKeever and Jerry Romani

Lucinda McRoberts

Irene Joyce and Tony Melchior

Lindsay and Michael Mintenko

Michael and Susan Murrey

Nation's Capital Class of 2015

Heidi and Dale Neuburger

Millie Nygren

Oliphant Family Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Jane and Stefan Ott

Christine Pearson

Mary and Mike Plant

Amy Psalmonds Richardson

In Memory of L.J. Pugliese

Matthew Rees

Ross and Kaari Reichard

Heather Rietz

Jim and Carolyn Ryan

John and Leanne Sauerland

Gloria Schuldt

Michael and Barbara Schwartz

David and Maya Shackley

Jim and Debbie Sheehan

David and Janice Sims

Tod Spieker

Dan and Tracey Stephenson

Tiffany and Mel Stewart

Bruce and Patty Stratton

Mary Jo Swalley

Tom Ugast

Mike and Lisa Unger

Eileen and Paul Unruh

Ron and Jackie Van Pool

Bob and Erin Vincent

Sue and Randy Watts

Teri and Larry White

Dave and Barbara Wiederecht

Irene Wielgus

Colina Yip


Donor list as of December 31, 2015. 


All efforts have been made for accuracy. Please contact the USA Swimming Foundation at 719.866.3587 with any questions or concerns.

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