2014 Make a Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66

The USA Swimming Foundation seeks to raise national awareness about the importance of learning to swim through its Make a Splash initiative. Each year, the Foundation embarks on a national awareness tour which 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 33 cities nationwide. The tour has received extensive national media exposure in outlets such as Sports Illustrated, the Today Show, HBO Real Sports and more. Please join the USA Swimming Foundation and Phillips 66 as the 2014 Make a Splash Tour visits the following cities:MAS Tour Logo (Med)


Wood River, IL: May 6, 2014 at 5:30pm

with Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Anthony Ervin

Lewis & Clark Community College Theater

5800 Godfrey Road

Godfrey, IL 62035


Sweeny, TX: May 7, 2014 at 5:30pm

with Olympian Nathan Adrian

Sweeny Elementary School

600 Ashley-Wilson Road

Sweeny, TX 77480


Bayway, NJ: May 12, 2014 at 5:30pm

with Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Anthony Ervin

The Gateway Family YMCA's Rahway Branch

1564 Irving Street

Rahway, NJ 07065


Los Angeles, CA: Make a Splash Water Safety Festival: May 31, 2014 from 10-2pm

with Olympians Rowdy Gaines, Anthony Ervin, Janet Evans, Chloe Sutton, & Jessica Hardy

The Belmont Plaza Pool

4000 E. Olympic Plaza

Long Beach, CA 90803


If you have questions about the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative, or about our 2014 Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66, please contact Tina Dessart.

2013 Make a Splash Tour Kicks off in New York City!

The USA Swimming Foundation, in partnership with Phillips 66, kicked off its 5th annual Make a Splash Tour in

New York City from May 16-18.MAS P66 Tour (Small)

The Foundation was joined by 2013 Make a Splash ambassador Cullen Jones, and USA Swimming Foundation ambassador Rowdy Gaines. Jones, a celebrated Olympic gold medalist and the first African-American male to hold a swimming world record, almost drowned at the age of five. Rowdy Gaines is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and NBC’s “voice of swimming.”  Their commitment to the tour and its lifesaving message has helped enhance publicity and expand the reach of the Make a Splash campaign to a wide audience of parents, learn-to-swim providers, educators and community leaders.

The tour included a series of press events, including:


A special ABC news segment dedicated to preventing tragedy in the water with Cullen Jones:

Cullen Jones discusses the critical importance of learning to swim with NBC’s Tamron Hall:

2012 Olympian and Brooklyn native Lia Neal talks with News 12 Hudson Valley about making an impact in her hometown:

Cullen Jones makes a splash with New York’s ABC 7 reporter Amy Freeze:


Olympians Help Push Summer Swim Safety on Colorado 9News



Additionally, the USA Swimming Foundation visited the Empire State Building to accept a proclamation from the NYC Mayor’s Office, which officially declared May 16-May 18 Make a Splash Water Safety Days. In celebration of this monumental event, the Empire State Building turned blue for water safety on Saturday, May 18th.

The kickoff concluded with a busy day of swim lessons, as Olympic and World Champions Swimmers Lia Neal, Jimmy Feigen, Josh Schneider, Mel Stewart and Sue Anderson canvassed the city to share the lifesaving message of learn-to-swim, teaching and inspiring kids at 10 New York City locations. 

Make a Splash New York City Photo Gallery

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