Local Partner Grant Opportunities

The USA Swimming Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to Make a Splash Local Partners who provide services to young people who, otherwise, would not have the opportunity to participate in water safety instructional programs and/or swimming lessons.


The 2017 Grant Application is now OPEN!

Local Partner Program

Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to saves lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign and saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs. Through the development of a nationwide network of community organizations and programs, our Local Partners deliver the Make a Splash message into their hometowns and communities.


Click here to find a local partner program near you!

Who can be a local partner program?

One of the guiding principles of Make a Splash is to spread the word and mission of the USA Swimming Foundation to every community in the nation. In order to reach the widest audience possible, Make a Splash will partner with learn to swim providers across the country that are willing to promote water safety education to their communities and or provide scholarships for children to participate in their swim lesson programs.

Some examples of our current Local Partners include:

  • USA Swimming member clubs                                                MAS Logo Primary (Med)
  • YMCAs
  • Learn-to-Swim Programs
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Parks & Recreation Departments
  • Summer League Programs
  • School Districts
  • You!  

JOIN THE Make a Splash Local Partner Network

Below are lists of benefits, requirements, and forms necessary to become a local partner program. For more information on the Make a Splash Local Partner Program, please contact Shweta Shreyarthi at sshreyarthi@usaswimming.org or 719.866.3546 with questions about the Make a Splash Local Partner Program.


To apply: use this link: https://fs22.formsite.com/usaswimming/form13/index.html or send hard copies of the application materials (below) to:


1 Olympic Plaza

ATTN: Shweta Shreyarthi

Colorado Springs, CO 80909


Local Partner Program Requirements

Local Partner Program Application Checklist

Local Partner Application


Can't join the Make a Splash Local Partner network, but still wanted to be listed on our Swim Lesson Finder? Click here!

Local Partner Program Fundraising

If you are a Make a Splash Local Partner and are interested in raising money for the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative, or if you are interested in raising money for your own club, team or learn-to-swim program and want to use the Make a Splash name and/or logo mark, please read these important guidelines. To learn about our Swim-a-Thon™ fundraising platform, please visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/sat.


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