USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Recipients

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The USA Swimming Foundation is pleased to announce its 2015 Make a Splash Local Partner grant recipients. The USA Swimming Foundation is awarding 50 grants, totaling $300,260, to Make a Splash Local Partners in 23 states across the country! These grants will provide free or reduced cost swimming lessons to more than 12,000 children nationwide. With grants provided this year, the USA Swimming Foundation is proud to have awarded more than $3.6 million in grant funding since 2007. 

The USA Swimming Foundation would like to thank the many donors who have made this year’s grants possible. We would like to extend a very special thank-you to Phillips 66, who, in addition to presenting this year’s Make a Splash Tour, has made a significant financial contribution to provide grant funding to local partner programs in the Houston area. We would also like to thank The Copses Family Foundation and The Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin Foundation.

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 need to learn to swim to children, parents, and community leaders in your area. YOU are helping the USA Swimming Foundation save lives and build champions! 

Congratulations to the 2015 USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash grant recipients listed below! 

(listed alphabetical by program name)


  • 5 Cities Swim School, CA
  • Little Fishes Swim School, MO
  • Asotin County Family Aquatic Center, WA
  • Manitou Pool & Fitness Center, CO 
  • Bonner Springs Family YMCA, KS
  • Muskegon Family YMCA, MI
  • Bridgeport YMCA, CT
  • Pikes Peak Athletics, CO
  • Chatham County Aquatic Center, GA
  • Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation, NJ
  • Cincinnati Recreation Foundation, OH 
  • Ransburg YMCA, IN
  • City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks, CA
  • Sarah Heinz House, PA
  • City of Detroit Recreation Department, MI
  • SEASTARS Aquatics Swim Team, FL 
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL 
  • Soma Aquatics Foundation, CA
  • City of Newark, Division of Recreation, NJ 
  • South Side YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL 
  • City of Spokane Parks and Recreation, WA 
  • Sun Country Sports Center, FL 
  • City of West Palm Beach, FL 
  • Swim Gym, FL 
  • Derby Recreation Commission Unsinkables Program, KS
  • Swim Strong Foundation, Inc., NY
  • Detroit Swims YMCA, MI
  • SwimRVA, VA
  • District 196 Community Education Aquatics Program, MN
  • SwimVantage Swim School, CO 
  • Englewood Parks and Recreation Department, CO
  • The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch, NJ
  • First Colony Swim Team, TX
  • The Gift of Swimming, FL 
  • Harris County Aquatics Program, TX
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA, ID
  • Haslam Family Club University Boys and Girls Club, TN
  • Valley of the Moon Aquatics, CA
  • Holland Community Aquatic Center, MI
  • Wabash YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL 
  • HYCAT @ Charleston, Inc Swimming, WV
  • West Cook YMCA, IL 
  • Irving ISD Swim Safe City of Irving, TX
  • YMCA of Broome County, NY 
  • Johnston YMCA, NC
  • YMCA of Greater Houston, TX
  • Jordan YMCA, IN
  • YMCA of the Capital Area, LA
  • Katy Aquatics, TX
  • YWCA of Evanston/North Shore, IL 



The next USA Swimming Foundation grant opportunity will be in January 2016 and will be exclusively for USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partners. If you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a Make a Splash Local Partner, please contact

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