Third Party Fundraising

An event organized by an individual, community group or company that is not an official USA Swimming Foundation activity is considered to be a “third party” event. Acting independently and with the USA Swimming Foundation’s approval, third party events are an important resource for raising funds to help us support our mission.

Although the Foundation actively encourages third party fundraising events, we must approve all events in advance. The Foundation reserves the right to decline affiliation with events. This is an important safeguard in preserving the integrity of the name and reputation of the Foundation, as well as our commitment to donors.

By taking on a third party project, one assumes the responsibility of creating a successful event without assistance from the USA Swimming Foundation. It is important we reserve Foundation resources for scheduled Foundation events and fundraising efforts—for which we carefully budget and depend on for reliable annual revenue.

Special events and fundraising efforts conducted to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation should be run by organizations or individuals that are financially responsible, of well-established reputation and motivated by a genuine desire to assist the goals and mission of the USA Swimming Foundation.


Hosting a Swim-a-Thon is a fun and easy way to raise money for a Club or Team and support the USA Swimming Foundation at the same time!

Participants in your Swim-a-Thon earn money by swimming lengths of the swimming pool. Swimmers get pledges from family, friends, local businesses and neighbors to support their efforts.

The funds you raise for the club or team are critically important, but there's more to it than that!

The donation that is paid to the USA Swimming Foundation supports its mission to save lives and build champions - in the pool and in life. Whether we're equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

Find out how your team can take advantage of this unique fundraising program and the new, easy-to-use online giving platform created by TeamUnify.

It's that easy!
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