Make a Splash Regional Summits

Register for our SUMMIT!

When:   September 29, 2015 

Where:   Cleaver Family YMCA  7000 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64131
Who: Make a Splash Local Partners and Learn to swim providers 


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The USA Swimming Foundation provides many benefits to our Make a Splash Local Partner network, the newest addition is the Make a Splash Regional Summit. This half-day event provides an opportunity for Make a Splash Local Partner swim lessons providers to come together and network, learn best practices, and participate in professional development with their peers. The USA Swimming Foundation will host two Make a Splash Regional Summits annually, with host sites rotating amongst geographic regions for ease of access to our Local Partner network. 


Our first-ever Make a Splash Regional Summit was held on March 11, 2015 in Dallas, TX and included information on marketing best practices, establishing partnerships, incorporation and utilization of volunteers, and an inspirational, keynote presentation from 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Ryan Berube


In addition, we had six of our Affiliate Partners join us for a panel to talk about their organizations and the resources they provide to Make a Splash Local Partners. Thank you to the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, CPSC Pool Safely, and Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation


Thank you to everyone who joined us to make it a great day! If you have any questions about our Make a Splash Regional Summits, please email


Local Outreach Events

Josh the Otter at Water Safety Event March 2013 (Med)Are you hosting an event to promote swimming and/or water safety to your community?


There are many ways you can teach children and parents in your community about the importance of learning to swim and being safe in and around the water. Some ways you can do this are: 

  • Reading storybooks that teach water safety habits to children at schools, daycares, libraries, churches, etc. 
  • Hosting a water safety day at a local pool where you can demonstrate and teach water safety and swimming skills to the community.  
  • Distributing information on swimming lessons and water safety at schools, churches, libraries, festivals, sporting events, local family activities, etc. 
  • Talking to parents at a community or neighborhood meeting, Parent/Teacher Conferences, PTA meetings, etc and educating them on the risks around being in and around water without having proficient swimming skills.  
  • Hosting a Swim-a-Thon™ or another fundraiser to raise money for the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of saving lives and building champions. If you are not interested in organizing a Swim-a-Thon™, you can check out our Fun-Raising ideas to help find the perfect fundraiser for you and your community!

In addition to these events you can create your own event to spread local awareness! If you are in need of material items from the USA Swimming Foundation for your event, please fill out the Make a Splash Material Request Form below. 


Make a Splash Material Request Form


If you have any questions or need additional support, please email us at:

Make a Splash Webinars


 Local Partner Enrollment Report Processes

 Learn how to access and edit your Make a Splash Local Partner portal and how to submit your Enrollment Reports. These reports are required to be submitted for your program to be eligible to apply for the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Local Partner grants.


National Water Safety Awareness Month Participation

Learn about how your program can participate in May - National Water Safety Awareness Month. Find out how you can access resources from the USA Swimming Foundation and its partners to support your local efforts in educating your community.

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Grants and Funding 101

Grants can be a valuable source of funding for your organization, however, before applying for a grant you should determine which categories of funding sources are most appropriate for your needs. To help you diversify your revenue sources, our Make a Splash team explains the in's and out's of seeking and applying for a grant.

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Get to Know Make a Splash

The Make a Splash team will explain who we are, what we plan to accomplish, and how we plan to succeed in providing the opportunity for every child in American to learn to swim. We talk in depth about what YOU can do in your community and the resources we offer to help along the way. 

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Make a Splash Newsletters

The USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash team wants to keep you informed with the latest news, events and NEWS icon (Small)happenings in the world of learn-to-swim, water safety and Make a Splash.

Newsletters will be distributed electronically on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please send your request to


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