Charitable Partnership Program

Through the USA Swimming Foundation’s Charitable Partnership program, the USA Swimming Foundation seeks to provide industry colleagues with the opportunity to focus their fundraising and volunteer efforts on a cause linked to their core mission. Additionally, Charitable Partners agree to provide the USA Swimming Foundation with financial resources to further its mission of saving lives and building champions – in the pool and in life.


Become a Partner Today!

Are you interested in becoming a Charitable Partner?  Becoming a Partner is a great way to show your commitment to our amazing sport—and Partners receive numerous benefits in exchange for their support.  For more information, please contact Tina Dessart at

Charitable Partners


College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA)
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Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming at the collegiate level. The CSCAA is dedicated to promoting the benefits of the sport of swimming at all levels and throughout the life cycle.


College Swimming Coaches Association of America has named the USA Swimming Foundation as the beneficiary of its 2013 CSCAA Convention Golf Tournament, and will assist in promoting the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Initiative to its network of colleges and universities, encouraging them to enroll their learn-to-swim programs as Make a Splash Local Partners and to expand their outreach efforts into their local communities.


John Wayne Cancer Foundation 

Block the Blaze is a John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) funded youth skin cancer education and prevention program.  The USA Swimming Foundation has partnered with JWCF to provide

additional resources for our Make a Splash Local Partners in 2016! 

JWCF's Block the Blaze program educated over 24,000 California Junior Lifeguards this past summer, and over 164,000 youth to date, and as part of our partnership is offering this program opportunity to all California Make a Splash Local Partners!

The Block the Blaze program offers fun, informative presentations on skin cancer education, prevention and sun safety specifically geared for children.  JWCF will bring this program to you, free of charge, and will also provide each child with a Block the Blaze brochure, John Wayne Cancer Foundation trucker hat and  John Wayne Cancer Foundation sunscreen (SPF 30, natural mineral formula, certified organic ingredients, and made in
the USA)!


Pollo Tropical

As an island-inspired company, Pollo Tropical holds water safety message near and dear to their hearts, according to Chief Operating Officer Danny Meisenheimer.


The partnership between Pollo Tropical and the USA Swimming Foundation was announced in July 2015. In addition to raising money for the foundation through Treat Book sales, Pollo Tropical provided food at events during the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66 and at Make a Splash local partner events through. “Pollo Tropical has a large and dedicated audience that cares about their health and well-being, which ties perfectly with the USA Swimming Foundation mission of saving lives through swim lessons,” said USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse.

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