Youth Learn to Swim

Our goal is to provide the opportunity for EVERY CHILD in America to learn to swim regardless of financial capacity... and we need your help. 


One month of formal swimming lessons, which reduces the risk of drowning by 88%, can cost as little as $50 per child. You can make a difference in the life of a child and help break the generational barrier in learning to swim! 


Swim lesson providers and USA Swimming teams around the nation are working to bring more children into their programs to spread the life-saving skill of swimming throughout their communities.



  1. No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.

  2. 79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming ability.

  3. Research shows 64% of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.

  4. 10 people drown each day in the United States. 

  5. Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.

Learn to Swim Grants

The USA Swimming Foundation offers annual grant opportunities to youth and adult learn to swim providers. 

Click here for details on available grants.