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USA Swimming Foundation Awards $507,618 in 2021 Grant Funding for Swim Lesson Providers

USA Swimming Foundation Awards $507,618 in 2021 Grant Funding for Swim Lesson Providers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Swimming Foundation today announced that it has awarded $507,618 to learn-to-swim programs across the country through its 2021 grant program for swim lesson providers. These grants will support programs offering free or reduced-cost swim lessons, providing an estimated 13,800 children with the opportunity to learn how to swim.

The USA Swimming Foundation vetted 243 applications through a competitive annual review process, choosing 67 programs across 27 states to receive funding. Since 2007, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded grants to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country.

In 2020,  the USA Swimming Foundation granted $314,114 in funding to learn-to-swim programs. Together, the Foundation and their nationwide network of more than 1,500 swim lesson providers are helping to spread the importance of learning to swim and water safety. 

The following programs from the USA Swimming Foundation’s swim lesson provider network  have been awarded 2021 USA Swimming Foundation grant funding: 

  • YMCA of Vineland (Vineland, N.J.)   
  • Warren Hawkins Aquatic Center (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • Swim Gym (Miami, Fla.)
  • YMCA of Greater Des Moines (Des Moines, Iowa)   
  • YMCA of Greater Montgomery (Montgomery, Ala.)   
  • Albert Finkelshteyn (Staten Island, N.Y.)
  • YMCA of Greater Houston (Houston, Texas)   
  • Texas Ford Aquatics (Frisco, Texas) 
  • Triangle Aquatic Center (Cary, N.C.)
  • Frontline Sports Center (Orlando, Fla.)
  • Pods Swimming, Inc. (East Providence, R.I.)
  • Clearfield City (Clearfield, Utah)
  • Raritan Valley YMCA (East Brunswick, N.J.)
  • Dad's Club Swim Start (Houston, Texas)
  • Englewood Parks, Recreation & Library (Englewood, Colo.)
  • The Gift of Swimming (Winter Garden, Fla.)
  • City of Plainfield (Plainfield, N.J.)
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
  • South Shore YMCA (Quincy, Mass.)
  • YMCA of Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Buffalo City Swim Racers (Buffalo, N.Y.)   
  • Harris County Street Olympics, Inc. (Houston, Texas)   
  • Eden Prairie Community Center (Eden Prairie, Minn.)   
  • Houston ISD (Houston, Texas)   
  • YMCA of the Chesapeake (Easton, Md.)
  • YMCA Oahu (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • St. Augustine Preparatory Academy/Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • U.S. Swimming Group (Ridgefield, N.J.)   
  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center (San Diego, Calif.)
  • City of Englewood (Englewood, N.J.)
  • Bangor Region YMCA (Bangor, Maine)
  • Parkview Huntington Family YMCA (Huntington, Ind.)
  • Hamilton Area YMCA (Hamilton, N.J.)
  • Sea Otter Swim Lessons (Loomis, Calif.)
  • Holland Community Aquatic Center (Holland, Mich.)   
  • Jefferson City YMCA (Jefferson City, Mo.)
  • NSEA Swim (Wilmington, N.C.)   
  • Hampshire Regional YMCA (Northampton, Mass.)
  • Brooklyn Center Community Center (Brooklyn Center, Minn.)  
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence (Lawrence, Mass.)
  • Dynamo Swim School (Chamblee, Ga.)   
  • YMCA of Metro North (Peabody, Mass.)
  • Goldfish Swim School – Edmond (Edmond, Okla.)
  • NCAP-J&M Swim, LLC (McLean, Va.)   
  • CLE Swimming, LLC (Olmsted Falls, Ohio)
  • City of Brooklyn Park (Brooklyn Park, Minn.)
  • Hunterdon County YMCA (Annandale, N.J.)
  • Racine Family YMCA (Mount Pleasant, Wis.)
  • Buena Vista City (Buena Vista, Va.)   
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Ind.)   
  • MVWYMCA ( Lawrence, Mass.)   
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas (Nacogdoches, Texas)   
  • Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • The Y (Everett, Wash.)   
  • Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming (Arlington, Texas)   
  • Randolph Community Pool (Randolph, Mass.)   
  • Metro YMCA (Livingston, N.J.)   
  • YWCA Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • YMCA of the North Shore (Beverly, Mass.)   
  • Nile Swim Club of Yeadon (Lansdowne, Pa.)   
  • YMCA of South Palm Beach County (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • Sharks Swim Club (League City, Texas)
  • Swim Streamline (Spring, Texas)
  • SwimLabs The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas) 
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim School (Mission Viejo, Calif.)   
  • North Shore Swim Club (Methuen, Mass.)

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