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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

2023 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim Grant Applications Now Available to Youth and Adult Swim Lesson Providers


2023 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim Grant Applications  Now Available to Youth and Adult Swim Lesson Providers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2023 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim Grant applications for lesson providers are now open. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2022.

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, has awarded grants since 2007 to help fund youth learn-to-swim programs across the country via its network of more than 1,600 verified swim lesson providers. In 2022, the USA Swimming Foundation awarded a combined $932,000 to youth ($802,000) and adult ($130,000) swim lesson providers. 2022 was the first year the USA Swimming Foundation awarded grants to programs focused on adult learn-to-swim efforts through its partnership with U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS). 
 
Youth Grant Program  
To be considered for the 2023 Youth Learn-to-Swim Grant, applicants must be an approved USA Swimming swim lesson provider in good standing and provide a detailed project budget and program narrative within the grant application. The 2023 USA Swimming Foundation Youth Learn-to-Swim Grant Guidelines can be found here and the grant application can be found here. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.  
 
The application to join the USA Swimming swim lesson provider network can be found here for those interested in future funding opportunities.  
 
Adult Grant Program  
To be considered for the 2023 Adult Learn to Swim Grant, applicants must register as a USMS club or workout group, provide opportunities for eligible adults to participate in USMS programs upon readiness, and present a detailed project budget and program narrative within the grant application. Guidelines can be found here and the grant application can be found here. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting adults who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.  
 
With separate requirements for youth and adult learn-to-swim grant applications, USA Swimming will host a series of webinars to walk applicants through the process of applying for a grant. Visit https://www.usaswimming.org/coaches-leaders/team-leaders/learn-to-swim-grants to register for these events. Recordings of these webinars will be made available online.  
 
Youth Application Webinar: Thursday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. MT (1:30 p.m. ET)
Adult Application Webinar: Thursday, October 20, 1:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. ET) 

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