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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

USA Swimming Foundation Awards $647,522 in 2023 Learn-to-Swim Grant Funding

USA Swimming Foundation Awards $647,522 in 2023 Learn-to-Swim Grant Funding

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, today announced $647,522 is awarded to 104 swim lesson providers via its Learn-to-Swim Grant Program.

“The USA Swimming Foundation is proud to add to the nearly $7 million in Learn-to-Swim grant funding and expansive network of programs,” USA Swimming Foundation Senior Director of Development Elaine Calip said. “These funds directly impact programs to help the Foundation’s mission of Saving Lives, Building Champions and Impacting Communities through free or reduced-cost swim lessons.”

More than 340 applications were vetted through a competitive annual review process, distributing funds across 29 states to provide more than 14,000 individuals the opportunity to learn the lifesaving skill of water safety.

Youth Learn-to-Swim grants will be distributed to 69 providers across 25 states. These programs will receive a total of $517,522 in funding to support youth programs offering free or reduced-cost swim lessons. It is estimated to impact more than 12,000 children with the opportunity to learn how to swim.

“This year, the Grant Review Committee vetted more than 340 applications, producing a superior applicant pool and a highly competitive selection process,” USA Swimming Program Director of Pre-Competitive Programs Tina Dessart said. “We are proud to support the 2023 class of Learn-to-Swim grant recipients who provide opportunities for youth and adults to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming.”

For the second year, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded funding to programs focusing on Adult Learn-to-Swim efforts, granting $130,000 to 35 programs across 24 states, providing an estimated 2,487 adults the opportunity to learn how to swim.

The following programs have been awarded grant funding:

Youth Learn-to-Swim Programs
Program Name City  State 
 + POOL  New York  New York
Atlantis Swim School, LLC  Hialeah   Florida
 Bangor Region YMCA  Bangor   Maine
 Black People Will Swim  Freeport  New York
 Brooklyn Center Community Center  Brooklyn Center     Minnesota
 Bryant Aquatic Swim School  Bryant   Arkansas
 City of Eden Prairie  Eden Prairie     Minnesota
 City of Janesville, Recreation Division  Janesville  Wisconsin
 City of Scottsdale  Scottsdale  Arizona
 Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Swim Team    Newport News  Virginia
 Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA  Vineland  New Jersey
 Dad’s Club Swim Start  Houston  Texas
 Eastern Madera Recreation and Parkes Project  Oakhurst  California
 Friends of Rockbridge Swimming  Lexington     Virginia
 Gateway Family YMCA  Elizabeth  New Jersey
 Goldfish Swim School Anderson  Cincinnati  Ohio
 Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor  Ann Arbor     Michigan
 Goldfish Swim School Franklin  Franklin  Tennessee
 Goldfish Swim School Mundelein  Mundelein  Illinois
 Goldfish Swim School West Chester  West Chester  Ohio
 Greater Holyoke YMCA   Holyoke  Massachusetts
 Greater Peoria Family YMCA   Peoria   Illinois
 Hamilton Area YMCA  Hamilton  New Jersey
 Harlingen CISD Aquatic Center  Harlingen  Texas
 Harris County Aquatics Program  Houston  Texas
 Houston Independent School District  Houston    Texas
 Hub Recreation Center  Marion  Illinois
 Huntington YMCA  Huntington  Indiana
 i-tri  East Hampton     New York
 Jewish Community Alliance  Jacksonville  Florida
 Johnnie Means Aquatics  Houston  Texas
 Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Inc.  Bronx  New York
 LEAP  New Haven  Connecticut
 Magnolia Aquatic Club  Magnolia  Texas
 Marydell Faith and Life Center  Nyack   New York
 Methodist Services  Philadelphia  Pennsylvania
 Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges  Livingston  New Jersey
 Northern TRIBS Swimming, Inc.  Massena  New York
 NSEA Swim  Wilmington   North Carolina
 Quest Swim School  Midlothian   Virginia
 Raritan Valley YMCA  East Brunswick  New Jersey
 River Road Park and Recreation District     Eugene  Oregon
 Sharks Swim Club  League City  Texas
 South Shore YMCA  Quincy  Massachusetts
 Stamford YMCA  Stamford   Connecticut
 Swim Beyond, LLC  Atlanta  Georgia
 Swim Strong Foundation  East Elmhurst     New York
 Swim With Gills  Hobe Sound     Florida
 SwimRVA  Richmond   Virginia
 Tampa YMCA  Tampa  Florida
 Terre Haute Torpedoes  Terre Haute     Indiana
 Trident Swim Foundation, Inc.  New York  New York
 Tukwila Pool  Tukwila  Washington
 V3 Sports  Minneapolis  Minnesota
 Walla Walla YMCA  Walla Walla  Washington
 Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center  Milwaukee  Wisconsin
 WEST Coast Aquatics  Mill Creek  Washington
 YMCA of Georgia's Piedmont  Winder  Georgia
 YMCA of Greater Boston  Brookline  Massachusetts
 YMCA of Greater Houston     Houston  Texas
 YMCA of Greater Louisville  Louisville  Kentucky
 YMCA of Greater Montgomery   Montgomery    Alabama
 YMCA of South Palm Beach County  Boca Raton     Florida
 YMCA of Southwest Washington  Longview  Washington
 YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Inc.  Evansville   Indiana
 YMCA of the North  Minneapolis   Minnesota
 YMCA of the North Shore  Beverly  Massachusetts
 YMCA of the Triangle Area  Raleigh  North Carolina
 YMCA of Metro North, Inc.  Peabody   Massachusetts

Adult Learn-to-Swim Programs
Program Name  City  State 
 + POOL  New York   New York
 Bangor Region YMCA     Bangor  Maine
 Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas  Nacogdoches  Texas
 CHPC Swimming Ministry  Cincinnati    Ohio
 City of Myrtle Beach     Myrtle Beach     South Carolina
 Duluth Area Family YMCA     Duluth  Minnesota
 Greenville Splash, LLC     Mauldin  South Carolina
 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Kids, Inc. (HLHK)  Lithonia   Georgia
 Hood River Aquatic Center  Hood River     Oregon
 Huntingdon Borough     Huntingdon   Pennsylvania
 Kroc Center  Coeur d'Alene     Idaho
 Legacy YMCA  Bessemer  Alabama
 Magnolia Aquatic Club  Magnolia  Texas
 Memorial Park Natatorium  Jasper  Alabama
 Muskegan Heights Public School  Muskegon Heights  Michigan
 North Suburban YMCA  Northbrook  Illinois
 Quest Swimming & Quest Swim School  Midlothian  Virginia
 Raritan Valley YMCA  East Brunswick  New Jersey
 Sigma Performance Swimming     Fort Worth   Texas
 South Shore YMCA  Quincy  Massachusetts
 SwimBox Community Foundation     Springfield     Virginia  
 Swimming With Alaska Masters (SWAM)  Anchorage  Alaska
 Swim Beyond, LLC  Atlanta   Georgia
 Swim Fit Alaska  Fairbanks  Alaska
 Swim Strong Foundation  East Elmhurst     New York
 Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District     Beaverton  Oregon
 Valley of the Sun YMCA  Phoenix   Arizona
 YMCA of Central Massachusetts     Worcester    Massachusetts
 YMCA of Greater Des Moines  Des Moines  Iowa
 YMCA of Greater Houston  Houston     Texas
 YMCA of Greater Seattle  Seattle    Washington
 YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles  Los Angeles     California
 YMCA of Snohomish County  Everett  Washington
 YMCA of the Triangle Area  Raleigh  North Carolina
 Zionsville Aquatic Masters/Zionsville Community Schools  Zionsville  Indiana

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