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USA Swimming Foundation Awards $898,184 to Learn to Swim Programs

USA Swimming Foundation and Step Into Swim
Of that, $200,000 of funding was made possible through a Step Into Swim donation. The total grant award is the largest in USA Swimming Foundation history.

The USA Swimming Foundation awarded $898,184 to learn to swim programs across the country through its 2022 grant program—the largest ever dollar amount awarded through its grant program for swim lesson providers. 

A gift of $200,000 from Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Foundation (PHTF) committed to safer swim education and drowning prevention, along with an additional $80,000 approved by the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors, helped bring youth learning to swim grant awards to the largest amount in USA Swimming foundation history. 

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, vetted 184 youth grant applications through a competitive annual review process, selecting 102 programs across 29 states to receive $763,184 in funding as part of its 2022 grant program for swim lesson providers. These grants will support youth programs offering free or reduced-cost swim lessons, providing an estimated 19,870 children with the opportunity to learn how to swim. 

A strong advocate of the USA Swimming Foundation, Step Into Swim’s donation helps the Foundation continue to save lives and build champions. 

“Learning to swim from a qualified instructor drastically reduces the risk of childhood drowning by 88%. The more awareness we bring to the importance of swim instruction, the more lives we can save,” said three-time Olympic gold medalist and VP of Partnerships and Development for PHTA Rowdy Gaines. “Step Into Swim is proud to collaborate with an organization like the USA Swimming Foundation, whose efforts to support learn-to-swim programs is important, life-saving work.”

For the first time, the USA Swimming Foundation has also awarded grant funding to programs that focus on adult learn-to-swim efforts, granting $135,000 to 39 adult learn-to-swim programs across 22 states, providing an estimated 2,007 adults the opportunity to learn how to swim. Earlier in 2021, U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) moved its fundraising efforts for adult learn-to-swim programs from its Swimming Saves Lives Foundation to the USA Swimming Foundation, bringing all learn-to-swim fundraising efforts under the USA Swimming Foundation. U.S. Masters Swimming continues to own and administer adult learn-to-swim curriculum and certification for instructors, as well as provide resources to programs offering adult lessons throughout the United States. 

The following programs have been awarded 2022 USA Swimming Foundation grant funding: 

Program

City

State

Anderson Swim School LLC

 Cincinnati

Ohio

Bangor Region YMCA   

 Bangor

Maine

Boys & Girls Club of Deep East Texas

 Nacogdoches

Texas

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence   

 Lawrence

Massachusetts

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Inc.   

 Chicago

Illinois

City of Aiken

 Aiken

South Carolina

City of Anoka

 Anoka

Minnesota

City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks   

 Bakersfield

California

City of Colusa   

 Colusa

California

City of Englewood

 Englewood

New Jersey

City of Englewood, CO

 Englewood

Colorado

City of Folsom   

 Folsom

California

City of Jersey City   

 Jersey City

New Jersey

City of King

 King City

California

City of Marion

 Marion

Illinois

City of Memphis

 Memphis

Tennessee

City of Myrtle Beach, SC

 Myrtle Beach

South Carolina

City of Peoria   

 Peoria

Arizona

City of Riverside

 Riverside

California

City Swim Project

 Buffalo

New York

CLE Swimming, LLC   

 Olmsted Falls

Ohio

Clovis Unified School District

 Clovis

California

College Hill Presbyterian Swim Ministry   

 Cincinnati

Ohio

Dad's Club Aquatic Center /  Dad's Club Swim Start   

 Houston

Texas

Evanston Swim School LLC

 Evanston

Illinois

Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition   

 Fort Worth

Texas

Grand Rapids Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center   

 Grand Rapids

Michigan

Greater Holyoke YMCA

 Holyoke

Massachusetts

Greater Peoria Family YMCA   

 Peoria

Illinois

Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership

 Richmond

Virginia

Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics, Inc.

 Houston

Texas

Historic Cleveland Ave YMCA of Montgomery, AL (YMCA of Greater Montgomery)   

 Montgomery

Alabama

Inspirational Triathlon Racing International d/b/a i-tri   

 East Hampton

New York

Jewish Community Center--Indianapolis

 Indianapolis

Indiana

Kenosha YMCA

 Kenosha

Wisconsin

Kraken Swim School   

 Hubbard

Ohio

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc   

 New Haven

Connecticut

Madison Area YMCA   

 Madison

New Jersey

Magnolia Independent School District  - Magnolia Aquatic Club   

 Magnolia

Texas

Merrimack Valley YMCA

 Lawrence

Massachusetts

Metro Aquatics Boosters   

 Tacoma

Washington

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges 

 Livingston

New Jersey

Michigan City Piranha Swim   

 Michigan City

Indiana

Mundelein Swim School LLC

 Mundelein

Illinois

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Systems

 Muskegon

Michigan

Muskegon YMCA   

 Muskeon

Michigan

Nashville Dolphins

 Nashville

Tennessee

NILE SWIM CLUB OF YEADON   

 Yeadon

Pennsylvania

North Dallas Aquatics Inc.

 Frisco

Texas

North Suburban Young Men’s Christian Association

 Northbrook

Illinois

Northbrook Swim School LLC

 Northbrook

Illinois

Port Charlotte Pirates Swim Club, Inc.   

 Murdock

Florida

Raritan Valley YMCA, A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation   

 East Brunswick

New Jersey

Robbinsdale Community Education-District 281   

 Plymouth

Minnesota

Rutherford Swim Association   

 Rutherford

New Jersey

Santa Fe Aquatics   

 Santa Fe

New Mexico

Sensory Enhanced Aquatics   

 Kansas City

Kansas

sharks swim club

 League City

Texas

Silver Bay YMCA   

 Silver Bay

New York

South Sound Young Men's Christian Association

 Olympia

Washington

Specialty Aquatic Programs LLC   

 Troy

Michigan

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy/Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center   

 Milwaukee

Wisconsin

Stamford Family YMCA   

 Stamford

Connecticut

SwemKids International, Inc.

 Atlanta

Georgia

Swim Beyond LLC   

 Atlanta

Georgia

Swim Center at Westminster School   

 Simsbury

Connecticut

Swim to the Top   

 Tuscaloosa

Alabama

SwimLabs Littleton   

 Littleton

Colorado

Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Inc.   

 Tampa

Florida

TANKPROOF   

 Prairieville

Louisiana

The Gift of Swimming   

 Winter Garden

Florida

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA, Inc.

 Wilton

Connecticut

The Salvation Army

 Rancho Palos Verdes

California

The West Cook YMCA, Inc.  

 Oak Park

Illinois

Tillamook County Family YMCA   

 Tillamook

Oregon

Trident Swim Foundation, Inc.   

 New York

New York

Tucson Jewish Community Center, Inc.   

 Tucson

Arizona

Upper Palmetto YMCA

 Rock Hill

South Carolina

Urban Swim Cleveland LLC

 Cleveland Heights

Ohio

V3 Sports

 Minneapolis

Minnesota

Valley of the Sun YMCA

 Phoenix

Arizona

Woodland Hills Aquatic Team   

 Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

YMCA of Boulder Valley

 Lafayette

Colorado

YMCA of Eastern Union County

 Elizabeth

New Jersey

YMCA of Greater Dayton - Downtown Branch   

 Dayton

Ohio

YMCA of Greater Louisville   

 Louisville

Kentucky

YMCA of Greater Michiana   

 Niles

Michigan

YMCA of Greater Omaha

 Omaha

Nebraska

YMCA of Greater Seattle   

 Seattle

Washington

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

 Kingston

New York

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago   

 Chicago

Illinois

YMCA of New Orleans Metropolitan

 Metairie

Louisiana

YMCA of Prattville, Alabama, Inc.

 Prattville

Alabama

YMCA of Snohomish County   

 Everett

Washington

YMCA of South Collier   

 Marco Island

Florida

YMCA of Southwest Washington   

 Longview

Washington

YMCA of the Greater Houston Area

 Houston

Texas

YMCA of the North

 Minneapolis

Minnesota

YMCA of the North Shore, Inc.

 Beverly

Massachusetts

YMCA, Boston

 Attleboro

Massachusetts

YWCA Evanston/North Shore   

 Evanston

Illinois

YWCO of Athens, GA, Inc.

 Athens

Georgia

 

Adult Learn to Swim Programs

 

Program

City

State

Bangor Region YMCA

Bangor

Maine

Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc.

Louisville  

Kentucky

City of Englewood Recreation Department

Englewood  

New Jersey

City of Rockport - Community Pool

Rockport  

Texas

Evolutionary Aquatics, LLC

Charlotte  

North Carolina

Find Your Fins, Inc

Tucson  

Arizona

Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition

Fort Worth  

Texas

Friends of + POOL, Inc.

New York

New York

Greenville Splash

Mauldin

South Carolina

Groton Recreation

Groton

New York

Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

Owings Mills  

Maryland

Marin Aquatic Masters

Novato  

California

Miracle Swimming School for Adults, LLC

Sarasota

Florida

Montgomery County Recreation

Wheaton

Maryland

Moscow Chinook Masters- Adult Learn to Swim

Moscow  

Idaho

Mt. Pleasant Aquatics

Mt. Pleasant  

Utah

Muskegon Young Men’s Christian Association

Muskegon  

Michigan

Muslimahs Endure, Inc

Atlanta  

Georgia

Phoenix Swim Club

Paradise Valley

Arizona

Piedmont Family YMCA

Charlottesville  

Virginia

Raritan Valley YMCA

East Brunswick

New Jersey

Rhythm and Stroke LLC

Cleveland  

Ohio

Rockland County YMCA

Nyack

New York

S3 Swim DBA Specialty Aquatic Programs LLC

Troy  

Michigan

Sensory Enhanced Aquatics

Kansas City

Kansas

Sigma Swimming

Fort Worth

Texas

SilverPeak Performance

Sunland  

California

Swim Fit Alaska

Fairbanks

Alaska

SwimBox Community Foundation

Springfield  

Virginia

Swimming with Alaska Masters

Anchorage

Alaska

Team New York Aquatics, Inc.

New York

New York

The Salvation Army Western Territorial Headquarters

Rancho Palos Verdes

California

Valley of the Sun YMCA

Phoenix  

Arizona

West Suburban YMCA

Newton

Massachusetts

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati  

Ohio

YMCA of Greater Houston

Houston  

Texas

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Kingston

New York

YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Inc.

Boca Raton  

Florida

Young Women’s Christian Organization (YWCO)

Athens

Georgia

Zionsville Aquatic Center/Zionsville Com Schools

Zionsville

Indiana

 

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