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Serving as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions - in the pool and in life. By equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim and providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

Saving Lives - The Facts...


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#1 Cause

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19% chance of LTS

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! 

Click here to find out how you can join us in the fight to eradicate childhood drowning in the U.S. 

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Building Champions - The Facts...

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The United States is one of a few countries with a government that does not provide funding for its Olympic-level athletes.

Our swimmers earned 33 of the 121 medals (27%) that Team USA won at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which ties for the most medals won in the modern era. With support from USA Swimming Foundation donors, the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team’s performance is considered among the best in history.

When you donate to the USA Swimming Foundation, you help the elite swimmers of today and tomorrow, prepare and perform at their best.

Click here to learn how you can make a difference.

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