The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions - in the pool and in life.
 The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions -in the pool and in life. Whether equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or 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.

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MakeaSplashREV_2The USA SWimming Foundation's Make a Splash Initiative is working to help children across the nation get into swim lessons, regardless of their ability to pay!

WaterSafedid you Know...?

  1. No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.
  2. 79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming ability.
  3. Research shows 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.
  4. 10 people drown each day in the United States. 
  5. Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.
2. USA Swimming Foundation study through the University of Memphis and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017
3. USA Swimming Foundation study through the University of Memphis and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5. Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2009

Help us teach 1 million children how to swim in 2017. Make a donation below or visit our Get Involved page to help us reach our goal!

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USA Swimming has been the #1 swimming nation in the world for more than 50 years. The USA Swimming Foundation is committed to supporting our U.S. National Team swimmers and coaches, providing them with funding that is critical to their pursuit of success in the water. Learn more about the USA Swimming Foundation's support of our National Team here.

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    USA Swimming Foundation Videos

    An Olympian's Story - Simone Manuel
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    An Olympian's Story - Simone Manuel (02:34)

    An Olympian's Story - Simone Manuel (02:34)

    Make a Splash Tour - Phoenix 2016
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    Make a Splash Tour - Phoenix 2016 (00:59)

    Make a Splash Tour - Phoenix 2016 (00:59)

    Cullen Jones Thank You 2016
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    Cullen Jones Thank You 2016 (00:11)

    Cullen Jones Thank You 2016 (00:11)

    Simone Manuel PSA
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    Simone Manuel PSA (00:30)

    Simone Manuel PSA (00:30)

    Make a Splash - Missy Franklin 60 sec.
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    Make a Splash - Missy Franklin 60 sec. (01:00)

    Make a Splash - Missy Franklin 60 sec. (01:00)

    Make a Splash - Missy Franklin 15 sec
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    Make a Splash - Missy Franklin 15 sec (00:15)

    2016 Swim-a-Thon Contest Announcement
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    2016 Swim-a-Thon Contest Announcement (1:34)

    2016 Swim-a-Thon Contest Announcement (1:34)

    2015 Swim-a-Thon Contest Announcement
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    2015 Swim-a-Thon Contest Announcement (01:41)

    2015 Swim-a-Thon Contest Announcement (01:41)

    Mt. Hood Swim-a-Thon Promo
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    Mt. Hood Swim-a-Thon Promo (00:48)

    Mt. Hood Swim-a-Thon Promo (00:48)

    Napa Valley Swim-a-Thon Promo
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    Napa Valley Swim-a-Thon Promo (01:31)

    Napa Valley Swim-a-Thon Promo (01:31)

    2016 U.S Olympic Trials - Swimming Rally Towels
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    2016 U.S Olympic Trials - Swimming Rally Towels (00:38)

    2016 U.S Olympic Trials - Swimming Rally Towels (00:38)

    Adult Performance Camp 2017
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    Adult Performance Camp 2017 (01:07)

    Adult Performance Camp 2017 (01:07)

    Youth Performance Camp 2017
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    Youth Performance Camp 2017 (01:44)

    Youth Performance Camp 2017 (01:44)