Make a Splash
Raise awareness: Make a Splash tour
Each year, the USA Swimming Foundation embarks on a national awareness tour which visits cities across America to spread the lifesaving message of learn-to-swim. This year will mark the 50th tour stop of the Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66. Check out the Tour page for more information!
Make a Splash is your Resource to Find, get, or Give Swim Lessons!
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is saving children's lives through swim lessons. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers, community-based water safety advocates, and national organizations to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim.
The 3 main focus areas of Make a Splash are:
- Raising Awareness – we want to educate YOU and the nation about how important it is to get children into swimming lessons! To see how we are educating parents, children, and communities all over America about the importance of learning to swim, check out the highlights from our annual Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66.
- Aligning Partners – we are bringing together national organizations, community-based water safety coalitions and advocacy groups, and volunteers to help us spread our water safety message! Interested in joining one of our networks? Click here!
- Increasing Participation – our current goal is to reach 1 million children annually through our Make a Splash Local Partner swim lesson provider network! To enroll a child in swim lessons and have them be a part of the 1 million, enter your zip code in the swim lesson finder below.
For more information about the Make a Splash program click through our website or contact us via email or 719-866-3546.
- No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.
- 79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming ability.
- Research shows 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.
- 10 people drown each day in the United States.
- Formal swimming lessons reduces the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.