Champions Club

ChampionsClubLogo2014The dual sides of the Foundation’s mission are vitally important. The USA Swimming Foundation is making children safer around the water, and if these children who learn-to-swim continue on in the sport to become champions, that’s even better.

-Bob and Erin Vincent

Champions Club Benefactors



Ready to join? Click here to become a 2018 Champions Club Member today!




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The USA Swimming Foundation’s Champions Club is comprised of our most distinguished and loyal supporters.

Members of the Champions Club provide financial leadership to the swimming community, and receive exclusive benefits reserved for our inner circle of friends. By making a gift to the Champions Club, you help to strengthen the sport of swimming from grassroots to gold medals—from learn-to-swim programs to our sport’s top athletes.

MakeaSplashREVContributions to the USA Swimming Foundation support:

  • Make a Splash, the Foundation’s national child-focused water safety initiative.  Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation provides scholarships for children to participate in learn-to-swim programs across the United States.  Since 2007 the USA Swimming Foundation has provided more than $5 million for children’s swim lessons.
  • Our heroes on the U.S. National Team, who are in the pool and continuing to train for their next meet and this summer's Pan Pacific Championships! In 2017, the USA Swimming Foundation provided more than $631,000 in grants to our National Team for direct athlete support, incentives for coaches, and Junior National Team Travel. Champions Club donations allow our coaches and athletes to stay focused on their swimming goals and provide the crucial financial support needed to compete on swimming’s most elite stages.
  • USA Swimming’s programs and services. In 2017 the USA Swimming Foundation was able to provide $120,000 to club development to support grassroots programming. With an emphasis on coach education, Foundation funding supported such vital programming as Women’s Leadership Conferences, a National Age Group Coaches Summit and several Regional Coaches Clinics.

  • Other initiatives as they arise, including critical operating expenses.

VIP - $10,000+

  • Access for ten (10) people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during the Golden Goggles Awards weekend
  • Special recognition gift
  • and all of the benefits of Champions Club Benefactors

Benefactor - $5,000

  • Access for six (6) people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during the Golden Goggles Awards weekend
  • Recognition on a plaque displayed at USA Swimming Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Special recognition gift
  • and all of the benefits of Champions Club Patrons

Patron - $2,500

  • Access for four (4) people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during the Golden Goggles Awards weekend
  • and all of the benefits of Champions Club Members

Member - $1,000

  • A Champions Club recognition gift
  • Access for two (2) people to an exclusive Champions Club VIP event during the Golden Goggles Awards weekend
  • VIP access and tour of USA Swimming Headquarters at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Recognition on the Foundation website, Golden Goggle Awards program, Champions Club brochure, and other Foundation publications


 Thank you to all the donors who joined the Champions Club so far in 2018. Your generosity is making a difference in the lives of American swimmers, from those just learning to float, to those training hard to take their place atop the world's podiums.  You are truly helping to save lives and build champions - in the pool and in life.

Ready to join the Champions Club? Click here to make your donation today!

2018 Champions Club VIP - $10,000+

  • Alex and Olga Blavatnik
  • Tim and Jennifer Buckley
  • Chris and Fiona Chandler
  • The Copses Family Foundation
  • Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • David and Richelle Fox
  • Jelena Kunovac
  • Austin and Audrey Lee
  • Stephen Little
  • Tristin and Martin Mannion
  • Kevin and Patricia Thompson
  • Julie and Jay Van Cleave
  • Bart and Linda Wear

2018 CHAMPIONS CLUB Benefactor - $5,000+

  • Cecil and Yvonne Gordon
  • Dan and Paris Jacobs
  • Charlie Lydecker
  • Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming


  • Todd and Kimberly Adams
  • Paul and Rebecca Boca
  • Jeremy and Jennifer Ferguson
  • Debbie Hesse
  • Bob and Karen Hobbs
  • Bill and Donna Maxson
  • Power Aquatics
  • Sun Devil Swimming Association
  • George and Marsha Ward
  • Rich and Pennie Young


  • AIMS Companies
  • Holly and Fil Alleva
  • Robert Bach
  • The Barnicoat Family
  • Randy and Aline Bensen
  • Erika Binger
  • Blake Stabler Fund
  • Al and Sandi Blumit
  • Linda and Dick Boettcher
  • Robert Broyles
  • Frank and Meg Campbell
  • Dave and Collette Christopher
  • Cat Clark
  • DocuMart
  • Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF)
  • Matt and Michelle Farrell
  • Paul and Mary Favaro
  • Patrick and Barbara Finley
  • Price Fishback and Pamela Slaten
  • Tristan Formon
  • Brandon and Leanne Franklin
  • James and Deborah Harvey
  • Mark Hesse
  • Betsi Hill
  • Tim and Mia Hinchey
  • Stu and Vickie Hixon
  • Anonymous
  • Leigh Holley
  • Amy and John Hoppenrath
  • Thomas M. Jones
  • Bill Kirkner
  • Karin LaBerge and Doug Marshall
  • Leonard Landsbaum and Donna Moog
  • Mary Lasser
  • Amy and George Lathrop
  • Shayla and Jonathan Lucas
  • Thomas Malchow
  • David P. Meagher, Jr. MD
  • John and Jacquie Meisenheimer
  • Irene Joyce and Tony Melchior
  • Michael and Cheryl Mendez
  • Middle Atlantic Swimming
  • Lindsay and Michael Mintenko
  • Anonymous
  • Laurie Nicoletti
  • Oklahoma Swimming Inc.
  • Pool Scouts
  • In Memory of L.J. Pugliese
  • Austin Ramirez
  • Matthew Rees
  • Scott Robertson
  • Jim and Carolyn Ryan
  • Andrea and Semi Salmi
  • Santa Clara Swim Club
  • Jim and Debbie Sheehan
  • Tod Spieke
  • Joe and Jayne Spittler
  • Jay Thomas
  • Joe Tiago
  • Mike and Lisa Unger
  • Eileen and Paul Unruh
  • Ron and Jackie Van Pool
  • Lisa and Malcolm Vetterlein
  • Ron and Sue Vinyard
  • Kent and Tami Weaver
  • Marie Weferling
  • Dave and Barbara Wiederecht
  • Suzi and Bill Krumm
  • Debbie Zimmerman

Website donor lists are updated quarterly. All efforts have been made for accuracy. Please contact the USA Swimming Foundation at 719-866-3587 with any questions or concerns.

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