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
  • Jill and Jeff Bornstein
  • Tim and Jennifer Buckley
  • Chris and Fiona Chandler
  • The Copses Family Foundation
  • Carolyn Dirks and Brett Dougherty
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • David and Richelle Fox
  • Ronald G. Kaminski
  • Jelena Kunovac
  • Austin and Audrey Lee
  • Stephen Little
  • Tristin and Martin Mannion
  • Michael and Margaret McCaffery
  • Kevin and Patricia Thompson
  • Julie and Jay Van Cleave
  • Bob and Erin Vincent
  • Bart and Linda Wear

2018 CHAMPIONS CLUB Benefactor - $5,000+

  • Drs. Cecil and Yvonne Gordon
  • John and Amy Herrera
  • The Hoffman Family
  • Nina Hughes
  • Dan and Paris Jacobs
  • Brent Lang and Elizabeth Van Schaack
  • Charlie Lydecker
  • Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming
  • Andrew and Lori O'Brien
  • Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • The Sauerland Foundation
  • In Memory of William A. Vicik
  • Dr. Pat and John Wilson


  • Todd and Kimberly Adams
  • Paul and Rebecca Boca
  • Bob and Judy Burlingham
  • Colonel Bill Cope
  • Walter N. Davis
  • Mark Erickson
  • Jeremy and Jennifer Ferguson
  • Elizabeth and Mark Gormley
  • Debbie Hesse
  • Bob and Karen Hobbs
  • Bill and Donna Maxson
  • Robert and Kathy Mendez
  • Middle Atlantic Swimming
  • Dr. Jim and Patty Miller
  • Michael and Amy Nordmann
  • Oklahoma Swimming Inc.
  • Power Aquatics
  • Scott Rodeo M.D. and Christine Frissora-Rodeo M.D.
  • Stupp Bros. Bridge and Iron Co. Foundation
  • Sun Devil Swimming Association
  • Michael and Donna Szymanski
  • George and Marsha Ward
  • Rich and Pennie Young


  • AIMS Companies
  • Holly and Fil Alleva
  • Katy Arris-Wilson and Kevin Wilson
  • Robert Bach
  • Graeme B. Badger
  • Marielle Balz
  • The Barnicoat Family
  • Elizabeth Beisel
  • Randy and Aline Bensen
  • Erika Binger
  • Blake Stabler Fund
  • Al and Sandi Blumit
  • Linda and Dick Boettcher
  • John Bradley
  • Robert Broyles
  • Mark and Jan Bundy
  • Frank and Meg Campbell
  • Christopher and Vivienne Carlson
  • Bill Charney/Charney Associates
  • Lydia and Steve Chase
  • Julie Chen and Rachel Arnold
  • Dave and Collette Christopher
  • Cat Clark
  • Priscilla Davis
  • Michelle DiPietro
  • Maya DiRado
  • DocuMart
  • Dick and Lucy Duncan
  • 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
  • Rowdy and Judy Gaines
  • The Geanon Family
  • The Glynn Marie Ward-Joyner ALS Foundation
  • Brian Gordon
  • Ted and Lee Haartz
  • Bobby Hackett and Diane Kenny
  • Kelly and Clark Hammond
  • James and Deborah Harvey
  • Mark Hesse
  • Betsi Hill
  • Tim and Mia Hinchey
  • Stu and Vickie Hixon
  • Anonymous
  • Leigh Holley
  • Tom Holmberg
  • Amy and John Hoppenrath
  • Tim Husson
  • Imagine Swimming, Inc.
  • Thomas M. Jones
  • Bill Kirkner
  • Peter Kohnstamm
  • Karin LaBerge and Doug Marshall
  • The Lakota Family
  • Leonard Landsbaum and Donna Moog
  • Mary Lasser
  • Amy and George Lathrop
  • Amanda and Thomas Lister
  • Shayla and Jonathan Lucas
  • Thomas Malchow
  • Oneta Manuel
  • David P. Meagher, Jr. MD
  • John and Jacquie Meisenheimer
  • Irene Joyce and Tony Melchior
  • Michael and Cheryl Mendez
  • Lindsay and Michael Mintenko
  • John and Kay Morse
  • Julie and Steve Morsilli
  • Anonymous
  • Laurie Nicoletti
  • Millie Nygren
  • Ohio LSC
  • Don and Judy Oliphant
  • Robert and Graciela Placak
  • Pool Scouts
  • John Porges
  • In Memory of L.J. Pugliese
  • Austin Ramirez
  • David Randesi
  • Matthew Rees
  • Ross and Kaari Reichard
  • Scott Robertson
  • Jim and Carolyn Ryan
  • Andrea and Semi Salmi
  • Santa Clara Swim Club
  • Gloria Schuldt
  • Scott Schutzmeister
  • Jim and Debbie Sheehan
  • Barbara and Andrew Ship
  • Spear Corporation
  • Tod Spieker
  • Joe and Jayne Spittler
  • Dan and Tracey Stephenson
  • Tiffany and Mel Stewart
  • Mary Jo Swalley
  • Bess and Glen Swanson
  • 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
  • Dale and Guy Williams
  • 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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