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Saving Lives


The USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the opportunity for EVERY CHILD in America to learn to swim through our Make a Splash initiative.


Raising Awareness

Every year the USA Swimming Foundation generates awareness on the importance of learning to swim and water safety through events such as the Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66. You can check out some of the highlights here!

Increasing Participation

Did you know participation in formal swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning by 88%? 

The USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative works with swim lesson providers in all 50 states to save lives and eradicate childhood drowning.


Aligning Partners

If you are a business or national organization who shares in our goal of promoting the importance of learning to swim and water safety, partner with us!

79% of children in families with less than a $50,000 income have low to no swimming ability, and we want to ensure finances or resources are never a barrier in learning to swim.


Volunteer or Get Involved

Become a Water Safety Ambassador and advocate for those around you to be safer in, on, and around the water or volunteer with a local swim lesson provider in your area--there's opportunities all around you to Get Involved. 


Become an Affiliate

If you are a national organization with resources you think may think help in the fight against childhood drowning--partner with us as part of our Affiliate Coalition. Find out more here.