Local Partner Resources
Help us teach 1.2 Million children how to swim in 2019
Click below to log-in to your local partner profile. Once logged in you can submit enrollment reports and update your program contact information. Not a local partner? Need help? Contact us, at 719-866-3546 or via email at email@example.com.
Make a Splash Local Partner Programs can request marketing materials for their programs and events. Materials include, but are not limited to, stickers, tattoos, water watcher cards, water safety tip cards, storybooks, and more! Click here to request items today!
LOCAL PARTNER GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
The USA Swimming Foundation awards annual grants to Make a Splash Local Partners who provide services to young people who, otherwise, would not have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons. In 2019 the Foundation will award more than $600,000 in two rounds of grants, Spring and Fall, to Make a Splash Local Partners across the U.S. The grant application window is currently closed for 2019, but check back in the Fall to apply for 2020 funding. Please note, you must be a Local Partner in good standing to apply.
Swim lesson providers interested in applying for funding from the USA Swimming Foundation who are not yet Make a Splash Local Partners, apply HERE to join the network today!
CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGES
The USA Swimming Foundation, USA Swimming, Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, and Starfish Aquatics Institute have partnered together in effort to make swimming accessible to all children. Children With Challenges is an online and/or in-person educational workshop to support swim lesson and swim team programs in working with children who have cognitive or physical challenges in an aquatic setting.
To learn more or sign-up visit: bit.ly/enrollcwc.
RESEARCH CORNER: STUDY REVEALS 5-10% Increase in Swimming Ability among U.S. Children
A recent study commissioned by the USA Swimming Foundation and conducted by the University of Memphis and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas found a 5-10% improvement in overall swimming ability from our previous findings in 2010.
There is still much work to be done, however, as 64% of African American children, 45% of Hispanic children, and 40% of Caucasian children, along with 79% of the children from households with incomes less than $50,000, have low or no swim ability, putting them at increased risk for drowning. The 2017 study is a follow-up to a 2010 groundbreaking research study (Phase II) that identified the constraints impacting swimming participation among urban minority groups in the United States. For full results please click on documents below.