Local Partner Resources

Help us teach 1 Million children how to swim in 2018!

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

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MAS-SwagMaterial Requests

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!



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 water safety instructional programs and/or swimming lessons. The grant process opens in December of every year and applications are due in mid-February. Applicants must be Make a Splash Local Partners to be considered for funding.

In 2018, the USA Swimming Foundation awarded more than $436,000 through the Make a Splash grant program. Since 2007 the Foundation has given more than $5 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country. For more information on this year's grant awards, check out our press release.

congratulations to the 2018 USA Swimming Foundation Make A Splash Local Partner Grant Recipients:


  • + POOL (New York, N.Y.)
  • 5 Cities Swim School (Arroyo Grande, Calif.)
  • Akron Area YMCA (Akron, Ohio)
  • Allegan Aquatic Center (Allegan, Mich.)
  • Arlington Aquatics (Arlington, Texas)
  • BeauCARE, Inc. (Deridder, La.)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (Haslam Family Boys and Girls Club) (Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • Brooklyn Center Community Center Aquatics (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Buffalo City Swim Racers (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • Cecil County Family YMCA (Elkton, Md.)
  • City of Boynton Beach (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
  • City of Brooklyn Park Recreation & Parks (Brooklyn Park Aquatics) (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation (Tulsa, Okla.)
  • City of West Palm Beach (Warren Hawkins Aquatic Center) (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA (Vineland, N.J.)
  • Downtown Y of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Duluth Area Family YMCA (Duluth, Minn.)
  • Everett Family YMCA (Everett, Wash.)
  • Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (North Chesterfield, Va.)
  • Harris County Aquatics Program (Houston, Texas)
  • Hawaii Aquatics Academy (Kailua, Hawaii)
  • HEAT Swimming, Inc. (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Holland Community Aquatic Center (Holland, Mich.)
  • Hunterdon County YMCA (Flemington, N.J.)
  • JCC of Mid-Westchester (JCC Aquatic Program) (Scarsdale, N.Y.)
  • Jordan YMCA (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Katy Aquatics (Katy, Texas)
  • Keith Family YMCA at University City (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • LEAP (New Haven, Conn.)
  • Lone Star Lifesavers (Colleyville, Texas)
  • Lower Shore Family YMCA (Pocomoke City, Md.)
  • McGaw YMCA (Evanston, Ill.)
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA (Lawrence, Mass.)
  • Methodist Services (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Metro Parks Tacoma (Tacoma, Wash.)
  • Metro YMCA's of the Oranges (Livingston, N.J.)
  • Monroe Sky Valley YMCA (Monroe, Wash.)
  • Mukilteo Family YMCA (Mukilteo, Wash.)
  • Muskegon YMCA (Muskegon, Mich.)
  • New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (New York, N.Y.)
  • Newport Penguins Swim and Dive Team (Newport, Ky.)
  • Pods Swimming (East Providence, R.I.)
  • Quest Swims (Orlando, Fla.)
  • REACH Swim Academy (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rhythm and Stroke LLC (South Euclid, Ohio)
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education (New Hope, Minn.)
  • SafeSplash Aurora (Gun Club Rd) (Aurora, Colo.)
  • SafeSplash Keller (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • SafeSplash Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Swim America – IUPUI (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Swim Beyond (Decatur, Ga.)
  • SwimLabs Highlands Ranch Colorado (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
  • Swimtastic – Lincoln (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • Tankproof (Prairieville, La.)
  • Taos Swim Club (Taos, N.M.)
  • The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch (Rahway, N.J.)
  • The Roeper School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
  • Triangle Aquatic Center (Cary, N.C.)
  • University of Houston, Recreation & Wellness Center (Houston, Texas)
  • Urbandale City Swimming Pool (Urbandale, Iowa)
  • Volusia Flagler YMCA (Ormond Beach, Fla.)
  • West Cook YMCA (Oak Park, Ill.)
  • Westfield Area YMCA (Westfield, N.J.)
  • YMCA of Broome County - Binghamton Branch (Binghamton, N.Y.)
  • YMCA of Broome County - West Family Branch (Johnson City, N.Y.)
  • YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties (Mount Laurel, N.J.)
  • YMCA of Greater Boston (Boston, Mass.)
  • YMCA of Greater Flint (Flint, Mich.)
  • YMCA of Greater Houston (Houston, Texas)
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City (Atchison, Kan.)
  • YMCA of Greater San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
  • YMCA of Harrison County (Corydon, Ind.)
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (Saint Paul, Minn.)
  • YWCA of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • YWCO Athens (Athens, Ga.)

Previous Years Grant Recipients:

RESEARCH CORNER: STUDY REVEALS 5-10% Increase in Swimming Ability among U.S. Children

MAS-GirlwBraidsA 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.