Local Partner Resources

Help us teach 1 Million children how to swim in 2017!

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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 2017, the USA Swimming Foundation awarded more than $342,000 through the Make a Splash grant program. Since 2007 the Foundation has given more than $4.3 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 2017 USA Swimming Foundation Make A Splash Local Partner Grant Recipients:

  • 5 Cities Swim School (Arroyo Grande, California)
  • AnT Swim School (San Jose, California)
  • Belle Chasse YMCA (Belle Chasse, Louisiana) 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Brigantine Aquatic Center (Brigantine, New Jersey)
  • Brooklyn Center Community Center (Brooklyn Center, Minnesota)
  • Buffalo City Swim Racers (Buffalo, New York)
  • Cincinnati Recreation Foundation (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • City of Brooklyn Park Recreation & Parks (Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)
  • City of Miami (Miami, Florida)
  • City of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, Florida)
  • Copley-Price Family YMCA (San Diego, California)
  • DC Department of Parks and Recreation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Detroit Parks and Recreation Department (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Detroit Swims YMCA (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Easter Seals South Florida (Miami, Florida)
  • Englewood Parks and Recreation (Englewood, Colorado)
  • Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Adaptive Swim & Play Program (Littleton, Colorado)
  • Fountain Valley YMCA (Fountain, Colorado)
  • Great Wolf Swim Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Greater Holyoke YMCA (Holyoke, Massachusetts)
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Harris County Aquatics Program (Houston, Texas)
  • Holland Community Aquatic Center (Holland, Michigan)
  • Hunterdon County YMCA (Flemington, New Jersey)
  • Indian River County Recreation (Vero Beach, Florida)
  • Kansas City Parks and Recreation (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Katy Aquatics (Katy, Texas)
  • King Marlin Swim Club, Marlin Swim School (Edmond Oklahoma)
  • Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (New Haven, Connecticut)
  • Lone Star Lifesavers (Colleyville, Texas)
  • Lowcountry Aquatic Project Swimming (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)
  • McGaw YMCA (Evanston, Illinois)
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA (Lawrence, Massachusetts)
  • Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • MD National Capital Parks & Planning Commission (Greenbelt, Maryland)
  • Muskegon Young Men's Christian Association (Muskegon, Michigan)
  • New England Swimming (North Providence, Rhode Island)
  • New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (New York New York)
  • Pacific Coast Marlins Learn to Swim (San Rafael, California)
  • Palama Settlement (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Pitchfork Aquatics Swim School (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Raritan Valley YMCA (East Brunswick, New Jersey)
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education (New Hope, Minnesota)
  • SafeSplash Aurora Parker/Arapahoe (Aurora, Colorado)
  • SafeSplash Aurora Town Center (Aurora, Colorado)
  • SafeSplash Fremont (Fremont, California)
  • SafeSplash Houston (Houston, Texas)
  • SafeSplash Northern New Jersey, Hasbrouck Heights (Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey)
  • SafeSplash Park Hill, Central Denver (Denver, Colorado)
  • SafeSplash Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • SafeSplash Keller (Keller, Texas)
  • SafeSplash Northern New Jersey, Parsippany (Parsippany, New Jersey)
  • Saguaro Aquatics (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation (Seattle, Washington)
  • Swim Strong Foundation, Inc. (East Elmhurst, New York)
  • Swim With Becky And Friends, LLC (Deltona, Florida)
  • SwimRVA (Richmond, Virginia)
  • The Gateway Family YMCA (Rahway, New Jersey)
  • The Gift of Swimming (Winter Garden, Florida)
  • Valley of the Moon Aquatics (Sonoma, California)
  • West Cook YMCA (Oak Park, Illinois)
  • YMCA of Broome County, Binghamton Branch (Binghamton, New York)
  • YMCA of Broome County, West Family Branch (Binghamton, New York)
  • YMCA of Greater Houston (Houston, Texas)
  • YMCA of the Capital Area (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Downtown Minneapolis Branch (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, North Community Youth Branch (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Northwest New Hope Branch (New Hope, Minnesota)
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Ridgedale Branch (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
  • YWCA Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma)


Previous Years Grant Recipients:


MAS-GirlwBraidsA study commissioned by the USA Swimming Foundation and conducted by the University of Memphis found that nearly 70% of African American children and nearly 60% of Hispanic children have low or no swim ability, compared to 40% of Caucasians, putting them at risk for drowning. The 2010 study is a follow-up to a 2008 groundbreaking research study (Phase I) that identified the predominant barriers inhibiting swimming participation among urban minority groups in the United States. The 2010 study (Phase II) identifies children’s true swimming ability and which factors most impact whether or not a child learns to swim. For full results please click on documents below.