USA Swimming Foundation Announces $157,745 to go to Swim Lesson Providers


The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, today announced $157,745 has been awarded to an additional 21 swim lesson providers via its Learn-to-Swim Grant program. The two rounds of grants awarded this year by the USA Swimming Foundation combined for more than $800,000 to 125 providers across 33 states.

“With these additional funds being awarded, it is estimated nearly 18,000 individuals will have the opportunity to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming,” USA Swimming Foundation Senior Director of Development Elaine Calip said. “By adding to the over $7 million already distributed throughout the program’s tenure, we are proud to continue making a direct impact on communities across the United States.”

Programs awarded funding directly support free or reduced-cost swim lessons at the youth and adult levels. The initial round of 2023 grants was announced on March 28 and can be viewed here.

Additional awardees are:

Program Name City State
Bitterroot Aquatic Center Hamilton Montana
Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Solana Beach California
CHPC Swim Ministry Cincinnati Ohio
Dynamo Swim Club Chamblee Georgia
Holland Aquatic Center Holland Michigan
Humans4Kindness/Jim Booth Swim School Santa Cruz California
Kenosha YMCA Kenosha Wisconsin
Montrose Recreation District Montrose Colorado
Muskegon Young Mens Christian Association Muskegon Michigan
Nashville Dolphins Nashville Tennessee
Seattle Parks and Recreation Seattle Washington
Sensory Enhanced Aquatics Kansas City Kansas
Summerville Family YMCA Summerville South Carolina
The Riviera Club Foundation, Inc Indianapolis Indiana
The Salvation Army Western Territorial Headquarters Rancho Palos Verdes California
Wenatchee Valley YMCA Wenatchee Washington
Whitewater Aquatics Management Seattle Washington
YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. Atlanta Georgia
YMCA of San Francisco San Francisco California
YMCA of the Capital Area Baton Rouge Louisiana
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Des Moines Des Moines Iowa

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About the USA Swimming Foundation

The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by Saving Lives, Building Champions and Impacting Communities. Whether equipping children and adults with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim, providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, or broadening community access to the sport, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the rewarding experience of swimming to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit

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