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USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2016 Make a Splash Grants

Posted by | February 1, 2017 | USA Swimming

To help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 through its 2016 Make a Splash grant program. Since 2007 the Foundation has given more than $4 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country.Through Make a Splash funding last year, more than 23,000 children were served through grants provided to 72 Make a Splash Local Partners across 26 states. Over the last nine years, more than four million children have received formalized swim instruction through Make a Splash local partners.“Swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent,” says Debbie Hesse, Executive Director of the USA Swimming Foundation. “We are proud to work with our Make a Splash Local Partners who support us in saving lives through drowning prevention daily and by providing opportunities for children nationwide to enroll in swim lessons.”

Source: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/