Foundation / Corporation
U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) - Swimming Saves Lives Foundation (SSLF)
02/28/21 Online Receipt
Grants of up to $5,000 and in-kind support to USA nonprofits, universities, municipalities, and for-profits for programs that provide adult swimming lessons. The purpose of the program is to serve as an educational and financial resource for adult learn-to-swim programs and to thereby increase the likelihood of children being taught to swim as well.
The USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim initiative works to reduce adult drowning risk through education, financial support, and community outreach. The Foundation's hope is that once adults learn to swim or improve their swimming skills, they will have the confidence and desire to continue swimming in a Masters Swimming program and experience the lifelong benefits of swimming.
If a parent doesn’t know how to swim, there’s only a 19 percent chance that a child in that household will learn how to swim, according to a 2009 study by Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and more than one-third of American adults can’t swim the length of a pool, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined efforts of U.S. Masters Swimming and USA Swimming under the USA Swimming Foundation aim to change those statistics.
If awarded a grant, USMS will promote the program on its website and provide swim caps, banners, and other support materials. Each grant award includes one fee waiver for the USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor certification class.
GrantWatch ID#: 172184
- The maximum grant award an applicant may receive is $5,000.
- Each grant award also includes one (1) fee waiver for the USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor certification class.
- If awarded a grant, USMS will promote your program on the USMS website and provide swim caps, banners, and other support materials.
Funds awarded will be for use in 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKL7SR6
Questions and to email W9:
U.S. Masters Swimming
1751 Mound St., Ste. 201
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-256-USMS (8767)
or 800-550-SWIM (7946) toll-free
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