Inspiring young swimmers to become champions in life

Currently, more than 360,000 USA Swimming member children are swimming competitively across the country. Most will never dive off the block at an international competition, or hold hand over heart while singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" atop an Olympic podium.

Why should you care?

Because these children will receive something more important than walking onto a pool deck to the roaring cheers of tens of thousands of fans: they will learn the lifelong skills of personal responsibility, time management, perseverance, dedication, and the resilience that extends past the boundaries of the pool deck and into the home, classroom, and office. Children who swim are more likely to be healthy, have positive self-esteem, and make friends. They are apt to excel in school, at work, and in life.

Together, and with your support, we can build champions, by giving our children the opportunity to fulfill a dream never thought possible and provide them with the tools to excel in life, in and out of the pool.