2023 Grant Funding From USA Swimming Foundation
Grant supports efforts to offer free or reduced-cost swim lessons
Cleveland Ave YMCA was chosen as one of 69 youth programs from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2023. The grant award will go toward our continued efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons. The USA Swimming Foundation has awarded a total of $647,522 to programs across the country.
“We are thrilled to be chosen for this grant,” Cleveland Ave YMCA Executive Director Eleanor Thomas said. “The money we received will be put toward our goal of recruiting and graduating more kids from our learn to swim program.”
The USA Swimming Foundation vetted more than 340 applications through a competitive annual review process and chose 69 youth and 35 adult programs to receive funding.
“The USA Swimming Foundation is thrilled to provide funding to over 100 swim lesson providers across 29 states,” USA Swimming Foundation Senior Director of Development Elaine Calip said. “More than 14,000 children will now have the opportunity to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming. We owe a tremendous thank you to our partners and donors who continue to make a difference in our mission of Saving Lives, Building Champions and Impacting Communities.”
Millions of individuals have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation’s network of swim lesson providers, comprised of more than 1,500 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimming.org/foundation.