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Title: USA Swimming Foundation

USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash
Drowning kills nine people per day in the U.S.
Nearly ¼ are children
Diversity In ethnic communities, drowning rates
are nearly three times the national average
Fitness 1 in 3 children in America is
overweight, putting them at risk for heart
disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and
emotional pain
  • This cause has a cure swimming

  • PSA
  • TV public service announcement with Academy Award
    nominee Terrence Howard and Jim Ellis

  • Spokespeople
  • Jim Ellis
  • Janet Evans
  • Cullen Jones

  • Public Relations
  • TODAY Show
  • Comcast/CN8
  • Regional/Local TV and Newspapers

  • In-School Water Safety
  • Discovery Education
  • 35,000 ethnically and economically diverse
  • Targets
  • Kindergarten-5th grade
  • Parents

  • Retail Promotion
  • 25 of proceeds of Speedo purchases went to
    Sponsor a Swim Lesson
  • 400 Sports Authority locations

  • Merchandise
  • Build the brand
  • Spread the word

Make a SplashProgram Reports
U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Aqua Zone
  • Deck signage
  • PA Announcements
  • Video board ads
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Speedo Matching Fund
  • PR Outreach

Diversity Research Study
  • Study with University of Memphis
  • Constraints on Minority Swimming Participation
  • Kids aged 6-16 in six metro cities
  • News hooks
  • 58 of ethnically diverse children cant swim
  • Parental influence as major factor in childs risk

Diversity Research Study
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Today Show
  • 400 print media placements
  • 31 network affiliate stories
  • 4 CNN segments
  • 125 blog mentions
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • ABC Radio

  • NY Times
  • 1.5 million circulation
  • 58 nationwide / 42 New York
  • Advertorial on Make a Splash

  • Speedo Gives Back online retail promotion
  • Make a Splash In School
  • 35,000 schools in 08
  • 4 key markets with PR support with YMCA
  • 2009 focus on parent education programs and
    awareness campaign
  • PR!

Major City Initiatives
  • Make a Splash-Atlanta
  • Developed a certified aquatic staff of 14 eight
    instructors six lifeguards select staff
    members are certified as instructor trainers,
    certified pool operators , and aquatic fitness
  • Over 2,500 children have participated in
    learn-to-swim classes since June 2007
  • All 600 participants this past school year
    achieved Level 1 over 300 students have achieved
    level 2 or higher
  • 1200 participants are expected in 2008 program

Major City Initiatives
  • Make a Splash-Houston
  • Three partners each offering a different avenue
    to address the disproportionate rate of drowning
    in the Houston area
  • City of Houston Parks Recreation Dept (HPARD)
  • Harris County Aquatic Program (HCAP)
  • YMCA of Greater Houston
  • The three programs combined are projected to
    touch close to 1,000 youngsters during the summer
    of 2008.

Major City Initiatives
  • Other Possibilities
  • Long Island
  • Partner American Red Cross
  • Camden NJ
  • Partners Camden Schools and Boys Girls Clubs
  • New York City
  • Partner NYC Parks Rec
  • Trident Swim Foundation (featured on the Today
  • Chicago
  • Partners World Sport Chicago/Chicago 2016,
    Chicago Park District
  • Awareness campaign, June 2008
  • Mayoral proclamation - July to be Water Safety
    Month in Chicago
  • Very interested in collaborating on major program

Local Partner Programs
  • Learn-to-swim providers on the next slide have
    applied to become Make a Splash Local Partners.
  • Each meet the requirements for swimmer/teacher
    ratio, number of lessons offered, skill
    progression, and how teachers are trained.
  • Once a Local Partner is approved, they receive a
    Make a Splash banner, materials, and equipment to
    help promote their learn to swim program.
  • Speedo VIK program helps enhance our support of
    these learn-to-swim providers.

Local Partner Programs
  • Brigantine Aquatic Center -- Brigantine, NJ
  • Swim America Family Swim School -- Fresno, CA
  • Vashon Aquatic Club -- Vashon, WA
  • Atlanta YMCA -- Atlanta, GA
  • Ravena Swim Club -- Ravena, NY
  • Triangle Aquatics -- Cary, NC
  • Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming Foundation --
    Arlington, TX
  • Austin YMCA -- Austin, TX
  • City of Carson -- Carson, CA
  • Brandon Blue Wave -- Brandon, FL
  • Conversations with at least 50 more have begun
  • Fall 2008 plans include a targeted recruiting
    campaign to 25 of the nations largest swim
    lesson providers

Sponsor a Swim Lesson
  • Oakland Undercurrents Oakland, CA
  • Pikes Peak YMCA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • LK Foundation
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Swimgym
  • Miami, Florida

Other special events and partnerships
  • Savannah, GA
  • Starfish Aquatics/NRPA
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Starfish Aquatics/NRPA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • USA Triathlon
  • City of Colorado Springs

Savannah, GA
  • In Savannah, Georgia and Lafayette, Colorado,
  • 240 children participated in a water safety day.
  • Our partnership was with Starfish Aquatics and
  • the National Recreation and Park Association.

Lafayette, COReach, Throw, Dont Go!
The kids rotated through water safety stations,
and received certificates for participating in a
Make a Splash for Water Safety Day!
Additional Programs
  • Hilton Swims to Beijing Relay
  • 100,000 to support Make a Splash
  • 20,000 to remain with Foundation
  • Lenny Krazleburg Foundation
  • Launching this summer
  • Entry point into Los Angeles

Local Partner Programs
  • The learn to swim providers listed on the next
    slide have gone through an application process to
    become Make a Splash Local Partners.
  • They meet the requirements for swimmer/teacher
    ratio, number of lessons offered, skill
    progression, and how teachers are trained.
  • Once a Local Partner is approved, they receive a
    Make a Splash banner and materials to help
    promote their learn to swim program.

Local Partner Programs
  • Brigantine Aquatic Center--Brigantine, NJ
  • Swim America Family Swim School--Fresno, CA
  • Vashon Aquatic Club--Vashon, WA
  • Atlanta YMCA--Atlanta, GA
  • Ravena Swim Club--Ravena, NY
  • Triangle Aquatics--Cary, NC
  • Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming Foundation--Arlingto
    n, TX
  • Austin YMCA--Austin, TX
  • City of Carson--Carson, CA
  • Brandon Blue WaveBrandon, FL
  • Conversations with at least 50 more have begun
  • Fall, 2008 plans include a targeted recruiting
    campaign to 25 of the nations largest swim
    lesson providers

Other special events and partnerships
  • Savannah, GA
  • Starfish Aquatics/NRPA
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Starfish Aquatics/NRPA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • USA Triathlon/City of Colorado Springs

  • Harlem Week
  • New York
  • August 16th 17th

  • Overview
  • Harlem WeekHarlem Week is one of Americas
    largest cultural celebrations. It consists of
    various activities and events that celebrate a
    rich cultural diversity in America. Held in
    historic Harlem, Harlem Week attracts millions of
    individuals to the worlds most famous
    neighborhoods for food, information and
  • Goal of the Make a Splash appearance at Harlem
    Week Generate interest about the Make a Splash
    program among at risk groups. Solidify
    existing relationships with program partners (Red
    Cross, Trident Swimming, NYC Parks, Swim Strong)
    and potential program funders (Sovereign Bank,
    Adecco, Virtcom Int.)

Harlem Site locations
  • New York City Childrens Festival
  • Overview Festival celebrating New York City
    youth with music, games, rids, fashion shows,
    entertainment, sports clinics, chess, gymnastics,
    petting zoo and pony rides.
  • Date August 16th 17th
  • Location W. 135th street (between Malcolm X
    and A.C.P. Jr. Blvds.)
  • Estimated attendance 30,000 kids
  • Space needs Gazebo Dimensions-9'10.5"Wx8'10"Dx8'
  • Power (for television)
  • Two long tables
  • Two chairs

USA Swimming Foundation
  • Overview

  • Foundation formed in 2004
  • Incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit
  • Governed by an independent Board of Directors
  • Foundation staff headquartered at USA Swimming
    offices in Colorado Springs
  • USA Swimming staff provides support to administer
    programs and services

Mission Statement
  • The mission of the USA Swimming Foundation is to
    create and enhance ongoing sources of revenue,
    and support and add value to the activities,
    programs, services and brand of USA Swimming in a
    manner consistent with its operating principles
    and strategic drivers.

5-Year Vision
  • By 2012 the Foundation will be
  • Recognized as the national leadership
    organization for promoting water safety and
    learn-to-swim programs for Americas increasingly
    diverse youth population.
  • Administering a wide range of national
    promotional campaigns and supporting a national
    network of learn-to-swim programs.
  • Developing other programs and services to support
    USA Swimming in its mission.

  • Teach every kid to swim and be water safe.
  • Expand Make a Splash programs nationally.
  • 500 Local Partner Programs up and running by
  • Help USA Swimming become a financially
    independent organization.

Make a Splash Programs
  • Overarching purpose is to reduce troubling
    drowning statistic and get all children into
    learn-to-swim programs so that they will be water
    safe and encouraged to engage in a lifetime
    fitness activity
  • City-based initiatives to reach at-risk
  • Local Partner Program to build a national network
  • National promotional campaign to support existing
    service providers

Other Programs
  • U.S. National Team
  • National Junior Team
  • Age group swimming and events
  • Facility development

Foundation Leadership
  • Senior Staff
  • Chuck Wielgus
  • Foundation CEO and Exec. Director, USA Swimming
  • Christopher LaBianco
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Dominic Testa
  • Director of Development
  • Martha Johnson
  • Annual Fund Manager
  • Rowdy Gaines
  • Foundation Ambassador
  • Melvin Stewart
  • Foundation Ambassador
  • Board of Directors
  • Susan Keating, Chair
  • CEO, National Foundation for Credit Counseling
  • Ken August, Vice Chair
  • Industry Leader, Deloitte Touche
  • Ron Beegle, Secretary
  • Partner, Goode Partners
  • David Wiederecht, Treasurer
  • EVP, GE Asset Management, Inc.
  • Andrew Knox
  • Senior Client Partner, Korn / Ferry International
  • Michael Mendenhall
  • Chief Marketing Officer, Hewlett-Packard
  • Max Siegel
  • President, Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
  • Russ Hagey
  • Partner Chief Talent Officer, Bain Company
  • Jim Wood
  • President, USA Swimming

USA Swimming Foundation 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado
Springs, CO 80909 (719)