USA Swimming Grants Aim to Boost Competitive Swimming

Launched in 2020, the next round of USA Swimming Community Impact Grants is now open. Supported by the USA Swimming Foundation, these grants are awarded to clubs nationwide to increase programming for underserved communities, support diverse coaches and create additional competitive opportunities in the U.S.

“Our commitment to expand opportunities and improve access to the sport continues to grow each year with the Community Impact Grants,” USA Swimming Managing Director of Sport Development Joel Shinofield said. “The support of the USA Swimming Foundation enables us to partner with clubs and ensure more kids from communities across the country have competitive swimming opportunities.”

Through these grants, USA Swimming and the USA Swimming Foundation hope to grow the pipeline of champion athletes and create more opportunities to broaden community access to USA Swimming.

USA Swimming member clubs are eligible for the Community Impact Grant. Clubs are encouraged to apply if they are committed to connecting, collaborating and impacting their local communities through competitive swimming.

Priority is given to applications if a swim club identifies with at least one of the following criteria:

  • A registered USA Swimming Club that partners with a school, municipality or other public entity to create new or expand opportunities in communities lacking USA Swimming programming.
  • The club is at least 51% women-owned/led.
  • The club is at least 51% minority-owned/led.
  • A registered USA Swimming Club that partners with and operates out of a Historically Black College or University.

For more information and to apply for a grant, click here. The application deadline is February 5, 2024.