Make A Splash

Make A Splash 2017-06-23T12:55:16+00:00


Triangle Aquatic Center has partnered with USA Swimming’s “Make A Splash” learn-to-swim initiative. Through this partnership, we are able to offer reduced swim lessons to eligible children in our community.

Thanks in part to grants and funding for “Make A Splash”, Triangle Aquatic Center is accepting registrations for group learn-to-swim lessons through our Titans Swim Academy for school aged children, ages 5 – 18. Triangle Aquatic Center shares the same mission as “Make-A-Splash” to bring awareness of the importance of water safety to ensure children are given the opportunity to learn how to swim!

  • 46% of parents of at-risk swimmers said they are afraid that their child will drown or become injured by swimming
  • 91% of African-American children will not learn to swim if their parents do not know how
  • 56% Hispanic or Latino children and six out of 10 African-American children are unable to swim

Please contact Jenn Patetta or stop by our Welcome Desk if you or your youth-based organization would like to participate in swim classes or if you would like to contribute to this important effort.

Triangle Aquatic Center Introduces PNC Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for the Center’s Make A Splash Program

Cary, NC – June XX, 2017 – The Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) is pleased to announce that PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor for Make A Splash Learn to Swim Initiative.

Make A Splash is a child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. The goal of the initiative is to prevent drownings by teaching every child in the United States how to swim.  Make A Splash works by providing free or reduced priced swimming lessons to underprivileged children at centers like TAC throughout the U.S.  The three main focus areas of Make A Splash are:

  • Raising Awareness – educating the nation about how important it is to get children into swimming lessons.

  • Aligning Partners – Bringing together national organizations, community-based water safety coalitions and advocacy groups, and volunteers to help spread the water safety message.

  • Increasing Participation – The current goal is to reach 1 million children annually through the Make a Splash Local Partner swim lesson provider network by December 31, 2017.

Through our partnership with PNC Bank, TAC now has the resources to continue supporting the existing individuals and groups who participate in the program and expand the current reach by seeking out organizations in need of these water safety programs that lack the funds to participate; including day-care centers, private schools and youth support programs.

“As summer approaches, water safety is a critical skill for children to learn and we are pleased to help the Triangle Aquatic Center in its mission,” said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president for Eastern Carolinas.

TAC is proud to partner with PNC Bank and all of our other sponsors and individual contributors who help the facility fulfill our mission of providing aquatic facilities and services for the health, safety, recreation and competition needs of all Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations.

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit