TITANS Swim Academy Receives 2018 Grant Funding From USA Swimming Foundation
Grant supports efforts to offer free or reduced cost swim lessons
[Cary, North Carolina] – Triangle Aquatic Center’s TITANS Swim Academy was chosen as one of 78 Make a Splash programs in the U.S. to receive grant money from the USA Swimming Foundation in 2018. The awarded money will go toward TITANS Swim Academy’s continued efforts to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons. The USA Swimming Foundation awarded a total of $436,515 to programs across the country that will provide swim lessons to an estimated 16,000 children.
“We are incredibly excited to be chosen for this grant and know that we will be able to positively affect the lives of many local kids,” Jenn Patetta, Program Manager at TAC, stated. “With this money we can continue to grow our Make a Splash program, working towards our goal of drown proofing the community.”
Triangle Aquatic Center has been part of the North Carolina Triangle area community for the past ten years. In an effort to reduce the drowning occurrences in the Triangle area, the TITANS Swim Academy was created to provide quality swim lessons to the public. TAC has provided swim lessons since the doors opened in 2007 and formally introduced the TITANS Swim Academy in 2016. The TITANS Swim Academy offers parent-child lessons, youth swim lessons, swim team prep, adult lessons, and more all focused on swimmers growth and development with an individual paced style! Swim Instructors teach over 275 swimmers each month and share a passion to help each swimmer obtain their goals.
The USA Swimming Foundation vetted 200 applications through a competitive annual review process and chose 78 programs to receive funding, 36 of whom are first time Make a Splash grant recipients.
“We are thrilled to be awarding this funding and so proud that it will be used to create a valuable swimming experience for thousands of children who may not have had the opportunity to learn how to swim,” USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse said. “These exciting and lifesaving opportunities would not be possible without the support of our USA Swimming Foundation partners and donors, who continue to help us make a difference across this country.”
More than 850 Make a Splash Local Partners promote water safety education in their communities and provide scholarships and transportation for children to participate in their swim lesson programs.
For more information on TITANS Swim Academy visit www.triangleaquatics.org/programs