Make a Splash - an initiative of USA Swimming

Thanks to the generosity of the USA Swimming Foundation, Cincinnati Recreation Commission has received grants for several years to help assure all children can learn to swim!

This year, CRC received a grant from Make a Splash, an initiative of USA Swimming which will provide 750 children free swim lessons.

Swim lessons are provided at 23 CRC pools. Through CRC’s “I CAN SWIM!” scholarship program, children and adults receive swim lessons to learn or refine swimming skills – regardless of their ability to pay.

About Make a Splash

Consistent with the goal of saving lives and providing every child in America with the opportunity to learn how to swim, Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative, was created by the USA Swimming Foundation in 2007. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate kids on the importance of learning how to swim. Many partner programs are located in disadvantaged or ethnically diverse communities and provide training programs (including certified instructors, resources and quality programming) to help children become water-safe and share with them a lifelong physical fitness activity.  Make a Splash’s awareness campaign is built around the staggering statistics that minority children ages 5-14 are most at risk for drowning, and drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign; saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs and reaches millions of children through its programming, promotions and publicity tours.

Go to the pool of your choice to register for “I CAN SWIM!” lessons. All 23 CRC pools provide scholarships for youth swim lessons.

CRC's 2014 Pool Season begins May 24 at Dunham Otto Armleder, Lincoln, McKie and Pleasant Ridge Pools .
All other CRC pools open June 2.