Step Into Swim is an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance committed to creating more swimmers.

With Olympic medalist Rowdy Gaines at the helm, Step Into Swim has invested in the next generation of swimmers and supports learn-to-swim programs that provide children (and their families) of all ages and backgrounds with the lifesaving skill of learning to swim. Step Into Swim helps extend a safe and healthy pool experience to underserved communities through free access to swimming lessons. 

Since 2012, Step Into Swim has funded swimming lessons for more than 300,000 children across the country and continues to make an impact where it matters. We play an active role in sparking confidence in the water and empowering children to believe they can do anything -- because they can! As a leader in the aquatics industry, we prioritize pool, hot tub, spa and water safety. Click here to read more about our mission.

To date, the Step into Swim program has provided 300,000 swim lessons. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, but we aren’t done with our mission.

Through our program, we create a strong partnership with swim programs and grant them funding through our philanthropic program to provide swim lessons. We work with programs such as the American Red Cross, Jewish Community Centers, School Districts, State Parks, USA Swimming, YMCAs, and more.

If you have a program interested in partnering, please complete the application form below. 


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