IPSSA Chapters interested in obtaining matching funds to support swimming lessons in their community should contact the IPSSA Executive Office in Los Alamitos, CA by calling 888.360.9505 to receive an application.
Bob Luedtke has been an IPSSA member for over 25 years. He has served on the IPSSA BORD in the past as CFO, President and Education Chair. As a result, he has been aware that IPSSA chapters have, for many years, provided funding for free swim lessons to their local communities. “The Diamond Bar IPSSA chapter is a prime example,” said Bob Luedtke. “They have been providing funding to pay for swim lessons at their local pool for many years and have helped that community by teaching hundreds of kids and adults to swim through the funding they provide the pool for swim lessons.”
Bob realized that he wanted to make it easier for IPSSA chapters throughout the country to offer the same support for swim lessons. As a result, he arranged for donations from several manufacturers and organizations to seed the newly created IPSSA Swim Fund that will match donations provided by local IPSSA chapters toward swim lessons. “Hayward generously provided our initial cash infusion, as did NSPF and Zodiac,” noted Luedtke. “We are very grateful for their support of this initiative.” The IPSSA Swim Fund has a simple structure: it provides matching funds, up to $500.00, for any IPSSA chapter who wishes to contribute to swim lessons in their community. If an IPSSA chapter donates $300 to their local pool, the IPSSA Swim Fund will match the contribution with an additional $300 so that the IPSSA chapter can instead contribute $600.00 in funding to provide swim lessons.
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